Top US and World Motorcycle Road Race Tracks

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1. Top Road race circuit in the U.S…WeatherTech Laguna Seca

The WeatherTech track was built in 1957, nearby both beautiful and historic Monterey and the city of Salinas, and built on a dry lake bed. The WeatherTech track is 2.238 miles long with 11 turns, including a hair-raising turn at turns 8 and 8a known as the corkscrew where there is a tight turn, as well as a significant, downshift in elevation.

WeaterheTech Laguna Seca is one of several Major World Superbike Tracks around the world.

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Specifications:

Brief introduction: -Built near beautiful and historic Monterey and the city of Salinas

-Built on a dry land

History (Built Year): 1957
Opened: November 9, 1957
Length of track: 2.238 miles
Turns of the track: 11 turns
Important point: One of several Major World Superbike Tracks around the world
Race lap record: 1:07.722 (Official) (Helio Castroneves, Team Penske, 2000, CART)
FIA Grade: 2
Time zone: UTC-8 (UTC-7 DST)
Coordinates: 36°35′03″N 121°45′13″W
Operator: A&D Narigi Consulting, LLC
Opened: 1957

2. Circuit of Americas, outside of Austin Texas

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Although canceled due to the coronavirus in 2020, the Grand Prix of the Americas, held at the Circuit of Americas track, has been one of the most popular Moto GP tracks since 2013 and will return in April of 2021 when the Grand Prix of America runs again.

The track at the Circuit of the Americas is 3.40 miles long with 20 turns to thrill spectators. There are three sections of the track for straight out, balls to the wall speed at the Circuit of the Americas, but turns 14 through 20 provide plenty of tight curves for the most talented riders to catch up.

Specification:

Brief introduction: Circuit of the Americas is a motor racing track and facilities located within the extraterritorial jurisdiction of Austin, Texas
History (Built Year): 2013
Location: Austin, Texas
Length of track: 3.40 miles
Turns of the track: 20
Sections of the track: 3
Race lap record: 1:36.169 (Charles Leclerc, Ferrari SF90, 2019)
FIA Grade: 1
Capacity: 120,000
Time zone: UTC−6 / −5 (DST)
Coordinates: 30°7′58″N 97°38′28″W
Opened: 21 October 2011
Major events: Formula One United States Grand Prix
Grand Prix of the Americas
IndyCar Series
IndyCar Classic
FIA World Endurance Championship
6 Hours of Circuit of the Americas
NASCAR Cup Series
NASCAR Xfinity Series
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
Americas Rallycross Championship
World Series Formula V8 3.5
Owner: Circuit of the Americas LLC
Important point: Turns 14 through 20 provide plenty of tight curves for the most talented riders to catch up.

3. The Indianapolis 500 Speedway

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Motorcycle Racing has been schizophrenic in Indianapolis, being popular from 2010 to 2015 at the brickyard, and then returning 5 years later in 2020 as part of the MotoGP circuits. The motorcycle track at the brickyards is 2.621 miles long with 16 turns.

Specification:

Location: Speedway, Indiana
Time zone: UTC−5 / −4 (DST)
Capacity: 257,327 (permanent seats) – 400,000 grand total[1]
FIA Grade: 1
Length of track: 2.621 miles
Turns: 16
Race lap record: 1:31.619, 101.781 mph 163.800 km/h ( Marc Marquez, Repsol Honda, 2013, MotoGP)
Owner: Penske Entertainment Group
Operator: IMS, LLC (a subsidiary of Penske Entertainment Group.)
Address: 4790 West 16th Street
Broke ground: March 15, 1909; 111 years ago
Opened: August 12, 1909; 111 years ago
Construction cost: $3 million ($84 million 2020 dollars)
Architect: Carl G. Fisher, James A. Allison, F. H. Wheeler, and Arthur Newby
Opened: August 12, 1909; 111 years ago
Capacity: 257325
Major events: IndyCar Series
Indianapolis 500
GMR Grand Prix NASCAR Cup Series
Brickyard 400NASCAR Xfinity Series
Pennzoil 150

4. Daytona International Speedway

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The Daytona 200 is held during Daytona Bike Week in March a venue for that is like Sturgis in South Dakota. The original race was held on the beach and move to the newly constructed Daytona International Speedway in 1961.

