The drivers Marco Lucchinelli and Alex Caffi visit the construction of the Circuit of Tenerife

The drivers Marco Lucchinelli and Alex Caffi visit the construction of the Circuit of Tenerife


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Both drivers, that have been welcomed by the managing director of the circuit Walter Sciacca and by the presidents of the Canary and Tenerife Federation of Motor Racing, have approved the location and have a very positive opinion about the design of the circuit.

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[dropcap]Y[/dropcap]esterday [Tuesday 17th], the Italians Marco Lucchinelli, World Champion of motor cycling in 500 cc in 1981, and Alex Caffi, driver of Formula 1 for four years, visited the construction of the Circuit that it’s being made by Cabildo of Tenerife and Onda Rossa S.L. Both drivers were with the managing director of the circuit, Walter Sciacca, and the presidents of the Canary and Tenerife Federation of Motor Racing, Carlos Gaztañaga and Benito Rodríguez, respectively.
Also Marco Masetti, a journalist specialized in Moto GP who works for a well-known magazine and for the Swiss television, visited the construction. During the visit, the ex pilots and Masetti knew the details of the project of the circuit. Walter Sciacca expressed his gratitude for the visit of Lucchinelli, Caffi and Masetti and he said that “their advice is very appreciated beacuse they have international experience. They have driven in all the circuits around the world and I’m happy that they will visit us again soon”. Also the Minister of Sports, Cristo Pèrez, said that “it’s important to know what these international drivers think because they have driven around the world. Currently we go ahead with the land movements”.
Marco Lucchinelli, World Champion in 1981 of 500 cc (now Moto GP), had already
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visited Tenerife in the past e he says that the Island is “a fantastic place. I have had the opportunity of visiting the Island with the motorbike and the landscapes are really beautiful”. Lucchinelli has explained that “the location of the circuit is perfect because it is close to the airport and to the tourist areas”. Regarding the design, he has said that “there are speed zones, with slopes that remind me an Australian circuit with similar characteristics. I hope that local drivers and especially international ones, will enjoy the circuit as soon as possible.
Alex Caffi has driven in Formula 1 for four years and he has participated in 77 races. He said that it is the first time he visits Tenerife “I have had a nice impression of the Island and the Circuit. I think it is perfect from the logistic point of view, with a great weather and close to the airport and to the new port. The design is interesting because there are fast curves and there is also something that is missing in most of the circuits around the world: you can see the sea from the start point”.
The construction of the Circuit of Tenerife is a private investment. The construction will be made by the company Axia S.R.L., and Onda Rossa S.L. will be in charge of the management. The construction of the circuit will take 21 months and the construction of the Northern Access will take 12 months.

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[box type=”shadow”] Fonte: Miguel Ángel González Díaz
Gabinete de Prensa
Cabildo Insular de Tenerife
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