Zolder

Country:
Belgium
Location:
Heusden-Zolder, Limburg
Description

Zolder will always be remembered as the circuit at which Gilles Villeneuve died during qualifying for the 1982 Belgian Grand Prix. A memorial stands above the pits as a constant reminder. Even before 1982 it was an unloved venue – narrow, rough, hard on brakes, and littered with chicanes. Zolder was renovated in 1986, adding another chicane at the point where Villeneuve crashed. The FIA GT Championship and Champ Car World Series have both visited and Zolder held the Formula 3 Masters in 2007 and 2008 while Zandvoort had too many races on its calendar due to its noise restrictions. A 24-hour race was introduced in 1983 and that has developed into an annual highlight.