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FIRENZE, PISTA DEL SOLE
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Description  
Location Firenze
FI - Firenze - Toscana
Location Close to Florence
Latitude - Longitude (approx) + 43°47'00"     + 11°14'00"     (approx)
43.783333     11.233333     (approx)
UTM Coordinates (approx) X = 679707.805  -  Y = 4850232.642  -  Zone 32T     (approx)
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 (approx) 50 m - 164 ft    (approx)
Inauguration  
Closing  
Designer  
Sources and links (Translation) (**)
(1) Italian Autosprint 6/1975 (page 42)13 amici per salvare il kartodromo dalla chiusura
(2) Italian Autosprint 46/1980 (page 78)
(3) Italian Autosprint 22/1982 (page 85)

(*) 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.

Pista del Sole
Description Kart track built in 1960, its name means ’Sun Track’. In Summer 1974, 13 men founded Karting Club Firenze, that in 1975 took the responsibility for run the circuit. At first, they made some works necessary for renovate the track, at that time in very bad condition: tribune, boxes, garage, facilities, lighting were remade and track layout was changed and it was repaved. In future, it should have been extended up to 700 m - 0,435 mi. I have no map.
Years 1975
Direction  
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit  
Motorbike circuit  
Type Kart track
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page December 23rd 2005
Info last update February 1975
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 502  m 1647  ft 0.312  mi   (1)

Pista del Sole
Description I don’t know when this track was closed after 1975. Inauguration of new long layout was scheduled on November 16th 1980. I have no more info.
Years 1980
Direction  
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational  
Car Circuit  
Motorbike circuit  
Type Kart track
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page April 6th 2005
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 850  m 2789  ft 0.528  mi    

Pista del Sole
Description Works at Pista del Sole (Sun Track) begun probably one year and half before, but they were suspended because it seemed that land strip of the adjacent airfield would have used circuit area. Once this problem was solved, organizers hoped to inaugurate the track on June 13th 1982. There was still a problem to be solved: boxes were too small, but a new large square should have been opened soon. I have no more info.
Years 1982
Direction  
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational  
Car Circuit  
Motorbike circuit  
Type Kart track
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page March 30th 2005
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 800  m 2625  ft 0.497  mi    

Pista del Sole - 1980

Pista del Sole - 1980

Pista del Sole - 1980

Pista del Sole - 1980



Updates
Date Track layout Years Description by Map by Thanks to Note
December 23rd 2005     Guido de Carli     Update Description
April 6th 2005 Pista del Sole 1982 Guido de Carli Guido de Carli   Update Description with map
March 30th 2005 Pista del Sole 1982 Guido de Carli Guido de Carli   New Description with map
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