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ARG - ARGENTINA
POTRERO DE LOS FUNES
Not to be confused with San Luis, Hernandez / Pairetti
Description Semipermanent mountainous road circuit used only in 1987 and from 2008 (completely revamped). This circuit mustn’t be confused with circuito Rosendo Hernández / Carlos Pairetti opened in 2003

According to The Motorsport Memorial, in 1986 (and maybe more) a race was held on another road circuit, different from this one. I know nothing about it. Damian Vega doesn’t recall any national race in 1986 in the whole San Luis province, but he can’t rule out some local races.

Description 1987by Damian Vega, translation into English is mine
It was used only once on August 15th 1987 for a Turismo Carrettera (Touring cars) race, the most popular serie in Argentina. Unfortunately this race was afflicted by a fatal crash: two spectators were hit and killed by a car that went off of the track during a preliminary race (heat?). In final race, a driver (I don’t remember his name) had a crash too, but he survived, even if seriously hurt.

In August 2007 FIA announced that in 2008 FIA GT World Championship will have an event here. The race has been scheduled on November 23rd 2008
Location Potrero de los Funes
D - San Luis - Nuevo Cuyo
Location Approx. 10 km - 6 mi North East of San Luis
Latitude - Longitude - 33°13'41"     - 66°14'00"
-33.228056     -66.233333
UTM Coordinates X = 757823.882  -  Y = 6320017.639  -  Zone 19H
Aerial photo / Map (*)  Google Maps  -    Bing Maps  -    Flash Earth
Altitude AMSL 966 m - 3169 ft
Inauguration August 15th 1987
Closing  
Designer  
Sources and links (Translation) (**)
(1) Argentinian Spanish mail, note Mail from AGE dated December 27th 2004
(2) Argentinian Spanish mail, note mails from Damian Vega dated December 6th and 10th 2005
(3) Italian English ForumForum --> Latin America --> Argentina --> Potrero de Los Funes [ITA ENG]
(4) Spanish es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Circuito_de_Potrero_de_los_FunesWikipedia
(5) English forums.autosport.com (...)Autosport.com Bulletin Board --> Racing Comments --> The FIA GT include Argentina, in 2008.
(6) Argentinian Spanish www.cuyonoticias.com/content/view/4635/36
(7) English www.fiagt.com/eventdetail.php?season=2008&event=10
(8) English www.fiagt.com/gallery.php?event=53&season=2008Photos of circuit under construction
(9) English www.motorsportmemorial.org/query.php?db=ct&q=circuit_a&n=San%20LuisThe Motorsport Memorial
(10) Argentinian Spanish www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?p=19227829SkyscraperCity --> Latin American Forums --> Latinscrapers --> Foros Sudamericanos --> Foro Argentino --> Foros generales --> Proyectos
(11) Argentinian Spanish www.thef1.com/foro/historia/privmsg.php?folder=inbox&mode=read&p=6785
(12) Italian SportAutoMoto 35/2007Sro announces an ageement with Potrero de Los Funes
(13) Argentinian Spanish www.fiagtsanluis.com/index.htmlOfficial 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.

Potrero de los Funes
Description  
Years 1987
Direction  
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Road course
Inauguration August 15th 1987
Closing August 15th 1987
Last update of this page September 18th 2007
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 6186  m 20295  ft 3.844  mi   (6)
length 6206  m 20361  ft 3.856  mi    
Width 9  m 30  ft      (6)

Potrero de los Funes
Description At beginning of 2008 circuit is under renovation. Track layout is nearly the same, but three chicane are added and corner located at fork of the track, near the bridge area, is changed,
Years 2008÷...
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational  
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Road course
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page October 18th 2008
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 6200  m 20341  ft 3.853  mi   (10)
length 6249.85  m 20505  ft 3.884  mi   (13)
Width 14  m 46  ft      (13)
Width 15  m 49  ft      (6)
Min width 12  m 39  ft      (10)
Max width 16  m 52  ft      (10)

Potrero de los Funes 1987

Potrero de los Funes 1987


Location: - 33°13'41", - 66°14'00"
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 2014     Guido de Carli     Update Description
October 18th 2008 Potrero de los Funes 2008÷... Guido de Carli   Lorenzo Tommasi Update Description
May 31st 2008     Guido de Carli   Lorenzo Tommasi Update Description
September 17th 2007     Guido de Carli   Michele Capozzolo Update Description
July 8th 2007     Guido de Carli     Update Description
December 10th 2005     Guido de Carli   Damian Vega Update Description
December 6th 2005     Guido de Carli   Damian Vega Update Description
December 28th 2004     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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