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MANTORP PARK
Description Sixth permanent circuit in Sweden. It was built by MK Scandia, Linköping, that set up a proper company named AB Mantorp Park. At first they thought to name the circuit Mantorp Ring, then the Swedish driver Joakim Bonnier suggested to name it Mantorp Park, because there were too many Rings and because the circuit was born as a motor racing park. The drack was designed by Lars Olof Larsson, MK Scandia sporting director and it was slighly modified by Bonnier, at that time a driver very concerned in circuit safety. FIA approval was given by Pietezr Nortie. Start/finish straight is 500 m - 1640 ft long (200 m - 656 ft of them after start/finish line); opposite straight is 850 m - 0.528 mi long and it can be used also as a landing strip. There were two safety run of areas, the first at the end of the long straight and the second at tle last corner. In 1974 it was closed because economical reasons, I don’t know when it was reopened. In 1980 or 1981 - after a fatal crach in late 1970s - it was changed by adding a chicane, because that there was a big rock on that run off area and it was not possible to remove it. Short track was not built yet.
Location Linköping
E - Östergötland - Östra Mellansverige
Location 20 km from Linköping, between Halsingborg and Stockholm
Latitude - Longitude + 58°22'05"     + 15°17'03"
58.368056     15.284167
UTM Coordinates X = 516624.157  -  Y = 6469723.266  -  Zone 33V
Aerial photo / Map (*)  Google Maps  -    Bing Maps  -    Flash Earth  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Eniro
Altitude AMSL 92 m - 302 ft
Inauguration August 31st 1969
Closing  
Designer  
Sources and links (Translation) (**)
(1) Italian (page 201)Author: Tommaso Tommasi - Published by: Arnoldo Mondadori Editore - Published in: Italia - year: 1973
(2) English w1.875.telia.com/~u87527956/history.htmMantorp Park GPL project
(3) English www.racefoto.se/Racetrackssidan/Tracks.htmlTracks in Scandinavia by Racefoto Bengt-Åce Liljevind
(4) Italian Autosprint 11/1969 (page 3)Sixth permanent circuit in Sweden is opened
(5) Italian Autosprint 21/1969 (page 20)Map and main data
(6) Italian Autosprint 35/1974 (page 62)
(7) Italian Autosprint 38/1981 (page 36)
(8) Swedish www.motorevents.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.

Mantorp Park
Description See main description
Years 1969÷1980?
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Permanent
Inauguration August 31st 1969
Closing  
Last update of this page February 27th 2004
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 4098  m 13445  ft 2.546  mi   (2)
length 4270  m 14009  ft 2.653  mi   (1)
length (approx) 4100  m 13451  ft 2.548  mi Approximated length (4)
Width 14  m 46  ft    Start finish straight  
Width 23  m 75  ft    Opposite straight  
Min width 10  m 33  ft      (1)
Difference in level 18  m 59  ft       
Straight length 500  m 1640  ft 0.311  mi Start finish straight  
Straight length 850  m 2789  ft 0.528  mi Opposite straight  
Total area 70  hectares 700000  m² 172.972  acres   (4)

Mantorp Park
Description Between 1980 and 1981 (I don’t know when) a chicane was added, because that there was a big rock on that run off area and it was not possible to remove it. Later it was modified several times.
Years  
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational  
Car Circuit  
Motorbike circuit  
Type Permanent
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page April 22nd 2004
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  

Mantorp Park
Description  
Years 2000÷...
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational  
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Permanent
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page September 7th 2007
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 3106  m 10190  ft 1.93  mi Long circuit (2)
length 1868  m 6129  ft 1.161  mi Short circuit (2)

Mantorp Park 1969÷1980?

Mantorp Park 1969÷1980?


Mantorp Park 1981, long course

Mantorp Park 1981, long course

Mantorp Park 1981, long course


Latitude - Longitude: + 58°22'05", + 15°17'03"
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Updates
Date Track layout Years Description by Map by Thanks to Note
May 16th 2006   1969÷1980? Guido de Carli     Update Description
February 22nd 2006     Guido de Carli     Update Description
March 10th 2005   1969÷1980? Guido de Carli     Update Description
April 22nd 2004     Guido de Carli     Update Description
April 22nd 2004   1969÷1980? Guido de Carli     Update Description
April 22nd 2004   1969÷1980? Guido de Carli     New Description
February 27th 2004     Guido de Carli     Update Description
February 27th 2004   1969÷1980? Guido de Carli Guido de Carli   New Description with map
October 18th 2003     Guido de Carli Guido de Carli   New Description with map
October 6th 2003     Guido de Carli     New Description
Not all eventual updates issued in last years are already visible in this list

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