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Regularly acclaimed by drivers from across the entire world, the Circuit of Spa-Francorchamps is one of motorsport’s most legendary tracks.
With a length of 7 km, it has an undulating profile with fast corners such as the famous and unique Raidillon, and presides over the middle of a conifer forest reverberating to the roar of revving engines.
Resolutely turned to the future, it has made the shift to industry 4.0 and is equipped with the latest, most cutting-edge technology, both for the drivers and their teams and for the general public.
To celebrate its centenary, an exhibition will be unveiled in 2019.
Located in the municipality of Stavelot, in the Eau Rouge valley, the Francorchamps racetrack is surrounded by nature.
The Racetrack Museum, located at the Abbey of Stavelot, evokes its past, but also the present. Prestigious vehicles, cars and motorcycles, numerous documents, photos ... A unique museum to discover!
The Francorchamps racetrack is the cradle of motor sports in Belgium.
In 1921, a first motorcycle race, a first grand prix for cars in 1922 and the first 24 hour car race in 1924.
Many races were then held there: cars, motorcycles, pure speed or endurance ... The racetrack was then + - 15 km.
In 1939, the realisation of the mythical Raidillon curve gave international recognition to the racetrack.
In 1979, a shorter (+ - 7 km) and more secure track allowed the return of Formula 1 a few years later, in 1983.
Given the growing number of days of activity, the racetrack became permanent - and therefore closed to traffic - in the early 2000s.