Brno is a classic on the Superbike World Championship calendar. This is down, on the one hand, to a unique layout and, on the other hand, the long history of the rollercoaster track in the east of the Czech Republic. The first races were held on a 29-kilometre street circuit through the woods around Brno back in 1930. After the Second World War, the â€śAutomotodrom Brnoâ€ť â€“ also known as the â€śMasaryk Ringâ€ť in Czech â€“ was shortened to 18 kilometres. In the 1950s, Brno became a Mecca for motorbike racing, with the world championship making its first appearance there in 1965. Following further modifications and shortening of the track, the era of the old circuit drew to a close in 1986. The new â€śAutomotodromâ€ť was opened in 1987 â€“ about ten kilometres away from the original circuit. The Superbike World Championship made its debut in Brno in 1993.
The layout of the circuit follows contours of the rolling woodland. After the start, the track sweeps downhill through long corners into a valley basin, before heading back up a steep incline towards the start-finish straight. These changes in elevation require detailed set-up work. The rider must have absolute confidence in his bike when braking for both uphill and downhill corners. Generally speaking, it is a flowing circuit and the riders like its totally unique character, which demands the right mixture of sensitivity and attack.
Automotodrom Brno, a.s.
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