Poznań circuit in Poland is going to host third round of TCR Eastern Europe. Largest circuit in the country is going to welcome this championship for the second time.
The track was build between 1975 and 1977 at the edge of the Lawica airport. Mieczyslaw Bilinski was tasked with with the design and received advice from Bernie Ecclestone, among others.
The circuit officially opened on December 1, 1977 and has been a permanent fixture on the Polish racing scene ever since. The track is 4083 metres long and 12 metres wide. In October 1980 a kart circuit opened in the south-eastern portion of the track; unusually, this incorporates part of the main course meaning that the two tracks cannot run simultaneously.
Among those to lap at the circuit over the years are Robert Kubica, Michael Schumacher and Jackie Stewart, while Marc Gene holds the unofficial outright record of 1m 14s after lapping in a Ferrari F1 car during a demonstration. The race record is currently held by the Lola T92/50 F3000 car of Peter Milavec, set in 2006 at a slightly more sedate 1 min.25.553s.
Fastest lap in last´s year TCR Eastern Europe event was set by Michal Makeš in qualification – 1:37.732. It´s expected that this year the times will be slightly lower, unless unfavourable weather condition.