ITA - ITALY
MODENA, MARZAGLIA, CITTANOVA
SORRY, SOME DATA ARE NOT TRANSLATED YET
Not to be confused with Modena (1927÷1928) - Modena (1933÷1947) - Modena (1951) - Modena, Aerautodromo - Modena, Bruciata - Modena, Navicello
Description  
Location Marzaglia, Modena
MO - Modena - Emilia Romagna
Location Strada Pomposiana, Marzaglia, Modena
Latitude - Longitude + 44°38'04"     + 10°48'51"
44.634444     10.814167
UTM Coordinates X = 643890.716  -  Y = 4943943.831  -  Zone 32T
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Altitude AMSL 50 m - 164 ft
Inauguration  
Closing  
Designer  
Sources and links (Translation) (**)
(1) Italian www.archilinea.it/Archilinea_Progetti_Lavori/speciali/Pista_Guida_Sicura/index.htmSpecial: Safe Drive Center - Modena
(2) Italian www.libera-unidea.org/dossier%20autodromo.htmCriticism to 2003 and 2004 proposals
(3) Italian www.modenaterradimotori.com/incontri.htmModena Terra di Motori - info about the circuit are not anymore available
(4) Italian Autosprint 46/1967 (page 19)Un nuovo autodromo alla periferia nord della città
(5) Italian Autosprint 1/1968 (page 8)Riunione segretissima per il nuovo autodromo
(6) Italian Autosprint 4/1968 (page 22)Individuata l’area, prime anticipazioni sul circuito
(7) Italian Autosprint 13/1968 (page 24)L’assessore allo sport garantisce che ilcircuito si farà
(8) Italian Autosprint 18/1968 (page 19)Trovato un miliardo per la costruzione del nuovo autodromo?
(9) Italian Autosprint 24/1968 (page 3)Entro l’estate sarà presentato il progetto
(10) Italian Autosprint 45/1968 (page 13)Già acquistata l’area per l’autodromo?
(11) Italian Autosprint 48/1968 (page 20)Presentato ufficialmente il circuito (con mappa)
(12) Italian Autosprint 50/1968 (page 22)Solo in estate i (primi) lavori, circuito pronto nel 1971
(13) Italian Autosprint 18/1969 (page 8)Un vertice per il nuovo autodromo
(14) Italian Autosprint 23/1969 (page 25)Chi sabota il nuovo autodromo?
(15) Italian Autosprint 26/1969 (page 7)L’ACI garantirà il mutuo
(16) Italian Autosprint 27/1969 (page 13)Primi 200 milioni per l’autodromo
(17) Italian Autosprint 30/1969 (page 25)Da settembre il via ai lavori
(18) Italian Autosprint 2/1970 (page 24)Se l’autodromo ritarda, le case automobilistiche se lo costruiranno in proprio?
(19) Italian Autosprint 41/1970 (page 37)Si farà un consorzio per l’autodromo
(20) Italian Autosprint 49/1970 (page 30)In sintesi gli investimenti 1971 (con Mappa)
(21) Italian Autosprint 26/1971 (page 17)Ferrari spiega in una lettera la storia del circuito
(22) Italian Autosprint 48/1972 (page 25)Ferrari si propone per costruire una pista ovale in stile americano
(23) Italian Autosprint 4/1973 (page 17)Novità
(24) Italian Autosprint 5/1973 (page 7)Si farà la pista di Marzaglia
(25) Italian Autosprint 9/1973 (page 20)Modena Marzaglia (Cittanova)
(26) Italian Autosprint 41/1973 (page 34)Presto il via ai lavori
(27) Italian Autosprint 45/1973 (page 30)Intervista al presidente dell’AC Modena e mappa pubblicata dal Notiziario CSAI
(28) Italian Autosprint 1/1974 (page 2)Addio al progetto
(29) Italian Autosprint 11/1974 (page 34)Si ripiega su una pista prove
(30) Italian Autosprint 12/1974 (page 46)Costruita una pista d’atterraggio per aerei lunga 900 m
(31) Italian Autosprint 31/1974 (page 59)Destinata alle industrie l’area prevista per la pista
(32) Italian Autosprint 6/1975 (page 38)La Modena Corse insiste per l’Autodromo
(33) Italian Autosprint 40/1975 (page 44)E’ un costruzione.... un aeroporto!
(34) Italian Rombo 21/1989 (page 45)Rispolverato il progetto?
(35) Italian Autosprint 6/2005 (page 71)November 2004 proposal
(36) Italian Autosprint 31/2011 (page 54)Map and description
(37) Italian www.autodromodimodena.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 di Cittanova
Description In 1968 municipality, Provincial Government and Automobil Club proposed an «Informazione sul nuovo autodromo di Modena» (Notes about new Modena circuit)
Years 1968
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal Proposal  YES
Proposal not developed YES
Car Circuit  
Motorbike circuit  
Type Permanent
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page April 15th 2006
Info last update January 1968
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 4800  m 15748  ft 2.983  mi Full circuit (6)

