Circuit Ricardo Tormo

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Circuit de la Comunitat Valenciana Ricardo Tormo
Circuit de Valencia
Valencia (Ricardo Tormo) track map.svg
Location Cheste, Valencia, (Spain)
Time zone GMT +1 (DST: +2)
Major Events FIM MotoGP
Valencian Community motorcycle Grand Prix
WTCC; DTM; F3; GP2; SBK
Circuit Length 4.051 km (2.517 mi)
Turns 14
Lap Record 1:23.489 (Marc Gené, LMS, 2007)

Circuit Ricardo Tormo (also known as Circuit de Valencia and officially named "Circuit de la Comunitat Valenciana Ricardo Tormo") is a motorsport race track located in Cheste (Valencia, Spain) and built in 1999. It has a capacity of 120,000 spectators and seating for 60,000. It is often used as a test track by the Formula One teams, because of the mild temperatures in winter. Anthony Davidson holds the unofficial lap record, set in 2006 while testing a Honda, with a time of 1 m 08.540sec.[1] The track hosts the MotoGP Valencian Community Grand Prix.

The track is named after Spanish Grand Prix motorcycle racer Ricardo Tormo (September 7, 1952 – December 27, 1998). Circuit Ricardo Tormo has been featured in a number of video games and simulations.

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  1. "The Autosport.Com F1 Testing Centre". www.autosport.com. n.d.. http://www.autosport.com/f1/testing/. Retrieved 2009-Nov-16.

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Coordinates: 39°29′9″N 0°37′41″W / 39.48583°N 0.62806°W / 39.48583; -0.62806