Track 2016- : 1:50.616 (158,2km/h) Danny Webb 2018
Track 1979-1986: 1:54,0 (156,3 km/h) Marco Lucchinelli 1981
Track 1962-1978: 2:05,9 (174,4 km/h) Johnny Cecotto 1977
The Imatra circuit is located only 600 meters from the town center, on the east side of the river Vuoksi.
All grandstands have views to a big screen, which enables you to follow all the action from a comfortable seat. The event area has one grandstand for the disabled next to grandstand E. A person guiding one with a wheelchair gets access to the area with the same ticket.
Grandstand A (Start/finish line)
Located on the main straight of the track, this is one of the best places to follow the races. The grandstand is right next to the start/finish line as well as the pitlane. It is best for seeing the race start and finish up close, and seeing the award-giving ceremony. It has a great view to the river Vuoksi, and it’s one of the fastest places on the track, with speeds reaching over 300km/h with superbikes.
Grandstand B (Navetta turn)
This is a fast speed chicane, followed by a high speed left turn. This turn is well known for the big old farmhouse, that is the landmark of the turn. It is a great place for seeing a lot of overtakes as the bikes approach the chicane.
Grandstand C (Katsastusasema turn)
Located on the backstraight of the track. Perhaps the best place for overtaking on the whole circuit, as the bikes approach the chicane with high speed and hard braking. This is a great place for seeing many overtakes and exciting moments.
Grandstad D (Pistetalo turn)
A great place to watch the race and a turn that always collects a big crowd. The turn itself is very challenging for the riders because of the downhill slope and the slight tilt of the road. Many races have been won or lost because of a mistake made on this turn.
Grandstand E (Lyseo turn)
Located next to an old school, this spot has perhaps the most spectators on the whole track. This and the next turn together form the last chicane of the track that leads to the main straight. Possibly the best place to experience the excitement of the races.
The VIP grandstand is located in the last turn of the track, right next to the VIP area close to the Grandstand E. The VIP Grandstand has its own video screen and it is very close to the track which gives a fantastic viewing experience of the races. VIP tickets are sold separately.
Motorcycle EXPO area
The brand new motorcycle EXPO area is located on the southwest end of the track next to the music festival area and Fortum park. The motorcycle EXPO has all the biggest motorcycle brands showcasing their new motorcycles as well as an easy-access test ride path 4km in length.
Power festival area is located on the southwest end of the track right next to the river Vuoksi in Fortum park. The festival offers a fantastic array of artists and music performances on friday and saturday of the race weekend. You can read more about the festival and how to get tickets at powerfestival.fi.