Autodromo di Cittanova
Description  
Years 1968
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal Proposal  YES
Proposal not developed YES
Car Circuit  
Motorbike circuit  
Type Permanent
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page April 10th 2006
Info last update November 1968
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 5380  m 17651  ft 3.343  mi Full circuit (11)
length 3040  m 9974  ft 1.889  mi Mixed course (11)
length 2380  m 7808  ft 1.479  mi Fast course (11)
Total area 130  hectares 1299000  m² 320.986  acres Full circuit (11)

Autodromo di Cittanova
Description  
Years 1969
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal Proposal  YES
Proposal not developed YES
Car Circuit  
Motorbike circuit  
Type Permanent
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page April 13th 2006
Info last update July 1969
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 5380  m 17651  ft 3.343  mi Full circuit (17)
length 3040  m 9974  ft 1.889  mi Mixed course (17)
length 2340  m 7677  ft 1.454  mi Fast course (17)

Autodromo di Cittanova
Description In November 1972 Enzo Ferrari proposed this circuit or replacing the old Aerautodromo. CSAI Sottocommissione Circuiti e Sicurezza (Circuit and Safety Committee) added the mixed section, nicknamed «the bean». Controversies went on for months. In Spring 1974 this proposal was canceled for good and it fall back on a proving ground (I have no map), but even on this new proposal there were many controversies. In Summer 1974 final step occurred: Modena Town Council decided to divide the area where the track should have been built and to assign it for industries and handicraft.
Years 1972
Direction  
Progetto Proposal Proposal  YES
Proposal not developed YES
Car Circuit  
Motorbike circuit  
Type Permanent
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page April 7th 2005
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 4840  m 15879  ft 3.008  mi Full circuit (23)
length 2050  m 6726  ft 1.274  mi Club Circuit (23)
Total area 150  hectares 1500000  m² 370.654  acres Full circuit (23)

Autodromo di Cittanova - Anello ovale
Description In November 1972 Enzo Ferrari proposed this circuit or replacing the old Aerautodromo. CSAI Sottocommissione Circuiti e Sicurezza (Circuit and Safety Committee) added the mixed section, nicknamed «the bean». Controversies went on for months. In Spring 1974 this proposal was canceled for good and it fall back on a proving ground (I have no map), but even on this new proposal there were many controversies. In Summer 1974 final step occurred: Modena Town Council decided to divide the area where the track should have been built and to assign it for industries and handicraft.
Years 1972
Direction  
Progetto Proposal Proposal  YES
Proposal not developed YES
Car Circuit  
Motorbike circuit  
Type Oval course
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page April 7th 2005
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 2800  m 9186  ft 1.74  mi   (23)
Total area 150  hectares 1500000  m² 370.654  acres   (23)