Daytona features a 2.95-mile motorcycle course with 12 turns and there is another flat track with 4 turns.

The featured race for motorcyclists is the Daytona 200, a 200-mile race that tests the skill and endurance of even the most professional of riders.

Specification:

Location: 1801 West International Speedway Blvd, Daytona Beach, Florida 32114
Time zone: UTC−5 / −4 (DST)
Length of track: 2.95 miles
Turns: 12
Capacity: 101,500 – 167,785 (w/ infield, depending on configuration) 123,500 (grandstand capacity)
Owner: Daytona Beach Racing & Recreational Facilities District[1]
Operator: NASCAR
Broke ground: 1957; 63 years ago
Opened: 1959; 61 years ago
Construction cost: US$3 million
Architect: Charles Moneypenny
William France, Sr.
Important point: The featured race for motorcyclists is the Daytona 200, a 200-mile race that tests the skill and endurance of even the most professional of riders.
Major events: NASCAR Cup Series

  • Daytona 500
  • Coke Zero Sugar 400
  • Busch Clash
  • Go Bowling 235
  • Bluegreen Vacations Duel

NASCAR Xfinity Series

  • NASCAR Racing Experience 300
  • Wawa 250

NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series – NextEra Energy 250

IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship – Rolex 24 at Daytona

ARCA Menards Series – Lucas Oil Complete Engine Treatment 200

AMA Daytona SportBike – Daytona 200

AMA Motocross – Daytona Supercross by Honda

5. Barber Motorsports Park, Birmingham, Alabama

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Featuring the Superbikes at Alabama Race in September of next year, this 2.38-mile, 17-turn road course is a delight for the many Alabama Motorcycle race fans.

A 3-day event, one of the thrills of attending the Barber Motorsports Park, besides its excellent museum is a chance to ride on a 2-seater motorcycle with a professional driver at 150 miles per hour.

Specification:

Location: Birmingham, Alabama, USA
Time zone: UTC-6 (DST -5)
Length: 2.38 mi (3.83 km)
Turns: 17
Coordinates: 33.532500°N 86.618889°WCoordinates: 33.532500°N 86.618889°W
Owner: Barber Motorsports
Operator: ZOOM Motorsports
Opened: 2003
Architect: Alan Wilson
Major events: IndyCar Series – Indy Grand Prix of Alabama (2010–present)
MotoAmerica – Championship of Alabama (2015-Present)
Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series Porsche 250 (2003–2013)
AMA Superbike Championship (2003–2014)
Surface: Asphalt
Race lap record: 1:06.6001 (Sébastien Bourdais, KVSH Racing, 2016, IndyCar)
Important point: A 3-day event, one of the thrills of attending the Barber Motorsports Park, besides its excellent museum is a chance to ride on a 2-seater motorcycle with a professional driver at 150 miles per hour.

6. Sonoma Raceway, near Sonoma CA.

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The Sonoma Raceway features a 2.52-mile road course with 12 turns. Built in 1968, rising insurance costs have given way to auto racing, but the Sonoma Raceway which used to host the AMA Superbike Challenge is still a popular training ground for many aspiring riders.

