ITA - ITALY
PIAN DELL’OCCHIO, MBR
Description In 2003 a new permanent circuit was announced, up to 5 km - 3.1 mi long, complete with shorter layouts and facilities. Construction went on with some problems until 2006. In summer 2006 there were rumors about a MotoGP race in 2006, Mediterranean GP. On November 5th 2006 first part of the circuit was presented, including National, trioval and kart circuits. It has been possible ot drive for some slow laps, but the circuit is still under construction. It could be open in May 2007
Location Torretta
PA - Palermo - Sicilia
Location Piano dell’Occhio, 11.5 km - 8 mi South West of Palermo (Sicily)
Latitude - Longitude + 38°06'25"     + 13°13'40"
38.106944     13.227778
UTM Coordinates X = 344623.909  -  Y = 4219164.007  -  Zone 33S
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 550 m - 1804 ft
Inauguration 2007
Closing  
Designer  
Sources and links (Translation) (**)
(1) Italian SportAutoMoto (page 7)Construction of the circuit started
(2) Italian
(3) Italian ForumForum --> Europe --> Italy --> Pian dell’Occhio (Torretta, Palermo): Autodromo MBR [ITA]
(4) Italian bbs.keyhole.com/ubb/showthreaded.php?Number=653320&page=vcGoogle Earth Community
(5) Italian www.ennaonline.com/principale/visualizza_testo.aspx?id=1263Enna On Line
(6) Italian www.motociclistipalermo.it (...)Picture of circuit under construction (november 1st and 3rd 2006)
(7) Italian www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=483770SkyscraperCity --> European Forums --> Forum Italiano --> Autodromo "M.B.R" di Pian dell’Occhio - Torretta (PA)
(8) Italian Giornale di Sicilia /2003 (page 43)The ground has been bought, works are going to start
(9) Italian La Sicilia /2003Presentation of the circuit (with map)
(10) Italian Sicilia Motori 6/2003Description of proposal
(11) Italian Autosprint 50/2003 (page 17)Works started
(12) Italian SportAutoMoto 11/2005Description, with map
(13) Italian Motosprint 35/2006 (page 41)Update
(14) Italian www.mbr-sport.itOfficial 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.

Autodromo MBR (Michele Benedetto Ragusa)
Description  
Years 2007÷...
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational  
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit YES
Type Permanent
Inauguration 2007
Closing  
Last update of this page October 16th 2008
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 1600  m 5249  ft 0.994  mi National Circuit (3)
length 1350  m 4429  ft 0.839  mi Trioval circuit (3)
length 1200  m 3937  ft 0.746  mi Kart track (3)
Width 14  m 46  ft    Minimum (3)

Autodromo MBR (Michele Benedetto Ragusa)

Extension proposed
Description  
Years  
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal Proposal  YES
Proposal not developed  
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit YES
Type Permanent
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page October 16th 2008
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length (approx) 5000  m 16404  ft 3.107  mi Long circuit (3)
Width 14  m 46  ft    Minimum (3)





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October 18th 2008     Guido de Carli   Roelard Smit Update Description
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