ITA - ITALY
VALLELUNGA
SORRY, SOME DATA ARE NOT TRANSLATED YET
Description Vallelunga was born as a horse track and its forst car race was held on December 1951 on a sandy oval track, in order to collect money for help people in Calabria. In following years there were horses, cars and motorbikes races.
In 1957 first paved track was projected by Piero Taruffi and built. More or less its layout eas the same as Club circuit still in use, but direction was anticlockwise and boxes were where now there are main tribune, outside the track. In 1961 International circuit costruction begun and it was inaugurated in 1963 with a Rome F.1 GP.
In 1967 it was sold to ACI (Automobil Club d’Italia), that made many works. Original horse rack was canceled, direction was changed to clockwise and pits where moved inside the track.
In 1985 some proposals were made for its lengthen, but they weren’t developed. In following years, some changes were made, but they are not drawn on these maps.
Location Campagnano
RM - Roma - Lazio
Location  
Latitude - Longitude + 42°09'35"     + 12°22'10"
42.159722     12.369444
UTM Coordinates X = 282681.569  -  Y = 4670859.912  -  Zone 33T
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Altitude AMSL  
Inauguration December 1951
Closing  
Designer  
Sources and links (Translation) (**)
(1) Italian archivio di Andrea
(2) Italian ForumForum --> Europe --> Italy --> Vallelunga: nuovo rinnovamento? [ITA]
(3) English ForumForum --> Chat in English --> Aerials of circuits [ENG]
(4) English www.racingcircuits.netMotor Racing Circuits Database
(5) Italian Autosprint 9/1966 (page 15)Un consorzio per la gestione di Vallelunga
(6) Italian Autosprint 10/1966 (page 35)Circuit for sale
(7) Italian Autosprint 3/1967 (page 5)Acquistato dall’Automobil Club Roma per 275 milioni di Lire
(8) Italian Autosprint 40/1967 (page 20)La verità sui problemi dell’autodromo romano (mappa)
(9) Italian Autosprint 42/1967 (page 8)Lavori 1968
(10) Italian Autosprint 49/1967 (page 29)Articolo sugli autodromo italiani in genere e mappa
(11) Italian Autosprint 10/1968 (page 8)Lavori in vista: spostati i box, eliminato il tornantino centrale, girato il senso di gara, estensione a nord, ....
(12) Italian Autosprint 10/1968 (page 8)Autosprint fa i conti in tasca al circuito
(13) Italian Autosprint 12/1968 (page 7)I conti ufficiali del circuito
(14) Italian Autosprint 20/1968 (page 13)Per Vallelunga ultimatum CSAI
(15) Italian Autosprint 43/1968 (page 16)Mappa e nomi delle curve
(16) Italian Autosprint 46/1968 (page 5)Vogliono rovinare il circuito: sparirà la variante centrale? Saranno spostati i box e invertito il senso di rotazione?
(17) Italian Autosprint 11/1969 (page 3)Negata l’agibilità per F.1 e F.2 per il 1969 e lavori ancora differiti
(18) Italian Autosprint 16/1969 (page 3)Due anni dopo l’acquisto dell’ACI, ancora tutto fermo
(19) Italian Autosprint 21/1969 (page 2)Presentato il progetto dei lavori al circuito: nuovi box, tribune e invertito il senso di marcia
(20) Italian Autosprint 21/1969 (page 21)Mappa e dati essenziali
(21) Italian Autosprint 21/1969 (page 16)Trasformata per il 2 gugno in una pista Rallycross (mappa)
(22) Italian Autosprint 24/1969 (page 20)Commenti (estesi) sul progetto di rifacimento e inversione senso di rotazione
