ANG - ANGOLA
FORTALEZA, MARGINAL
Not to be confused with Luanda, autódromo - Luanda, autódromo, Morro da Samba
Description In May 1968 it hosted 9th Circuito da Fortaleza, so I think it was first used in 1960 or at the end of 1950s
Location Luanda - Luanda
Location Arroud the Fort (= Fortaleza) of Luanda. Start/Finish line was on the Seaside Avenue (Marginal)
Latitude - Longitude - 8°48'39"     + 13°13'30"
-8.810833     13.225
UTM Coordinates X = 304772.411  -  Y = 9025598.182  -  Zone 33L
Aerial photo / Map (*) Aerial photo / Map (*) Google Maps  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Bing Maps  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Flash Earth
Altitude AMSL 1 m - 3 ft
Inauguration  
Closing  
Designer  
Sources and links (Translation) (**)
(1) Portuguese autosport.aeiou.pt (...)
(2) English forums.autosport.com (...)Autosport.com Bulletin Board --> The Nostalgia Forum --> Benguela circuit, Angola
(3) Portuguese sportscarclassic.com.sapo.pt/GP_angola.htm
(4) Portuguese sportscarportugal2.com.sapo.pt/Angola60.htm
(5) Portuguese sportscarportugal2.com.sapo.pt/Luanda68_F.htm
(6) English www.milermeter.com/?r=1393120Track layout
(7) English www.milermeter.com/?r=1393126Track layout
(8) English www.milermeter.com/?r=1393129Track layout
(9) Portuguese www.sanzalangola.com/galeria/album97/Recorte_da_Revista_Not_cia_cedido_por_Victor_Rodrigues
(10) Angolan Portoguese www.sanzalangola.com/galeria/album97?&page=6Racing photos
(11) Italian Grace 3/2007 (page 37)Description in brief (without map) [Publishing date: April 2007]

(*) 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.

Fortaleza, Marginal
Description Circuit used at least in 1960; I don’t know if it was used for some more times
Years ?÷1960÷?
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Street course
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page October 10th 2008
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 4600  m 15092  ft 2.858  mi   (4)
length 4614  m 15136  ft 2.867  mi Calculated from aerial photo (*) (6)

Fortaleza, Marginal
Description Map was drawn by Vasco, that tried to guess the track looking at old photos.
Years 1963÷1965
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Street course
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page October 10th 2008
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 3012  m 9882  ft 1.872  mi   (3)
length 2958  m 9706  ft 1.838  mi Calculated from aerial photo (*) (7)

Fortaleza, Marginal
Description Map was drawn by Vasco, that tried to guess the track looking at old photos.
Years 1968
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Street course
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page October 10th 2008
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 1832  m 6010  ft 1.138  mi   (5)
length 1787  m 5862  ft 1.11  mi Calculated from aerial photo (*) (8)

Circuito da Marginal
Description I don’t know if track layout used in December 1969 was one of the previous one or if it was new
Years ?÷1969÷?
Direction  
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Street course
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page October 10th 2008
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  

Fortaleza 1960

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Fortaleza 1963÷1965 (hypothesis)

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Fortaleza 1968 (hypothesis)

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Updates
Date Track layout Years Description by Map by Thanks to Note
October 22nd 2008     Guido de Carli   Vasco Update Description
October 10th 2008     Guido de Carli Vasco Jorge Taborda Update Map
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