Automotodrom Grobnik is a motorsport race track located in Čavle, near Rijeka, Croatia. From 1978 to 1990, it hosted the Yugoslavian motorcycle Grand Prix of MotoGP.

Currently, among other competitions, the automotodrom hosts the Croatia Prix, which is a valid race for the FIA CEZ Formula 3 Championship. In this category, the track record belongs to Czech driver , who completed a lap in 1:18:733[1] on 27 July 2019 during the qualifying round for Race 1. He slightly improved the previous record (1:18:744),[2] set by Italian driver Andrea Cola in 2018.

In the 2019 edition of the Croatia Prix, Tom Beckhauser won both Race 1[3] and Race 2[4] in the FIA CEZ, followed both times by Andrea Cola.

For 2020, Rijeka will be hosting the third round of the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series season as a late replacement for Autodrom Most, whose round was cancelled late in the season due to COVID-19 restrictions.[5]

World Championship races

Period Competition Class No. of races
Grand Prix motorcycle racing
(Yugoslavian motorcycle Grand Prix)
50cc 6
80cc 7
125cc 13
250cc 13
350cc 6
500cc 12
1980, 1990, 1997, 1998,
FIM Sidecar World Championship

See also


  1. ^ "MYLAPS Speedhive". Retrieved 2019-07-28.
  2. ^ Secchi, Alessandro (2018-11-17). "Benvenuto ad Andrea Cola su!". | F1, Formula E, Indycar, WEC, WRC, MotoGP, Nascar (in Italian). Retrieved 2019-07-24.
  3. ^ "MYLAPS Speedhive". Retrieved 2019-07-28.
  4. ^ "MYLAPS Speedhive". Retrieved 2019-07-28.
  5. ^ "CROATIA REPLACES MOST AS THIRD EVENT OF THE 2020 NWES SEASON". NASCAR Media Group, LLC. 23 October 2020. Retrieved 23 October 2020.

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