(23) Italian Autosprint 42/1969 (page 16)Dettagli (con mappa) sul nuovo progetto ACI
(24) Italian Autosprint 49/1969 (page 39)Stanno per iniziare i lavori, ma la pista non sarà toccata fino a giugno
(25) Italian Autosprint 49/1969 (page 2)Adesso anche il CONI ostacola Vallelunga
(26) Italian Autosprint 2/1970 (page 36)Prevista per settembre per settembre la riapertura della pista
(27) Italian Autosprint 5/1970 (page 39)Stanziati 326 milioni dal Ministero del Turismo, che si sommano ai fondi già esistenti
(28) Italian Autosprint 11/1970 (page 33)Iniziati i lavori di ristrutturazione
(29) Italian Autosprint 27/1970 (page 14)Lavori in corso, circuito pronto in settembre
(30) Italian Autosprint 32/1970 (page 32)I lavori si trascinano, annullato il GP Roma F.2
(31) Italian Autosprint 37/1970 (page 32)Pista pronta per fine ottobre?
(32) Italian Autosprint 38/1970 (page 43)Foto dei lavori ai box e alla curva Roma
(33) Italian Autosprint 42/1970 (page 36)Circuito inaugrabile in marzo 1971
(34) Italian Autosprint 45/1970 (page 34)Prospettive future: solo 5 gare nel 1971
(35) Italian Autosprint 46/1970 (page 30)Pista quasi pronta, ma con 3 punti da rifare: sottopasso box, curva Cimini e muro curva Roma
(36) Italian Autosprint 49/1970 (page 30)In sintesi gli investimenti e le novità 1971 (variante Cimini e apertura nuovo circuito)
(37) Italian Autosprint 49/1970 (page 32)Tra un mese sarà riaperto il circuito corto
(38) Italian Autosprint 10/1971 (page 40)Circuito inagibile fino a giugno
(39) Italian Autosprint 23/1971 (page 24)Presentazione della pista rinnovata (con mappa e foto curva per curva)
(40) Italian Autosprint 25/1971 (page 13)De Adamich descrive un giro di pista
(41) Italian Autosprint 26/1971 (page 16)Vallelunga attende il miracolo Andreotti
(42) Italian Autosprint 17/1972 (page 17)Agibile per la F.1
(43) Italian Autosprint 20/1972 (page 42)In costruzione a Exeter (Gran Bretagna) un circuito che copia Vallelunga
(44) Italian Autosprint 28/1975 (page 38)Migliorate le vie di fuga alla Viterbo
(45) Italian Autosprint 18/1978 (page 90)Lavori per la sicurezza
(46) Italian Rombo 47/1984 (page 5)Progetto allungamento
(47) Italian Autosprint 12/1985 (page 91)
(48) Italian Autosprint 13/1985 (page 82)
(49) Italian Rombo 15/1986 (page 56)Ricavata una pista di Superbikers sfruttando parte del circuito corto
(50) Italian Rombo 19/1986 (page 30)Sarà comprata dalla Fiat?
(51) Italian Rombo 41/1986 (page 83)Gara Superbikers sfruttando parte del circuito corto
(52) Italian Autosprint 43/1987 (page 90)Modifiche in vista: una chicane alle Cimini e nuove infrastrutture
(53) Italian Autosprint 2/1988 (page 5)Iniziati i lavori di modifica alla pista
(54) Italian Rombo 2/1988 (page 15)Extension proposed for motorbikes
(55) Italian Rombo 1/1990 (page 75)Extension proposed for motorbikes
(56) Italian Autosprint 42/1990 (page 63)Nuovi box in costruzione
(57) Italian Autosprint 9/2004 (page 65)
(58) Italian Autosprint 34/2005 (page 70)Il nuovo circuito da 4 km pronto all’inaugurazione
(59) Italian Autosprint 42/2005 (page 62)Prima gara turismo sul circuito lungo: commenti positivi di Zanardi
(60) Italian www.aci.it/index.php?id=115Official website
(61) Italian www.vallelunga.itOfficial website

