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TORINO, CIRCUITO DEL PINO
Not to be confused with Stupinigi - Torino - Torino 1976 - Torino Aeritalia (Abarth) - Torino, Lingotto - Torino, Mirafiori - Torino, Piazza d’Armi - Torino, Valentino
Description Road circuit that on January 26th 1908 hosted Circuito dell’Esposizione (Exhibition Circuit), an event for voiturette organized by the A.C. Turin on the occasion of the fifth International Exhibition and won by Giuppone on a Peugeot.

The next race that I know of is the Spring Criterium of the Moto Club of Turin (Grand Prix de Champagne), held on March 29th 1914. In May 1914 the circuit was already defined as "a classic", so it was probably used some more times before.

From 1914 to 1921 (with a break due to first world war) it hosted the Italian motorcycle Grand Prix.

In June 1922 it hosted the 4th Circuito del Pino: according to La Stampa Sportiva it was awarded as 1922 Italian Motorcycle Grand Prix too, while according to other sources the last edition was the 1921 one, because the more important Italian motorcycle event from 1922 was Grand Prix of Nations, held at Monza.

Start/finish line in 1908 and 1922 was near last houses of the Madonna del Pilone (close to Turin), then the circuit went on the Strada del Pino (uphill), Chieri (downhill), La Ressa (Sella La Rezza, uphill), San Mauro Torinese (downhill) and back to the Madonna del Pino. In 1908 the road conditions were good, with the exception of a short section in the Bardassano climb and the section between San Mauro and Turin. In the Italian motorcycle Grand Prix on May 31st 1914 start/finish line was in Chieri, at the Ponte del Muretto.

I have no more news.
Location Pino Torinese
TO - Torino - Piemonte
Location On the hills East of Turin
Latitude - Longitude (approx) + 45°02'00"     + 7°46'00"     (approx)
45.033333     7.766667     (approx)
UTM Coordinates (approx) X = 402850.869  -  Y = 4987393.125  -  Zone 32T     (approx)
Aerial photo / Map (*) Aerial photo / Map (*) Google Maps  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Bing Maps  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Flash Earth  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Portale Cartografico Nazionale  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Visual Pagine Gialle
Altitude AMSL (approx) 550 m - 1804 ft    (approx)
Inauguration January 26th 1908
Closing June 1922
Designer  
Sources and links (Translation) (**)
(1) Italian La Stampa 24/1908 (page 4) [Publishing date: January 24th 1908]
(2) Italian La Stampa 70/1914 (page 6) [Publishing date: March 11th 1914]
(3) Italian La Stampa 87/1914 (page 5) [Publishing date: March 28th 1914]
(4) Italian La Stampa 147/1914 (page 4) [Publishing date: May 29th 1914]
(5) Italian La Stampa 150/1914 (page 5) [Publishing date: June 1st 1914]
(6) Italian La Stampa Sportiva 3/1921 (page 3) [Publishing date: June 19th 1921]
(7) Italian La Stampa Sportiva 26/1922 (page 5) [Publishing date: June 25th 1922]

(*) 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.

Circuito del Pino
Description  
Years 1908÷1922?
Direction Anticlockwise   Anticlockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit YES
Type Road course
Inauguration January 26th 1908
Closing June 1922
Last update of this page May 4th 2021
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points Madonna del Pilone - Strada del Pino - Pino Torinese - Chieri - La Ressa (Sella La Rezza) - Bardassano - San Mauro Torinese - Madonna del Pilone
length 36.7  km    22.805  mi   (5)
length 37.62  km    23.377  mi   (7)

Circuito del Pino
Description Layout used at least for Criterium Primaverile del Moto Club di Torino (Grand Prix de Champagne), held on March 29th 1914
Years 1914
Direction Anticlockwise   Anticlockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit  
Motorbike circuit YES
Type Road course
Inauguration March 29th 1914
Closing March 29th 1914
Last update of this page May 4th 2021
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points Madonna del Pilone - Pino Torinese - Chieri - Baldissero - La Ressa (Sella La Rezza) - Madonna del Pilone
length 33.7  km    20.941  mi   (2)





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May 4th 2021     Guido de Carli     Update Description
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