ANG - ANGOLA
HUAMBO / NOVA LISBOA
Description The circuit was used up to 1974, then it was abandoned because of civil war. On May 23rd-24th 2009 a race was held, but I don’t know anything about track layout.
Not to be confused wih kart circuits.
Location Huambo (ex Nova Lisboa) - Huambo
Location Huambo. Before independence (1975) name of the city was Nova Lisboa (New Lisbon)
Latitude - Longitude - 12°46'27"     + 15°44'23"
-12.774167     15.739722
UTM Coordinates X = 580290.398  -  Y = 8587723.478  -  Zone 33L
Aerial photo / Map (*) Aerial photo / Map (*) Google Maps  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Bing Maps  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Flash Earth
Altitude AMSL 1714 m - 5623 ft
Inauguration  
Closing  
Designer  
Sources and links (Translation) (**)
(1) English mail, note Mail from Michel Marti dated November 14th 2007
(2) Portuguese autosport.aeiou.pt (...)
(3) English forums.autosport.com (...)Autosport.com Bulletin Board --> The Nostalgia Forum --> Benguela circuit, Angola
(4) Portuguese sportscarclassic.com.sapo.pt/HS_Angola.htm
(5) Portuguese sportscarportugal.com.sapo.pt/6H_NLX.htm
(6) English www.atlasf1.com/bb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=44605Autosport.com Bulletin Board --> The Nostalgia Forum --> Angola GP
(7) English www.milermeter.com/?r=2323302Track layout
(8) English www.motorsportmemorial.org/focus.php?db=ct&n=3336The Motorsport Memorial
(9) Angolan Portoguese www.sanzalangola.com/galeria/album97?&page=16Racing photos
(10) English Youtube (...)
(11) English Youtube (...)A bridge collapsed during 1974 Nova Lisboa 6 hours (and not 1974 as reported)
(12) English Youtube (...)Video: Nova Lisboa 6 hours, August 3rd-5th 1973
(13) 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.

Huambo / Nova Lisboa
Description  
Years 1957÷1967?
Direction  
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Street course
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page June 5th 2006
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 4621  m 15161  ft 2.871  mi   (13)

Huambo / Nova Lisboa
Description Track used surely from 1970 (but probably 1968) to 1974. On July 28th 1974 a temporary overpass collapsed in front of the car ready for the start. All drivers managed to stop their cars without any damage, but six spectators were killed in the accident. As political situation at that tima was difficult (Angola gained independence after a short while) the accident was ascribet to a sabotage by terrorist, but it fell because it was overloaded, standing an excessive number of people over it. The race was suspended and restarted several hours later.
Years 1968?÷1974, 2009?
Direction Anticlockwise   Anticlockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Street course
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page September 21st 2009
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 3245  m 10646  ft 2.016  mi   (8)
length (approx) 3429  m 11250  ft 2.131  mi Calculated from aerial photo (*) (7)

Nova Lisboa (...÷1970÷1972...)

Nova Lisboa (...÷1970÷1972...)

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   1968?÷1974, 2009? Guido de Carli   Sal Chiappetta "Muzza" Update Description
September 21st 2009   1968?÷1974, 2009? Guido de Carli   Nanni Dietrich Update Description
September 18th 2009     Guido de Carli   Yves-Henri Randier Update Description
November 14th 2007     Guido de Carli   Michel Marti Update Description with map
November 11th 2007     Lorenzo Tommasi Guido de Carli   Update Description with map
July 24th 2003     Guido de Carli     New Description
Not all eventual updates issued in last years are already visible in this list
 
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