ANG - ANGOLA
SENHORA DO MONTE / LUBANGO, HUÍLA
HUÍLA
Not to be confused with Lubango (kart)
Description The only info I have about this circuit is that it hosted in 1960s and 1970s ’3 Horas de Huíla’ (Huíla 3 hours), a competition of the Angolan championship. The last event was the one held on August 25th 1974, probably the last one before Independence. I have no more info about this circuit. Gears and speed shown on my map were reported by Helder de Sousa driving a Lola T292-Kasttor.
At least from 2004 Angolan Championship has an event at Lubango - Huíla circuit, but I don’t know if the track is this show here or if meanwhile it has been changed.
Lubango kart track was built (I don’t know when) inside this circuit
Location Lubango (ex Sá da Bandeira) - Huíla
Location In the area around Casino and Town Stadium (Estadio Municipal) in Sá da Bandeira (old name of Lubango before independence, 1975)
Latitude - Longitude - 14°56'03"     + 13°28'13"
-14.934167     13.470278
UTM Coordinates X = 335476.188  -  Y = 8348389.307  -  Zone 33L
Aerial photo / Map (*) Aerial photo / Map (*) Google Maps  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Bing Maps  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Flash Earth
Altitude AMSL 1868 m - 6129 ft
Inauguration  
Closing  
Designer  
Sources and links (Translation) (**)
(1) Portuguese O Volante Mail from Jorge Taborda dated March 15th 2006 who quotes an article published by ’O Volante’, an old Portuguese newspaper
(2) Portuguese autosport.aeiou.pt (...)
(3) Portuguese cars-vice.blogspot.com/2007_02_01_archive.html
(4) English forums.autosport.com (...)Autosport.com Bulletin Board --> The Nostalgia Forum --> Benguela circuit, Angola
(5) Portuguese sportscarclassic.com.sapo.pt/HS_Angola.htm
(6) English www.milermeter.com/?r=1395444Track layout
(7) Angolan Portoguese www.sanzalangola.com/galeria/album97?&page=25Racing photos
(8) English Youtube (...)3 Horas de Huíla, August 25th 1974

(*) 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 da Huíla
Description  
Years 196x÷1974?, 2004÷...
Direction Anticlockwise   Anticlockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational  
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Street course
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page September 18th 2009
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points Praça de Touros - Av. Almirante - Curva do Casino - Garraffa - Gancho
length 2537  m 8324  ft 1.577  mi Calculated from aerial photo (*) (6)

Senhora do Monte / Lubango, Huíla

Senhora do Monte / Lubango, Huíla

Senhora do Monte / Lubango, Huíla

Due to technical problems, temporarily it’s no longer possible to see the circuits on Google Maps embedded in the current page.
This feature will be restored as soon as I figure out how to do (any help would be appreciated!)

See this track layout with Google Earth - milermeter.com
(milermeter.com can be used in your browser, without installing anything; Google Earth is a program that must be installed in your computer)
(Map shown here above can show at the same time all eventual layouts drawn. If you want to see only some of them, please go to Google Maps or Google Earth, by clicking on its own link)



Updates
Date Track layout Years Description by Map by Thanks to Note
September 21st 2009 Circuito da Huíla 196x÷1974?, 2004÷... Guido de Carli     Update Description
September 18th 2009 Circuito da Huíla 196x÷1974?, 2004÷... Guido de Carli   Yves-Henri Randier Update Description
October 10th 2008 Circuito da Huíla 196x÷1974?, 2004÷... Guido de Carli Vasco Jorge Taborda Update Map
June 20th 2008 Circuito da Huíla 196x÷1974?, 2004÷... Guido de Carli   Sal Chiappetta "Muzza" Update Description
March 19th 2006 Circuito da Huíla 196x÷1974?, 2004÷... Guido de Carli   Jorge Taborda Update Description
March 18th 2006 Circuito da Huíla 196x÷1974?, 2004÷... Guido de Carli Guido de Carli Jorge Taborda New Description with map
Not all eventual updates issued in last years are already visible in this list
 
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