Pannonia Ring - Circuit that has almost everything except top events
Pannonia Ring is a modern racing venue near the town of Sarvar in western Hungary, near the Austrian border.
Challenging track that lacks big events
This interesting circuit was opened in 1997. Before construction, the main idea was that the circuit will host mainly motorcycle races but over the years some cars racing championships also visited Pannonia Ring. Sadly, this venue was overlooked by all major racing series despite being one of the safest in the region thanks to its wide runoffs.
Another interesting fact is that the layout is much more exciting and challenging than Hungaroring, country’s most popular venue, which hosts many great events, including Formula 1 Hungarian Grand Prix.
Pannonia Ring originally was the track that could be driven in both directions. In 2014, curbs were installed and now could be driven only clockwise.
Facts about Pannónia Ring
The 4.749 km long track is pretty flat, with a width of 11 to 13 meters, and 18 turns. Apart from the main race course, there is also a 1.071 km long cart track which also could be used for motorcycle racing. Transponder time measurement is at F1 standard.
The facilities are at pretty high level. There is a 35.000 m2 paddock, pit lane with 35 separate pits, control tower with administration office, medical center, restaurant and guesthouse with 25 double rooms, training rooms for workshops and meeting, as well as a helicopter landing site. One thing that this circuit definitely lacks is the adequate and proper grandstand.
This circuit is a popular venue for testing but also it is available at affordable prices for both motorbikes and cars racing enthusiasts.
Getting there and accommodation
Getting to Pannonia Ring is relatively easy despite there is no major international airport nearby. The nearest airport is in the Austrian capital Vienna, some 130 km from the circuit. The airport in Slovakian capital Bratislava is around 150 km from the circuit, just as the airport in the Austrian city of Graz. Ferenc Liszt airport in Budapest is around 220 km from the circuit.
Apart from the Paddock Hotel at Pannonia Ring, the visitors have limited accommodation options. Probably the best solution is to look for accommodation in Sarvar, around 15 minutes drive from the circuit.
Youtube video – Aerial view at Pannoniaring
Address: Pannonia Racing Kft, H-9512 Ostffyasszonyfa, Hungary
Phone: +36 95 394 300