Imola, the little Nürburgring...

 

A circuit in the city ... This expression is regularly used to describe urban tracks like Monaco or Macao. In the case of Imola, this expression takes another dimension, because the Autodromo Internazionale Enzo and Dino Ferrari is a natural track planted in the heart of this small town in the Emilia-Romagna, not far from Bologna. A legendary circuit you can (re)discover thanks to the Bikers'Days on August 3 and 4 next.

Rivazza, Tamburello, Villeneuve, Acque Minerali, Alta ... All these legendary turns that form the 4936 meters long Imola circuit, with 13 turns to the left and 9 to the right, recognized for its technical side and for the fact that it is 'difficult to read', but particularly generous in sensations. The variety of curves and unevenness is one of the reasons of these sensations, especially arriving at the top of the Variant Alta before diving into the double left of Rivazza, on which neighboring buildings have a breathtaking view ... 'Little Nürburgring', as it once was called by Enzo Ferrari, referring to the 28 kilometers of the famous Nordschleife.

The Imola circuit is also linked to the tragic fate of Ayrton Senna, but since that dark day of May 1, 1994, many changes have been made to improve safety and modernize facilities. Latest, the creation of the Variant Bassa and a resurfacing of 70% of the track. About Senna, the museum 'Checco Costa' of the circuit hosts an exceptional exhibition entitled "Ayrton Magico" until November 30. A visit not to be missed during the Bikers'Days of August 3rd and 4th.

On the track, the Bikers will be entitled to two entire track days. They will be divided into four homogeneous categories (leisure - fast - very fast - expert) and will be entitled to a tire service, as well as all modern comforts (restaurant, petrol station, possibility to rent a box, showers ...). The hotel is situated at a mere 10 minutes from the circuit...