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MESSINA, LAGHI DI GANZIRRI
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Description  
Location Granatari
ME - Messina - Sicilia
Location Around Lago Grande (Big Lake), some km north of Messina, in the north-east corner of Sicily.
Latitude - Longitude + 38°15'49"     + 15°37'58"
38.263611     15.632778
UTM Coordinates X = 555357.023  -  Y = 4235253.174  -  Zone 33S
Aerial photo / Map (*)  Google Maps  -    Bing Maps  -    Flash Earth  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Portale Cartografico Nazionale  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Visual Pagine Gialle
Altitude AMSL 5 m - 16 ft
Inauguration July 19th 1958
Closing July 18th 1971
Designer  
Sources and links (Translation) (**)
(1) English wsrp.wz.cz/nonchamp1956.html#87
(2) English www.milermeter.com/?r=2517016Track layout
(3) English www.milermeter.com/?r=2517071Track layout
(4) Italian Autosprint 39/1968 (page 14)Percorso trofeo Scarfiotti (usa anche il circuito dei laghi Ganzirri)
(5) Italian Autosprint 22/1969 (page 8)Gare rinnviate dall’8 giugno al 13 luglio, ma si torna a correre dopo anni
(6) Italian Autosprint 27/1969 (page 11)Tornano le corse a Ganzirri
(7) Italian Autosprint 29/1971 (page 28)Brevissime notizie all’interno dell’articolo sull’incidente mortale
(8) Italian Autosprint 30/1971 (page 14)Analisi dell’incidente mortale, con mappa della curva incriminata
(9) Italian Notiziario CSAI 6/1958 (page 20)Track description. CSAI (Commissione Sportiva Automobilistica Italiana) is the sporting section of ACI (Automobil Club d’Italia), member of FIA. [Publishing date: June 1958]

(*) 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.

Circuito dei Laghi di Ganzirri
Description Street track used for 10 ore di Messina (Messina’s 10 hours) on July 19th-20th 1958. Maybe the same circuit was used also in 1957 and at least until 1960 (maybe also later), while from 1953 to 1956 another circuit was used: it was in Messina’s harbour area, in town center.

Start/finish line was at Granatari. I think that the circuit I draw is exact because its length is right and in this area there are no opporiunities to have another circuit 6.2 km long. I’m not sure that direction was anticlockwise.

I don’t know if these sources are referred to slighlty different track layout or if this difference is due to a mistype
Years 1957?÷1964?
Direction Anticlockwise   Anticlockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Road course
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page January 26th 2009
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points Granatari - Due Torri - Pozzicello - Ganzirri - Salina - Margi - Torre Faro - Granatari
length 6020  m 19751  ft 3.741  mi   (1)
length 6200  m 20341  ft 3.853  mi   (9)
length 6042  m 19824  ft 3.755  mi Calculated from aerial photo (*) (3)

Circuito dei Laghi di Ganzirri
Description I have no info about this track in 1960s, but during 1969 season a spectator died because of a crash. On July 18th 1971 5th Premio Messina was raced on a circuit 3400 m long. A severe crasch occurred and two spectators died, so this circuit was never more used.
Map previously shown here has been deleted because it was wrong. Current map is to be confirmed
Years 1969?÷1971
Direction Anticlockwise   Anticlockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Road course
Inauguration  
Closing July 18th 1971
Last update of this page January 26th 2009
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 3400  m 11155  ft 2.113  mi   (7)
length 3271  m 10733  ft 2.033  mi length calculated from average speed (2)

Messina, Circuito dei Laghi di Ganzirri 1957?÷1964?

Messina, Circuito dei Laghi di Ganzirri 1957?÷1964?

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Messina, Circuito dei Laghi di Ganzirri ...÷1971 (to be confirmed)

Messina, Circuito dei Laghi di Ganzirri ...÷1971 (to be confirmed)

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Latitude - Longitude: + 38°15'49", + 15°37'58"
If the aerial photo is not visible, you have to zoom out by clicking (maybe more then once) button ’-’ in top left corner

Updates
Date Track layout Years Description by Map by Thanks to Note
January 26th 2009     Guido de Carli Guido de Carli   Update Description with map
August 18th 2005     Guido de Carli     Update Description
April 24th 2004     Guido de Carli Guido de Carli   Update Description with map
June 11th 2003     Guido de Carli Guido de Carli   New Description with map
Not all eventual updates issued in last years are already visible in this list

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