SVK - SLOVAKIA
SLAVÍN
Description This circuit was organized by then top Slovak bike racer František Srna in 1972 as an international and national event. There was no racing in Bratislava since 1950s, and this event was a great success. In 1973 event however, Srna died on the track he designed (on a borrowed motorcycle and helmet) and that was the end of racing in Bratislava up until now.
Location Bratislava - Bratislavský kraj - Bratislavský kraj
Location North Eastern suburb of Bratislava, around Pasienky Stadium and not far from Slavín, war victim monument. The circuit was named after it. Up to 1992 it was in Czechoslovakia
Latitude - Longitude + 48°10'00"     + 17°08'38"
48.166667     17.143889
UTM Coordinates X = 659404.631  -  Y = 5337047.405  -  Zone 33U
Aerial photo / Map (*) Aerial photo / Map (*) Google Maps  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Bing Maps  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Flash Earth  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Mapy.cz  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Mapy.sk
Altitude AMSL 133 m - 436 ft
Inauguration 1972
Closing October 7th 1973
Designer Srna
František Srna
Sources and links (Translation) (**)
(1) English mail, note Mail from David Griac (jpm) dated May 2nd 2008
(2) English www.milermeter.com/?r=1862087Track layout
(3) English www.milermeter.com/?r=1862201Track layout
(4) English www.motorsportmemorial.org/focus.php?db=ms&n=3702The Motorsport Memorial

(*) 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.

Slavín
Description  
Years 1972
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit  
Motorbike circuit YES
Type Street course
Inauguration 1972
Closing 1972
Last update of this page May 4th 2008
Info last update  
Designer Srna
František Srna
Distinctive points  
length 3400  m 11155  ft 2.113  mi   (1)
length 3298  m 10821  ft 2.05  mi Calculated from aerial photo (*) (2)

Slavín
Description  
Years 1973
Direction Anticlockwise   Anticlockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit  
Motorbike circuit YES
Type Street course
Inauguration October 6th 1973
Closing October 7th 1973
Last update of this page May 4th 2008
Info last update  
Designer Srna
František Srna
Distinctive points  
length 4100  m 13451  ft 2.548  mi   (1)
length 4120  m 13517  ft 2.56  mi Calculated from aerial photo (*) (3)

Slavín 1972 and 1973

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 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)


Slavín 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)


Slavín 1973

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)



PHOTOS

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Photos taken in three different days between August and October 2008 and published here with author’s authorization. Description in English are by the author, translation in Italian is mine. Turns have been named by David Griac (jpm) for a better comprehension, they are not official names. Modern and high buildings were built few years ago, they were not there in 1970s

Photos by David Griac (jpm) - 2008
Click on thumbnail to open original large photo

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Startdown Bajkalska

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straight onBajkalska (Turn 2 too)nearing hairpin

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into hairpinhairpinhairpin

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exiting hairpin

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out of hairpinnearing Turn 2into Turn 2Turn 2, blue point apex

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Turn 2, blue point apexTurn 2, blue point apexout of Turn 2out of Turn 2

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Turn 2 exit backwardsdown Trnavska

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wrong chequered flagnearing Turns 3 and 4

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into Turns 3 and 4Turn 3 entryTurn 3

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Turns 3 and 4Turn 3 backwardsTurn 4

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Turn 4, chicane perhapsTurns 4 and 3 backwardschicane perhaps

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chicane and Turn 4 backwardssecond part of chicane

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chicane twistchicane exit

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chicane exit backwardsRailway Bend

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Railway Bend backwardsRailway Bend exitRailway Bend exit backwards

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down Tomasikovajpm officesTomasikova backwardsnearing Kuchajda turn

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into Kuchajda TurnKuchajda turninside Kuchajda Turn backwards

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Kuchajda Turn backwardsKuchajda Turnout of Kuchajda Turn

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jpm officesdown Vajnorskaoriginal curbsdown Vajnorska

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into Nova DobaNova Doba turnNova Doba turn backwards

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Nova Doba, blue point apexexiting Nova Doba

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into Slovan BendSlovan BendSlovan Bend banking

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Slovan Bend exitback to start

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Slovan Bend bwds, bankedSlavin track & monumentKuchajda turn

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down VajnorskaRailway Bendtown and track panoramaVajnorska

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Kuchajda Turn aerialKuchajda Lake and Railway

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Updates
Date Track layout Years Description by Map by Thanks to Note
October 21st 2008   1973 Guido de Carli   David Griac (jpm) Update Photos (on this site)
May 4th 2008     Guido de Carli Guido de Carli David Griac (jpm) New Description with map
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