Posted 24 February 2004 - 19:41
Does anyone have any track details on this road circuit used for various races (even F.2 - won by Rindt) from the 1960's?
Posted 25 February 2004 - 09:12
Posted 27 February 2004 - 15:23
I have very few info about:
- Cesenatico: 2750 m in 1963, according to F2 register
- Circuito del Savio: south of Ravenna, used in two different layouts in 1920s. It's famous for a win by Enzo Ferrari and a meeting with Lady Baracca, who give him "cavallino" used by his famous son, Francesco Baracca. I tried to guess layout of the shorter circuit (click to open my page):
- Faenza: listed on racingcircuits.net, I know nothing about
- Forlì: listed on racingcircuits.net, I know nothing about
- Imola: first used in 1954 (IIRC), it became a permanent track in 1979. Maybe a street circuit was used before.
- Milano Marittima: used for sure for Italian Motorbike Championship (in 1960s?), no more info
- Riccione: listed on racingcircuits.net, I know nothing about
- Rimini: used for sure for Italian Motorbike Championship (in 1960s-1970s?), maybe also by cars. In 2003 there was a revival of this circuit. I wrote to organizer: the circuit that they used in 2003 is a shorter version of the old one that included also Lungomare Claudio Tintori and Lungomare Augusto Murri until Piazza Tripoli and maybe also Viale Giovanni Pascoli. More info on racingcircuits.net forum; Dan has also a map of 2003 layout.
Any info about all these tracks (but Misano, that is quite well-known!) is welcome!
Posted 04 January 2005 - 08:43
Posted 04 January 2005 - 09:01
Posted 04 January 2005 - 11:38
1960-C.Smith CooperBMC;T.Taylor Lotus-Ford;M.McKee-Lotus-Ford85.98mph
1961-J.Siffert Lous Ford;D.Piper LotusFord;Rigamonti Osca-Fiat 70.86
1962-J.Siffert Lotus Ford;D.Hitches Lola Ford;O.Govoni Cooper Ford 73.45
1963-J.Rindt Cooper Ford;'Geki'De Sanctis Ford;C.Manfredini Wainer Ford 74.57
Posted 08 January 2005 - 00:04
After some search in Google, I discovered that this circuit was used by motorbike from 1958 to 1971 and it was 3.6 km long.
Start/Finish line was in front of Grand Hotel, viale Carducci; Curva Kamikaze is the first corner. On April 4th 2004 there was a revival and they used a short circuit 1200 m long, that used some section of the old circuit. So in 2004 after Kamikaze corner they went in via del Mille, viale Roma and back in viale Carducci .
I have no time to check all these names on a map, but I think it's possible to draw a map of 2004 map and maybe to try to guess the old circuit layout.
Sources (both articles in Italian) :
romagnasport.it, from Il Resto del Carlino - April 1st 2004
Emilianet: A Cesenatico il motomondiale degli anni '60 - April 2nd 2004
Posted 08 January 2005 - 08:39
Does anyone have old Autosprints? Surely there was a map in there.
Posted 10 January 2005 - 22:29
Posted 30 May 2006 - 08:38
yesterday I have just edited my map, so the picture above shows 1971 layout. I think in previous years the layout was different (shorter), but I have no more infos.