ITA - ITALY
BOLOGNA, MOTOR SHOW
SORRY, SOME DATA ARE NOT TRANSLATED YET
Not to be confused with Bologna (1908÷1913) - Bologna, Autodromo - Bologna, Giardini Margherita - Bologna, Zappoli - Borgo Panigale (Ducati) - Borgo Panigale, Pista Azzurra
Description Temporary circuits used for races (even F.1) and parades during Bologna Motor Show
Location Bologna
BO - Bologna - Emilia Romagna
Location Piazzale M (M Square), then Area 48, Bologna Fair
Latitude - Longitude + 44°30'36"     + 11°22'00"
44.51     11.366667
UTM Coordinates X = 688113.534  -  Y = 4931244.343  -  Zone 32T
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 42 m - 138 ft
Inauguration  
Closing  
Designer  
Sources and links (Translation) (**)
(1) Italian archivio di Andrea
(2) Italian Autosprint 48/1978 (page 33)
(3) Italian Autosprint 49/1985 (page 59)(mappa?)
(4) Italian Autosprint 51/1996 (page 37)
(5) Italian Autosprint 49/2001 (page 30)
(6) Italian Autosprint 49/2012 (page 60)
(7) Italian English German French www.motorshow.itOfficial website
(8) Italian www.motorshow.it/catnews.asp?l=3&codcat=215Official website
(9) Italian www.motorshow.it/it/dir/17/3/PisteMap of 2008 circuits
(10) English www.motorshow.it/uk/catnews.asp?l=3&codcat=216Official 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.

Pista Motor Show
Description First Motor Show edition was in 1976, but I have no evidence about any circuit for tests and exhibitions. In second edition, 1977, surely there were an asphalted speedway for motorbikes and a circuit used at least by Alfa Romeo for fast driving school. Possibly, the speedway had the same layout used in 1978
Years 1976÷1977
Direction  
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit YES
Type Temporary circuit in exhibition centres
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page March 6th 2008
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  

Pista Motor Show
Description Temporary track, used during Motor Show. There were a speed circuit, named «Pista Motor Show» (Motor Show Circuit), an asphalted speedway and a trial track (new in 1978) for motorbikes, a drag strip for dragster and hang glider and a track for testing normal cars and motorbikes. The latest in Italian is named «Circuito Prova Veicoli di Serie». Autosprint published, on the same issue and on two pages in a row, two different maps, both shown here. I don’t know which is the right one.
I have no info about edition in 1980s, but possibly this layout was used for some more years. Maybe up to 1985 (not included), when Rally track was used for the first edition of Memorial Bettega.
Years 1978
Direction  
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit YES
Type Temporary circuit in exhibition centres
Inauguration December 2nd 1978
Closing December 10th 1978
Last update of this page January 30th 2005
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length (approx) 1000  m 3281  ft 0.621  mi Circuito Prova Veicoli di Serie (circuit for testing normal cars and motorbikes) (2)
length 150  m 492  ft    Motor Show Course (2)

Sport Watch Arena - Speed Circuit
Description Circuit used from 1989 to (probably) 2000. It hosts also F.1 races.
Years 1989÷2000?
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit YES
Type Temporary circuit in exhibition centres
Inauguration December 1989
Closing December 2000
Last update of this page March 6th 2008
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 1300  m 4265  ft 0.808  mi   (4)
Min width 6  m 20  ft      (4)
Max width 10  m 33  ft      (4)
Max. speed extimated 147  km/h      91.344  mph Formula 1 (4)

Velocità auto - Speed car racing
Description Temporary track, used during Motor Show. Not to be confused with Memorial Bettega rally track (see below), made on the same area some days later.
Years 2001
Direction Anticlockwise   Anticlockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Temporary circuit in exhibition centres
Inauguration December 2001
Closing December 2001
Last update of this page March 6th 2008
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 563  m 1847  ft 0.35  mi   (1)
length 564  m 1850  ft 0.35  mi   (5)

Formula Rally
Description Temporary track, used during Motor Show. Not to be confused with velocity track (see above), made on the same area some days before.
Years 2001
Direction Anticlockwise   Anticlockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Formula Rally
Inauguration December 2001
Closing December 2001
Last update of this page March 6th 2008
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 1030  m 3379  ft 0.64  mi   (5)

