When it comes to racing on two and four wheels, Emilia-Romagna is certainly the right place to visit. The region has 4 racetracks of international renown and in Romagna stays the Misano - Marco Simoncelli World Circuit.
Heading along the Via Emilia to the north, we first encounter the Misano - Marco Simoncelli World Circuit, the racetrack of Misano Adriatico, in the province of Rimini. Named after the Moto GP champion who lost his life in 2011 at Sepang, this track is internationally known for two motorcycling events that attract large crowds of visitors every year: the Moto GP (the San Marino and Rimini Riviera Grand Prix) and the Superbike World Championship.
Opened in 1972, the Misano racetrack is 4,226 metres long and can accommodate up to 100,000 spectators. In addition to the races mentioned above, the Misano World Circuit also holds events for four-wheeled vehicles, such as the Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup and the Truck Grand Prix, dedicated to trucks.