SOCHI AUTODROM EVENTS ARCHIVE
TCR INTERNATIONAL SERIES
TCR International Series is an international touring series founded by Marcello Lotti in 2015. Sochi Autodrom has hosted the competition for two years in a row. The TCR participants include Russian drivers and such touring stars as Pepe Oriolla, Gianni Morbidelli, James Nash, Dušan Borković, Stefano Comini and other drivers.
RUSSIAN CIRCUIT RACING SERIES
The Russian Circuit Racing Series (SMP RCRS) is an official competition held in the status of the Russian Championship and Cup. In 2014, the seventh RCRS round became a test race before the Formula 1 Rusian Grand Prix and the first motorsport competition for Sochi Autodrom. In 2015 and in 2016, RCRS rounds were also held at the circuit in Sochi, each time gathering the best drivers from various regions of the country.
The racing series, which has proven itself in national championships of France, Italy and the USA, has been based at Sochi Autodrom since 2014. It is organised by Arctic Energy. The series gained popularity in Russia thanks to its affordability and unified race cars. The participants of the series include such respected masters as nine-time world rally champion Sebastien Loeb, four-time WTCC world champion Yvan Muller, former Formula 1 driver Olivier Panis and many others. Sochi Autodrom regularly hosts Mitjet competitions, and in 2016 the third round of Arctic Cup became a support race at the FORMULA 1 RUSSIAN GRAND PRIX.
MITJET 2L ENDURANCE
On 5 December 2015 Sochi Autodrom hosted an endurance race for the first time. 15 crews took part in the 3.5 hours long first round of MITJET 2L ENDURANCE championship. They covered a distance of about 400 km.
SMP FORMULA 4 CHAMPIONSHIP
The championship organised by the Russian SMP Racing motorsport development programme and Finnish Koiranen GP and supported by the FIA and the Russian Automobile Federation is held in the NEZ (North European Zone) and combines Russia, Finland, Baltic States and Scandinavia. The major objective of SMP Formula 4 Championship is to provide young drivers with an opportunity to test themselves in a Formula racing category. Sochi Autodrom has been hosting these competitions since 2015. In 2016 the Championship was a support race at the FORMULA 1 RUSSIAN GRAND PRIX.
FERRARI RACING DAYS
On July 2-3, Sochi Autodrom successfully hosted the first ever Ferrari Racing Days show in Russia with the record attendance. Over 20,000 people came to the circuit to see international drivers compete in Ferrari Challenge Europe, show runs of cars that belonged to Michael Schumacher, Rubens Barrichello and Fernando Alonso, as well as a presentation of exclusive sportscars of the brand.
SOCHI AUTOSROM RALLY
On April 26, 2015, Sochi Autodrom hosted the Open round of the Russian Classic Rally Cup. This is the first time in the history of the Russian rallying when a circuit has been used. The 275km layout included 12 fast sections with the total distance of 93km. The course outside the circuit ran through the most picturesque mountain roads of Sochi, including difficult winding parts and sections with a height difference of 600 m. Over the two days, the 2015 Sochi Autodrom Rally had over 15,000 spectators.
For the first time Sochi hosted the Russian Triathlon Cup Final in October 2014. The swimming stage took place in the Black Sea, while the cycling and running stages took place at Sochi Autodrom. The IRONSTAR cycling stage in 2015 and in 2016 also took place on the track, and on September 24 the circuit will host the first Russian iron championship - IRONSTAR 226 SOCHI. IRONSTAR is the first triathlon competition in the world to have the cycling stage at the circuit which hosts a Formula 1 Grand Prix.
MAZDA SPORT CUP
From October 29 to November 1, 2014 Sochi Autodrom hosted a round of Mazda Sport Cup - an annual nationwide amateur team championship among the owners of Mazda cars.
SOCHI AUTODROM HALF MARATHON
The circuit has been hosting the Sochi Autodrom Half Marathon since 2014. Thousands of athletes from different countries took part in the run every year. This is the biggest event for the people who love to run in the south of Russia.
REZEPT-SPORT WHEELCHAIR RACING
The first Rezept-Sport Wheelchair Racing event in Russia took place at Sochi Autodrom in 2015. This year the competition is to take place at the circuit on September 28. Wheelchair racing is one of the most exciting Summer Paralympic sports. The participation in this international competition opens up to the athletes the wonderful world of competitiveness and leadership spirit.
OLYMPIC SKY AIR SHOW
The best Russian aerobatic teams and world aerobatic champions performed during the large-scale Olympic Sky air show that took place in the Olympic Park on May 30-31, 2015 to promote a new trend in tourism - Olympic tourism.
The participants of the Formula 3 championships are young drivers seeking to make a transition into higher categories. On November 22, 2014, Sochi Autodrom hosted the final round of the Russian Formula 3 series - Open Masters Formula Cup of Krasnodar Region. On May 30-31, 2015, the motorsport venue once again hosted a Formula 3 round of the Russian Cup.
RUSSIAN ENDURANCE CHALLENGE
On October 16, 2016, Sochi Autodrom hosted a 4-hour Russian Endurance Challenge Club race for the first time ever. 38 drivers, including representatives of Germany, Austria, Latvia and Lithuania, took part in the competition.
RDS CHAMPIONS CUP
On October 21-22, Sochi Autodrom hosted the Russian Drift Series Champions Cup for the first time ever. The best Russian and foreign drivers - RDS champions of different years, winners of the regional series and participants of international competitions - performed on the track, which hosts the Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix every year. The 2016 Russian Drift Series Champions Cup was a real treat for racing fans as well. The spectators saw close pair drifting, high-speed formations, spectacular drifts and, of course, cubic meters of smoke from the wheels.
PUBLIC BUS DRIVERS’ ALL-AROUND CHAMPIONSHIP OF KRASNODAR REGION
On October 28, 2016 Sochi Autodrom hosted the Public Bus Drivers’ All-Around Championship of Krasnodar Region. Bus drivers from municipalities of Krasnodar Region took part in the unusual race and demonstrated their knowledge of traffic rules and driving skills on the Formula 1 track. The organisers prepared for the spectators an entertainment programme including show runs by stunt riders and a state road safety inspection special team.
MAX POWER CARS
The tenth and final round of MaxPowerCars Yokohama Open Cup took place at Sochi Autodrom on October 29-30, 2017. Over 40 owners of fast cars from Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod, Perm, Krasnodar, Sochi, Smolensk, Yekaterinburg and other Russian cities took part in the competition. MaxPowerCars Yokohama Open Cup is an amateur competition, where the participants compete in their own cars. The participants compete for the best lap time, there are no head-to-head battles, which allows to reduce the risk of cars being damaged and participants getting injured.