Velocità auto - speed car racing
Description  
Years 2002
Direction Anticlockwise   Anticlockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Temporary circuit in exhibition centres
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page December 7th 2002
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 300  m 984  ft 0.186  mi   (8)

Supermotard
Description  
Years 2002
Direction  
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit  
Motorbike circuit YES
Type Temporary circuit in exhibition centres
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page December 7th 2002
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 856  m 2808  ft 0.532  mi   (8)
length 548  m 1798  ft 0.341  mi asphalted sections only (8)
length 308  m 1010  ft 0.191  mi dirt sections only (8)

Rallycrossbana
Description  
Years 2002
Direction Anticlockwise   Anticlockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit  
Motorbike circuit  
Type Temporary circuit in exhibition centres
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page December 7th 2002
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 1063  m 3488  ft 0.661  mi   (8)
length 648  m 2126  ft 0.403  mi asphalted sections only (8)
length 415  m 1362  ft 0.258  mi dirt sections only (8)

Kart & Freestyle
Description  
Years 2002
Direction Anticlockwise   Anticlockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit  
Motorbike circuit  
Type Temporary circuit in exhibition centres
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page December 7th 2002
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 629  m 2064  ft 0.391  mi   (8)

Sport Watch Arena - Speed Circuit
Description  
Years 2002÷...
Direction Anticlockwise   Anticlockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit  
Motorbike circuit  
Type Temporary circuit in exhibition centres
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page April 4th 2006
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 608  m 1995  ft 0.378  mi    

Pista velocità
Description  
Years 2008
Direction Anticlockwise   Anticlockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational  
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit YES
Type Temporary circuit in exhibition centres
Inauguration December 2008
Closing  
Last update of this page December 3rd 2008
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 926  m 3038  ft 0.575  mi   (9)

Pista Rally
Description  
Years 2008
Direction Anticlockwise   Anticlockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational  
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Formula Rally
Inauguration December 2008
Closing  
Last update of this page December 3rd 2008
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 1020  m 3346  ft 0.634  mi   (9)

Pista Motard
Description  
Years 2008
Direction Anticlockwise   Anticlockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational  
Car Circuit  
Motorbike circuit YES
Type Temporary circuit in exhibition centres
Inauguration December 2008
Closing  
Last update of this page December 3rd 2008
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 603.5  m 1980  ft 3/8  mi   (9)

Pista Test Drive
Description  
Years 2008
Direction Anticlockwise   Anticlockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational  
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit YES
Type Temporary circuit in exhibition centres
Inauguration December 2008
Closing  
Last update of this page December 3rd 2008
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 619  m 2031  ft 0.385  mi   (9)

Motor Sport Arena
Description  
Years 2012
Direction Anticlockwise   Anticlockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational  
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Temporary circuit in exhibition centres
Inauguration December 5th 2012
Closing  
Last update of this page December 13th 2012
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 950  m 3117  ft 0.59  mi   (6)
Width 10  m 33  ft      (6)

Pista Kart
Description  
Years 2012
Direction Anticlockwise   Anticlockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational  
Car Circuit  
Motorbike circuit  
Type Temporary circuit in exhibition centres
Inauguration December 5th 2012
Closing  
Last update of this page December 13th 2012
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  

Motor Show 1978

Motor Show 1978

Motor Show 1978


Motor Show 1989÷2000? (not 1993÷1996 as written on the map)

Motor Show 1989÷2000? (not 1993÷1996 as written on the map)


Motor Show 2001: Velocità auto - Speed car racing

Motor Show 2001: Velocità auto - Speed car racing


Motor Show 2001: Formula Rally

Motor Show 2001: Formula Rally



Updates
Date Track layout Years Description by Map by Thanks to Note
December 28th 2012     Guido de Carli     Update Description
December 3rd 2008     Guido de Carli     Update Description
January 30th 2005 Pista Motor Show 1978 Guido de Carli Guido de Carli   Update Description with map
January 30th 2005 Pista Motor Show 1976÷1977 Guido de Carli     Update Description
November 17th 2003     Guido de Carli     Update Description
October 23rd 2003     Guido de Carli     Update Description
December 7th 2002     Guido de Carli     Update Description
September 16th 2002     Guido de Carli     Update Description
August 13th 2002     Guido de Carli Guido de Carli   New Description with map
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