Road Atlanta is a motorsport road course boasting a challenging 2.54-mile track set in the rolling hills of northeast Georgia. With its diverse combination of turns and straights, the course is ideal for high-speed testing and racing.
Nearest track of a similar category is VIRginia International Raceway (497 kilometers away).
The Road Atlanta Circuit is one of the most demanding racetracks in the United States, offering drivers a challenging combination of 11-turns and many elevation changes.
The Road Atlanta Circuit had its inaugural race in 1970 and has hosted events in all major motorsports series including NASCAR, Formula One, and the World Endurance Championship.
The current lap record for the Road Atlanta Circuit is held by Brazilian driver Rubens Barrichello, who set it in 2013 with a time of 1:09.829 during a Grand-Am race.
The Road Atlanta Circuit has earned the nickname “the roller coaster” because of its series of fast and slow corners, elevation changes, and frequent chicanes.
The Road Atlanta Circuit is home to the popular Petit Le Mans endurance race, which began in 1998 and has been held every year since.
The Road Atlanta Circuit has been featured in video games, including Gran Turismo 4, Forza Motorsport 4, and Project CARS 2.
During its life time, the Road Atlanta Circuit has had undergone several renovations to keep up with the changing demands of motorsports and technology.
The circuit is known to have high tire and engine wear, making it a challenging race for drivers and teams.
The pit lane at Road Atlanta stretches from turn four to turn five and is the longest pit lane on any racetrack in the United States.
The Road Atlanta Circuit was the first race track in the world to successfully conduct a medical evacuation by helicopter, which happened in 1984.