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FRANCOLISE
SORRY, SOME DATA ARE NOT TRANSLATED YET
Description On December 30th 1981 Francolise Town Council approved the authorization for Scuderia Vesuvio (Vesuvio Racing s.r.l.) to built a permanent track on a 200,917 m² land. At this point only Region authorization was missing, but it seemed there were no problems and according to rumors the foundation stone would have layed within a couple of months. At beginning of 1982 CSAI approved this proposal too: Mr.Bacciagaluppi of Circuit and Safety Subcommission drawn a first draft of track layout (the one shown on my map), that looked immediately good. The ground (so also the circuit) is quote undulating; main straight should have been approx. 400 m - 0.25 mi long and F.1 should have run up to 240 km/h - 150 mph approx.
Area where the circuit should have been built is the green one on my map, but ’recently’ (so I think at the end of 1981) 70,000 m² area close to Strada Comunale (Municipal Road) was bought as well.
Location Francolise
CE - Caserta - Campania
Location  
Latitude - Longitude (approx) + 41°11'00"     + 14°03'00"     (approx)
41.183333     14.05     (approx)
UTM Coordinates (approx) X = 420324.847  -  Y = 4559544.051  -  Zone 33T     (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  
Inauguration  
Closing  
Designer Bacciagaluppi
 
Sources and links (Translation) (**)
(1) Italian Rombo 1/1982 (page 6)Si costruisce l’autodromo della Campania in provincia di Caserta?
(2) Italian Autosprint 3/1982 (page 65)Si dalla CSAI per l’autodromo
(3) Italian Rombo 23/1987 (page 54)Proposed circuits in Campania in brief: Roccabascerana, Vallo di Diano, Francolise, Licola, Caiazzo, Grazzanise

(*) 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.

Francolise
Description  
Years 1982
Direction  
Progetto Proposal Proposal  YES
Proposal not developed YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Permanent
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page September 11th 2007
Info last update January 1982
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length (approx) 2000  m 6562  ft 1.243  mi   (2)
Straight length (approx) 400  m 1312  ft 0.249  mi Longest straight (2)
Total area 20  hectares 200917  m² 49.647  acres   (2)
Total area 7  hectares 70000  m² 17.297  acres Additional area (2)

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Updates
Date Track layout Years Description by Map by Thanks to Note
April 25th 2005     Guido de Carli Guido de Carli   New Description with map
April 5th 2005     Guido de Carli     New Description without map
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