[MotorValley Presents] The Modena Race Track


[MotorValley Presents] The Modena Race Track

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Built-in 1949 and opened on May 7, 1950 with the Modena Grand Prix reserved for Formula 2 cars and won by the legendary Alberto Ascari, the Modena Race Track was mainly active in the fifties and sixties and, over the times, it is being used as an airport, as a circuit for competitions cars and motorbikes, as a Driver School and as a track for the testing of the Automotive MotorValley’s Brands.

Modena Race Track

The original track of Modena Race Track and Airport – Ph. Comune di Modena

It was built on the ground close to the Via Emilia which, since 1910, housed an airport and a dock for airships. Because of the many Brands that required its use along the times, the Autodromo was busy so much so that at the beginning of the seventies the Scuderia Ferrari, which at the time tests its F1 cars in Modena, decided the construction of its own test track,  close to the headquarter in Maranello [The Fiorano Circuit was inaugurated in 1972].

During its activity, the circuit hosted twenty-two editions of the Grand Prix of Modena, a race usually valid for the Italian Championship and the Temporada Romagnola. This Grand Prix often took on considerable importance because of it was the first Race after the long winter break, attracting the interest of fans and drivers.

The Race Circuit of the Modena Race Track

Modena Race Track

Modena Race Track – Ph. Autodromo di Modena

With a constant width of 12 meters over the entire track, the Modena Race Track now offers visitors and drivers a full set of exciting curves, fast straights paired with climbs and drops which make the circuit particularly interesting for both cars and motorcycles. The terrain on which the Race Track stands, in fact, has been shaped and modeled to create exciting differences in the level that make the track fun, as already experienced by champions, technicians, and experts which can run their engines in a wonderful feeling of freedom, and in complete safety.
In its standard configuration, the Autodromo is a great track to look for maneuverability and the right response to cornering stresses while, for technical tests and for road use, it is possible to eliminate a section of the circuit.

Modena Race Track

A Ferrari driving lesson at Modena Race Track – Ph. Autodromo di Modena

The Modena Racetrack is the best place for all those motor enthusiasts who want to try their hand at a challenging and fun circuit. To drive your car or your motorbike on the track, we suggest you book on the official websiteBesides, the Modena Racetrack is located in the heart of the Emilia-Romagna’s Motor Valley, which makes the track particularly convenient from a logistical point of view and with a plenty of Motor Museums close to the track.
Among the many events to which the Modena Race Track lends itself, it also hosts some meetings dedicated to both the two and the four vintage wheels;  special days colored by the charm of history that comes to life in roaring engines, for a journey back in time in the history of motors.
If you want to experience the excitement of driving a Gran Turismo car, a racing or rally car, at the Modena racetrack, you can book and rent sports cars for an exciting experience, and helped by professional drivers who will be at your disposal to teach you all the secrets of racing and high performance.

How to reach the Modena Race Track

Modena counts within a few miles of several museums and collections related to the engines:

MEF – Museo Casa Enzo Ferrari – Modena 
Ferrari Museum – Maranello (MO)
Pagani Showroom


The Modena Race Track is located just 3 minutes from SS9 “Via Emilia” and it can be reached:

By Car
A1 Highway, Modena Nord exit.
Follow indications “Tangenziale” and take direction Maranello.
Take exit n°16, towards Milan, Reggio Emilia.
Continue on the SS9 “Via Emilia Ovest” for about 3.5 km (2,2 mi.)
At the Marzaglia roundabout (on SS9) take the third exit on “Strada Marzaglia Nuova”
Continue for approximately 1.4 km (0,8 mi.), turn left on “Strada Pomposiana” and continue for about 1 km. (0,6 mi.)

By Train
Modena Railway Station
Reggio Emilia AV Mediopadana Station

By Bus
Urban Lines with Bus stop at the Race Track entrance

By Airplane
Bologna Airport 52 km
Verona Airport 108 km
Milan Airport 167 km
Aereoclub of Modena Marzaglia Airport
The adjacent flying club allows you to get on the track even by helicopter or private plane.

Tel. +39 059/388711
Fax +39 059/388788
E-mail: info@autodromodimodena.it


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