The Autodromo Vallelunga Piero Taruffi is a racing circuit situated 32 km (20 miles) north of Rome, Italy, near Vallelunga of Campagnano.[1] Vallelunga was built as a sand 1.8 km (1.102 miles) oval in 1959.[2] From 1963 the circuit held the Rome Grand Prix, and in 1967 a new loop was added when the track became the property of the Automobile Club d'Italia (ACI). Further refurbishment was undertaken in 1971. The track is named for the famous Italian racing driver Piero Taruffi.

The Autodromo di Vallelunga. The circuit length (including the post-2004 extension) is 4 km (2.538 mi). Races are run clockwise.
The track as it was in 2003

In August 2004 work started on a 1 km (1,093.6 yards) extension to the track, bringing the track up to its current length.[3] The new configuration has received homologation from the FIA as a test circuit, being used by various Formula One teams. The circuit has also hosted the 6 Hours of Vallelunga endurance event.

The track is also used by ACI for public driving safety training courses and, in autumn of each year, hosts a vast flea-market specialising mainly in vintage automotive spare parts.

The circuit is home to simulation software developers Kunos Simulazioni, who occupy a pit garage as an office.[4]

Lap records

The official race lap records at the ACI Vallelunga Circuit are listed as:

Category Time Driver Vehicle Event
Grand Prix Circuit: 4.085 km (2005-present)
Superleague Formula 1:23.475 Andy Soucek Panoz DP09 2008 Vallelunga Superleague Formula round
CN 1:29.781[5] Wolf GB08 2018 6 Hours of Vallelunga
Formula 3 1:29.876[6] Alex Lynn Dallara F312 2013 Vallelunga Formula 3 round
FREC 1:29.970[7] Enzo Fittipaldi Tatuus F.3 T-318 2019 Vallelunga FREC round
LMP3 1:30.010[8] Mikkel Jensen Ligier JS P3 2017 6 Hours of Vallelunga
GT3 1:31.605[9] Matteo Malucelli Ferrari 488 GT3 2017 Vallelunga Italian GT round
Formula 4 1:32.995[10] Enzo Fittipaldi Tatuus F4-T014 2018 Vallelunga Italian F4 round
TCR Touring Car 1:40.922'[11] Audi RS 3 LMS TCR 2020 Vallelunga TCR Italy round
EuroNASCAR PRO 1:41.491[12] Lasse Sørensen Chevrolet Camaro NASCAR 2020 Vallelunga NASCAR Whelen Euro Series round
Motorcycle Circuit: 4.110 km (2005-present)
World SBK 1:37.072 Troy Corser Yamaha YZF-R1 2008 Vallelunga World SBK round
World SSP 1:39.417 Broc Parkes Yamaha YZF-R6 2008 Vallelunga World SSP round
Grand Prix Circuit: 3.222 km (1963-2004)
F3000 1:05.459[13] Alessandro Zanardi Reynard 91D 1991 Rome Grand Prix
LMP 1:08.207[14] Panoz LMP-1 Roadster-S 2001 ELMS at Vallelunga
GT1 1:10.769[14] Saleen S7-R 2001 ELMS at Vallelunga
Formula One 1:11.060 Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus 72D 1972 Italian Republic Grand Prix

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