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FRANCIACORTA (AUTODROMO BONARA)
Description Track built inside an abandoned gravel quarry. Works begun on July 19th 1999 and it was partially opened in 2005 or 2006. Since 2008 it has CSAI and Fia Grade 2 certification, but the target is an extension and FIA Grade 1 certification within 2014
Location Castrezzato
BS - Brescia - Lombardia
Location Between Castrezzato and Bargnana
Latitude - Longitude + 45°30'50"     + 10°00'01"
45.513889     10.000278
UTM Coordinates X = 578129.239  -  Y = 5040526.108  -  Zone 32T
Aerial photo / Map (*)  Google Maps  -    Bing Maps  -    Flash Earth  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Portale Cartografico Nazionale  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Visual Pagine Gialle
Altitude AMSL  
Inauguration  
Closing  
Designer  
Sources and links (Translation) (**)
(1) Italian ForumForum --> Europe --> Italy --> ITA - Autodromo di Franciacorta [ENG] (with map of supermoto layout too)
(2) Italian www.csai.org/autodrom.htm
(3) Italian www.grigneme.it (...)Photos taken during construction
(4) Italian www.pistalibera.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=1328#1328Photos taken during construction
(5) Italian www.pistalibera.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=3308#3308Photos taken during construction
(6) Italian www.pistalibera.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=5349#5349Photos taken during construction
(7) Italian www.pistalibera.org/forum (...)
(8) Italian Autosprint 2/2009 (page 80)Map and description
(9) Italian Autosprint 50/2009 (page 56)
(10) Italian www.autodromodifranciacorta.itOfficial website

(*) NOTE: a complete and detailed view of the circuit can be found (if available) on Street View by Google Maps and/or Bird's Eye and 3D views by Bing Maps for Enterprise (former Microsoft Virtual Earth): both can be reached using their own link in Aerial photo / Map cell.

(**) For on-line not-English speaking sources, click on each small flag and you open the corresponding Google Translator page with automatic translation.

Autodromo di Franciacorta
Original proposal
Description  
Years  
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal Proposal  YES
Proposal not developed YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit YES
Type Permanent
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page April 4th 2006
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 3042  m 9980  ft 1.89  mi Long circuit (2)
length 3200  m 10499  ft 1.988  mi Long circuit (10)
length 1150  m 3773  ft 0.715  mi Short circuit (10)
length 2400  m 7874  ft 1.491  mi Medium Circuit (10)

Autodromo di Franciacorta - Daniel Bonara
Description Till now (begin of 2008) only short course has been built; medium and long courses are still to be developed
Years 2007
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit YES
Type Permanent
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page February 27th 2008
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 1501  m 4925  ft 0.933  mi Short circuit (10)
length 2500  m 8202  ft 1.553  mi Later extension (10)
length 3500  m 11483  ft 2.175  mi Later extension (10)
Width 12  m 39  ft      (10)
Total area 50  hectares 500000  m² 123.551  acres   (10)

Autodromo di Franciacorta - Daniel Bonara
Description  
Years 2008
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational  
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit YES
Type Permanent
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page January 17th 2009
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 1683.58  m 5524  ft 1.046  mi Short circuit (8)
length 3300  m 10827  ft 2.051  mi Later extension (8)
length 4500  m 14764  ft 2.796  mi Later extension (8)
length 2519.28  m 8265  ft 1.565  mi Medium Circuit (10)
Width 12  m 39  ft      (10)
Straight length 519.08  m 1703  ft 0.323  mi Start finish straight (10)
Straight length 199.79  m 655  ft 0.124  mi Straight between turn 4 and turn 5 (10)
Straight length 443.34  m 1455  ft 0.275  mi Straight between turn 11 and turn 12 (10)
Max. gradient (uphill) 3  % 1.7  °        (10)
Max. gradient (downhill) 4.5  % 2.6  °        (10)
Bend minimum radius 16  m 52  ft      (10)
Max minimum radius 43.6  m 143  ft    Short circuit (10)
Max minimum radius 90  m 295  ft    Medium Circuit (10)
Total area 50  hectares 500000  m² 123.551  acres   (8)

Autodromo di Franciacorta - Daniel Bonara
Description  
Years 2008
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational  
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit YES
Type Supermoto
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page November 17th 2009
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  

Franciacorta (Autodromo Bonara)
Extension proposed
Description Extension with FIA Grade 1cartification, to be built within 2014
Years  
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal Proposal  YES
Proposal not developed  
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Permanent
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page December 15th 2009
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 4001  m 13127  ft 2.486  mi   (9)

Autodromo di Franciacorta, 2003 proposal: long course

Autodromo di Franciacorta, 2003 proposal: long course

Autodromo di Franciacorta, 2003 proposal: long course

Autodromo di Franciacorta, 2003 proposal: long course


Latitude - Longitude: + 45°30'50", + 10°00'01"
If the aerial photo is not visible, you have to zoom out by clicking (maybe more then once) button ’-’ in top left corner

PHOTOS

Photos by Guido de Carli - October 25th 2003
Click on thumbnail to open original large photo

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Photo of track site. It isn’t possible to understand track layout yet.   


Updates
Date Track layout Years Description by Map by Thanks to Note
December 15th 2009     Guido de Carli     Update Description
November 17th 2009 Autodromo di Franciacorta - Daniel Bonara 2008 Guido de Carli   Roelard Smit Update Description
January 17th 2009 Autodromo di Franciacorta - Daniel Bonara 2008 Guido de Carli     Update Description
September 17th 2004 Autodromo di Franciacorta   Guido de Carli     Update Photos (link)
May 22nd 2004 Autodromo di Franciacorta   Guido de Carli     Update Photos (link)
November 7th 2003 Autodromo di Franciacorta   Guido de Carli Guido de Carli   Update Map
October 29th 2003 Autodromo di Franciacorta   Guido de Carli     Update Description
October 29th 2003 Autodromo di Franciacorta   Guido de Carli     Update Photos (link)
October 25th 2003 Autodromo di Franciacorta   Guido de Carli     Update Photos (link)
December 7th 2002 Autodromo di Franciacorta   Guido de Carli     Update Description
October 8th 2002 Autodromo di Franciacorta   Guido de Carli     New Description without map
Not all eventual updates issued in last years are already visible in this list

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