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Six Racetracks That Are Special To Us


Augusto Fernandez cresting a hill on his #37 MotoGP race bike wearing REV'IT! racing suit

Originally posted by revitsport.com


Stages to showcase speed and determination on


Objectively speaking, racetracks are nothing more than closed-off loops of tarmac. Made for riders to go round as fast as possible, whether clockwise or counterclockwise, you’ll always end up back at the start/finish.


It’s when you add the context of speed, emotion, and the kind of dedication it takes to go racing on a knife’s edge, that racetracks become places of history. Racetracks are the stages upon which the world’s greatest show off their speed and determination. Most tracks breathe excitement as soon as they roll into view, but…


Some racetracks are just that little bit more special. These are those tracks to us.


Rrack outlines of the 6 racetracks favoured by Team REV'IT!

 

01. Autodromo Internazionale del Mugello

Location: Scarperia e San Piero, Tuscany, Italy

Length: 5.245 km

Turns: 15

Direction: Clockwise

Opened: 1974


Imagine the single-most incredible stretch of winding road. You pass places with illustrious names – Borgo San Lorenzo, Scarperia, Poggio Secco – as you snake your way through the lush, green hills of Tuscany just outside Florence, Italy. This is Autodromo Internazionale del Mugello. Or Mugello for short.


According to some, and definitely the Italians, this is God’s very own racetrack. And should you ever ride this rolling ribbon of perfection, you would find yourself struggling to disagree. And to us, Mugello will forever be even more special as the place REV’IT! Rider, Danilo Petrucci, finally won his very first race in MotoGP. As an Italian, aboard the factory Ducati, on home soil – it’s the trifecta of Italian racing glory.


Autodromo Internazionale del Mugello racetrack

 

02. TT Circuit Assen

Location: Assen, Drenthe, The Netherlands

Length: 4.542 km

Turns: 18

Direction: Clockwise

Opened: 1984


On paper, the TT Circuit in Assen should not be as legendary as it has become. What started out as a track made up of 28.4 kilometres of cobbled country roads in 1925, became condensed to what we now know as the TT Circuit at just under five kilometres of incredibly grippy, fast-flowing corners. All of them cambered to embolden the bravest of riders to push.


There’s hardly a straight to the track. Fast and flowing, like the Ramshoek and the ultimate final corner; the Geert Timmer chicane. Even the back straight called “Veenslang” isn’t a straight, as it snakes through the peaty Dutch heathlands. The Cathedral of Speed, as it’s known, has been on the GP calendar since the World Championship’s inception. And of course, it’s REV’IT!’s home track.


3 combined images to represent TT Circuit Assen racetrack

 

03. Silverstone Circuit

Location: Silverstone, Northamptonshire, United Kingdom

Length: 5.891 km

Turns: 18

Direction: Clockwise

Founded: 1948


Possibly the world’s most famous circuit and the prototype post-war British racetrack: this is Silverstone. The then-abandoned WW2 airfield in the heart of England became a racetrack purely for the love of speed, as enthusiasts created their own racing layout by connecting the old runways and ring roads back in 1948. The main elements of this high-speed design still shape today’s modern circuit.


With iconic corner names like Maggotts, Becketts, Brooklands, and Woodcote, Silverstone is etched in racing history as a track that brings out the very best in riders. Obviously including our #revitriders


Rear view of a motorbike racer wearing REV'IT!, circulating in wet weather on the Silverstone Circuit

 

04. Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit

Location: Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia

Length: 4.445 km

Turns: 12

Direction: Counterclockwise

Founded: 1952


A favourite to many, Australia’s Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit’s unique, fast, and flowing character makes for a track that rewards rider bravery. Undulating like no circuit elsewhere in the world, the only thing making it even more special than its history of incredible racing – dating back to 1928 – is the amazing location.


There are more seaside tracks, but none are draped across a gorgeous green island, lined with impressive cliffs, and additional challenges like the unpredictable wind adding yet even more flavour to this already thrilling track. This is one track we hold very dear.


3 combined images to represent Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit

 

05. Laguna Seca Raceway

Location: Monterey, California, United States of America

Length: 3.602 km

Turns: 11

Direction: Counterclockwise

Founded: 1957


Basking in the California sun is a tightly packed track, located on the banks of what once was a dry lake, as its Spanish namesake still attests, this is Laguna Seca Raceway. No longer a staple on the GP calendar, the track in Monterey started hosting the American Grand Prix in the Golden Era of the late-80s, early 90s – lifting the circuit to a cult status. Further cemented by decades of thrilling Superbike racing to follow, both in domestic series and World Superbikes.


At the end of the day, it all revolves around that one unique corner; the highlight has always been the daunting Corkscrew. Technically a chicane, but one that drops 17.7 meters in just 135 meters of track. Breathtaking.


Rear view of a motorcycle racer wearing REV'IT!, riding on Laguna Seca Raceway

 

06. Autódromo Internacional do Algarve

Location: Portimão, Algarve, Portugal

Length: 4.592 km

Turns: 15

Direction: Clockwise

Opened: 2008


Autódromo Internacional do Algarve, or simply Portimão, it’s commonly called: The Rollercoaster. As the youngest track on our list, Portimão has garnered both fame and notoriety rather quickly since opening back in 2008. Its layout is wide and winding, reminiscing of the Nürburgring or Spa-Francorchamps.


With several dauntingly blind corners that flow straight into other equally blind corners, riders tackle these as the world seems to fall away from under them. The already iconic turn-9 drop and the downhill braking zone into the blind and blindingly fast turn-1, both make for incredible racing across the board in WorldSBK and the Grand Prix.


3 combined images representing Autódromo Internacional do Algarve, Portugal racetrack

 

With the 75th season of MotoGP about to begin, and the Superbike World Championship already underway, be sure to check out our REV’IT! Racing Class of 2024 and follow the progress of all our riders on our REV’IT! Official Instagram account. Never miss an update on races, riders, and anything else speed related.



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