Category Archives: History

1954 – 1955

The following year, the ” Coppa d’Oro Shell ” came into being, promoted by the Imola Moto Club, would become the most famous motorcycle race for over twenty years, with extraordinary public successes. In 1954, car racing also arrived with the Grand Prix “Conchiglia d’Oro Shell”, promoted by the Auto Club of Bologna, which was […]


On 25 April 1953 the circuit was inaugurated with the contest of the Grand Prix Coni, the Italian motorcycling championship that saw Masetti and Lorenzetti as winners. In the same year the racetrack management was assumed by E.S.T.I. (Ente Sport e Turismo Imolese), with Tommaso Maffei Alberti as president.


The origins of the Imola racetrack are remembered by a special witness, Enzo Ferrari, in his 1980 book as: “My first contact with Imola dates back to the spring of 1948. I thought from the first moment that this hilly environment could one day become a small Nurburgring due to the natural difficulties that building […]


Excellence has been achieved since 1981, when the Autodromo hosted the Formula 1 Grand Prix of San Marino for the first time. Considered one of the most spectacular races in the F1 World Championship calendar, so much so that a survey carried out by the International Automobile Federation (FIA) in 2005 found that 35% of […]