Address: Circuit 9, Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Circuit type: Permanent road course
Haiti's only permanent motor racing facility has operated under a number of different names over the years, but is currently most commonly known as Circuit 9 - presumably a reference to its location next to Route 9. Also known as Circuit d'Haiti and also briefly Circuit Mobil, the track has had periods of abandonment, but recent renovations have seen it become fully active once more.
The complex offers motor racing enthusiasts of all kinds a chance to practice their chosen sport and has become a gathering place for all local speed buffs. It describes itself as having a main objective "to provide its customers with an unforgettable experience in motor sport" - and thanks to its various courses, it is quite likely to succeed. As well as the main 1.354 mile racing circuit, Circuit 9 also boasts a drag strio, separate kart track, motorcross track and a course designed for quads, ATVs and buggies.
The twisty main course is unlikely to win any awards for smoothness or safety any time soon - indeed, at times it resembles more of a rallycross track than a permanent asphalt circuit - but given Haiti's precarious economic, political and social situation, this is unlikely to change substantially any time soon. Nevertheless, the facility boasts a full calendar of events, including a local touring car series, promoted through its Facebook page.
Circuit 9 is a motor sports complex in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The nearest airport is Port-au-Prince international, which is just five minutes away from the circuit.
The facility is located a short distance from the airport road, between Routes 1 and 9.
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