ITA - ITALY
RACALMUTO, VALLE DEI TEMPLI
Description This page has been linked as the official one for this circuit. In fact this one (as all ones in this site) is not an official page, but simply a collection of all info I could find from some sources: among them there is also Tempio s.a.s. company.
Location Racalmuto
AG - Agrigento - Sicilia
Location On National Road SS 640 Agrigento - Caltanissetta. 20 km - 12.5 mi far from Agrigento, 140 km - 87 mi from Catania and 160 km - 100 mi from Palermo. Nearby the circuit, in 2006 new Racalmuto airport should be built.
Latitude - Longitude + 37°23'08"     + 13°45'11"
37.385556     13.753056
UTM Coordinates X = 389612.222  -  Y = 4138374.15  -  Zone 33S
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Altitude AMSL 460 m - 1509 ft
Inauguration  
Closing  
Designer  
Sources and links (Translation) (**)
(1) Italian mail, note Mails dated July 21st 2004 and November 2nd 2004 from Tempo s.a.s.
(2) Italian www.ducatipalermoclub.it/fotoesclusive/foto_esclusive_pista_valle_dei_t.htmlPhotos of the track
(3) English www.silhouet.com/motorsport/tracks/racalmut.htmlThe GEL Motorsport - Tracks Around The World
(4) Italian Autosprint 42/1998 (page 32)
(5) Italian Autosprint 9/2004 (page 12)
(6) Italian Autosprint 6/2005 (page 70)
(7) Italian www.autodromovalledeitempli.comOfficial 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 Valle dei Templi Agrigento
Description Original proposal
Years 1998
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal Proposal  YES
Proposal not developed YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Permanent
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page September 10th 2007
Info last update October 1998
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 3000  m 9843  ft 1.864  mi   (4)

Autodromo Valle dei Templi Agrigento
Description In March 2004 it was announced that within next June or July 2004 a track 2.8 km - 1.740 mi long will be opened. I have no map.
In July 2004 construction goes on quickly: the track has already been covered with tarmac and pits and hotel are nearly finished.
Years 2004 (03)
Direction  
Progetto Proposal Proposal  YES
Proposal not developed YES
Car Circuit  
Motorbike circuit  
Type Permanent
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page September 10th 2007
Info last update July 2004
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 2800  m 9186  ft 1.74  mi   (5)

Autodromo Valle dei Templi Agrigento
Description Track is nearly finished, but certainly it is not possible to use it for some more months. Track length should be approx. 2500 m - 1.554 mi. I have no more info
Years 2004 (10)
Direction  
Progetto Proposal Proposal  YES
Proposal not developed YES
Car Circuit  
Motorbike circuit  
Type Permanent
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page September 10th 2007
Info last update November 2004
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 2500  m 8202  ft 1.553  mi    

Autodromo Valle dei Templi Agrigento
Description Minimum track width is 12 m. First section, that includes three "lage hairpins", goes uphill (max gradient: 4.6%) while the final section goes downhill (max gradient: 5.6%). Main straight is 650 m - 0.404 mi long. Boxes are 22, each one is 60 m² wide and paddock is 20000 m² wide. Now they are finishing race direction building that includes also a restaurant and a 3 stars hotel. Tribune can host 1500 spectators and it’s on main straight next to pits complex (and not on the opposite side of the track). From hills surrounding the circuit is possible to see the whole circuit. In future, some more tribunes can be built. The target is to make first car, motorbikes and tyres tests in May or June 2005; first race should be in 2006. I future, it will be possible to lengthen the track on land already bought.
Years 2005 (02)
Direction  
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational  
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Permanent
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page September 10th 2007
Info last update February 2005
Designer  
Distinctive points Rettilineo 1 - Curva 1 - Rettilineo 2 - Curva 2 - Curva 3 - Curva 4 - Curva 5 - Rettilineo 3 - Curva 6 - Curva Paolo Tyler - Curva 8 - Rettilineo 4 - Curva 9 - Curva 10 - Curva 11
length 2350  m 7710  ft 1.46  mi   (6)
length 2530  m 8301  ft 1.572  mi   (7)
Min width 12  m 39  ft      (6)
Straight length 650  m 2133  ft 0.404  mi   (6)
Max. gradient (uphill) 4.6  % 2.6  °        (6)
Max. gradient (downhill) 5.6  % 3.2  °        (6)

Autodromo Valle dei Templi: 1998 proposal

Autodromo Valle dei Templi: 1998 proposal


Autodromo Valle dei Templi (November 2004)

Autodromo Valle dei Templi (November 2004)

Autodromo Valle dei Templi (November 2004)



PHOTOS

Photo reproduced with kind permission of Tempo s.a.s. and received on July 21st 2004

Photos by Tempo s.a.s. - 2004
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Curvone (just after main straight)   


Updates
Date Track layout Years Description by Map by Thanks to Note
September 10th 2007     Guido de Carli     Update Description
October 18th 2005     Guido de Carli     New Description
February 17th 2005 Autodromo Valle dei Templi Agrigento 2004 (10) Guido de Carli     Update Description
February 12th 2005 Autodromo Valle dei Templi Agrigento 2004 (10) Guido de Carli     Update Description with map
February 9th 2005 Autodromo Valle dei Templi Agrigento 2004 (10) Guido de Carli     Update Photos (link)
January 30th 2005 Autodromo Valle dei Templi Agrigento 2004 (10) Guido de Carli     New Photos (link)
November 4th 2004 Autodromo Valle dei Templi Agrigento 2004 (10) Guido de Carli Guido de Carli   Update Description with map
November 3rd 2004 Autodromo Valle dei Templi Agrigento 2004 (10) Guido de Carli Guido de Carli   New Description with map
July 21st 2004 Autodromo Valle dei Templi Agrigento 2004 (10) Guido de Carli     New Photos (on this site)
March 13th 2004 Autodromo Valle dei Templi Agrigento 2004 (03) Guido de Carli     New Description without map
July 1st 2003     Guido de Carli     Update Description
June 29th 2003     Guido de Carli Guido de Carli   New Description with map
October 2nd 2002     Guido de Carli     Update Description
Not all eventual updates issued in last years are already visible in this list
 
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