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Turkish Grand Prix confirmed

Turkish Grand Prix confirmed

Turkish Grand Prix confirmed

The Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) has confirmed that the Turkish Grand Prix will go ahead in Istanbul on October 23 following an agreement signed by Dorna Sports and the Turkish Motorcycling Federation (TMF).

The Istanbul track, recently inaugurated by Yamaha Motor Germany's Turkish superstock rider Kenan Sofuoglu, is located on the Asian side of Istanbul, close to the newly constructed Sabiha Gokcen Istanbul Airport. It was designed by Herman Tilke, the architect behind a number of racetracks that include Sepang and Shangai.

The total area allocated for the project was 2,215,000 m2. The racing circuit runs counter-clockwise and is 5,333m long with an average width of 14 - 21.5 m, excluding runoff areas. The circuit is composed of 13 curves, of which 6 are right turns and 7 left turns. When finished, the sharpest will have a radius of 15m. The main straight measures some 655.5m in length. The circuit runs over 4 level sections with rising and descending grades.

MotoGP, 2005

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