Magic words 'Misano Adriatico' trigger not only the associations with the purest beaches and a tender sea breeze. The rumor of the surf in the weekend will be replaced with the rave of the racing engines: the Italian Porsche Cup is going to Misano!

The track in Misano had been only a small-town one till in 2006 its owners came up with the idea to lure away Formula-1 and MotoGP from Imola. The old-fashioned style of the track was changed – both length and width were increased, start and finish were exchanged (till 2006 Misano circuit had the anti-clockwise direction), pit lane was extended and the asphalt was completely replaced of course. The efforts were not sunk in, and the two largest motor racing series came to Misano – before mentioned MotoGP and World Superbike.


MisanoMisano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli
Designed: 1969
Opened: 1972
Last rebuild: 2006
Lap length: 4.064 km
Direction: clockwise
Turns: 16
Best lap time: 1:33.918 (Casey Stoner, Ducati, 2007)


The track named in memory of the motorcyclist Marco Simoncelli is no less popular among the drivers who prefer the four wheels. In the upcoming weekend the participants of eight motor racing series including Porsche Carrera Cup Italia will gather here.

Frankly, the weather forecast doesn't promise the resort pleasures: neither the coast three kilometers from the track, nor the enormous swimming pool on the territory of the sports facility won't evoke the desire to swim in the rainy day of Friday at 20°C. The rain hasn't yet been forecasted for Saturday, but it's highly questionable for the Porsche Cup participants to be able to jump before the precipitations promised for the midday.



The track of Misano is almost the domestic one for Oleksandr Gaidai: the base of our team is in San-Marino. Last year Oleksandr took the forth place here on the first PCCI round for the first time in his career. But Côme Ledogar hasn't been in Misano yet, and he spends all the week watching on-boards from the races here and assails Gaidai with multiple clarification questions.

By the way, the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli is really well known by the Dinamic Motorsport team driver, Mattia Drudi, who demonstrated the excellent results in both races of Vallelunga. It will be very interesting to watch him participating in the race a couple of blocks from his house.



Free practices of Friday are at 11:20 a.m. and 4:55 p.m. The racing day of Saturday will be opened with the two qualification segments of Porsche Carrera Cup – at 9:00 a.m and 9:30 a.m. The first race (28 minutes + 1 lap, as usual) is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. The starting signal light will be switched off at 12:10 p.m. (local time is indicated everywhere) for PCCI participants.


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