ECU - ECUADOR
YAHUARCOCHA
Description I don’t know when it had been inaugurated; at the end of 1973 it was already in use. I have no more info.

During Quito GP, held on December 16th 1973, eleven persons were killed and fifteen were hurt after two different accidents. At first, the peruvian driver Bratzo Vicich’s car lost a wheel it hit a tribune. Few minutes later, the Panamanian driver Bell wen off of the track and he killed a soldier. The race, run by a hundred of cars of all categories, was suddenly interrupted. According to "Stadio" newspaper, authorities decided to close the circuit at least until safety would have been improved
Location Ibarra - Imbabura
Location 2 km from Ibarra, Imbabura; along Panamericana Norte (North), 80 km approx. North East of Quito
Latitude - Longitude + 0°22'55"     - 78°05'43"
0.381944     -78.095278
UTM Coordinates X = 823355.165  -  Y = 42270.969  -  Zone 17N
Aerial photo / Map (*) Aerial photo / Map (*) Google Maps  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Bing Maps  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Flash Earth
Altitude AMSL (approx) 2200 m - 7218 ft    (approx)
Inauguration  
Closing  
Designer  
Sources and links (Translation) (**)
(1) Ecuadorian Spanish prototipos.net/noti.asp?id_noticia=800
(2) Italian Stadio /1973Italian sporting newspaper dated December 18 th 1973. Thanks to Pier Paolo Garagnani for this info
(3) Italian Autosprint 1/1974 (page 47)
(4) Ecuadorian Spanish www.yahuarcocha.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.

Circuito 2 - José Tobar Tobar
Description  
Years  
Direction Anticlockwise   Anticlockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational  
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Permanent
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page December 24th 2006
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 3700  m 12139  ft 2.299  mi    

Yahuarcocha

Yahuarcocha



Updates
Date Track layout Years Description by Map by Thanks to Note
June 6th 2006     Guido de Carli   Pier Paolo Garagnani Update Description
November 26th 2005     Guido de Carli     Update Description
August 17th 2005     Guido de Carli     Update Description
March 16th 2005 Circuito 2 - José Tobar Tobar   Guido de Carli     Update Description
March 15th 2005 Circuito 2 - José Tobar Tobar   Guido de Carli Guido de Carli   New Description with map
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