The Autodromo di Pergusa is an automobile and motorcycle circuit that encircles the only Sicilian natural lake, Pergusa Lake. The circuit is also known as Enna-Pergusa, as the lake is located near the city of Enna.

Overview

Autodrome of Pergusa

During the 1960s, the track hosted various sportscar events such as the Coppa Città di Enna and later in the 1970s the Coppa Florio. It also played host to a non-championship Formula One event known as the Mediterranean Grand Prix. In 1989 the Italian round of the World Superbike Championship was held here. In the 1990s, the track was upgraded and hosted events for the FIA Sportscar Championship, FIA GT Championship, and Formula 3000. In 1997 the track was also the location of the Ferrari festival.

The last round of the 2012 Superstars Series and 2012 International GTSprint Series was held at Pergusa. The circuit hosted a round of the FIA European Touring Car Championship in 2013, 2014 and 2015. The venue hosted a round of the 2015 TCR Italian Series.

The dust and the abrasive nature of the track tended to make the surface very slippery. The Formula 3000 races in particular were also known for very poor standards of organization and marshaling.[1]

Starting in 1974, the Coppa Florio, one of the world's oldest motor races, was revived as a sports car race at Pergusa. The race counted towards the World Sportscar Championship most years from 1975, last being held in 1981. In 2020, Creventic hosted a 12 hour race around the circuit in a two day event on October 10–11 as part of the 2020 24H GT Series, again reviving the Coppa Florio name.[2][3]

Lap records

The official race lap records at the Autodromo di Pergusa (Enna-Pergusa) are listed as:

Category Time Driver Vehicle Event
Grand Prix Circuit with Schumacher Chicane (1995–present): 4.950 km
F3000 1:31.149[4] Ricardo Rosset Reynard 95D 1995 Mediterranean Grand Prix
WSC 1:31.728[5] Nicola Larini Ferrari 333 SP 1999 Pergusa 2 hours and 30 Minutes
Euro F3000 1:31.789[6] Alessandro Piccolo Lola B99/50 2002 Pergusa Euro F3000 round
GT3 1:33.809[7] Antonio Fuoco Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo 2020 2021 Pergusa Italian GT round
GT1 (GTS) 1:36.594[8] Fabrizio Gollin Chrysler Viper GTS-R 2002 FIA GT Pergusa 500km
N-GT 1:40.755[9] Marc Lieb Porsche 911 (996) GT3-RS 2003 FIA GT Pergusa 500km
Super Touring 1:43.254[10] Fabrizio Giovanardi Alfa Romeo 155 TS 1997 Pergusa Italian Superturismo round
TCR Touring Car 1:43.548[11] Luc Breukers CUPRA León TCR 2020 Coppa Florio
GT4 1:44.298[12] Max Braams McLaren 570S GT4 2020 Coppa Florio
ETCC 1:46.815[13] Roberto Colciago Alfa Romeo 156 GTA 2003 Pergusa ETCC round
Super 2000 1:49.903[14] Davit Kajaia BMW 320 TC 2015 Pergusa ETC round
Grand Prix Circuit (1975–1994): 4.950 km
F3000 1:25.157[15] Christian Pescatori Reynard 93D 1994 Mediterranean Grand Prix
Formula Two 1:30.090[16] Mike Thackwell Ralt RH6/84 1984 Mediterranean Grand Prix
Group 6 1:36.100[17] Renzo Zorzi Capoferri M1 1980 3 Ore di Pergusa
Formula 3 1:37.040[18] Walter Voulaz Dallara F389 1989 Pergusa Italian F3 round
Sports 2000 1:37.790[19] Gabriele Ciuti Osella PA7 Coppa Città di Enna 1981
Group C 1:38.457[20] Emilio de Villota Lola T600 1981 Coppa Floria (Enna 6 Hours)
Group A 1:40.148[21] Alessandro Nannini Alfa Romeo 155 GTA 1992 Pergusa Italian Superturismo round
Super Touring 1:42.819[22] Fabrizio Giovanardi Peugeot 405 Mi16 1994 Pergusa Italian Superturismo round
World SBK 1:43.143[23] Raymond Roche Ducati 851 1989 Pergusa World SBK round
Group 5 1:44.100[24] Riccardo Patrese Lancia Beta Montecarlo 1979 Coppa Floria (6 h Pergusa)
Group 2 1:51.200[25] Carlo Facetti BMW 3.0 CSL 1977 500km Di Pergusa
Grand Prix Circuit (1971–1975): 4.846 km
Formula Two 1:22.400[26] Patrick Depailler Alpine A367 1973 Mediterranean Grand Prix
Group 5 1:24.100[27] Arturo Merzario Alfa Romeo T/33/TT/12 1975 Coppa Florio
Sports 2000 1:24.900[28] Gérard Larrousse Alpine A441 Coppa Città di Enna 1974
Group 4 1:34.800[29] Clemens Schickentanz[a]
Paul Keller[a]
Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 1974 Coppa Florio
Grand Prix Circuit (1970): 4.844 km
Formula Two 1:23.500[30] Clay Regazzoni Tecno TF70 1970 Mediterranean Grand Prix
Group 6 (Sports 2000) 1:26.600[31] Jo Bonnier Lola T210 Coppa Città di Enna 1970
Original Grand Prix Circuit (1951–1969): 4.800 km
Formula Two 1:12.800[32] Jochen Rindt Brabham BT23C 1968 Mediterranean Grand Prix
Formula One 1:15.800[33] Jim Clark Lotus 25 1965 Mediterranean Grand Prix
Group 4 1:17.400[34] Mario Casoni Ford GT40 Coppa Città di Enna 1966
Group 6 1:18.400[35] Nino Vaccarella Alfa Romeo T33/3 Coupé Coppa Città di Enna 1969
Group 3 1:20.200[36] Bob Bondurant Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe Coppa Città di Enna 1965