Specifications:

Location: 29355 Arnold Drive, Sonoma, California, US[1]
Time zone: UTC−8 / −7 (DST)
Capacity: 47,000
Owner: Speedway Motorsports, Inc.
Operator: Speedway Motorsports, Inc.
Broke ground: 1967
Opened: 1968
Construction cost: US$70 million
Former names:
  • Sears Point Raceway (1967–2001)
  • Infineon Raceway (2002–2012)
Major events: NASCAR Cup Series
Toyota/Save Mart 350
(1989–2019, 2021–)Toyota Sonoma Nationals
(1988–2019, 2021–)NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing SeriesSonoma Historic Motorsports FestivalFormer events:
IndyCar Series
Indycar Grand Prix of Sonoma (1970, 2005–2018) AMA Superbike
Supercuts Superbike ChallengeFIA World Touring Car Championship
Race of the United States (2012–2013)
Full Course:
Surface: Asphalt
Length: 2.52 mi (4.05 km)
Turns: 12
Race lap record: 1:21.688 ( Marco Werner, Audi Sport North America, 2004, LMP1)
IndyCar Course:
Surface: Asphalt
Length: 2.385 mi (3.838 km)
Turns: 12
Race lap record: 1:15.5205 ( Josef Newgarden, Team Penske, 2017)

7. Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta

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Featuring a 2.54-mile course with 12 turns, the Michelin Raceway has been the site of many amateur and professional races, notably the Motor Superbikes competition Atlanta.

Specifications:

Location: Hall County, Braselton, Georgia, United States
Time zone: UTC-5 (UTC-4 DST)
Coordinates: 34°8′48″N 83°49′4″WCoordinates: 34°8′48″N 83°49′4″W
Owner: NASCAR via IMSA Holdings, LLC
Opened: 1970
Former names: Road Atlanta (1970-2018)
Major events: IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship
Petit Le Mans
AMA Superbike Championship
Suzuki Superbike Showdown
Formula Drift
24 Hours of LeMons
Motorcycle course:
Surface: Asphalt
Length: 2.55 mi (4.103 km)
Turns: 12
Race lap record: 1:23.421 (Ben Spies, Suzuki GSX-R1000, 2008, AMA Superbike)
Website: www.roadatlanta.com

8. New Jersey Motorsports, Millville NJ

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A fairly new member of the American road-race tracks, the New Jersey Motorsports complex features two motorcycle tracks and will host the Moto America New Jersey race in September of next year.

The main track is 2.25 miles long and features 14 turns. The two motorcycle tracks are named Thunderbolt and Lightning after former fighter pilot call signs. The Thunderbolt is the main course while Lightning is a 1.9-mile course with 10, lightning-sharp turns.

The New Jersey Motorsports complex is ideally situated between both New York City and Philadelphia, so it gets a lot of attendance.

The track has been an AMA superbike course since a year after it was built in 2008.

Specifications:

Location: 8000 Dividing Creek Road, Millville, Cumberland County New Jersey
Time zone: GMT-5
Coordinates: 39.35897°N 75.061628°W
Capacity: Open seating without capacity limitation
Opened: 2008
Major events: AMA Superbike Championship (2009–present)

ARCA Racing Series (2008–2016)

American Historic Racing Motorcycle Association 2013

SCCA (2008–present)

Trans-Am Series (2010, 2012, 2014–2017)

CCS (2010–present)

24 Hours of LeMons (2011–present)

Surface: Asphalt
Length: 2.25 mi (3.62 km)
Turns: 14
Race lap record: 1:10.211( Carl Skerlong, King Taco Pacific Coast Motorsports, 2008, Atlantic Championship[1])
Lightning Raceway:
Surface: Asphalt
Length: 1.9 mi (3.06 km)
Turns: 10

9. Pittsburgh International Race Complex

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Home to the Moto America SuperBike motorcycle race in Wampum, PA, about 45 miles from Pittsburgh, the Pitt as it is called, features a 2.78 miles long track with 19 turns.

As always, when major events happen such as the Moto America Superbike Pittsburgh event, it’s a major affair lasting a couple of days.

