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TORINO, PIAZZA D’ARMI
Not to be confused with Pino, Circuito del Pino - Stupinigi - Torino - Torino 1976 - Torino Aeritalia (Abarth) - Torino, Lingotto - Torino, Mirafiori - Torino, Valentino
Description Street circuit that on July 5th 1953 hosted 2nd event of Italian Motorbike Championship 125 and sidecar.
This event was scheduled at first on May 24th but it was posponed due to a tornado that caused many damages.
This circuit was used some more times in following years, even for car races
Location Torino
TO - Torino - Piemonte
Location Around Piazza d’Armi (now Parco Cavalieri di Vittorio Veneto), Torino town center
Latitude - Longitude + 45°02'49"     + 7°39'17"
45.046944     7.654722
UTM Coordinates X = 394058.132  -  Y = 4989045.559  -  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 250 m - 820 ft
Inauguration July 5th 1953
Closing  
Designer  
Sources and links (Translation) (**)
(1) English www.milermeter.com/?r=7581343Track layout
(2) Italian La Stampa 122/1953 (page 5) [Publishing date: May 23rd 1953]
(3) Italian La Stampa 155/1953 (page 5) [Publishing date: July 1st 1953]
(4) Italian La Stampa 157/1953 (page 4) [Publishing date: July 3rd 1953]
(5) Italian La Stampa 86/1954 (page 4) [Publishing date: April 10th 1954]
(6) Italian La Stampa 129/1955 (page 5) [Publishing date: June 1st 1955]

(*) 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.

Circuito motociclistico di Piazza d’Armi
Description La Stampa reported that the circuit is 3.86 km - 2.4 mi long.
Reconstruction of the circuit I made on the aerial photos derives from a not very precise map and gives a considerably shorter length. I don’t know where the mistake is.
Years 1953
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit  
Motorbike circuit YES
Type Street course
Inauguration July 5th 1953
Closing July 5th 1953
Last update of this page April 27th 2021
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points Corso Galileo Ferraris - Corso Sebastopoli - Corso IV Novembre - Corso Lepanto (Corso Monte Lungo) - Corso Giovanni Pascoli - Corso Mediterraneo (Via Tirreno?) - Corso Re Umberto - Corso Galileo Ferraris
length 3860  m 12664  ft 2.399  mi   (4)
length 3345  m 10975  ft 2.079  mi Calculated from aerial photo (*) (1)
Difference in level 9  m 30  ft    Calculated from aerial photo (*) (1)

Circuito di Piazza d’Armi
Description  
Years 1954
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit YES
Type Street course
Inauguration April 9th 1954
Closing June 1954
Last update of this page April 27th 2021
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 3522  m 11555  ft 2.189  mi   (5)

Circuito di Piazza d’Armi
Description La Stampa wrote that layout changed by using Corso Giovanni Agnelli in both directions. It has 5 corners only.
Years 1955
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit YES
Type Street course
Inauguration June 5th 1955
Closing  
Last update of this page April 27th 2021
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 3900  m 12795  ft 2.423  mi   (6)

Circuito motociclistico di Piazza d’Armi 1953

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Updates
Date Track layout Years Description by Map by Thanks to Note
April 27th 2021     Guido de Carli Guido de Carli   New Description with map
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