Topic namenjen vestima i informacijama vezane za bilokakve kategorije staza. Moto GP, WEC, FE, WRC, i generalno sve što se obrće u okrug. Ideju za naziv mi je dao moj najposećeniji topic "kafana u padoku". Sad imamo krčmu u Padoku u kojoj Tilke plaća na njegov račun.
Spisak aktuelnih FIA licenciranih staza s poslednjom revizijom datuma 28.9.2017.
Adelaide will work with the South Australian State Government to establish whether the return of the Australian Grand Prix could be viable for the city, according to new reports.
According to the Adelaide Advertiser newspaper, the City Council has approached Australian Tourism Minister Leon Bignell to request that he initiate a study which will evaluate whether a race in Adelaide could be possible.
The city hosted the first world championship Australian Grand Prix in 1985, and continued to welcome F1 at the end of each season until 1995 - the race moved to Melbourne the following year, and has stayed there ever since.
Councillor Alex Antic spoke to the Advertiser about the plan, seeming enthusiastic: "There's a certain nostalgia that the Grand Prix brings and I think everyone in the room is old enough the halcyon days, so I'm glad that the council will write to the State Government and at least indicate that we'd like this explored. We'd just like to see the State Government take the steps to see if it is viable and whether a pitch could be made."
Bignell, however, is less enamoured by the prospect of a Grand Prix in Adelaide, seemingly due to the financial hurdles facing the city: "These are the most infuriating people in South Australia, this city council," he said to the Advertiser.
"If they want the Grand Prix, how about they put in some money so we can get the grandstands up a bit quicker, which will make their ratepayers happy.
"Let's have a look at Bathurst - their council put in $6 million in the Bathurst race. These clowns put in $50,000 and charge us $100,000. They are big on complaining but not putting their hands in their pockets to help the ratepayers. We're not interested in (the Grand Prix)."
Prilično nemoguće trenutno ali zato mogu ugostiti Formulu E koja već odavno želi trku na tom kontinentu. Već ranije sam nacrtao ovaj predlog staze za Adelajd ePri dužine 2.82 km:
Novi motorsport projekat u Maleziji koji bi po nadanju organizatora poslužio kao zamena za Sepang ili eventualno Singapur ako se desi da obe ispadnu. Za Singapur malo verovatno pošto se Libertiju sviđa ali Sepang neće produžiti aktuelni ugovor koji ističe završno s 2018. Fastreksiti će biti gotov 2019 godine. Mada je ministar kulture i turizma potvrdio da će 2018 godina biti zadnja za VN Malezije mislim da će privatnik koji stoji iza projekta Fastreksitija naći kompromis s malezijskim vlastima za nastavak trkanja u toj državi. Ako se vlastima ne sviđa ovaj projekat a privatnik i dalje inzistira na održavanju F1 na novoj stazi možda ćemo svedočiti VN Azije (što da ne). Fastreksiti je dizajnirao Herman Tilke.
Motorsports: Design of Johor's Fastrackcity unveiled, to feature Formula One-grade circuit
SINGAPORE - Motorsports hub Fastrack Iskandar unveiled the design of its motorsports city on Tuesday (Dec 6), which features a top-grade track suitable for Formula One racing.
The ceremony to unveil the design, held in Johor's Pinewood Iskandar Malaysia Studios, was officiated by Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak.
The facility has a targeted completion date of 2019.
At the heart of the motorsports city, a 10-minute drive from the Tuas Second Link, is the 4.45km track. It has received a Grade 1 rating from the Federation Internationale Automobile (FIA), motor sport's world governing body. That is the highest grading, meaning the track can stage F1 races.
The track takes advantage of the natural undulating terrain, with a 60-metre elevation differential, to give racers an extra challenge. The circuit also features lighting so that races can also be held at night, like at the Singapore Grand Prix, which is currently the sport's only full night race.
The FIA Grade 1 track was designed by Hermann Tilke, whose body of work includes Malaysia's Sepang, Germany's Nurburgring and Hockenheimring circuits as well as Singapore's Marina Bay Street Circuit.
The German said: "This is one of the most exciting motorsports concepts I have ever been invited to work with.
"I truly believe we can build a unique track for motorsports entertainment."