Specifications:

Location: 201 Pendale Road, Wampum, Pennsylvania
Time zone: UTC-5 (UTC-4 DST)
Coordinates: 40°50′56.314″N 80°20′31.772″WCoordinates: 40°50′56.314″N 80°20′31.772″W
Opened: 2002
Architect: Alan Wilson
Former names: BeaveRun
Major events: Championship of Pittsburgh
MotoAmerica (2017-Present)
ChampCar Endurance Series (2014-Present)
“PVGP Historics at Pitt Race” (2004-Present)
North Track:
Length: 1.6 mi (2.57 km)
Turns: 12
South Track:
Length: 1.2 mi (1.93 km)
Turns: 8
Full Track:
Length: 2.78 mi (4.47 km)
Turns: 19
Race lap record: 1:31.03

10. The Utah Motorsports Campus

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Located in Grantsville Utah around 37 miles from Salt Lake City, the Utah Motorsports Campus was financed and built by Utah Jazz NBA owner Larry Miller and was opened in 2006.

FIM, the International Motorcycle Racing association immediately took a liking to the new course and allowed it to host the AMA Superbike Championship for several years.

The Utah Motorsports Campus features a 3.048-mile, 14-turn Outercourse, and a 4.48-mile, 23-turn Full course.

The Utah Motorsports Campus features some of the most exhilarating motorcycle races around.

Specifications:

Location: Grantsville 2901 North Sheep Lane Grantsville, Utah 84074, United States
Time zone: UTC-7 (UTC-6 DST)
Coordinates: 40°34′30″N 112°22′29″WCoordinates: 40°34′30″N 112°22′29″W
Capacity: 8,000 Grandstand Seats + Trackside Seating
Owner: Mitime Investment and Development Group (Subsidiary of Geely)
Opened: 2006
Construction cost: US$100 million
Architect: Alan Wilson
Major events: NASCAR K&N Pro Series West
Utah 110 presented by Ken Garff Volvo
(2007–2014, 2016–2017)FIM Superbike World Championship (2008–2012)American Le Mans Series (2006–2010)Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series (2006–2010)Pirelli World Challenge (2006–2008, 2010–2012, 2014–present)AMA Superbike Championship (2006–2008, 2011–2013)UCI America Tour: Tour of Utah
Full Course:
Surface: Asphalt
Length: 4.48 mi (7.220 km)
Turns: 23
Race lap record: 2:18.128 (Timo Bernhard, Penske Racing, 2007, LMP2)
Outer Course:
Surface: Asphalt
Length: 3.048 mi (4.876 km)
Turns: 14
Race lap record: 1:31.050 (Timo Bernhard, Penske Racing, 2008, LMP2)
East Course:
Surface: Asphalt
Length: 2.2 mi (3.52 km)
Turns: 12
West Course:
Surface: Asphalt
Length: 2.2 mi (3.52 km)
Turns: 13

11. Virginia International Raceway, Anton, VA

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Featuring not one or two but 4 courses, the Virginia International Raceway is a motorcyclist’s dream course.

The 3.27 mile, full course track has 17 turns and was good enough to host the AMA Superbike Championships for 10 years, and since 2015 has hosted the Moto America Yamaha Superbike Challenge of Virginia.

Specifications:

Location: Alton, Virginia, United States
Coordinates: 36°33′42″N 79°12′17″WCoordinates: 36°33′42″N 79°12′17″W
Opened: 1957 (re-opened 2000)
Closed: 1974
Architect: Hooper D. Johnson
Major events: AMA Superbike championship

Moto America Yamaha superbike challenge

Full Course:
Surface: Asphalt
Length: 3.27 mi (5.26 km)
Turns: 17
Race lap record: 1:35.434 (Klaus Graf, Muscle Milk Motorsports HPD ARX-03a, 2012)

12. Road America, Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin

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Built way back in 1955. Road America FIM rates road race tracks according to ability. and follows the advice of the Federal International Road Racing Association.

In the United States, the Circuit of the Americas, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway are rated as Category 1 tracks.

There are, however, 79 tracks labeled as a Category II track around the world, and Road America is one on that coveted list.

