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Located in IF Imola Faenza Tourist Hub, Sim Speed Room by Car Man offers the chance of driving on Enzo e Dino Ferrari Racetrack, on board of Car Man Driving Simulators. Thanks to RFactor 2 technology, Car Man Simulators can provide a realistic and involving driving experience, completed by 3 monitors, professional racing seats and pedals. Once connected to the online server, four virtual pilots will experience racing against each other on the most exciting racetrack in the world, the Enzo e Dino Ferrari International Racetrack. Notes: SimSpeedRoom is also available for Incentive and Team Building events, upon reservation. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to organize your event.
Imola Racetrack At the end of the 1940s, the idea of a raceway in the hills of the city of Imola was born. The dream of a permanent track built initially for the motorcycle races that cut through Imola hills in the early decades of the twentieth century. A dream of four enthusiasts of motorsports from Imola shared and the dream of Checco Costa, which became a reality on March 6, 1950 when the first stone was placed at the Imola racetrack. Officially opened on April 25th, 1953 with the Coni Grand Prix – a motorcycle race for the 125 and 500 Italian championships, it immediately became the setting of the most important international motoring events. In 1963, it had already brought F1 to Imola in part thanks the commitment of Enzo Ferrari, who since 1952, had been following the official testing of the track. He went on to call it “a small Nurburgring” and the track would later bear his name in 1988. It currently hosts the Italian round of World Superbike Championship, as well as many other world-class motorcycle and car races. It is one of the few counterclockwise tracks.
The Checco Costa Museum is the exhibition space dedicated to automobiles and located in the picturesque setting of Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari. The perfect place to explore the wonders of Imola and its territory, discover a wealth of ideas and emotions unique to this part of Romagna.
In the Land of Motors Imola, the ancient colony of Forum Cornelii, sat in an area already densely populated in prehistoric times. The plan of the city still shows its Roman roots in its layout. We can still see the decumanus (via Emilia) and the cardo (via Appia-via Mazzini) in which the forum stood. Between the 1300s and 1400s the Alidosi, Manfredi and Visconti families took command of the city. In 1473, the city was passed into the hands of Caterina Sforza and her husband Girolamo Riario. Those were the years of a brief but intense renaissance for the area. From 1504 until the Unification of Italy, aside from the Napoleonic period, Imola was part of the Papal States. These were the years defined by the great eighteenth-century works. After the Unification of Italy, in 1861, the city successfully developed the cooperative system of governance which has since been a fundamental element of its economic and social life. Imola was a major participant in the struggle for liberation during the Second World War in part due to its the proximity to the front in ’44 & ’45. The city was later awarded a gold medal for military valor. In the […]
The Scuderia Toro Rosso was born in 2005 following their acquisition of Team Minardi.the team created by Giancarlo Minardi in Faenza. The following year, began participating in the Formula 1 World Championship. At the foundation of the team is the desire to create a space to cultivate the talented youths that emerge from the Red Bull Junior Driver Program. From its conception, the team has operated as a satellite of Red Bull Racing, relying on Red Bull Technology for the continual development of their racecars. However, since 2010, thanks to the intense expansion program that has impacted their structures in Romagna and the UK, Scuderia Toro Rosso operates with complete autonomy in its factory on Via Boaria in Faenza. It is where the entire process of design and production of the single-seater takes place. To date, Sebastian Vettel is the only drive who has managed to take Scuderia Toro Rosso to the top of the podium. He made his mark by winning the Italian Gran Prix of 2008 in Monza and simultaenously earning the pole position at the same time.
Envisioned by the champion Fausto Gresini who, after 13 years of winning on two wheels, decided to seek a new thrill as manager, and form Gresini Racing. The team has participated in the World Championship since 1997, when it made its debut in the 500 class with Alex Barros. Since then, Gresini never stopped collecting world titles and important victories thanks to the amazing drivers who have joined the team: Daijiro Kato, Toni Elias, Sete Gibernau and Marco Melandri, as well as Loris Capirossi and the unforgettable Marco Simoncelli, a top driver in 2011’s tragic season. In 2015, after 18 years of working with Honda, Gresini Racing signed an agreement with Aprilia Racing. Together they formed Aprilia Racing Team Gresini, which has taken on the role of the official Aprilia Team in MotoGP. Also, in 2015, they opened their new headquarters in Faenza. It includes administrative offices as well as the new racing department, which contains spaces dedicated to engine assembly and bodywork alongside a workshop area.