Introducing circuits of the 2023 season – Brno

Introducing circuits of the 2023 season – Brno

Automotodrom Brno will be the final event of the ESET Cup again and this time also a final round of TCR Eastern Europe. The famous Brno circuit, which has hosted many world races, is a favourite place for many drivers. The race weekend is scheduled for 9th–10th September.

Automotodrom Brno, also known as Masaryk Circuit, has more than ninety years tradition. The first races took place on the almost thirty-kilometre route near Brno since 1930. Grand Prix cars appeared in Brno seven times in the 1930s period. In 1949, the Formula 1 race was held on the Masaryk Circuit for the first and last time, and then motorcyclists got the main word. Czechoslovakian Grand Prix became part of the Grand Prix motorcycle racing in 1965, and with two short breaks, this tradition lasted until 2020.

Masaryk road course existed between 1930 and 1986. From the original thirty kilometres, the track shortened over the years to almost eleven kilometres. In addition to the motorcycle grand prix, the circuit also hosted the European Touring Car Championship.

In 1987, a modern car racetrack was opened, which is still as raced today. Except for the modified pitlane entrance, which was originally in the last turn, the track profile did not change. Only the safety elements for the racers changed, as well as the background of the entire circuit, which underwent extensive modernization in the second half of the 1990s.

Automotodrom Brno measures 5,403 meters and the width of the asphalt reaches up to 15 meters. The track profile has fourteen turns – six left and eight right. The largest ascent is 7.5% on a length of 917 meters, the descent reaches 5% on 410 meters long sections. The total elevation is 73,75 meters.

Last year, Miro Konopka, Libor Milota, Josef Záruba and Tobias Poschik were among the winners in Brno. TCR Eastern Europe was not held in Brno in 2022.