Description This kart track is nearly unchanged along its long history. Today (2011) is the kart track with the oldest track layout in Italy. Before it, other circuits were opened: Pista Romea (1959), still in use but with a track layout completely different, Pista Rossa at Milan and Pista del Sole at Florence, the latest two now are both no longer operational.
Location Cervia
RA - Ravenna - Emilia Romagna
Latitude - Longitude + 44°14'16"     + 12°21'18"
44.237778     12.355
UTM Coordinates X = 288786.111  -  Y = 4901685.251  -  Zone 33T
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 2 m - 7 ft
Inauguration June 5th 1961
Sources and links (Translation) (**)
(1) Italian
(2) Italian Autosprint 35/2011 (page 31)History in brief for 50th birthday
(3) Italian www.happyvalleykart.comOfficial website

(*) 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.

Kartodromo Happy Valley
Description La variante (the chicane) is not used in races
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational  
Car Circuit  
Motorbike circuit  
Type Kart track
Inauguration June 5th 1961
Last update of this page September 1st 2011
Info last update  
Distinctive points La Staccata - La Tecnica - La Prima della Esse - La Seconda della Esse - Il Canneto - La Variante - La Casaccia - Il Rampino - Primo Tornantino - Secondo Tornantino - Curva dei Box - Curva del Bar
length 1000  m 3281  ft 0.621  mi   (3)
Width 8  m 26  ft      (3)

Date Track layout Years Description by Map by Thanks to Note
September 1st 2011 Kartodromo Happy Valley   Guido de Carli     Update Description
April 10th 2004 Kartodromo Happy Valley   Guido de Carli     New Description without map
Not all eventual updates issued in last years are already visible in this list
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