Published On: Sun, Jan 15th, 2017

New Yucatan auto racetrack to inaugurate with Formula 4 Jan. 27-29

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From Jan. 27-29, the presence of the double world champion of Formula 1, the Brazilian Emerson Fittipaldi, will mark the fourth date of the serial Formula 4 Nacam, with the Great Prize of Yucatán, in what will be as well the inauguration of the Yucatan Emerson Fittipaldi International Raceway, located in KM 24 of the Mérida-Progreso Highway.

Flavio Abed, director of F4 in Mexico, emphasized the importance of this new racetrack, which he assured will be one of the 3 most important of Mexico.

Undoubtedly having the Formula 4 in Yucatan is to be applauded, as it is the most important category in Latin America, behind Formula 1, and which runs in European, Asian and Oceania countries, such as Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Russia, Japan and Australia.

Racing legend Emerson Fittipaldi will be on hand for the inaugural race at the new Yucatan auto track. (PHOTO:

Racing legend Emerson Fittipaldi will be on hand for the inaugural race at the new Yucatan auto track. (PHOTO:

The drivers participating in this circuit are Calvin Ming, from Guyana, who leads the championship with 126 points; José Sierra, of Mexico, who is second, with 112 points; and Alexis Carreño, also from Mexico, third, with 94.

Brazil will run Enzo Fittipaldi, son of Emerson, and for Colombia, Santiago Lozano. Also competing will be the Mexicans Luis Alfonso Pérez, Andrés Gutiérrez, Giancarlo Vecchi, Manuel Sulaimán, Moisés de la Vara, Jorge Herrera, Alexandra Mohnhaupt, Sergio Martínez, Alejandro Berumen, Daniel Forcadell, José Manuel Villalta, Jorge Contreras, Jorge Abed, Marcus Vicario and Alex Serví.

With this, the championship of the Nacam FIA Formula 4 Zone expands its horizons in its second season. The new Yucatan International Race Track, located in the Yucatan capital, with a course just completed and practically still fresh paint, will host during the weekend of Jan. 27-29 cars of the next talents of international motorsports.

For the new Internacional de Yucatán Emerson Fittipaldi project, expert hands were required to design it with international quality standards, advised by Omdai-FIA. The result is a circuit of 15 curves, 3.5 km long and 15 m wide. Although still lacking the license and agreements with other major championships, the property is suitable for Super Touring, Nascar and even Moto GP.

In its main straight of 750 meters racecars can reach speeds close to 260 kph, and the track will be Formula 4’s seedbed for new talents, who run for the first time later this month.




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