Apart from hosting the pinnacle of motorsports, Fastrackcity will be promoted as a motorsports hub. A 1.5km Commission Internationale De Karting (CIK) kart circuit, a hill climb track, a 4x4 park with obstacles for off-road, four-wheel drive vehicles, an advanced handling park for road-safety training ensures that a wide spectrum of motorsports is catered for.
The well-heeled can also park their supercars in the high-security premises. Food and beverage outlets, a cluster of garage and hospitality facilities, a four-star hotel, family recreational facilities and a park with a lake aim to make Fastrackcity a self-sustaining automotive eco-system that will complement the Singapore-Kuala Lumpur High-Speed Rail and Johor's Iskandar Malaysia vision to become a bustling metropolis.
The motorsports city is a joint venture between FASTrack Autosports, majority-owned by Singaporean billonaire Peter Lim with the Johor royal family as partner, and Malaysia's state-owned UEM Land. The joint venture, costing RM3.5 billion (S$1.1 billion) was first announced in 2012.
Barry Kan, director of FASTrack Iskandar, said: "It has taken FASTrack Iskandar much time and effort to arrive at the finalised design and concept of this lifestyle development.
"We are excited that we are one step closer to developing Asia's premier fully-integrated motorsports facility which will be the go-to destination for the region's motorsporst enthusiasts."
Hungaroring officials have revealed plans to bring MotoGP to the Budapest circuit in 2018, following the completion of major works this year.
Formula 1's Hungarian Grand Prix venue was resurfaced for the first time since it was built in 1985 early last year, with new kerbs also installed.
A major modernisation programme will be undertaken this year in three phases, including further modifications to some corners and run-off areas, construction of a new main pit building and grandstand, and a new visitor centre and museum.
The changes to the circuit are aimed at bringing it to FIM standards required to host MotoGP races.
"During the construction, we will be in talks with the FIM in order to make the track eligible for MotoGP races," Hungaroring chief executive officer Zsolt Gyulay told Hungarian TV channel M1.
"If there is a will from all sides, we need to turn the Hungaroring into a track - mainly with changes to turns and escape areas - which is eligible for motorcycle races.
"[To have MotoGP] the Hungarian government has to be on board, and we believe they are."
MotoGP was set to hold a Hungarian race at the Balatonring in 2009, but the project ran into financial difficulties and the track was never completed, eventually replaced on the '10 calendar by Aragon.
The Hungaroring itself hosted motorcycle grands prix in 1990 and '92, races won by Mick Doohan and Eddie Lawson.
NO THREAT TO F1 DEAL
Having hosted F1 since opening in 1986, the Hungaroring penned a five-year contract extension through to 2026 last year.
Gyulay said signing a new deal was important financially, and timely with Liberty Media's subsequent buyout of F1.
"It was a very important step because, in terms of costs, the new contract was signed on more favourable condition," he said.
"Because we extended our contract until 2026, the hosting fee will not be as high.
"Having a contract until 2026 also gives us safety because of the ongoing changes in the F1 ownership, which could be dangerous for European tracks that traditionally pay less than new tracks or the ones in the Far East.
"In that regard we are safe, and that is good news."
The Hungaroring also hosted DTM, World Touring Car Championship and Blancpain GT races in 2016.
The World Superbike championship has announced an Argentina round is lined up to join the 2018 calendar at the all-new Villicum circuit which is currently under construction on the west coast of the country.
The announcement was made during the race weekend of MotoGP's sole South American round at Termas de Rio Hondo in Argentina with the San Juan province circuit pencilled in to join the 2018 World Superbike calendar.
The Villicum circuit, which is still under construction after work began in October last year, will be given the official green light for World Superbikes once the new track receives homologation by the FIM later this year.
With the Argentina round arriving in 2018 it will mark the first time World Superbikes has hosted a round in South America.
Initial plans are to pencil in the round between July and August in order to act as a two-round flyaway tie-in with Laguna Seca in the USA in order to help logistical and travel costs.
MotoGP currently combines its flyaway to Argentina with its USA round at the Circuit of the Americas in Texas.
The track, designed by Argentine architect Leonardo Stella, will host a brand new hotel next to its 4.2km track which will have 19 corners in total (11 left and 8 right) and a 1.039km straight.
Carmelo Ezpeleta, Dorna CEO, is thrilled to see World Superbikes travel to South American for the first time ever and is keen to see a repeat success of MotoGP's Argentina round.
