ITA - ITALY
MISANO ADRIATICO, SANTAMONICA, SIMONCELLI
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Description  
Location Misano Adriatico
RN - Rimini - Emilia Romagna
Location Misano Adriatico (Rimini, Emilia-Romagna), on Romagna Coast, approx 20 km - 12 mi South of Rimini, 20 km - 12 mi East of San Marino and 130 km - 80 mi from Bologna
Latitude - Longitude + 43°57'43"     + 12°41'02"
43.961944     12.683889
UTM Coordinates X = 314187.298  -  Y = 4870253.868  -  Zone 33T
Aerial photo / Map (*) Aerial photo / Map (*) OpenStreetMap  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Google Maps  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Bing Maps  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Flash Earth  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Wikimapia
Altitude AMSL 24 m - 79 ft
Inauguration August 6th 1972
Closing  
Designer  
Sources and links (Translation) (**)
(1) English ForumForum --> Europe --> Italy --> Misano [ITA]
(2) Italian Autosprint 12/1969 (page 21)Primo progetto (con mappe)
(3) Italian Autosprint 25/1969 (page 24)Primi 2 progetti
(4) Italian Autosprint 27/1969 (page 13)Terzo progetto
(5) Italian Autosprint 8/1970 (page 15)Già trovati 400 milioni
(6) Italian Autosprint 48/1970 (page 22)Mappa temporanea e definitiva - Autodromo pronto fra 6 mesi
(7) Italian Autosprint 49/1970 (page 30)In sintesi gli investimenti 1971
(8) Italian Autosprint 8/1971 (page 13)Foto dei primi lavori
(9) Italian Autosprint 11/1972 (page 8)Avanzamento lavori
(10) Italian Autosprint 28/1972 (page 26)Circuito pronto, sarà inaugurato il 6 agosto
(11) Italian Autosprint 31/1972 (page 32)Inaugurazione il 6 agosto 1972
(12) Italian Autosprint 32/1972 (page 24)Gara inaugurale e commenti dei piloti
(13) Italian Autosprint 24/1973 (page 30)Problemi di omologazione
(14) Italian Autosprint 38/1973 (page 23)Saranno aboliti i guard rails
(15) Italian Autosprint 11/1974 (page 34)Si sblocca l’agibilità
(16) Italian Autosprint 29/1981 (page 32)Baldi spiega come si guida
(17) Italian Autosprint 19/1983 (page 10)GP di F.1 in vista?
(18) Italian Autosprint 45/1983 (page 18)Cambiati i nomi alle curve
(19) Italian Rombo 5/1984 (page 80)Progetto allungamento
(20) Italian Rombo 12/1984 (page 14)Progetto allungamento
(21) Italian Rombo 15/1984 (page 60)Come Uncini guida la sua moto - mappa dettagliata della configurazione del 1984
(22) Italian Rombo 4/1985 (page 28)Già sgombrata la neve, pista nuovamente agibile
(23) Italian Rombo 37/1985 (page 32)Al via i lavori per allungare la pista, poi si rifaranno le infrastrutture
(24) Italian Rombo 15/1986 (page 69)Approvato l’allungamento, a breve inizieranno i lavori
(25) Italian Autosprint 18/1986 (page 34)
(26) Italian Autosprint 30/1986 (page 64)Foto aerea con il tracciato del circuito lungo
(27) Italian Autosprint 37/1987 (page 17)Allungamento e ristrutturazione in vista, con l’obiettivo del GP Italia
(28) Italian Autosprint 51/1987 (page 22)Box e paddock già allargati, allungamento ancora in progetto. Nuove cariche societarie.
(29) Italian Rombo 21/1989 (page 44)Per riavere l’agibilità per le moto deve essere riasfaltato
(30) Italian Autosprint 35/1989 (page 31)
(31) Italian Autosprint 6/1990 (page 23)
(32) Italian Rombo 50/1991 (page 20)Progetto allungamento (con mappa dettagliata)
(33) Italian Autosprint 14/1992 (page 46)
(34) Italian Autosprint 6/2006 (page 68)Progetto per rinnovare la pista nel 2007
(35) Italian Autosprint 14/2007 (page 54)New layout is ready: map, photos and Stohr’s description
(36) Italian Autosprint 22/2007 (page 68)Pit lane exit will be modified
(37) Italian Autosprint 4/2008 (page 68)Pit exit and corner 2 and 3 reprofiled
(38) Italian Autosprint 24/2012 (page 65)Circuit officially named after Marco Simoncelli
(39) Italian www.kf1.it/kf1_2004/home.htmlKF1 24 hours official website
(40) Italian www.misanocircuit.comOfficial website

(*) NOTE: a complete and detailed view of the circuit can be found (if available) on Street View by Google Maps and/or Bird's Eye and 3D views by Bing Maps for Enterprise (former Microsoft Virtual Earth): both can be reached using their own link in Aerial photo / Map cell.

