The Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, previously called Misano World Circuit, and before 2006 called Circuito Internazionale Santamonica, is an Italian race track located next to the town of Misano Adriatico (Province of Rimini) in the frazione of Santamonica. Originally designed in 1969 as a length of 3.488 kilometres (2.17 mi), it hosted its first event in 1972. In 1993, the track length was increased to 4.064 kilometres (2.53 mi).
As of 2007, it began hosting the San Marino and Rimini's Coast Grand Prix as part of the MotoGP World Championship.
In 2012, the track was renamed to commemorate Marco Simoncelli, a local motorcycle racer who died in 2011.
... The circuit was designed in 1969 it was built from 1970 and 1972, and inaugurated that year ... This version of the circuit hosted three editions of the San Marino motorcycle Grand Prix, from the 1985 season to the 1987 season ... It was at Misano during the 1993 Italian Grand Prix that the defending 500 cc World Champion Wayne Rainey's career ended after he fell and suffered a broken spine ...
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