Notes

  1. ^ a b Both drivers take the same lap time independently.

References

  1. ^ L’annee Formule 3000 1992. Drapeau a Damier.
  2. ^ "CREVENTIC to revive the Coppa Florio at Pergusa". 24H Series. Retrieved 2020-10-10.
  3. ^ Goodwin, Graham. "Creventic Revives Historic Coppa Florio". dailysportscar.com. Retrieved 11 November 2020.
  4. ^ "1995 Formula 3000 Mediterraneo Session Facts". Retrieved 3 April 2021.
  5. ^ "2 h 30 min Pergusa 1999". Retrieved 3 April 2021.
  6. ^ "2002 Enna Euro F3000". Retrieved 30 April 2022.
  7. ^ "ACI Racing Weekend Pergusa, 22 - 23 Maggio 2021 Campionato Italiano Gran Turismo Endurance - Classifica Finale Gara" (PDF). Retrieved 18 May 2022.
  8. ^ "FIA GT Championship Pergusa 2002". Retrieved 3 April 2021.
  9. ^ "FIA GT Championship Pergusa 2003". Retrieved 3 April 2021.
  10. ^ "CIST 1997 » Pergusa Round 14 Results". Retrieved 30 April 2022.
  11. ^ "1st Hankook COPPA FLORIO 12H SICILY Race Part 1 Heat Statistics" (PDF). Retrieved 3 April 2021.
  12. ^ "1st Hankook COPPA FLORIO 12H SICILY Race Part 2 Heat Statistics" (PDF). Retrieved 3 April 2021.
  13. ^ "ETCC 2003 » Pergusa Round 6 Results". Retrieved 30 April 2022.
  14. ^ "ETC Cup 2015 » Pergusa Round 12 Results". Retrieved 30 April 2022.
  15. ^ "1994 Mediterranean Grand Prix". Retrieved 16 May 2022.
  16. ^ "1984 Mediterranean Grand Prix". Retrieved 18 May 2022.
  17. ^ "CI Gr.6 Pergusa 1980". Retrieved 18 May 2022.
  18. ^ "XXXVIII Gran Premio di Enna-Pergusa". Retrieved 14 July 2022.
  19. ^ "CI Gr.6 Pergusa 1981". Retrieved 18 May 2022.
  20. ^ "1981 Enna 6 Hours". Retrieved 17 May 2022.
  21. ^ "1992 Italian Touring Car Pergusa (Race 1)". Retrieved 14 July 2022.
  22. ^ "CIST 1994 » Pergusa Round 16 Results". Retrieved 18 May 2022.
  23. ^ "1989 Pergusa World SBK Race 2 Statistics". Retrieved 5 June 2022.
  24. ^ "6 h Pergusa 1979". Retrieved 18 May 2022.
  25. ^ "1977 Enna ETCC". Retrieved 18 May 2022.
  26. ^ "1973 Mediterranean Grand Prix". Retrieved 18 May 2022.
  27. ^ "Coppa Florio 1975". Retrieved 18 May 2022.
  28. ^ "Coppa Città di Enna 1974". Retrieved 18 May 2022.
  29. ^ "European GT Championship Pergusa 1974". Retrieved 18 May 2022.
  30. ^ "1970 Mediterranean Grand Prix". Retrieved 18 May 2022.
  31. ^ "Coppa Città di Enna 1970". Retrieved 18 May 2022.
  32. ^ "1968 Mediterranean Grand Prix". Retrieved 18 May 2022.
  33. ^ "1965 Mediterranean Grand Prix". Retrieved 18 May 2022.
  34. ^ "Coppa Città di Enna 1966". Retrieved 18 May 2022.
  35. ^ "Coppa Città di Enna 1969". Retrieved 18 May 2022.
  36. ^ "Coppa Città di Enna 1965". Retrieved 18 May 2022.

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