The Autodromo Vallelunga Piero Taruffi is located 32KM north of Rome in Italy. Originally the circuit started life as a sand oval in 1959, and in 1963 another loop was added to the circuit meaning it was long enough to use for the Rome Grand Prix, on asphalt though not sand! In 1967 another loop was added to the track, and at this time the circuit got taken over by Automobile Club d’Italia, with further refurishment took place in 1973. In August 2004, the circuit undetook a major update, which brought it upto FIA standards, and meant that larger events could be held at the circuit. The main events today, include the SBK, F2 and Formula Renault. They’ve invested heavily in the track and facilities, meaning the paddock and control tower are at an extremely high standard. As well as the main track they’ve also got a number of other attractions, Rally stages, Skid pans and 4×4 courses.