(**) For on-line not-English speaking sources, click on each small flag and you open the corresponding Google Translator page with automatic translation.

Primo progetto
Description  
Years 1969
Direction  
Progetto Proposal Proposal  YES
Proposal not developed YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit YES
Type Permanent
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page April 13th 2006
Info last update March 1969
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 3955  m 12976  ft 2.458  mi Long circuit (2)
length 1955  m 6414  ft 1.215  mi Short circuit (2)
length 2410  m 7907  ft 1.498  mi Short circuit (2)
length 3500  m 11483  ft 2.175  mi Short circuit (2)

Misano Adriatico, Santamonica, Simoncelli
Description After original proposal was presented, there were some discussions because it seemed to be not suitable for car racing. Meanwhile some more land was bought, so on June 16th 1969 a completely new project was proposed. Mr. Piero Taruffi enjoyed it very much, and he regretted only the lack of a longer straight. Layout of some corners was not defined yed (as you can see on the map)
Years 1969
Direction Anticlockwise   Anticlockwise
Progetto Proposal Proposal  YES
Proposal not developed YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit YES
Type Permanent
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page February 3rd 2008
Info last update June 16th 1969
Designer Isotta
Arch. Isotta
Distinctive points  
Total area 45  hectares 450000  m² 111.196  acres   (3)

Progetto «Taruffi»
Description  
Years 1970
Direction Anticlockwise   Anticlockwise
Progetto Proposal Proposal  YES
Proposal not developed YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Permanent
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page April 15th 2007
Info last update 1970
Designer Taruffi
Piero Taruffi
Distinctive points  
length 2000  m 6562  ft 1.243  mi Mixed course (6)
length 2500  m 8202  ft 1.553  mi Fast course (6)

Progetto definitivo
Description Final proposal, track layout is the same later built even if track length is slighly shorter. Works begun on November 1970 and they hoped to open the circuit within 6 or 7 months. The track was opened approx. one year later.
Years 1970
Direction Anticlockwise   Anticlockwise
Progetto Proposal Proposal  YES
Proposal not developed YES
Car Circuit  
Motorbike circuit  
Type Permanent
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page April 15th 2007
Info last update November 1970
Designer Cavazzuti
 
Distinctive points  
length 3333  m 10935  ft 2.071  mi Full circuit (6)
length 2500  m 8202  ft 1.553  mi Fast course (6)

Autodromo Santamonica
Description Circuit inaugurated on August 6th 1972. In Autumn 1983 corners name were changed in order to promote Riviera Romagnola towns. Therefore, "Curva Brutapela" name was canceled too: it was named after a farmer who had a field near there. In 1984 an extension of the circuit was officially presented for the first time, but talks and proposal dragged out for years. In early 1990 chicane just after start/finish straight (Esse Misano) was replaced by a wide bend, not shown in my map. Besides, boxes have been rebuilt. Finally in 1993 new longer layout was inaugurated. It is not shown here, but it is quite identical to 1986 proposal.
Years 1972÷1992
Direction Anticlockwise   Anticlockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit YES
Type Permanent
Inauguration August 6th 1972
Closing 1992
Last update of this page February 2nd 2008
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points Esse / Esse Misano - Curva del Carro / Curva Cattolica - Curvone / Curva Bellaria - Curva Tramonto / Curva Cesenatico - Curva Quercia / Curva Riccione - Curva Brutapela / Curva Rimini
length 3488  m 11444  ft 2.167  mi   (40)

