RAFAELA (1926)
Not to be confused with Rafaela (1919) - Rafaela (1920÷1924) - Rafaela (1925) - Rafaela (1927÷1928) - Rafaela (1929÷1930) - Rafaela (1935) - Rafaela (1936÷1941) - Rafaela (1947, Parque) - Rafaela (1947÷1951) - Rafaela, Autódromo / Báscolo
Description For 1926 500 miles race a new road oval circuit nearly 38 km long was used for the first time. This circuit used normal country roads and it had two long straights, four right angle corners and two shorter straights.
Location Rafaela
S - Santa Fé - Centro
Latitude - Longitude (approx) - 31°12'27"     - 61°28'35"     (approx)
-31.2075     -61.476389     (approx)
UTM Coordinates (approx) X = 645145.215  -  Y = 6546401.406  -  Zone 20J     (approx)
Aerial photo / Map (*) Aerial photo / Map (*) OpenStreetMap  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Google Maps  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Bing Maps  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Flash Earth  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Wikimapia
Altitude AMSL (approx) 100 m - 328 ft    (approx)
Inauguration June 6th 1926
Closing August 29th 1926
Sources and links (Translation) (**)
(1) Argentinian Spanish Historia Deportiva del Automovilismo Argentino Author: Alfredo Parga - Published by: La Nación - Published in: Argentina - year: 1995
(2) Argentinian Spanish Fuerza Libre 1919-1942 Author: Guillermo Sanchez - Published by: Bonvivant - Published in: Buenos Aires - year: 2008
(3) Argentinian Spanish Las 500 Millas Argentinas de Rafaela Author: Horacio Agustín Baldo, María Elena Baldo - Published by: Ediciones del Corredor Austral - Published in: Provincia de Córdoba, Argentina - year: 2003 - ISBN: 9872065632
(4) Argentinian Spanish ForumForum --> Latin America --> Argentina --> Circuitos Argentinos [ESP] (with description)
(5) Argentinian Spanish
(6) Argentinian Spanish in brief (page still exists, but contents has changed)
(7) Argentinian Spanish Automundo 69/1966 [Publishing date: August 31st 1966]
(8) Argentinian Spanish Automundo 116/1967Article by Juan R Bascolo, "Por los caminos del tiempo" [Publishing date: July 25th 1967]
(9) Argentinian Spanish Automundo 117/1967Article by Juan R Bascolo, "Por los caminos del tiempo" [Publishing date: August 1st 1967]
(10) Argentinian Spanish Automundo 118/1967Article by Juan R Bascolo, "Por los caminos del tiempo" [Publishing date: August 8th 1967]
(11) Argentinian Spanish Automundo 119/1967Article by Juan R Bascolo, "Por los caminos del tiempo" [Publishing date: August 15th 1967]
(12) Argentinian Spanish Autos de Epoca 11/1999 (page 44)See article by Jorge Augé Bacqué, "500 Millas de Rafaela. El reino de la velocidad" [Publishing date: March 1999]

(*) 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.

Rafaela (1926)
Description 500 miles evet was raced on 21 complete laps plus a section 8495 m long in order to complete exact distance

First Rafaela 500 was curiously divided into two heats, the second one more than two months after the first.
The race started on June 6th, but te race was suspended due to a heavvy rain. New start was given only on August 29th, when the full distance was completed.
Years 1926
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Dirt Road course
Inauguration June 6th 1926
Closing August 29th 1926
Last update of this page September 14th 2010
Info last update  
Distinctive points  
length 37.905  km    23.554  mi Full circuit (4)
length 8495  m 27871  ft 5.279  mi Extra section to complete 500 miles (4)

Date Track layout Years Description by Map by Thanks to Note
September 14th 2010   1926 Guido de Carli   Luis Alberto González Update Description
January 20th 2007   1926 Guido de Carli     New Description without map
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