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PIRITA-KOSE-KLOOSTRIMETSA
Description Road circuit used from 1933 to 1939 for motorbike and car races, including Estonian GP. It was reopened in 1962 for motorbikes and 1997 for cars.

In 1982 there were many rumors about a F.1 GP in Sovit Union, at Moscow or Leningrad. At beginning of 1983, also thanks to many problems of these proposals, Estonia proposed itself for hosting GP: they printed some documentation about "Tallin ’83 - Vormel 1". During a visit in 1986 it seems that the track needed a lot of works in order to satisfy F.1 requirements: the traks goes through two bridges to be widened, a wood and some houses should be removed in order to have room for paddock. I think that 1986 layout was a little different to the one shown in my map, in Pirita Kurv section, where new start/finish line should have been located.
Location Pirita, Kose, Kloostrimetsa - Harjumaa - Põhja-Eesti
Location Between Pirita, Kose and Kloostrimetsa, 6 km North-East from Tallin
From 1940 to 1991, Estonia was part of USSR (Soviet Union)
Latitude - Longitude + 59°27'50"     + 24°50'54"
59.463889     24.848333
UTM Coordinates X = 378062.446  -  Y = 6593680.587  -  Zone 35V
Aerial photo / Map (*)  Google Maps  -    Bing Maps  -    Flash Earth  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) New Kosmosnimki
Altitude AMSL 26 m - 85 ft
Inauguration 1933
Closing  
Designer  
Sources and links (Translation) (**)
(1) English forums.autosport.com (...)Autosport.com Bulletin Board --> The Nostalgia Forum --> Kalevi track
(2) Estonian www.hns.ee/Racing/skeem3.htm
(3) English www.kolumbus.fi/leif.snellman/t7.htm#PIRITATHE GOLDEN ERA OF GRAND PRIX RACING - track description
(4) English www.racingcircuits.netMotor Racing Circuits Database
(5) English www.silhouet.com/motorsport/tracks/piritako.htmlThe GEL Motorsport - Tracks Around The World
(6) Russian www.ussr-autosport.ru/tracks/pirita.html
(7) Russian www.ussr-autosport.ru/tracks/pirita.htmlFootage of the circuit now (2007)
(8) Italian Autosprint 22/1964 (page 31)
(9) Italian Rombo 4/1983 (page 37)
(10) Italian Rombo 14/1984 (page 41)Short description
(11) Italian Rombo 10/1986 (page 42)First eventual soviet GP will be at Tallin - map and description of the track
(12) Italian Rombo 13/1989 (page 42)Circuit improved, will it host F.1?

(*) 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.

Kalevi Circuit
Description In 1933 (and maybe in following years too) only approx. 2/3 of the track were tarmac, the rest was made of sand. Start/finish line was in the section no longer in use today, more or less close ti Uus Kurve (top right on the map)
Years 1933÷1939
Direction Anticlockwise   Anticlockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit YES
Type Road course
Inauguration 1933
Closing 1939
Last update of this page February 6th 2007
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 6761  m 22182  ft 4.201  mi   (5)
length 6761  m 22182  ft 4.201  mi   (4)

Pirita-Kose-Kloostrimetsa
Description This circuit had only a small section in common with the 1933÷1939 one; remaining part was shifted East (right on the map) inside the valley of Pirita river. For this reason, the circuit included a number of considerable slopes.
Years 1959÷?
Direction Anticlockwise   Anticlockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit YES
Type Road course
Inauguration 1959
Closing  
Last update of this page February 6th 2007
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 8566  m 28104  ft 5.323  mi   (5)
Min width 6  m 20  ft      (1)
Max width 8  m 26  ft      (1)

Pirita-Kose-Kloostrimetsa
Description Track layout very similar to 1959 one.
Years 1962÷1964
Direction Anticlockwise   Anticlockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit YES
Type Road course
Inauguration 1962
Closing 1964
Last update of this page February 6th 2007
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length (approx) 9000  m 29528  ft 5.592  mi   (8)
length 8648  m 28373  ft 5.374  mi   (5)
Min width 6  m 20  ft      (1)
Max width 8  m 26  ft      (1)

Kalevi Circuit
Description Track very similar to the pre-war one, it was used at the same time that 8.6 km circuit was in use
Years 1960÷1962
Direction Anticlockwise   Anticlockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational  
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit YES
Type Road course
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page February 6th 2007
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 6755  m 22162  ft 4.197  mi   (5)
Min width 7  m 23  ft      (1)
Max width 8  m 26  ft      (1)

Kalevi Circuit
Description Circuit was shortened by excluding Kalmistu Kurv replacing it with Uus kurb (= the new curve).
The circuit was temporary closed in 1977 because of rebuiliding of the bridge over the Pirita. Motorcycle racing was resumed there later.

According to Racingcircuits.net, Uus Kurv was added only in 1970s, while from 1965 to 197? Plangu Kurv was a left bend for joiing directly the following straight
Years 1965÷...
Direction Anticlockwise   Anticlockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational  
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit YES
Type Road course
Inauguration January 1st 1965
Closing  
Last update of this page February 6th 2007
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points Kose Kurv - Ambrose Kurv - Kloostrimetsa Kurv - Ambrose Mägi - Plangu Kurv - Uus Kurv - Tagasirge - Sur ’S’ - Pirita Kurv - Rummu Kurv - Väika ’S’ - Kose Sirge
length 6000  m 19685  ft 3.728  mi   (2)
length 6000  m 19685  ft 3.728  mi   (4)
length 6026  m 19770  ft 3.744  mi   (5)
Min width 10  m 33  ft      (2)

Pirita-Kose-Kloostrimetsa - Kalevi Circuit - 1963÷...

Pirita-Kose-Kloostrimetsa - Kalevi Circuit - 1963÷...


Latitude - Longitude: + 59°27'50", + 24°50'54"
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Updates
Date Track layout Years Description by Map by Thanks to Note
February 10th 2008   1962÷1964 Guido de Carli     Update Description
February 6th 2007     Guido de Carli        
June 9th 2006     Guido de Carli   Roelard Smit Update Description
August 21st 2005     Guido de Carli     Update Description
August 15th 2005     Guido de Carli     Update Description
October 19th 2004   1959÷? Guido de Carli     New Description
October 19th 2004 Kalevi Circuit 1965÷... Guido de Carli     New Description
October 16th 2004     Guido de Carli     New Description with map
August 9th 2002     Guido de Carli     Update Description
Not all eventual updates issued in last years are already visible in this list

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