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CASTEL FIRMIANO / SCHLOSS SIGMUNDSKRON
Description Some local sportsmen, pressed by AC Bolzano (Automobil Club Bolzano), proposed to built a new circuit South of Castel Firmiano. This area is quite small, so the track would have had unusual peculiarity, in some way similar to a hillclimb. Track width would have been 9 m, with 6 m more (3 for each side) used as safety area. Since 1972 there were many protests against this proposal, because of environmental impact, and the trak was never built.
Location Castel Firmiano / Schloss Sigmundskron
BZ - Bolzano / Bozen - Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
Location South of Castel Firmiano/Schloss Sigmundskron, South West suburbs of Bolzano/Bozen
Latitude - Longitude (approx) + 46°28'00"     + 11°18'00"     (approx)
46.466667     11.3     (approx)
UTM Coordinates (approx) X = 676588.796  -  Y = 5148469.77  -  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) 395 m - 1296 ft    (approx)
Inauguration  
Closing  
Designer  
Sources and links (Translation) (**)
(1) Italian Autosprint 8/1972 (page 16)

(*) 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.

Castel Firmiano / Schloss Sigmundskron
Description  
Years 1972
Direction  
Progetto Proposal Proposal  YES
Proposal not developed YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Permanent
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page June 11th 2005
Info last update February 1972
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 2800  m 9186  ft 1.74  mi   (1)
Width 9  m 30  ft      (1)
Difference in level 48  m 157  ft      (1)
Straight length 600  m 1969  ft 0.373  mi Start finish straight (1)
Max. gradient 14  % 8  °        (1)
Bend minimum radius 20  m 66  ft      (1)
Max minimum radius 180  m 591  ft 0.112  mi   (1)

Castel Firmiano / Schloss Sigmundskron

Castel Firmiano / Schloss Sigmundskron



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June 11th 2005     Guido de Carli Guido de Carli   New Description with map
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