The 4.048 miles with 14 turns has a reputation for being challenging, so it’s quite popular with motorcycle racers. The 2020 MotoAmerica series kicked off at Road America last spring, albeit without fans due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Road America proved to be a premier MotoGP circuits event with this start of the season.

Specifications:

Location: Town of Plymouth, Sheboygan County, at N7390 Highway 67, Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, United States
Time zone: UTC-6 (UTC-5 DST)
Coordinates: 43°47′51″N 87°59′38″WCoordinates: 43°47′51″N 87°59′38″W
Capacity: Open seating without capacity limitation
Owner: Road America, Inc.
Operator: Road America, Inc.
Opened: 1955
Former names: Elkhart Lake Road Races (1955 – 1960)
Major events: IndyCar Series – REV Group Grand Prix (2016–present)
WeatherTech SportsCar Championship – Continental Tire Road Race Showcase (2014–present)
NASCAR Xfinity Series – Henry 180 (2010–present)
MotoAmerica (AMA FIM) Series (2015–present)
American Le Mans Series – Road America 500 (2002–2013)
CART – Road America 200 (1982–2004), (2006–2007)
Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series (2000-2001), (2011-2013)
The Hawk with Brian Redman (vintage cars) SCCA Runoffs (2009-2013, 2020) SCCA June Sprints
Road Course:
Surface: Asphalt
Length: 4.048 mi (6.515 km)
Turns: 14
Race lap record: 1:39.866 (Dario Franchitti, Team KOOL Green, 2000, CART)
Karting road course:
Surface: Asphalt
Length: 0.8 mi (1.3 km)
Off-road racing road course (defunct):
Surface: Clay
Length: 1.1 mi (1.8 km)

Other popular tracks

Motorcycle racing in the United States hardly rests with these 12 premier tracks. There are plenty more.

A few of the more popular include:

13. Willow Springs Raceway in Bakersfield CA.

Willow Springs features a 2.5-mile raceway with 9 turns.

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Specifications:

Location: Kern County, near Rosamond, California, United States
Time zone: UTC-8 (UTC-7 DST)
Coordinates: 34°52′30″N 118°15′52″WCoordinates: 34°52′30″N 118°15′52″W
Opened: 1953
Surface: Paved
Length: 2.5
Turns: 9

14. NCM Motorsports Park in Bowling Green, Kentucky. NCM features a 3.15-mile course with 13 turns.

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Specifications:

Established: September 1994
Location: 350 Corvette Drive, Bowling Green, Kentucky
Type: Automobile
Length: 3.15 miles
Turns: 13
  • Thunderhill Raceway in Willows, CA.
  • Thunderhill features a 3-mile race course with 15 turns.

Specifications:

Location: Glenn County, west of Willows, California, United States
Coordinates: 39°32′25.2″N 122°19′50.5″W
Address: 5250 Highway 162
Major events: National Auto Sport Association
Length: 3 mules
Turns: 15

Litchfield Park, Arizona – Litchfield Park has a 2.26-mile course with 16 turns.

Specifications:

Length: 2.26
Turns: 16

Other places where you will find motorcycle racing in the United States, at least those with upcoming events, include the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, CA, The Buttonwillow Raceway in Buttonwillow, CA, The Chuckwallow Speedway, also in California, The Homestead-Miami Speedway in Florida, the Jennings GP7 in Jennings, Fl, The Palm Beach International Speedway in Jupiter, Florida, and the Arroyo Seco Motorplex in Deming, New Mexico.

There may be a few isolated motor parks here or there featuring motorcycle racing, but all of the above represent that major road race tracks with major events upcoming.

Premier road race circuits in Europe, Asia

In both Europe and Asia, fans are fanatical about motorcycle racing. In Asia, motorcycle racing is so extremely popular because motorcycles are the primary means of transportations for hundreds of millions of people.

Here is a look at some of the best motorcycle racetracks overseas:

15. Sepang, Selangor, Malaysia, and Africa

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With a 3.4-mile, 16 Turn Formula One Track about 45 minutes from Kuala Lumpur, Sepang has had some of the most memorable motorcycle races in history.

