The Bucharest Ring (Romanian: Bucharestring) was a street circuit in the Romanian capital city of Bucharest and was initiated by City Challenge GmbH.

Designed by famed track designer Hermann Tilke, the circuit was in the city centre, and has the Palace of the Parliament in its infield.

The circuit held two FIA GT meetings in 2007 and 2008, but the 2009 event was cancelled due to financial reasons and the series never returned to the circuit. It was announced in September 2010 that the circuit would host a round of the Auto GP championship in July 2011, with the event being known as the Bucharest GP.[1] However, this event was cancelled too.

Lap records

The official race lap records at the Bucharest Ring are listed as:

Category Time Driver Vehicle Event
Grand Prix Circuit: 3.180 km (2007–2008)
Formula 3 1:13.361[2] Brendon Hartley Dallara F308 2008 Bucharest British F3 round
GT1 (GTS) 1:16.400[3] Marcel Fässler Chevrolet Corvette C6.R 2008 FIA GT Bucharest 2 Hours
GT2 1:18.698[3] Matías Russo Ferrari F430 GT2 2008 FIA GT Bucharest 2 Hours
FIA GT-Group 2 1:22.713[3] Bas Leinders Gillet Vertigo Streiff 2008 FIA GT Bucharest 2 Hours

Races hosted

The Bucharest Ring hosted the following competitions between 2007 and 2008:

References

  1. ^ "A street race in Bucharest for Auto GP in 2011". autogp.org. Auto GP. 22 September 2010. Retrieved 22 September 2010.
  2. ^ "2008 Bucharest British F3 - Round 20". Retrieved 25 June 2022.
  3. ^ a b c "FIA GT Championship Bucharest 2008". Retrieved 15 May 2021.

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