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SWE - SWEDEN
KARLSKOGA, GELLERÅSEN
SORRY, SOME DATA ARE NOT TRANSLATED YET
Description  
Location Karlskoga
T - Örebro - Östra Mellansverige
Location 250 km from Stockholm, near to Karlstad, Kristineham and Örebro
Latitude - Longitude + 59°23'00"     + 14°30'58"
59.383333     14.516111
UTM Coordinates X = 472509.244  -  Y = 6582837.539  -  Zone 33V
Aerial photo / Map (*)  Google Maps  -    Bing Maps  -    Flash Earth  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Eniro
Altitude AMSL 119 m - 390 ft
Inauguration 1949
Closing  
Designer  
Sources and links (Translation) (**)
(1) Italian (page 199)Author: Tommaso Tommasi - Published by: Arnoldo Mondadori Editore - Published in: Italia - year: 1973
(2) Italian English ForumForum --> Europe --> Northern Europe --> SWE - Karlskoga, Gelleråsen [ITA ENG]
(3) English forums.autosport.com (...)Autosport.com Bulletin Board --> The Nostalgia Forum --> Who designed Karlskoga?
(4) English www.racefoto.se/Racetrackssidan/Tracks.htmlTracks in Scandinavia by Racefoto Bengt-Åce Liljevind
(5) English www.racingcircuits.netMotor Racing Circuits Database
(6) English www.silhouet.com/motorsport/tracks/karlskog.htmlThe GEL Motorsport - Tracks Around The World
(7) Italian Autosprint 21/1969 (page 19)Mappa e dati essenziali
(8) Italian Autosprint 35/1974 (page 62)Will the track be extended in order to host Sweden F.1 GP?
(9) Italian Motosprint 30/1979 (page 27)
(10) English Swedish www.karlskogamotorstadion.comOfficial website

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

Karlskoga, Gelleråsen
Description Road circuit opened in 1949 as a dirt track. In 1952 it was modified and asphalted. New changes were made on 1953 and finally in 1958, when it had layout shown in my map. On August 8th 1970 five spectators died after a crash at Velodromkurvan and the track was closed. In 1973 it was reopened with different layout
Years 1958÷1970
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Permanent
Inauguration  
Closing 1970
Last update of this page September 7th 2007
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points Björkdungskurvan - Velodromkurvan - Hårnålen - Depakurvan
length 3000  m 9843  ft 1.864  mi   (1)

Karlskoga, Gelleråsen
Description The track was reopend in 1973, after three years. My map shows layout used for weden motorbike GP on July 22nd 1979: I don’t know if from 1973 to 1979 the track was modified or if it was unchanged (as I think, even if I have no evidence). After 1978 GP, bikers asked to do some changes to track facilities and to remove banking on hairpin 6. These changes should have been done within 1979 GP, but they weren’t and bikers asked again for 1980 GP, that was never raced. I don’t know when this layout was used for the last time.

After Mantorp Park was closed because of economical reasons, Karlkoga organizers offered to lengthen the track (approx. 1 km longer) in order to host F.1 Sweden GP, I think alternating with Anderstorp. This proposal was never developed. I have no more info.
Years 1973÷...
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational  
Car Circuit  
Motorbike circuit YES
Type Permanent
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page September 7th 2007
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points Björkdungskurvan - Velodromkurvan - Hårnålen - Depakurvan
length 3150  m 10335  ft 1.957  mi   (9)

Karlskoga, Gelleråsen
Description  
Years 1971÷...
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit  
Motorbike circuit  
Type Permanent
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page September 7th 2007
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points Björkdungskurvan - Velodromkurvan - Hårnålen - Depakurvan
length 2530  m 8301  ft 1.572  mi    
length 2530  m 8301  ft 1.572  mi   (5)

Karlskoga, Gelleråsen 1958÷1970

Karlskoga, Gelleråsen 1958÷1970


Karlskoga, Gelleråsen 1973÷...

Karlskoga, Gelleråsen 1973÷...


Latitude - Longitude: + 59°23'00", + 14°30'58"
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Updates
Date Track layout Years Description by Map by Thanks to Note
May 13th 2013     Guido de Carli   micap Update Description
September 21st 2005     Guido de Carli     Update Description
March 10th 2005   1973÷... Guido de Carli     Update Description
October 29th 2004   1958÷1970 Guido de Carli Guido de Carli   Update Description with map
March 10th 2004   1958÷1970 Guido de Carli Guido de Carli   Update Description with map
October 3rd 2002     Guido de Carli     New Description
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