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Anderstorp Raceway

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Location  Anderstorp, Sweden
Length  4,025 m
Major event  Swedish Grand Prix
Major events  Swedish Grand Prix
Phone  +46 371 161 70
Opened  1968
Anderstorp Raceway
Lap record  1:21.525 (Marijn van Kalmthout, Benetton B197-Judd V10, 2009, EuroBOSS Super Prix)
Address  Nennesmov√§gen 20, 334 91 Anderstorp, Sweden
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A lap on anderstorp raceway


Anderstorp Raceway, previously known as Scandinavian Raceway, is a 2.505 miles (4.03 km) motorsport race track in Anderstorp (Gislaved Municipality), Sweden.

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The track was built on marshlands in 1968 and became an extremely popular venue in the 1970s, just as Swede Ronnie Peterson was at the height of his career. It has a long straight (called Flight Straight, which was also used as a 980 metres (3,220 ft) aircraft runway (ICAO: ESMP)), as well as several banked corners, making car setup an engineering compromise. Unusually, the pit lane is located halfway round the lap.

The raceway hosted six Formula One Swedish Grand Prix events in the 1970s. When Peterson and Gunnar Nilsson died during the 1978 Formula One season, public support for the event dried up and the Swedish Grand Prix came to an end. The circuit is also noteworthy because it was the site of the first and only win of two unconventional F1 cars: the six-wheeled Tyrrell P34 car in 1976 and the infamous Brabham 'fan car' in 1978.

Anderstorp also hosted the Swedish motorcycle Grand Prix from 1971-1977 and 1981-1990, the European Touring Car Championship from 1985-1987, the Superbike World Championship in 1991 and 1993, and the FIA GT Championship in 2002 and 2003. The circuit has been a popular car club venue since the 1990s.

The FIA World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) returned to Anderstorp in 2007, replacing the Istanbul Park in Turkey on the WTCC calendar. For the 2008 season however, it was replaced by the Imola circuit.

Anderstorp raceway 2012 08 28 onboard aprilia rsv4 ppen dep


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Anderstorp Raceway Wikipedia


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