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CERRINA RACE TRACK
SORRY, SOME DATA ARE NOT TRANSLATED YET
Not to be confused with Orbassano (6 ore)
Description  
Location Bruino
TO - Torino - Piemonte
Location Between Bruino and Rivalta Torinese, near to Orbassano

Karting Club Cerrina
Via Piossasco-Rivalta 23
Bruino (Torino) ITALIA
Latitude - Longitude + 45°00'01"     + 7°29'20"
45.000278     7.488889
UTM Coordinates X = 380901.893  -  Y = 4984091.956  -  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 297 m - 974 ft
Inauguration  
Closing  
Designer  
Sources and links (Translation) (**)
(1) Italian mail, note Thanks to Alessandro Di Gregorio who sent me map, photo and infos; he is author of tracks description.
(2) Italian ForumForum --> Europe --> Italy --> ITA Cerrina Race Track, Bruino [ITA]
(3) Italian Autosprint 48/1970 (page 32)Dopo 10 anni riaprirà il kartodromo. In arrivo anche il mondiale 1971?
(4) Italian Autosprint 16/1971 (page 47)I mini autodromi arrivano dal karting (con mappa)
(5) Italian Autosprint 22/1971 (page 21)(senza mappa)
(6) Italian Autosprint 36/1971 (page 28)Problemi di soldi
(7) Italian Autosprint 45/1971 (page 20)Lavori di allargamentoin vista per il 1972
(8) Italian Autosprint 29/1972 (page 32)Cresce l’affitto, chiude la pista?
(9) Italian Autosprint 32/1972 (page 9)Foto delle ultime gare, si chiude
(10) Italian Autosprint 36/1972 (page 49)Problemi di soldi (rubrica La Posta)
(11) Italian Autosprint 9/2007 (page 79)On March 5th 2007 racing activity start again
(12) Italian www.cerrinaracetrack.comOfficial 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.

Cerrina
Description In 1970 it was announced that this track would have been reopened after 10 years, so this means that it was built between late 1950s and early 1960s.
In September 1971 there was a proposal for lengthen the circuit towards North, where there was already a track that could have been used. There were economical problems and I don’t know if this proposal was never developed. Few weeks later (October 1971?) some changes were rumoured: the track should have been widened up to 11 m - 36 ft, a new straight should have been opposite to start/finish one and safety should have been improved. In 1972 it hosted European Kart Championship, then probably the circuit was closed because of economical problems. Blue map is older (I don’t know its date) and is quite approximated; the red one is updated on June 22nd 1999. Track was modified in 2001.
Direction to be confirmed: in 1999 it was clockwise, but possibly in 1970s it was anticlockwise.

In 1971, during kart world championship (100 cc) american drivers used the first Goodyear tyres 7.10" wide: they were so good that some drivers said that "it seemed to drive a F.1".
Alessandro Di Gregorio reported me an opinion by Beppe Gabbiani about this track: «The only time I went to Cerrina it was during world championship won by Goldstein over Hans Heyer. At that time this track was one of the best ever (today it could be compared to S.Pancrazio)»
Years ...÷1971÷2000
Direction Anticlockwise   Anticlockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Kart track
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page April 15th 2007
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 1170  m 3839  ft 0.727  mi   (3)
length (approx) 1200  m 3937  ft 0.746  mi   (12)
Width 10  m 33  ft      (3)

Cerrina Race track
Description Since 1999 the circuit was used for not professional karting events only. Track was modified in 2001 in order to create e slower section, more suitable for kart for hire. At the end of 2005 safety was improved by installing new catch fences. Today (2005) it is used by karts (races, private tests for hire), Supermotard, motorbike for hire (i.e. Ducati from Turin in 2003) and safety driving school. On aerial photos I think I can recognize a small circuit (blue on the last map), separated from the main one, but I don’t know what it is. On March 5th 2007 racing activity restarts again after a very long stop


