Marrakech Grand Prix
47, avenue Mohammed V,
4000 Guéliz Marrakech
The Marrakech Grand Prix street circuit was designed by D3 Motorsport Development. D3 had previously designed other circuits, including the Surfers Paradise circuit, in Australia, and hosted it's inaugural races, rounds 5&6 of the 2009 World Touring Car Championship on 3rd May 2009. This was thr first international level race in Morocco since 1958. The MGP is located along Mohammed VI and Ourika Avenues, an exotic backdrop between the red city’s legendary wall and snow-capped Atlas Mountains in the distance, making it one of the most attractive circuits in the world. The circuit layout allows for fast and challenging driving. The circuit provided over 12,000 grandstand seats and 65 corporate boxes.
Time Zone : (GMT) Western Europe Time, London, Lisbon, Casablanca
Major Events : WTCC, FIA Formula 2
Circuit Length : 2.82 miles / 4.55 km
Turns : 16; 7 left, 9 right
Lap Record : 1m 50.833s Robert Huff Chevrolet Cruze WTCC @ 91.63mph 3May09
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STREET CIRCUITS: THE MODERN DAY RACING FACILITY Posted on: 04/06/2010
Street circuits are fast becoming the modern day racing facility, and are increasingly popular with promoters, drivers, sponsors and cities for a variety of reasons. The concept is certainly not a new one, with the world famous Monaco street circuit in use for over 80 years, but more and more people are seeing the commercial and aesthetic benefits of investing ... Read More >>
A Drivers Guide to Marrakech Street Circuit by Top F2 Driver Will Bratt Posted on: 30/05/2010
Marrakech Street Circuit proved to be a happy hunting ground for Will Bratt in May when a fantastically competitive drive resulted in his first FIA Formula 2 Championship podium and a move up the driver standings into the series top four.
Will kindly took some time out from his busy program to give us his comments on the circuit:
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WTCC: TARQUINI AND PRIAULX SHARE VICTORIES Posted on: 06/05/2010
Gabriele Tarquini and Andy Priaulx shared victories today in Marrakech, coming home safe after two races that were spoiled by a number of crashes and safety car periods. Both races were run with long safety car periods and had to be extended an extra two laps to 13 to make up for lost racing time.
In the first race the reigning world champion an... Read More >>
THREE LOCALS JOIN WTCC AT MARRAKECH Posted on: 16/04/2010
Three Moroccan drivers will join the FIA WTCC event at Marrakech, in addition to their fellow countryman and championship regular Mehdi Bennani.
Thanks to the support of the Fédèration Royale Marocaine de Sport Automobile (FRMSA), Ismaïl Sbaï, Youssaf El Marnissi and Larbi Tadlaoui will compete under the banner of &q... Read More >>
CONSTRUCTION WELL UNDERWAY IN MARRAKECH Posted on: 06/04/2010
With under a month until the flag drops for the start of the second WTCC Race of Morocco, construction for the 4.54km circuit is in full swing. D3 Motorsport Development have been on the ground in Marrakech for the past few weeks, preparing the temporary street circuit that’s located in the newly developed, upmarket housing and hotel area of Agdal, just 1... Read More >>
WTCC TO RESUME IN ONE MONTH TIME IN MARRAKECH! Posted on: 04/04/2010
Following the cancellation of the season's second event in Mexico the FIA WTCC is looking forward to resuming in Marrakech on May 2nd.
This will be the second time the championship has visited Morocco with its fast 4.5-km circuit winding along the boulevards of the Agdal hotel district, in the Southern outskirts of Marrakech.