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#1 Darren Galpin

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Posted 10 February 2003 - 09:05

I was speaking to a friend of the family who was born in Poland, and she remembered her mother going to watch motorcycle races on a street track in Gdynia before WW2. She didn't remember any cars racing there though. Were there car races there? Does anyone know anything at all about the circuit?

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#2 anjakub

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Posted 10 February 2003 - 19:15

Before WW2 in Gdynia raced only motorcycles.
Near Gdynia took place only one auto race - Wyscig o Puchar Baltyku (Baltic Cup).

Wyscig o Puchar Baltyku
August 2, 1931
Track: from Jastrzebia Góra to Wielka Wies. Track length: 7 km.
Winners:
Category race: Henryk Liefeldt (Austro Daimler) 3m04s330 = 136,7 km/h
Category sport: Jerzy Widawski (Austro Daimler) 3m14s620 = 129,6 km/h
Category tourist: Maria Kozmian (Austro Daimler) 3m40s470 = 114,3 km/h


After WW2 in 1957 on Gdynia's streets took place the second round of the Polish racing championship.

Polish racing championship
Gdynia, October 6, 1957
Track length: 2600 m
Winners:
Class 750: Stanislaw Jablonski (SAM-BMW 750)
Class 1300: Konstanty Krajewski (SAM-Simca Flash)
Class 1600: Longin Bielak (SAM-Simca Flash)
Class over 1600: Michal Nahorski (Triumph TR2)

Note: SAM = self-built