Autodromo di Cittanova
Description Since beginning of 1970s (or even late 1960s) there was a proposal for replace the old Aerautodromo with a new permanent racing circuit located at Marzaglia, near Modena. Discussions and controversies went on for several years; aerautodromo was closed and this proposal was abandoned and forgotten for many years.
In April 2003 and then during Modena Terra di Motori exhibition a new proving ground for normal car has been proposed in the same area. Besides a normal circuit 2.35 km long and at least 12 m wide, 7 more specialized test tracks were proposed
Years 2003
Direction  
Progetto Proposal Proposal  YES
Proposal not developed YES
Car Circuit  
Motorbike circuit  
Type Proving ground
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page February 13th 2005
Info last update April 2003
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 2350  m 7710  ft 1.46  mi   (2)
Min width 12  m 39  ft      (2)
Total area 29  hectares 287705  m² 71.093  acres   (2)

Autodromo di Cittanova
Description Original proposal was slightly modified: specialized tracks now are 6 rather than 7, external circuit is shorter and needed area is smaller. This proposal doesn’t provide to cut down the wood at the end of straight opposite to the box (see links)
Years  
Direction  
Progetto Proposal Proposal  YES
Proposal not developed YES
Car Circuit  
Motorbike circuit  
Type Proving ground
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page February 13th 2005
Info last update June 2004
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 2130  m 6988  ft 1.324  mi   (2)
Total area 24  hectares 239375  m² 59.15  acres   (2)

Autodromo di Cittanova
Description The more recent version of this proposal is dated November 2004: the most important change is modification of the bend after the straight opposite to boxes (bottom left on my map), moved in an area where now a wood is growing. The latest should be cut down. As in previous proposal, track is 5 meters below ground level of surrounding fields, because it will be in a gravel quary that is nearly worn-out. This proposal has been approved by Modena Town Council: now the builder must begin to build within 2007. In this period (February 2005) there are hard controversies between people for and against the track, so something more could happen. If it is built, it will host only tests and it won’t have any facility for races and spectators. According to somebody, track layout is little interesting for local car manufacturers (Ferrari, Lamborghini and Maserati), so the cirucit will be used only by driving schools, cars and motorbikes private drivers and for meetings. Moreover, ecologists ask strong limitation to noise and to have no more than 10 cars on the track in the same moment.
Years  
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal Proposal  YES
Proposal not developed YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Proving ground
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page February 13th 2005
Info last update November 2004
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 2170  m 7119  ft 1.348  mi   (2)
Total area 27  hectares 268050  m² 66.236  acres   (2)

Autodromo di Modena
Description Scheduled opening: September 2011
Years  
Direction  
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational  
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Permanent
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page August 6th 2011
Info last update August 2nd 2011
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 2007  m 6585  ft 1.247  mi   (36)
Difference in level 3  m 10  ft      (36)
Straight length 477  m 1565  ft 0.296  mi Longest straight (36)
Bend minimum radius 15  m 49  ft      (36)
Max minimum radius 78  m 256  ft      (36)

November 1968 proposal

November 1968 proposal


1972 proposal

1972 proposal

1972 proposal


Blue: oval course, 1972 proposal

Blue: oval course, 1972 proposal


1972 proposal, with the «fagiolo» (= bean)

1972 proposal, with the «fagiolo» (= bean)


November 2004 proposal

November 2004 proposal



Updates
Date Track layout Years Description by Map by Thanks to Note
August 6th 2011 Autodromo di Modena   Guido de Carli     Update Description
September 20th 2010     Guido de Carli   Luca Mantovani Update Description
April 7th 2005 Autodromo di Cittanova 1972 Guido de Carli Guido de Carli   Update Description with map
April 7th 2005 Autodromo di Cittanova - Anello ovale 1972 Guido de Carli Guido de Carli   Update Description with map
April 5th 2005 Autodromo di Cittanova 1968 Guido de Carli Guido de Carli   Update Description with map
February 13th 2005 Autodromo di Cittanova 2003 Guido de Carli     Update Description
February 13th 2005 Autodromo di Cittanova   Guido de Carli     Update Description with map
January 29th 2005 Autodromo di Cittanova   Guido de Carli     Update Description without map
January 29th 2005 Autodromo di Cittanova 2003 Guido de Carli     Update Description without map
October 29th 2003 Autodromo di Cittanova 2003 Guido de Carli     Update Description
September 7th 2003 Autodromo di Cittanova 2003 Guido de Carli     New Description
Not all eventual updates issued in last years are already visible in this list
 
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