SEN - SENEGAL
DAKAR (1952 ÷ 2005)
Not to be confused with Dakar (2006)
Description The first 6 heures de Dakar (Dakar 6 hours) was raced on March 3rd 1952 on a street circuit located on the brand new highway. Following editions were held in 1953÷1964, 1973÷1981 and 1993÷2005. Track layout was more or less unchanged for all these editions or it was slighly changed only at both ends.
2006 6 heures was raced on another circuit, because pont de Hann (Hann Bridge) was pulled down and it was not possible to use the traditional circuit.
Location Dakar - Dakar - Dakar
Location On an urban motorway at Dakar
Latitude - Longitude + 14°44'01"     - 17°26'24"
14.733611     -17.44
UTM Coordinates X = 237290.238  -  Y = 1630285.823  -  Zone 28P
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 8 m - 26 ft
Inauguration March 3rd 1952
Closing May 8th 2005
Designer  
Sources and links (Translation) (**)
(1) Italian English ForumForum --> Africa --> African Countries --> Senegal - Dakar [ITA ENG]
(2) English tbk.fameflame.dk (...)Forum tbk.fameflame.dk --> Motorsport Photos --> Google Maps/Earth sat. images of circuits
(3) French www.ausenegal.com/sport/6heures2005.htm
(4) English www.milermeter.com/?r=1520994Track layout
(5) English www.milermeter.com/?r=1521006Track layout
(6) English www.racingcircuits.netMotor Racing Circuits Database
(7) English www.silhouet.com/motorsport/tracks/dakar.htmlThe GEL Motorsport - Tracks Around The World

(*) 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.

Dakar
Description  
Years ...÷1954÷1956÷...
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Road course
Inauguration 1954
Closing 1956
Last update of this page January 4th 2008
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 10460  m 34319  ft 6.5  mi   (7)
length 10402  m 34127  ft 6.464  mi   (6)
length 10711  m 35140  ft 6.655  mi Calculated from aerial photo (*) (4)

Dakar
Description  
Years ... ÷ 2001÷2005
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Street course
Inauguration  
Closing 2005
Last update of this page January 4th 2008
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 4263  m 13986  ft 2.649  mi Calculated from aerial photo (*) (5)

Dakar ...÷1954÷1956÷...

Due to technical problems, temporarily it’s no longer possible to see the circuits on Google Maps embedded in the current page.
This feature will be restored as soon as I figure out how to do (any help would be appreciated!)

See this track layout with Google Earth - milermeter.com
(milermeter.com can be used in your browser, without installing anything; Google Earth is a program that must be installed in your computer)
(Map shown here above can show at the same time all eventual layouts drawn. If you want to see only some of them, please go to Google Maps or Google Earth, by clicking on its own link)


Dakar ... ÷ 2001÷2005

Due to technical problems, temporarily it’s no longer possible to see the circuits on Google Maps embedded in the current page.
This feature will be restored as soon as I figure out how to do (any help would be appreciated!)

See this track layout with Google Earth - milermeter.com
(milermeter.com can be used in your browser, without installing anything; Google Earth is a program that must be installed in your computer)
(Map shown here above can show at the same time all eventual layouts drawn. If you want to see only some of them, please go to Google Maps or Google Earth, by clicking on its own link)



Updates
Date Track layout Years Description by Map by Thanks to Note
January 4th 2008     Lorenzo Tommasi Lorenzo Tommasi   New Map
February 16th 2007     Guido de Carli        
Not all eventual updates issued in last years are already visible in this list
 
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