GRE - GREECE
CORFU / ΚΈΡΚΥΡΑ
Description Street circuit similat to Montecarlo, used from 1959 to 1971 in two different layouts, both for car and motorbike races. Long circuit was always used, but in 1967 when a shorter track was used. Now (2004) there is a porposal for a F.3 race there, using a cirucit quite similar to the 1967 one.

The Italian drivers Leto di Priolo, Alfa Romeo test driver, and Alberto Nicosia participated in the early 1960s. The Italian motorcyclist Perone won there in 1970 with Matchless and Franco Trabalzini in 1971 with Gilera 500 Saturno.

Revival 2005
(description by Nikos A. Tsentikopoulos)
On March 26th 2005 the Motorcycle Club of Corfu organized a revival of the street circuit. It was not a real revival because the track was not closed to traffic. Nevertheless the riders run at relatively high speed 3 laps of the circuit. It was a sensation! Special guest was the Italian Gianni Perrone, winner of 1971 (I think he was second in 1970), who brought with him and raced the very winning motorcycle of 1971 and other models as well. Check out www.kelemo.gr (in Greek) for nice photos of the event. As far as I know they will repeat the event in 2006. You know, there’s a serious movement for the revival of the circuit.
Location Kerkyra - Corfu - Isole Ionie / Ionian Islands
Location Corfu (Kerkyra in Greek), on the same Greek island in the Ionian Sea
Latitude - Longitude + 39°37'20"     + 19°55'30"
39.622222     19.925
UTM Coordinates X = 407733.628  -  Y = 4386380.951  -  Zone 34S
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 1 m - 3 ft
Inauguration 1959
Closing 1971
Designer  
Sources and links (Translation) (**)
(1) English mail, note All info were e-mailed by Nick A. Tsentikopoulos on April 17th 2004 and February 6th 2006
(2) Greek oasis.fortunecity.com/bondi/216/afieromata/rally/rally.html
(3) Greek www.rally.gr/default.asp?menu_code=iera-terata&article_id=2337
(4) Greek www.rally.gr/default.asp?menu_code=iera-terata&article_id=2394

(*) 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.

Corfu / Κέρκυρα
Description  
Years 1959÷1966 & 1968÷1971
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit YES
Type Street course
Inauguration 1959
Closing 1971
Last update of this page October 22nd 2007
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length (approx) 3500  m 11483  ft 2.175  mi   (1)

Corfu / Κέρκυρα
Description  
Years 1967
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit  
Motorbike circuit  
Type Street course
Inauguration 1967
Closing 1967
Last update of this page October 22nd 2007
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length (approx) 2600  m 8530  ft 1.616  mi   (1)

Corfu / Κέρκυρα
Description  
Years 2004
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal Proposal  YES
Proposal not developed  
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Street course
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page October 22nd 2007
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length (approx) 2400  m 7874  ft 1.491  mi   (1)

Corfu (all)

Corfu (all)


Corfu 1959÷1966 & 1968÷1971

Corfu 1959÷1966 & 1968÷1971


Corfu 1967

Corfu 1967


Corfu, 2004 proposal

Corfu, 2004 proposal



Updates
Date Track layout Years Description by Map by Thanks to Note
February 19th 2006     Guido de Carli   Nikos A. Tsentikopoulos Update Description
November 9th 2005     Guido de Carli   Lorenzo Tommasi Update Description
April 22nd 2004   1959÷1966 & 1968÷1971 Guido de Carli     Update Description
April 22nd 2004   1967 Guido de Carli     Update Description
April 22nd 2004   2004 Guido de Carli     Update Description
April 20th 2004   1967 Guido de Carli Guido de Carli   New Description with map
April 20th 2004   2004 Guido de Carli Guido de Carli   New Description with map
April 20th 2004   1959÷1966 & 1968÷1971 Guido de Carli Guido de Carli   New Description with map
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