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Vallelunga
Description Sand track
Years 1951÷1957
Direction Anticlockwise   Anticlockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Dirt Oval course
Inauguration December 1951
Closing 1957
Last update of this page January 28th 2009
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 1400  m 4593  ft 0.87  mi   (1)
length 1000  m 3281  ft 0.621  mi   (48)

Circuito Club

Club Circuit
Description Until 1963 it was the only track available; when Circuito Internazionale was opened
Years 1958÷1970
Direction Anticlockwise   Anticlockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Permanent
Inauguration January 1958
Closing April 19th 1970
Last update of this page February 2nd 2009
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 1670  m 5479  ft 1.038  mi   (48)
length 1746  m 5728  ft 1.085  mi   (61)
Width 10  m 33  ft      (61)

Circuito Internazionale

International Circuit
Description  
Years 1963÷1970
Direction Anticlockwise   Anticlockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Permanent
Inauguration May 1963
Closing April 19th 1970
Last update of this page February 2nd 2009
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 3222  m 10571  ft 2.002  mi   (4)
length 3222  m 10571  ft 2.002  mi   (61)
length 3228  m 10591  ft 2.006  mi   (48)

Vallelunga
Description Besides two main tracks (Internazionale and Club) there were two more layouts: a version for motorbikes of Circuito Internazionale (with two more chicanes) and a North Loop used for tests.
Years 1971÷2005
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational  
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Permanent
Inauguration 1971
Closing 2005
Last update of this page January 28th 2009
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 1746  m 5728  ft 1.085  mi Club Circuit (48)
length 3222  m 10571  ft 2.002  mi International Circuit (4)

Vallelunga
Description When 1985 Rome F.1 GP that should have been on Eur street track was canceled, it was decided to use same money for trying to host a F.1 GP at Vallelunga in 1986. For this reason, the circuit should have been lengthened and modified according to F.1 requirements. New tribunes should have been built on the hill inside the tracj (#9 on my map). Besides, a new link between Curva Trincea and Curvone should have been built, in order to be able to use both Club circuit and Cimini section at the same time. The latter should have been used by CSAI Federal School. Inside the track, a rally circuit should have been built, to be used by CSAI Federal School as well. None of these proposals were developed, but on the following years some changes were made and they are not drawn on my maps.
Years 1985
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 November 11th 2008
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points Curvone - Cimini Uno - Cimini Due - Trincea - Semaforo - Tornantino - Esse - Roma
length 4500  m 14764  ft 2.796  mi   (48)

Vallelunga
Description At beginning of 2004, a track lengthen was proposed, similar to one already proposed in 1985. Other corners are unchanged, but safety run off areas are improved at Cimini, Esse and Roma; besides at Trincea old guard rails are replaced by a sefer concrete wall. Finally, in 2004 nine new boxes should have been built, of course in the same area of boxes already in use.
Saturday August 27th 2005 finally extended track was inaugurated, with a layout quite similar to the one shown here
Years 2004
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 April 4th 2006
Info last update February 2004
Designer  
Distinctive points Curvone - Cimini Uno - Cimini Due - Trincea - Semaforo - Tornantino - Esse - Roma
length 4228  m 13871  ft 2.627  mi   (4)
length (approx) 4000  m 13123  ft 2.486  mi Approximated length: minimum value (57)

Vallelunga
Description  
Years 2005÷....
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational  
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Permanent
Inauguration 2005
Closing  
Last update of this page February 2nd 2009
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 4085  m 13402  ft 2.538  mi Full circuit (4)
length 4085  m 13402  ft 2.538  mi Full circuit (61)
length 1746  m 5728  ft 1.085  mi Club Circuit (4)
length 1746  m 5728  ft 1.085  mi Club Circuit (61)
length 3228  m 10591  ft 2.006  mi International Circuit (4)
Width 11  m 36  ft      (61)
Width 14  m 46  ft    Start finish straight (61)
Bend minimum radius 23  m 75  ft      (61)
Max minimum radius 166  m 545  ft 0.103  mi   (61)

Circuito Moto
Description  
Years 2005÷....
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational  
Car Circuit  
Motorbike circuit YES
Type Permanent
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page February 2nd 2009
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 4110  m 13484  ft 2.554  mi Full circuit (4)
length 4110  m 13484  ft 2.554  mi Full circuit (61)

Anello Nord
Description  
Years 2005÷...
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational  
Car Circuit  
Motorbike circuit  
Type Permanent
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page April 4th 2006
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  

Pista Prove
Description  
Years 2005÷...
Direction  
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational  
Car Circuit  
Motorbike circuit  
Type Proving ground
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page April 4th 2006
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  

Vallelunga: original oval course

Vallelunga: original oval course


Vallelunga: Club course

Vallelunga: Club course

Vallelunga: Club course


Vallelunga, 1985 proposal: long course

Vallelunga, 1985 proposal: long course

Vallelunga, 1985 proposal: long course


Vallelunga, 2004 proposal

Vallelunga, 2004 proposal



PHOTOS

Photos by Guido de Carli - March 13th 2006
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Aerial photo that shows track layout inaugurated on August 27th 2005   


Updates
Date Track layout Years Description by Map by Thanks to Note
July 9th 2012     Guido de Carli   Matteo Tex Update Description
February 2nd 2009     Guido de Carli     Update Description
January 28th 2009     Guido de Carli     Update Description
March 13th 2006     Guido de Carli     Update Photos (on this site)
August 27th 2005     Guido de Carli     Update Description
October 12th 2003     Guido de Carli Guido de Carli   Update Description with map
March 26th 2003     Guido de Carli     New Description
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