The Moscow Raceway is all set to host the inaugural Russian World Superbike round in August. The circuit looks technically demanding with a length of 3,931 km and 15 turns. As it is designed by Hermann Tilke, it features his famous trademark of a long straight (873 m) that ends in a sharp left-hander.
The new circuit has already hosted its first race event as the World Series by Renault were held from 13 to 15 July. The grandstands (with a capacity of 60 000) were completely sold out. The circuit managers expect the same to happen during the World Superbike round. The track has a total capacity of 100 000 spectators with the general admission areas included.
During the World Superbike event, extra trains will run to and from the center of Moscow to a nearby railway station where shuttle buses will wait to transport the visitors to the circuit. The race weekend will begin on 24 August and the race will be held on 26 August. On Wednesday 22 August, there will be an extra test day to allow the riders to get to know the track, with on Thursday the usual press conference.
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