The fact that the weather in Malaysia is totally unpredictable with sunshine one minute and rain the next, adds to the excitement. And then there are the turns. This is truly an unpredictable race circuit, and many races are decided at the last second.

Specifications:

Location: Sepang, Selangor, Malaysia
Time zone: UTC+08:00
Coordinates: 2°45′38″N 101°44′15″ECoordinates: 2°45′38″N 101°44′15″E
Capacity: 100,000
FIA Grade: 1
Length: 3.4 miles
Turns: 16
Broke ground: 1 November 1997; 23 years ago
Opened: 7 March 1999; 21 years ago
Architect: Hermann Tilke
Major events: Formula One – Malaysian Grand Prix (1999–2017)
FIM MotoGP – Malaysian Grand Prix (1999–present)
Malaysia Merdeka Endurance Race

16. Kyalami, Gauteng, South Africa

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That is right, South Africa. It is a diverse country with a long history of motorcycle racing.

Kylamai has been in on out of the Moto GP’s list of go-to racetracks over the last several years, but they are desperately seeking a return.

The Kylamai circuit has some of the most difficult and dangerous turns in all the world, so that alone gets them high up on the list of courses.

Specifications:

Location: Midrand, Gauteng, South Africa
Time zone: SAST (UTC+02:00)
Coordinates: 25°59′55″S 28°4′08″E
FIA Grade: 2
Owner: Toby Venter
Broke ground: 1961
Opened: 4 November 1961[1]
Major events: Formula One
South African Grand Prix (1967-1985, 1992-1993)
Intercontinental GT Challenge
Kyalami 9 Hours
2015 – present:
Surface: Asphalt
Length: 4.529 km (2.814 mi)
Turns: 16
Race lap record: 1:35.90

17.  Jerez, Jerez de la Frontera, Spain

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It’s been a few years since there were major thrills at Jeres del Frontera, but back in the early 2000s, this was the place to be. The Spanish crowds go nuts for motorcycle racing, and major events or not, the atmosphere is pure electricity.

Specifications:

Location: Jerez de la Frontera, Andalusia, Spain
Time zone: GMT +1
Coordinates: 36°42′30″N 6°2′3″WCoordinates: 36°42′30″N 6°2′3″W
Capacity: 125,000
FIA Grade: 1
Broke ground: 1984
Opened: 1985
Major events: MotoGP: Spanish Grand Prix
Formula One: Spanish Grand Prix
European Grand Prix
European Le Mans Series
FIA Formula 2
Lamborghini Super Trofeo
F4 Spanish
Grand Prix Circuit (current)
Length: 4.428 km (2.751 mi)
Turns: 13

18. Misano, Rimini, San Marino

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The course of Misano Rimini has been completely revamped and now riders ride in the opposite direction. This is certainly a shot in the arm for a course that encourages flamboyancy and courage and attracts enthusiastic spectators in droves.

Specifications:

Venue: Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli (1985–1987, 2007–present)
Mugello Circuit (1982, 1984, 1991, 1993)
Imola Circuit (1981, 1983)
First race: 1981
Most wins (rider): Marc Márquez (6)
Most wins (manufacturer): Honda (18)

19. Old Hockenheimring, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

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This one gets a pass for its heritage. It was once one of the greatest motorcycle tracks on the planet, where racers were more like gladiators than racers. With long fast straights, tight curves, and lots of breaking points, the course was quite a challenge, and in the last 90s, there was more than one fatality.

