Address: Autódromo Parque Provincia del Neuquén, 8309 Centenario, Neuquén, Argentina
Circuit type: Permanent road course
The Autódromo Parque Provincia del Neuquén is a modern circuit opened in 2009 near to the town of Centenario in Argentina's Neuquén Province. The circuit was built by the provincial government on land donated by the Asociación Automovilística Centenario Competición, which was created in 1982 to organize and promote motorsport locally.
The site covers some 190 hectares and construction of the circuit took 24 months. First to sample the new facility were Juan Manuel Silva and Norberto Fontana, who lapped the completed course in their Honda and Toyota TC2000 touring cars.
The same year the circuit hosted a round of the TC2000 series, although the weather gods decided to make it a hectic affair. Qualifying had to be suspended with 10 minutes to go when high winds forced a halt to proceedings, creating scrambled grid. On race day, the heavens opened, though the race finished with a drying track, with Mariano Werner winning for Toyota.
The circuit was part of the TC2000 for a further years, before the Turismo Carretera became the main attraction in subsequent years, while the Top Race V6 made a solitary appearance in 2013.
The Autódromo Parque Provincia del Neuquén is located to the west of the town of Centenario in Neuquén Province. The nearest airport is Presidente Perón International Airport at Neuquén, around 30 minutes to the south of the track.
The circuit is located close to Provincial Route 7, to the west of Centenario and north of Neuquén. Turn off Provincial Route 7 at the large sign for the circuit, then follow the unsurfaced road west to the circuit entrance. As with many roads off the highway, there is little in the way of signposting, so take a map with you if you can!
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