VIR 1957 - Di Corsa

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    Virginia International Raceway (VIR) is a prominent motorsports facility located in Alton, Virginia, USA. Known for its challenging and picturesque track layout, VIR has a rich history that dates back to the mid-20th century. It has become a beloved venue for racing enthusiasts and has hosted a wide range of motorsport events throughout its existence.


    The story of VIR begins in 1957 when a group of enthusiasts, led by a local tobacco farmer named Harvey Siegel, decided to build a racetrack on a former World War II military base. The site was strategically chosen due to its scenic landscape, undulating terrain, and proximity to major cities like Richmond and Greensboro.


    Construction of the track began in 1959, and VIR officially opened its doors in August 1957. The original track layout was a 3.27-mile circuit known as the "North Course." It featured challenging corners, fast straights, and sweeping elevation changes, making it a favorite among drivers.

    Throughout the 1960s and 1970s, VIR gained recognition as a premier racing destination, hosting various motorsport events, including professional sports car races, endurance races, and motorcycle races. It quickly became known for its friendly atmosphere and excellent facilities.

    However, financial difficulties in the late 1970s led to VIR's closure in 1974. The track fell into disrepair and remained dormant for nearly three decades, with nature gradually reclaiming the once-thriving venue.


    In 1998, a new group of investors, led by Harvey Siegel's sons, purchased the property with the goal of resurrecting VIR. They embarked on an extensive restoration project, bringing the track back to its former glory while preserving its historic character.


    The revived VIR opened its gates to the public in 2000, featuring a reimagined track layout that combined the original "North Course" with additional sections to create a challenging and versatile 3.27-mile circuit. The track now included the "South Course," the "Patriot Course," and the "Full Course" configurations, catering to a wide range of motorsport disciplines.

    Since its revival, VIR has regained its status as a premier racing facility, hosting numerous high-profile events such as the American Le Mans Series, IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, and MotoAmerica Superbike Championship. It has also become a popular venue for club racing, driving schools, and automotive testing.


    Beyond its racing heritage, VIR offers a host of amenities for visitors, including luxury accommodations, dining options, and even an onsite karting track. The facility's picturesque setting, surrounded by rolling hills and lush forests, adds to the overall appeal for both racers and spectators.


    Today, Virginia International Raceway stands as a testament to the enduring spirit of motorsports and the passion of those who sought to revive it. With its rich history, challenging track layout, and scenic beauty, VIR continues to captivate racing enthusiasts from around the world, ensuring its place as one of America's most beloved motorsport destinations.


    Omologato are proud partners of VIR


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    Also available with Italian Rally Black Leather strap

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    TECH SPEC 

    Case : Stainless Steel - Black IP Plated 316L 41MM diameter - 10mm depth. Lugg to lugg 49mm

    Glass : Flat sapphire lens with anti-reflective coating 

    Details : White dial with VIR Green subdial and tachymeter  

    Strap : 22m Italian VIR Racing Green leather rally strap with contrast stone stitching 

    ATM : 10 ATM water resistant

    Movements : Seiko VK64 Meca-Quartz Chrono Date Movements