Specifications:

Location: Am Motodrom, Hockenheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Time zone: UTC +1
Capacity: 70,000[1]
FIA Grade: 1
Broke ground: 23 March 1932
Opened: 29 May 1932
Major events: Formula One
German Grand Prix
DTM
World RX of Hockenheim
NASCAR Whelen Euro Series
NitrolympX [de]
Hockenheimring (2002–present):
Surface: Asphalt
Length: 4.574 km (2.842 mi)
Turns: 17
Race lap record: 1:13.780 ( Kimi Räikkönen, McLaren, 2004, Formula One)

20. Suzuka, Ino, Japan

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One of the better tracks for competing in a motorcycle race, Suzuka, has several places on the track that are extremely challenging.

Specifications:

Location: Ino-nishi 3 Chome, Suzuka, Mie ( 三重県鈴鹿市稲生西三丁目 ) Japan
Operated by: Ise Railway
Line(s): Ise Line
Other information:
Station code: 6
History:
Opened: 1973
Previous names: Inō (until 1987)
Passengers:
FY2010: 178 daily

21. Brands Hatch, Fawkham, Great Britain

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Brands hatch, actually situated in a track laid into a forest is one of the most challenging courses on the planet for professional motorcyclists, and thousand of people come out to see the races. There are corners that can make or break a rider at Brands Hatch and it is a premier course to race.

Specifications:

Location: West Kingsdown, Kent, England
Coordinates: 51°21′24″N 0°15′45″ECoordinates: 51°21′24″N 0°15′45″E
FIA Grade: 2
Major events: show
GP Circuit 2003-present:
Length: 3.908 km (2.433 mi)
Turns: 9
Race lap record: 1:12.276 ( Adam Carroll, A1GP-Ferrari, 2009, A1GP)

22. Assen, De Haar, Netherlands

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A track with hairpin curves followed by long high-speed straightaways, Assen encourages both speed and the precision of hard braking. There are make or break sections that decide the race, and the action is always tight.

Specifications:

Address: De Haar 9, 9405 TE Assen, Netherlands
Length: 4.545 km
Race lap record: 1:18.298 (Ingo Gerstl, BOSS GP, 2018)
Turns: 12 right, 6 left
FIA Grade: 2

23. Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia

 

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Phillip Island may be the best motorcycle course in the world, it certainly is the most beautiful poised on cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean SE of Melbourne. The combination of hairpin curves and straightaways always guarantees an exciting race.

Location: Ventnor, Phillip Island, Victoria
Time zone: GMT +10
Coordinates: 38°30′11″S 145°14′11″E
FIA Grade: 3
Owner: Linfox
Opened: 31 March 1928 (Road circuit)[1]
15 December 1956 (modern circuit)[2]
Re-opened: 4 December 1988
Closed: 1940 (Road circuit)[1]
1978 (modern circuit)
Major events: Australian Grand Prix (Road Circuit)
Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix
Superbike World Championship
Australian Manufacturers’ Championship
Australian Touring Car Championship
Supercars Championship
Australian Drivers’ Championship
Armstrong 500
Modern:
Surface: Asphalt
Length: 4.445 km (2.762 mi)
Turns: 12
Race lap record: 1:24.221 (Simon Wills, Reynard 94D Holden, 2000, Formula Holden)

24. The Isle of Man Tourist Trophy

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More like the Tour de France on steroids, the Isle of Man Tourist trophy is 37.5 miles at a harrowing 130 miles per hour through country roads.

Often termed the most dangerous motorcycle race there is (there have been quite a few deaths over the years) while the Isle of Man in unlike most of our circuits on this list, has to have a place, and we just gave it a number one.

Specifications:

First race: 1907
Numbers of races: 99 (to 2018)
First winner: Charles R. Collier (1907)
Most wins: Joey Dunlop 26 (1977–2000)
Lap record: Peter Hickman 16m42.778s – 135.452 mph (217.989 km/h) (2018)
Length: 37.5 miles
Harrowing miles: 130 miles

About the author:  Michael Parrotte was the Vice President of AGV Helmets America, and a consultant for KBC Helmets, Vemar Helmets, Suomy Helmets, Marushin Helmets, KYT Helmets, Sparx Helmets. In addition, he is the founder and owner of AGV Sports Group.

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