"Without doubt this is very good news,” Ezpeleta said. “Knowing that Argentina will have a World Superbike Round is a solid step forward. The presence of the two of the most important world championships in motorbike racing in Argentina, reflects the passion of a country which has a vast and deep rooted history in motor sports."
WorldSBK boss Daniel Carrera has echoed Ezpeleta's comments and feels it is a positive sign to see the sport stretch into other developing regions where motorcycling is extremely popular.
"We are very proud that the government of San Juan selected WorldSBK to help develop the economic activity of the Circuit, and the province of San Juan,” Carrera said. “In recent years WorldSBK has been present in destinations around the world such as the United States, Thailand, Australia or Qatar, where events have been developed with great results.
"The Villicum Circuit is projected as a top-level facility, with an exciting track that will surely be welcomed by our paddock and all the fans of our sport in Argentina."
The Dakar Rally has passed through the San Juan province in recent years and the El Zonda circuit hosts racing events across the year. The new circuit is located on the symbolic Route 40, a 5,000km road which stretches from the north to the south of Argentina, along the Andes.
The Villicum circuit will be the first new track to join the World Superbike calendar since the Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia enjoyed a three-year stint on the calendar between 2014-2016.
Čuveni zid šampiona će doživeti male promene ove godine? Poznato je da sve staze ove godine manje više poboljšavaju zone za izletanje i barijere jer su ovogodišnji bolidi mnogo brži pa smo recimo videli po prvi put TekPro ograde u Albert Parku. Izgleda da će zid šampiona doživeti isti tretman.
Al koja staza leti ako je limit 21 trka. Ove godine imamo 20 trka, sledeće godine gubimo jednu (Malezija) i dobijamo dve (Nemačka i Francuska). Sumljam da će Keri i Erdojan čekati 2019 ako Nemačka ispadne zbog finansijskih razloga ili će možda to podići limit na 22 trke (uz promenu sesija u trkačkom vikendu). Mogao bi se tu Bron umešati i predodrediti Tursku za nešampionsku trku u sklopu unutarsezonskog testiranja (ona moja ideja).
No ako Monca ne bude u mogućnosti za održavanje trke sledeće godine zbog modifikacije Kurve Grande u šikanu tu bi mogla Turska glat upasti osim ako Imola ne bude spremna. Ali kako bi bilo odlično da upadne Imola (scenario a la 1980) uz Hokenhajmring i Pol Rikar.
Turkey’s Istanbul Park is poised to return to the Formula 1 calendar, according to the businessman who operates the venue, after a meeting between F1’s CEO Chase Carey and the country’s President.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan hosted Carey, who was representing F1’s new owners Liberty Media, at his presidential palace in Ankara earlier today.
Also present were track operator Vural Ak, the chief of country’s motorsport governing body Serkan Yazici, as well as minister of youth and sports Akif Cagatay Kilic and deputy secretary general and spokesperson of the presidency ambassador Ibrahim Kalin.
Following this meeting, Ak spoke on Tuesday evening at the Automotive Journalists Association dinner, and confirmed a deal – although not signed – was “agreed in principle”.
“We had a meeting in Ankara earlier today with the President and Chase Carey from Liberty Media, whom I previously invited to Turkey personally before,” he said.
“All I can say at this point is that the meetings went really well and we agreed in principle. Although the contract hasn't been signed yet.”
Driving force behind the deal
Five years ago Istanbul businessman Ak, who owns the Intercity rental car company, purchased an 11-year lease on Istanbul Park – which cost $250million to build in 2004.
He tried to do a deal for 2013 with Bernie Ecclestone, who Ak claimed wanted $26million in the first year alone.
Turkey first joined the F1 calendar in 2005, with Istanbul Park’s quad-apex Turn 8 left-hander quickly gaining acclaim as one of the best corners on the schedule.
It last hosted a Grand Prix in 2011 after a financial dispute ended its contract, as the government refused to approve any future events on cost grounds.
Next year’s F1 calendar has lost its Malaysian round, and Liberty Media has committed to France and Germany returning to the roster – which would mean 22 events if a Turkish GP was to be held next season.
Bice tumbanja kalendara velikog, rece Keri da hoce jos jednu-dve trke u SAD, i da vrati fokus na tradicionalne evropske trke. Verovatno otpadaju razni Azerbejdzani, barem jedna od dve bliskoistocne trke, mozda cak i Singapur...