Modern Grand Prix Circuit: 5.793 km; Oval: 4.250 km; Junior Course: 2.405 km; Combined Course: 10.00 km
The Automobile Club of Italy held an event at the Monza circuit which was a 500 miles "Race of Two Worlds" exhibition competition.
Autodromo Nazionale Monza is the third purpose-built motor racing circuit in the world, the other two being Indianapolis and Brooklands.
Autodromo Nazionale Monza, inaugurated on 3rd September 1922, is a famous racetrack in Italy. Being built in the Royal Villa of the park of Monza, the circuit consists of three tracks- Grand Prix track, Junior track, and the High track. The Milan Automobile Club financed the construction of the first track. The track has long straights and fast corners, giving drivers adventuresome experience. The trqck has long straights and tricky corners. A major renovation was done in 1938 along wioth addition of stands and resurfacing.
The major events that were hosted by the circuit are: Formula One Italian Grand Prix, Italian Motorcycle Grand Prix, 1000 km Monza, and Race of Two Worlds.
On 10th September 1922, the second Italian Grand Prix was conducted on this track. This was the maiden race after the track was formally inaugurated on 3rd September 1922.
Except for the year 1980, Italian Formula One Grand Prix has been hosted by the circuit of Monza. Other events that were held here are "The United States Auto Club National Championship", "World Touring Car Championship" and "Superbike World Championships".
In 2004, Formula One driver Rubens Barrichello made a record of the fastest ever pole position lap in 1:20.089 sec at Monza.
In 2010, Monza Superbike World Championship, Max Biaggi, an Italian rider set a record of fastest ever motorcycle lap in 1:42.121 sec.
The maximum speed recorded here with a Formula One car is 358 kilometres per hour, and this was achieved in the year 2015.