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MAR - MOROCCO
MARRAKECH (WTCC)
Not to be confused with Marrakech
Description Street course that from May 1st to 3rd 2009 hosted a World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) event. After 2010 event promoters ordered to Mr. Tilke a proposal (issued in April 2012) for making the circuit suitable for F.1, in order to be able to host a Moroccan F.1 GP in 2015.
Location Marrakech - Marrakech Medina - Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz
Location  
Latitude - Longitude + 31°35'16"     - 7°59'11"
31.587778     -7.986389
UTM Coordinates X = 596169.121  -  Y = 3495191.084  -  Zone 29R
Aerial photo / Map (*)  Google Maps  -    Bing Maps  -    Flash Earth
Altitude AMSL 496 m - 1627 ft
Inauguration May 3rd 2009
Closing  
Designer D3
D3 Motorsport Development
Sources and links (Translation) (**)
(1) Italian English ForumForum --> Africa --> African Countries --> MAR - Marrakech [ENG]
(2) English www.d3motorsport.com/portfolio/marrakech-morocco
(3) English www.fiawtcc.com/Calendar_03.asp
(4) English www.fiawtcc.com/fiawtcc/sport_sto1762027.shtml
(5) English www.milermeter.com/?r=2416284Track layout
(6) English www.milermeter.com/?r=3701529Track layout
(7) Italian Autosprint 16/2012 (page 34)Marrakech dreams F.1 in 2015 (with aerial view of proposal)
(8) German www.motorsport-total.com/wtcc/news/2008/11 (...) [Publishing date: November 21st 2008]
(9) English www.motorsportcircuitguide.com (...)Motor Sport Circuit Guide [Publishing date: April 6th 2010]
(10) English French www.marrakechgrandprix.comOfficial website

(*) NOTE: a complete and detailed view of the circuit can be found (if available) on Street View by Google Maps and/or Bird's Eye and 3D views by Bing Maps for Enterprise (former Microsoft Virtual Earth): both can be reached using their own link in Aerial photo / Map cell.

(**) For on-line not-English speaking sources, click on each small flag and you open the corresponding Google Translator page with automatic translation.

Marrakech (WTCC)
Description  
Years 2009÷...
Direction Anticlockwise   Anticlockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Street course
Inauguration May 3rd 2009
Closing May 3rd 2009
Last update of this page April 17th 2012
Info last update  
Designer D3
D3 Motorsport Development
Distinctive points  
length 4500  m 14764  ft 2.796  mi   (8)
length 4540  m 14895  ft 2.821  mi   (4)
length 4624  m 15171  ft 2.873  mi   (3)
length 4550  m 14928  ft 2.827  mi Track center line length (10)
length 4548  m 14920  ft 2.826  mi Calculated from aerial photo (*) (5)
Min width 8  m 26  ft      (10)
Max width 15  m 49  ft      (10)

Marrakech (WTCC)
Description Some minor changes have been made to 2009 layout: lower curbs than last year and the "run-off areas" after the turns where a bit widened.
Years 2010÷...
Direction Anticlockwise   Anticlockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational  
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Street course
Inauguration May 2nd 2010
Closing  
Last update of this page May 3rd 2010
Info last update  
Designer D3
D3 Motorsport Development
Distinctive points  
length 4545  m 14911  ft 2.824  mi   (7)
length 4624  m 15171  ft 2.873  mi   (3)
length 4550  m 14928  ft 2.827  mi Track center line length (10)
length 4631  m 15195  ft 2.878  mi Calculated from aerial photo (*) (6)
Min width 8  m 26  ft      (10)
Max width 14  m 46  ft      (10)

Marrakech (all layouts)

Due to technical problems, temporarily it’s no longer possible to see the circuits on Google Maps embedded in the current page.
This feature will be restored as soon as I figure out how to do (any help would be appreciated!)

See this track layout with Google Maps - Google Earth
(Google Maps and milermeter.com can bee used in your browser, without installing anything; Google Earth is a program that must be installed in your computer)
(Map shown here above can show at the same time all eventual layouts drawn. If you want to see only some of them, please go to Google Maps or Google Earth, by clicking on its own link)


Marrakech (2009)

Due to technical problems, temporarily it’s no longer possible to see the circuits on Google Maps embedded in the current page.
This feature will be restored as soon as I figure out how to do (any help would be appreciated!)

See this track layout with Google Maps - Google Earth - milermeter.com
(Google Maps and milermeter.com can bee used in your browser, without installing anything; Google Earth is a program that must be installed in your computer)
(Map shown here above can show at the same time all eventual layouts drawn. If you want to see only some of them, please go to Google Maps or Google Earth, by clicking on its own link)


Marrakech (2010)

Due to technical problems, temporarily it’s no longer possible to see the circuits on Google Maps embedded in the current page.
This feature will be restored as soon as I figure out how to do (any help would be appreciated!)

See this track layout with Google Maps - Google Earth - milermeter.com
(Google Maps and milermeter.com can bee used in your browser, without installing anything; Google Earth is a program that must be installed in your computer)
(Map shown here above can show at the same time all eventual layouts drawn. If you want to see only some of them, please go to Google Maps or Google Earth, by clicking on its own link)


Location: + 31°35'16", - 7°59'11"
If the aerial photo is not visible, you have to zoom out by clicking (maybe more then once) button ’-’ in top left corner

Updates
Date Track layout Years Description by Map by Thanks to Note
April 18th 2012     Guido de Carli     Update Description
May 19th 2010   2010÷... Guido de Carli Peer Risch Peer Risch Update Description with map
May 3rd 2010   2010÷... Guido de Carli Roelard Smit Roelard Smit Update Description with map
March 1st 2010   2009÷... Guido de Carli     Update Description
May 19th 2009   2009÷... Guido de Carli     Update Description
November 28th 2008   2009÷... Guido de Carli Peer Risch Peer Risch Update Description with map
July 4th 2008   2009÷... Guido de Carli   Roelard Smit New Description without map
Not all eventual updates issued in last years are already visible in this list

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