Jarno Saarinen Circuit Imatra
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 legendary Jarno Saarinen Circuit Imatra 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 (Lyseo). 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 as well as 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, which is the landmark of the turn. It is a great place for seeing a lot of overtakes as the bikes approach the chicane.
Grandstand 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. There is also a place for the disabled next to grandstand E (Lyseo). A person guiding one with a wheelchair gets access to the area with the same ticket.
VIP Grandstand (Lyseo)
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. More info about VIP tickets and services here.