Bikernieki Circuit

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Bikernieki Circuit
Location Flag of Latvia svg.png Riga, Latvia
Bikernieki Circuit.png
Events Formula 1
Surface Asphalt
Turns 14
Record Time 1:08.084
Record Driver Flag of Austria svg.png Niki Lauda
Record Team Flag of the United Kingdom svg.pngWilliams-Ford
Series F1
Car Ferrari 312T

The Bikernieki Circuit is a permanent motor racing venue located in Riga, Latvia, the country's only permanent racing facility. As part of the Soviet Union, the venue hosted the Soviet Grand Prix from 1976 onwards. However, the first Grand Prix would be marred with tragedy, as reigning world champion Niki Lauda was tragically killed after a collision at turn 6.