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#1 Barry Boor

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Posted 24 February 2004 - 19:41

Following brief correspondence with Guido, I am opening the question to all.

Does anyone have any track details on this road circuit used for various races (even F.2 - won by Rindt) from the 1960's?

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#2 Rob29

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Posted 25 February 2004 - 09:12

Not F2 but won by Rindt in 1963 for Formula JUNIOR.

#3 gdecarli

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Posted 27 February 2004 - 15:23

Until 1960s many street circuit were used in Romagna, region from Imola to Adriatic Sea. Cesenatico was one of them, but there were some more.
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):

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  • 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.
In 1972 a new permanent circuit was opened in this area: Autodromo Santamonica at Misano Adriatico.

Any info about all these tracks (but Misano, that is quite well-known!) is welcome!

Ciao,
Guido

#4 Darren Galpin

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Posted 04 January 2005 - 08:43

Cesenatico in Italy hosted a Formula Junior race on the 2nd April 1961. It was a 2.75 km street circuit. However, I haven't seen any other mentions of this circuit - was it used before or since? Does anyone have a map of the circuit at all?

#5 RAP

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Posted 04 January 2005 - 09:01

It was mainly a motor cycle racing venue. I'm no expert in this area but, for example, at the Easter 1960 event (for the Italian Championships) the winners were Gary Hocking 125 MV; Carlo Ubbiali 250MV; John Surtees 500 MV.
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#6 Rob29

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Posted 04 January 2005 - 11:38

GP Racing Facts &Figures lists 4 events all FJ.-60 miles
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

#7 gdecarli

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Posted 08 January 2005 - 00:04

Few days ago I discovered that Cesenatico circuit was famous for its Curva Kamikaze.
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.

Ciao,
Guido

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


#8 Barry Boor

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Posted 08 January 2005 - 08:39

This is another one of my long-wanted track maps.

Does anyone have old Autosprints? Surely there was a map in there.

#9 gdecarli

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Posted 10 January 2005 - 22:21

I tried to draw a map. but I'm quite sure it's only a draft... (click to open my page, where I wrote few info I have) :

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Ciao,
Guido

#10 Barry Boor

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Posted 10 January 2005 - 22:29

Cor, Guido, if you are anything like correct, they must take the prize for the most unimaginative race track of all time!

#11 gdecarli

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Posted 30 May 2006 - 08:38

Hello,

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.

Ciao,
Guido

#12 gdecarli

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Posted 30 May 2006 - 08:42

Hello,
I have just uploaded on my site, 1971 layout, used for a motorbike race:

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I think that 1960s layout used for car races were shorter, but I have no more info.

There is another thread open here on TNF about this circuit.

Ciao,
Guido

#13 Vitesse2

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Posted 30 May 2006 - 08:48

Originally posted by Barry Boor
Cor, Guido, if you are anything like correct, they must take the prize for the most unimaginative race track of all time!

Nimes wasn't exactly full of exciting features!