Autodromo Santamonica
Description After some advance information in previous months, in March 1984 a new extension proposal was presented; it should have become 4.5 km long approx. Moreover, new boxes, paddock, access road should and new tribunes should have been built. The target wa sto host a F.1 GP, replacing or in addition to two ones already raced at Imola and Monza. This proposal dragged on for years and it was presented again in 1986, with a layout that probably was already published in 1984
Years 1984
Direction Anticlockwise   Anticlockwise
Progetto Proposal Proposal  YES
Proposal not developed YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit YES
Type Permanent
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page February 2nd 2008
Info last update April 1986
Designer  
Distinctive points Esse Misano - Curva Cattolica (Curva del Carro) - Curva Bellaria (Curvone) - Curva Cesenatico (Curva Tramonto) - Curva Riccione (Curva Quercia) - Curva Rimini
length (approx) 4500  m 14764  ft 2.796  mi Long circuit (19)

Autodromo Santamonica
Description After 1984 proposal (that maybe included this layout too), in Spring 1986 there are talks again about an extension of the track (750 m - 0.466 mi longer); inauguration should have been in autumn 1986. An aerial photo taken in Summer 1986 shows the new layout - as drawn in my map - chalked up on the still cultivated soil, a sign that works were starting.
Years 1986
Direction Anticlockwise   Anticlockwise
Progetto Proposal Proposal  YES
Proposal not developed YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit YES
Type Permanent
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page June 21st 2003
Info last update April 1986
Designer  
Distinctive points Esse (Esse Misano) - Curva del Carro (Curva Cattolica) - Curvone (Curva Bellaria) - Curva Tramonto (Curva Cesenatico) - Curva Quercia (Curva Riccione) - Curva Brutapela (Curva Rimini)
length 4238  m 13904  ft 2.633  mi   (25)

Autodromo Santamonica
Description Same project was proposed again in Summer 1989 (scheduled inauguration: Spring 1990): the map is the same, but track is longer. I don’t know if new track length is wrong or if a wrong map was published.
Circuit was modified in 1993 without any important changes only in 1993 (but without link roads in green on the map), but again track length is changed (why?)
Years 1989
Direction Anticlockwise   Anticlockwise
Progetto Proposal Proposal  YES
Proposal not developed YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit YES
Type Permanent
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page June 21st 2003
Info last update August 1989
Designer  
Distinctive points Esse (Esse Misano) - Curva del Carro (Curva Cattolica) - Curvone (Curva Bellaria) - Curva Tramonto (Curva Cesenatico) - Curva Quercia (Curva Riccione) - Curva Brutapela (Curva Rimini)
length 4450  m 14600  ft 2.765  mi   (30)

Autodromo Santamonica
Description  
Years 1993÷2006
Direction Anticlockwise   Anticlockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit  
Motorbike circuit  
Type Permanent
Inauguration 1993
Closing November 7th 2006
Last update of this page October 8th 2002
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points Curva Misano - Curva del Carro - Curvone Veloce - Curva Tramonto - Curva Quercia - Variante Arena - Curva del Rio - Variante del Parco - Curva Brutapela
length 4060  m 13320  ft 2.523  mi   (40)

KF1 24 hours International Circuit
Description Track used for KF1 24 hours, a kart race held on December 17th-19th 2006. This circuit used a section of the car track, so it had nothing to do with kart track normally used for rent-a-kart. I don’t thnik it has used anymore
Years  
Direction Anticlockwise   Anticlockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit  
Motorbike circuit  
Type Kart track
Inauguration December 17th 2004
Closing December 19th 2004
Last update of this page April 15th 2007
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points Curva Rimini - Variante Arena - Curva del Rio - Variante del Parco
length 1895  m 6217  ft 1.178  mi   (39)

Autodromo Santamonica
Description At beginning of 2006 a project has been proposed for renew the circuit. The aim is to host again a MotoGP race (last race was in 1993), maybe as San Marino GP. In order to adapt safety run off areas, it will be necessary to reverse the direction and to redraw Curve del Rio, Quercia, Carro and Curvone. Track layout shown in my map is shown just as an indication.
Years 2006
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal Proposal  YES
Proposal not developed YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit YES
Type Permanent
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page February 11th 2006
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points Variante del Parco - Curva Del Rio - Variante Arena - Curva Quercia - Curva Tramonto - Curvone Veloce - Curva del Carro - Curva Misano
length 4400  m 14436  ft 2.734  mi   (34)

