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Cascavel


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Country:Brazil 
Opened:1973
Country:Brazil 
Opened:1973
Country:Brazil 
Opened:1973

The Autódromo Internacional Zilmar Beux de Cascavel, to use the circuit’s full name adopted in 2012, was the third permanent paved circuit to open in Brazil when it staged its first races in 1973.

Capitalising on the popularity of street races in the nearby town in the 1960s, by 1970 a group of individuals, led by circuit designer Zilmar Beux, had built up enough funding to construct the circuit.

The first circuit, which opened in 1970, was laid out as a dirt track in the rich dark brown soil. When the Paranaense Automobile Federation banned dirt track racing in 1973 on safety grounds, the circuit was quickly paved and racing resumed.

However, Beux, so instrumental in the establishment of the circuit, found himself being overlooked by local mayor and racer Pedro Muffato, to whom the local press was attributing the circuit’s success, resulting in him walking away from running the circuit.

The circuit soon became one of the main Brazilian motorsport venues. In 1999, an awkward chicane was added before the plunging downhill Bacião corner. The South American Super Touring championship made its only visit that year.

The early 2000s saw little investment and after 2000, even the Stock Car Brasil series stayed away.

Finally, renewal came in 2012 after the circuit, then run by the Automobile Club of Cascavel, was donated by Beux’s son Miguel, the Chairman of the organisation, to the city administration, which widened and resurfaced the entire circuit, improved runoff areas and built a new pitlane complex after the original first corner.

This saw the return of Stock Car Brasil from 2012 to 2021, whilst the circuit acquired its current name in honour of its founding father.

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Cascavel touring car race winners

Series
Year
Round
Layout
Driver
Entrant
Car
TCR SA
2024
Paladini Racing
Toyota Corolla GRS TCR
TCR SA
2024
Squadra Martino
Honda Civic Type-R FK7 TCR
TCR BR
2024
Paladini Racing
Toyota Corolla GRS TCR
TCR BR
2024
2
Full
W2 Pro GP
CUPRA Leon Competición TCR
TCR SA
2023
Cobra Racing Team
Toyota Corolla GRS TCR
TCR SA
2023
PMO Motorsport
Lynk & Co 03 TCR
SASTC
1999
Quadrifoglio Corse
Alfa Romeo 156 TS
SASTC
1998
EF Racing
Peugeot 406

Note: Data valid for period between 25th Oct 1998 and 26th May 2024