Misano World Circuit “Marco Simoncelli”, Riviera Di Rimini, Italy

Along with circuits such as Phillip Island, Assen and Donington this is one of the ‘classic’ WorldSBK venues with the championship having visited the Italian track very consistently over the decades. The first time WorldSBK raced at Misano was in 1991 with Doug Polen winning both races from pole on his Ducati en route to the first of his two World titles.

The late Marco Simoncelli was from the nearby town of Cattolica and the local region has produced a number of the sport’s top names, including Valentino Rossi, Andrea Dovizioso and Marco Melandri.

Useful Information

Full Name: Misano World Circuit “Marco Simoncelli”, Riviera Di Rimini, Italy
Nearest City: Rimini
Time Zone: GMT+1
Currency: Euro €
Bologna Airport: (+39 051 647 9615)
Rimini Airport: (+39 0541 71571)

Why we love Misano and Rimini

As well as being a hotbed of motorcycle racing talent the Riviera Di Rimini in Italy’s fantastic northern Emilia-Romagna region is a big draw for Italian holiday-makers and those visiting from abroad.

Rimini evokes thoughts of summer fun. Of sun, sea and san. Of enjoying an Italian ice cream strolling along a beachside promenade. Of partying until the sun comes up and then doing it all over again the next night. Of sun loungers and lazy days. Of waterparks and laid back pizzerias.

Put on your coolest sunglasses and try to fit in with the stylish locals. The Rimini Riviera gets absolutely packed in the peak summer season but with WorldSBK visiting in mid-June the weather is already fine and there is an air of expectation ahead of another summer in the Adriatic Coast sunshine.

The city of Rimini itself is a big party place with lots of busy bars along the waterfront and some cool clubs on the outskirts of the town. But there is plenty of history and culture to celebrate too.

There are Roman remains and a Renaissance cathedral to take in, whilst the famous film director Federico Fellini, who made the big screen classic La Dolce Vita, was a Rimini native.