World famous motor events are hosted every year at this region's racetracks such as that of Santamonica in Misano Adriatico (RN), a place where vehicles of all types face off in spectacular competitions. Located on the sea of the coast near Rimini and protected by the hills behind it, the Misano World Circuit is a perfect place to race both from a functional point of view as well as in terms of organization.
Besides the racetrack there is also a structure dedicated to businesses seeking to participate in this winning world of racing; here, conferences, meetings and training sessions can be held. Every year the Misano World Circuit hosts the most spectacular sports competitions for vehicles on both two and four wheels. The track is 4226 meters long and 12 meters wide at its narrowest point. It is certified internationally for every type of race. It can hold up to 75,000 spectators, 26,000 in the grandstand. The track is very well lit, so racing can continue endlessly!
And of course everyone knows the International Enzo and Dino Ferrari Racetrack in Imola (BO), a very technical track, quite difficult to race on, with complex curves and straightaways which can be taken at high speeds only by highly qualified professionals. Here, the most important Italian motor racing events are held: the World SBK Championship, the Speed Motorcycle Italian Championship, International Superstars Series, the races of the Italian ACI-CSAI Championship, and the Endurance races 4h di Imola and Europeand Turismo-ETCC Championship.
This track has many facilities which host many other types of events such as the Exchange Expo – the most important Italian exchange market for cars, motorcycles, bikes, accessories and spare vintage parts – concerts and international music festivals, historic races and reenactments with vintage motorcycles and cars such as the 200 Miglia Revival and the Luigi Musso Historic Gran Prix.
The Modena Racetrack represents the long history of Modena and vehicles of all kinds. This history began long before the city decided to build structures dedicated to auto-racing, when the races, such as the Modena Circuit, were still held on local streets. The new Modena Racetrack, inaugurated in 2011 in Marzaglia, is a 2.007 km long "academic" track. It is located on an uneven terrain which allowed for the track to be created with uphills and downhills, making it more interesting both for cars as well as motorcycles. The curves are quite difficult and they alternate between a tight series of curves and wide ones located just before the straightaways. It is possible to rent out the track and the surrounding structures for trial races, product tests and company training activities, or for organizing and creating events, or sport and safety driving classes with the necessary vehicles, professional driving instructors and technical support staff.
Farther north, near Parma, in Varano dè Melegari, there is the Riccardo Paletti Racetrack, which was created in 1969 as a simple 550 meter ring. Today this track is one of the most spectacular in the world of Italian automobile racing with a 2375 meter track.
Italian Tourism Speed Championship and Super-production, the Italian Prototype Championship and Formula Three, the Motorcycle National Trophies, European Championship and international Supermotard races are just a few of the events on schedule every year at this track, which also houses the International Center for Safe Driving, created and directed by the former Formula One driver, who is now a sports journalist, Andrea de Adamich.