In September, all eyes will be turning into the city of Misano Adriatico, Italy for the 13th race of the 2018 MotoGp world championship. The official name of the race is Gran Premio Tribul Mastercard di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini or in English: San Marino and Rimini’s Coast motorcycle Grand Prix. It was named after San Marino, the neighboring microstate, and the Italian province of Rimini. This is one of two MotoGP series held in Italy.
San Marino and Rimini’s Coast Grand Prix has been in MotoGP calendar since 1981 and it becomes home race for many Italian and San Marino riders. As this region has a strong motorcycle race history, many great riders coming from there. This 2018 season, Italian riders competing in MotoGP class are including Valentino Rossi, Andrea Divizioso, and several others. The race will be very competitive as Italia riders will fight hard to defend the Italian pride and won’t let foreign riders take the crown of their home race. This year, the race is scheduled at September, 9.
Since 1972, this circuit has been renamed several times. The original name of this circuit is Circuito Internazionale Santa Monica until in 2006 it was renamed Misano World Circuit. This circuit was renamed again in 2012 to Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli honoring the local rider died in 2011 race in Sepang.
This circuit hosted Grand Prix races throughout 80’s and 90’s. After decades of absence, the race back to the circuit in 2007 and since then it becomes part of MotoGP calendar up until this season.
After several renovations and track modifications, Misano today is clockwise track of 4.2 KM length. It has 16 turns and several high speed straights to guarantee competitive race. The circuit can accommodate around 60,000 spectators during the race day.
It is a little bit ironic that the most successful riders in Misano are two Spaniards, Marc Marques with 5 winning titles (2 in MotoGP class including 2017 titles) and Jorge Lorenzo with 4 winning titles (3 in MotoGP class. The last time Italian rider won the MotoGP race in Misano was Valentino Rossi in 2015.
Beyond the Circuit
San Marino and Rimini’s Coast Grand Prix is scheduled in September for a reason because the circuit is located in the Summer holiday destination. The city of Misano Adriatico is a seaside town facing the Adriatic Sea. It has beautiful beaches and a harbor that becomes a home of many vessels including luxurious yachts. The coast of Rimini is also a beautiful region to explore. It has lavish landscape with classic Italian sceneries, amazing beaches, and beautiful towns. This is also the region famous for its cuisine including pizza and gelato.
The landlocked San Marino Republic is also a must visited destination. Founded in 300 AD, this country offers rich of heritages including centuries old architectures. As this country is part of Apennine mountainous area, it overs breathtaking views of beautiful surrounding landscape and the Adriatic Sea. Both the race and Italian summer fun are the reasons why San Marino and Rimini’s Coast Grand Prix is one of the best series in MotoGP calendar.
Hotel Near Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli
Watching motogp, superbike or formula1 races is very exciting, especially if the place to stay near the location, can walk around the location, here is a list of hotels close to the location.
- B&B Autodromo Misano (0.35 km)
- Locanda San Biagio (0.45 km)
- Hotel Ca’ Bianca (0.52 km)
- Country House Parco Del Lago (0.64 km)
- Holiday Home Misano Adriatico (RN) I (0.81 km)
- Casale Simbeni (0.85 km)
- Ca del Lago Misano (0.91 km)
- B&B Parco degli Ulivi (1.25 km)
- Locanda I Girasoli (1.31 km)
- Alicja (1.43 km)
Categories: MOTOGP 2018