Description by Alessandro Di Gregorio
  • SuperMotard Track: Layout used for SuperMotard races (I’m not completely sure about thi sinfo, as motorbikes used also some dirt sections close to the track and somewhere they cut some corner of the circuit) and by events and meetings.
  • Kart Track (long circuit): Layout used for more powerful kart for hire (and I think also for some event or test of 100 and 125 kart)
  • Kart Track (short circuit): Layout used only by kart for hire and maybe for road education lessons. External edge of some corners are approximated, because they are made with tyre walls.
  • Kart Track (night hire): Layout used only by kart for night hire
  • Abandoned sections: I have never seen the use of this sections. I noticed a chicane on the higher section of the track, but it’s closed by tyres, and a short straight just before the bend before start/finish straight. I think the latter is a residue of the old layout used in 1970s.
Years 1999÷...
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational  
Car Circuit  
Motorbike circuit  
Type Kart track
Inauguration 1999
Closing  
Last update of this page February 26th 2008
Info last update March 3rd 2007
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 1010  m 3314  ft 0.628  mi   (11)
length 490  m 1608  ft 0.304  mi Approximated length: minimum value (12)
length 1000  m 3281  ft 0.621  mi Approximated length: maximum value (12)
Min width 8  m 26  ft      (12)

Cerrina ...÷2000

Cerrina ...÷2000

Cerrina ...÷2000


Cerrina Race Track 2001÷... Kart (short course)

Cerrina Race Track 2001÷... Kart (short course)

Cerrina Race Track 2001÷... Kart (short course)

Cerrina Race Track 2001÷... Kart (short course)

Cerrina Race Track 2001÷... Kart (short course)


Location: + 45°00'01", + 7°29'20"
If the aerial photo is not visible, you have to zoom out by clicking (maybe more then once) button ’-’ in top left corner

PHOTOS

Taken in 2003 by Alessandro Di Gregorio and reproduced with his kind permission

Photos by Alessandro Di Gregorio - 2003
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Last corner and pits area; in background last 3 corners and probably a section of the old layout   


Updates
Date Track layout Years Description by Map by Thanks to Note
October 27th 2010     Guido de Carli   Piero Vanzetti Update Description
April 15th 2007     Guido de Carli     Update Description
March 3rd 2007 Cerrina Race track 1999÷... Guido de Carli        
June 17th 2006 Cerrina Race track 1999÷... Guido de Carli Guido de Carli Alessandro Di Gregorio Update Description with map
June 17th 2006 Cerrina ...÷1971÷2000 Guido de Carli Guido de Carli Alessandro Di Gregorio Update Description with map
October 20th 2005     Guido de Carli     Update Description
July 29th 2005 Cerrina ...÷1971÷2000 Guido de Carli   Alessandro Di Gregorio Update Description
April 25th 2005 Cerrina ...÷1971÷2000 Guido de Carli     Update Description
April 23rd 2005 Cerrina Race track 1999÷... Guido de Carli Guido de Carli Alessandro Di Gregorio Update Description with map
January 13th 2005 Cerrina ...÷1971÷2000 Guido de Carli     Update Description
January 13th 2005 Cerrina Race track 1999÷... Guido de Carli     Update Description
July 26th 2004 Cerrina Race track 1999÷... Guido de Carli     Update Description
July 26th 2004 Cerrina ...÷1971÷2000 Guido de Carli     Update Description
July 25th 2004 Cerrina ...÷1971÷2000 Guido de Carli     Update Description
May 28th 2004 Cerrina ...÷1971÷2000 Guido de Carli Guido de Carli   Update Description with map
May 24th 2004 Cerrina Race track 1999÷... Guido de Carli   Alessandro Di Gregorio New Photos (on this site)
May 24th 2004 Cerrina Race track 1999÷... Guido de Carli Guido de Carli   New Description with map
May 24th 2004 Cerrina ...÷1971÷2000 Guido de Carli     Update Description
May 21st 2004 Cerrina ...÷1971÷2000 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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