ITA - ITALY
PATERNÒ, TRE FONTANE
SORRY, SOME DATA ARE NOT TRANSLATED YET
Description On September 28th 1958 1st Tre Fontane Motorbike Circuit was held on a street circuit done by roads SP 58, SP 15 and SP 77 (blue on the map). In Summer 1969 some motorbike races were scheduled (classes 125, 175, 250 and 350) on the same circuit. I don’t know if it was used intermediate years. In Summer 1969, a new circuit for cars and motorbikes had been proposed: it should have been done with some new links between the same roads (red on the map).
I’m not sure track length reported here are correct.
Location Paternò
CT - Catania - Sicilia
Location Contrada Tre Fontane (= Three Fountain Village) and Contrada Cafaro, a little South of Paternò
Latitude - Longitude + 37°32'28"     + 14°53'54"
37.541111     14.898333
UTM Coordinates X = 491018.574  -  Y = 4154907.176  -  Zone 33S
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 120 m - 394 ft
Inauguration September 28th 1958
Closing 1969
Designer  
Sources and links (Translation) (**)
(1) Italian mail, note Mail from Michel Marti dated May 3rd 2006, who quotes some original documents dated 1958, that can be seen on Franco Crisafi’s website
(2) Italian www.francocrisafi.it/web_secondario/paternooggi/regolamento_del_1.htmFranco Crisafi’s website
(3) Italian Autosprint 26/1969 (page 25)Nuovo circuito in provincia di Catania

(*) 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 Tre Fontane
Description  
Years 1958÷1969
Direction Anticlockwise   Anticlockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit  
Motorbike circuit YES
Type Road course
Inauguration September 28th 1958
Closing  
Last update of this page May 3rd 2006
Info last update June 1969
Designer  
Distinctive points SP 77 - SP 58 - SP 15
length (approx) 5000  m 16404  ft 3.107  mi   (3)
Min width 10  m 33  ft      (3)

Autodromo Tre Fontane
Description  
Years 1969
Direction Anticlockwise   Anticlockwise
Progetto Proposal Proposal  YES
Proposal not developed YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit YES
Type Road course
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page April 28th 2006
Info last update June 1969
Designer  
Distinctive points SP 77 - SP 58 - SP 15
length (approx) 4000  m 13123  ft 2.486  mi Approximated length (3)

Circuito Tre Fontane 1958÷1969

Circuito Tre Fontane 1958÷1969


Autodromo Tre Fontane, 1969 proposal

Autodromo Tre Fontane, 1969 proposal



Updates
Date Track layout Years Description by Map by Thanks to Note
May 21st 2006 Circuito Tre Fontane 1958÷1969 Guido de Carli   Michel Marti Update Description
May 13th 2006 Circuito Tre Fontane 1958÷1969 Guido de Carli   Michel Marti Update Description
April 28th 2006 Circuito Tre Fontane 1958÷1969 Guido de Carli Guido de Carli   New Description with map
April 28th 2006 Autodromo Tre Fontane 1969 Guido de Carli Guido de Carli   New Description with map
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