Description This was probably the most exciting Slovak track, with woods, drops, fast corners, level crossing (with railways to mines), passage through a village and a bridge, where a fatal accident occurred in 1972. Surface was mixed, with asphalt, bricks and concrete sections. At first it was used for local races, but quickly it grown up and it hosted international motorcycle races and CzechoSlovak F.3. Cars had their last event in 1969, when one driver crashed after the finish and injured 32 spectators. The track was closed after 1972, both for fatal accident just mentioned, and because there was mine machinery in the way.
Location Sebedražie - Trenčiansky kraj - Západné Slovensko
Location In mining area, between Prievidza and Cigeľ. Up to 1992 it was in Czechoslovakia
Latitude - Longitude + 48°44'14"     + 18°37'42"
48.737222     18.628333
UTM Coordinates X = 325625.983  -  Y = 5400958.229  -  Zone 34U
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Altitude AMSL 315 m - 1033 ft
Inauguration 1964
Closing August 13th 1972
Sources and links (Translation) (**)
(1) English ForumForum --> Europe --> More countries --> SVK - Slovak tracks [ENG]
(2) English layout
(3) English (...)The Motorsport Memorial

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Cigelsky okruh
Description Cigelsky okruh means ’Cigeľ circuit’
Years 1964÷1972
Direction Anticlockwise   Anticlockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit YES
Type Road course
Inauguration 1964
Closing August 13th 1972
Last update of this page April 25th 2009
Info last update  
Distinctive points Sebedražie - Baňa Cigeľ
length 5147  m 16886  ft 3.198  mi   (1)
length 5205  m 17078  ft 3.235  mi Calculated from aerial photo (*) (2)
Width 6  m 20  ft      (1)
Difference in level 67  m 220  ft      (1)

Prievidza, Cigelsky okruh

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Date Track layout Years Description by Map by Thanks to Note
April 25th 2009 Cigelsky okruh 1964÷1972 Guido de Carli     Update Description
April 23rd 2009 Cigelsky okruh 1964÷1972 Guido de Carli Guido de Carli David Griac (jpm) New Description with map
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