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Street Circuit
The Monaco Grand Prix, held at the Circuit de Monaco, is one of the world's most prestigious and famous auto races.

A street circuit is a motorsport racing circuit composed of temporarily closed-off public roads of a city, town or village, used in motor races. Facilities such as the paddock, pit boxes, fences and grandstands are usually placed temporarily and removed soon after the race is over but in modern times the pits, race control and main grandstands are sometimes permanently constructed in the area. Since the track surface is originally planned for normal speeds, race drivers often find street circuits bumpy and lacking grip. Run-off areas may be non-existent, which makes driving mistakes more expensive than in purpose-built circuits with wider run-off areas. Racing on a street circuit is also called "legal street racing".

Local governments sometimes support races held in street circuits to promote tourism.

List of street circuits

Americas

Puerto Madero Street Circuit, Argentina, alongside a typical food stand in the Costanera Sur.
IMSA street circuit in Columbus, Ohio.

Asia and Africa

Europe

Oceania

Future circuits

See also

References

  1. ^ "Circuit Guide | Punta del Este, Uruguay | FIA Formula E". FIA Formula E. Retrieved .
  2. ^ "Formula E reveals circuit for Punta del Este ePrix". FIA Formula E. 2014-06-20. Retrieved .
  3. ^ "Formula E unveils Punta del Este circuit in Uruguay". autosport.com. 2014-06-20. Retrieved .
  4. ^ "Motor Racing: Hanoi to host F1 race in 2020". Channel News Asia. Retrieved .
  5. ^ Sports, Dorna. "Dorna and ITDC set to bring MotoGP(TM) to Indonesia". www.motogp.com. Retrieved .

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