Misano World Circuit
Description  
Years 2007
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit YES
Type Permanent
Inauguration March 28th 2007
Closing 2007
Last update of this page February 2nd 2008
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points Variante del Parco - Curva del Rio - Curva Quercia - Curva Tramonto - Curvone - Curva del Carro - Curva Misano
length 4180  m 13714  ft 2.597  mi Long circuit (40)
length 4000  m 13123  ft 2.486  mi Short circuit (40)
Min width 12  m 39  ft      (40)
Max width 14  m 46  ft    Start finish straight (40)
Straight length 1850  m 6070  ft 1.15  mi Sum of all straights (40)

Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli
Description Pit exit and corner 2 and 3 (Variante del Parco) have been reprofiled. On June 9th 2012 the circuit (before known simply as Misano World Circuit) was named after Marco Simoncelli
Years 2008÷...
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational  
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit YES
Type Permanent
Inauguration 2008
Closing  
Last update of this page January 26th 2008
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points Variante del Parco - Curva del Rio - Curva Quercia - Curva Tramonto - Curva del Carro - Curva Misano
length 4200  m 13780  ft 2.61  mi Long circuit (37)
length 4020  m 13189  ft 2.498  mi Short circuit (40)
Min width 12  m 39  ft      (40)
Max width 14  m 46  ft    Start finish straight (40)

Misano Adriatico, June 16th 1969 proposal

Misano Adriatico, June 16<sup>th</sup> 1969 proposal


«Taruffi» proposal (1970): full course

«Taruffi» proposal (1970): full course

«Taruffi» proposal (1970): full course


Misano Adriatico, Autodromo Santamonica 1972÷1992

Misano Adriatico, Autodromo Santamonica 1972÷1992


Misano Adriatico, Autodromo Santamonica: 1984 proposal, long course

Misano Adriatico, Autodromo Santamonica: 1984 proposal, long course

Misano Adriatico, Autodromo Santamonica: 1984 proposal, long course


Misano Adriatico, Autodromo Santamonica: 1986 proposal

Misano Adriatico, Autodromo Santamonica: 1986 proposal


Misano Adriatico, Autodromo Santamonica: 2006 proposal

Misano Adriatico, Autodromo Santamonica: 2006 proposal


Misano World Circuit: 2008 changes to corners 2 and 3 (Variante del Parco)

Misano World Circuit: 2008 changes to corners 2 and 3 (Variante del Parco)



Updates
Date Track layout Years Description by Map by Thanks to Note
June 14th 2012 Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli 2008÷... Guido de Carli     Update Description
February 3rd 2008   1969 Guido de Carli Guido de Carli   Update Description with map
February 2nd 2008     Guido de Carli     Update Description
January 27th 2008 Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli 2008÷... Guido de Carli Guido de Carli   Update Map
January 26th 2008 Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli 2008÷... Guido de Carli     Update Description
June 5th 2007     Guido de Carli     Update Description
April 15th 2007 Progetto definitivo 1970 Guido de Carli     Update Description
April 15th 2007 Progetto «Taruffi» 1970 Guido de Carli Guido de Carli   New Description with map
April 15th 2007 KF1 24 hours International Circuit   Guido de Carli     New Description
April 5th 2007 Misano World Circuit 2007 Guido de Carli        
February 11th 2006 Autodromo Santamonica 2006 Guido de Carli Guido de Carli   New Description with map
December 10th 2005 Autodromo Santamonica 1989 Guido de Carli     Update Description
December 10th 2005 Autodromo Santamonica 1986 Guido de Carli     Update Description
August 17th 2005 Autodromo Santamonica 1984 Guido de Carli Guido de Carli   New Description with map
August 17th 2005     Guido de Carli     Update Description
August 17th 2005 Autodromo Santamonica 1972÷1992 Guido de Carli     Update Description
March 25th 2005 Autodromo Santamonica 1972÷1992 Guido de Carli     Update Description
November 13th 2004 KF1 24 hours International Circuit   Guido de Carli     New Description
July 25th 2004     Guido de Carli     Update Description
May 13th 2004 Autodromo Santamonica 1972÷1992 Guido de Carli     Update Description
December 30th 2003 Autodromo Santamonica 1989 Guido de Carli     Update Description
December 30th 2003 Autodromo Santamonica 1986 Guido de Carli     Update Description
October 16th 2003 Autodromo Santamonica 1986 Guido de Carli     Update Description
June 21st 2003 Autodromo Santamonica 1986 Guido de Carli     Update Description
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