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BRESCIA
Description  
Location Brescia
BS - Brescia - Lombardia
Location  
Latitude - Longitude (approx) + 45°32'00"     + 10°14'00"     (approx)
45.533333     10.233333     (approx)
UTM Coordinates (approx) X = 596299.362  -  Y = 5042939.448  -  Zone 32T     (approx)
Aerial photo / Map (*)  Google Maps  -    Bing Maps  -    Flash Earth  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Portale Cartografico Nazionale  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Visual Pagine Gialle
Altitude AMSL (approx) 150 m - 492 ft    (approx)
Inauguration  
Closing  
Designer  
Sources and links (Translation) (**)
(1) Italian Atlante delle Strade d’Italia, Automobil Club di Milano, Terza Edizione Published by: Automobil Club di Milano - Published in: Milano - year: 1930
(2) English members.fortunecity.com/quintin_cloud/18941925/1899bcm.htmThe Formula One Homepage of Grand Prix Results and History
(3) English members.fortunecity.com/quintin_cloud/18941925/1904cf.htmThe Formula One Homepage of Grand Prix Results and History
(4) English members.fortunecity.com/quintin_cloud/18941925/1905cf.htmThe Formula One Homepage of Grand Prix Results and History
(5) English members.fortunecity.com/quintin_cloud/18941925/1907cf.htmThe Formula One Homepage of Grand Prix Results and History
(6) Italian www.enzociliberto.it/aisastoryauto/fascicoli/mono28/mono28.phpHistory of 1921 Italy GP
(7) Italian www.tazionuvolari.it/corse2it.htmTazio Nuvolari’s official 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.

Brescia - Cremona - Mantova - Verona - Brescia
Description After great success of the first circuit Verona - Brescia - Mantova - Verona, Brescians decidd to organize just after some months, in September 1899, their "Feste Automobilistiche" ("Car feasts"). Program was composed by a race on the circuit Brescia - Cremona - Mantova - Verona - Brescia (that used a large section of the previous one), "Criterium delle motociclette" (a motorbike race, I don’t know what circuit they used) and "Corsa Brescia" (see it).
In 1900 they organized a "Convegno automobilistico" (see it for more details) and a race on the same circuit Brescia - Cremona - Mantova - Verona - Brescia used the previous year.
Years 1899÷1900
Direction Anticlockwise   Anticlockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Road course
Inauguration September 1899
Closing 1900
Last update of this page October 30th 2008
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points Brescia - Bagnolo Mella - Robecco - Cremona - Piadena - Castellucchio - Mantova - Roverbella - Villafranca di Verona - Verona - Castelnuovo - Peschiera - Desenzano - Lonato - Rezzato - Brescia
length 223  km    138.57  mi   (2)

Corsa Brescia
Description Circuit used for "Corsa Brescia" ("Brescia race") on streets around the town. I don’t know if the circuit was a complete tour of the town (as shown in the map) or if they use only a section.
Years 1899
Direction  
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit  
Motorbike circuit  
Type Street course
Inauguration 1899
Closing 1989
Last update of this page April 4th 2006
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  

Convegno automobilistico 1900
Description In 1900 they organized a "Convegno automobilistico" ("Car congress"): it included a speed race on a straight 5 km long (maybe from Brescia to Montichiari, but I have no info about)
Years 1900
Direction Anticlockwise   Anticlockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit  
Motorbike circuit  
Type Asphalted Drag strip
Inauguration 1900
Closing 1900
Last update of this page April 4th 2006
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 5000  m 16404  ft 3.107  mi   (6)

Brescia - Cremona - Mantova - Brescia
Description After four years, Brescians organized "Settimana automobilistica" (car week): in its program there was also a race (Coppa Florio) on the circuit Brescia - Cremona - Mantova - Brescia, that included bits of both previous circuits.
Coppa Florio was offered by Vincenzo Florio. He was impressed by these races: when he come back home in Sicily he decided to organize a race as well, the later famous Targa Florio (first in 1906)
Years 1904
Direction Anticlockwise   Anticlockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Road course
Inauguration 1904
Closing 1904
Last update of this page October 29th 2008
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points Brescia - Bagnolo Mella - Robecco - Cremona - Piadena - Castellucchio - Mantova - Goito - Guidizzolo - Castiglione delle Stiviere - Montichiari - Castenedolo - Brescia
length 186.083  km    115.63  mi   (3)

Brescia - Cremona - Mantova - Brescia
Description 1905 "Settimana automobilistica" (car week) program included a car exhibition, a power boat race on Garda Lake and Coppa Florio on Brescia - Cremona - Mantova - Brescia circuit. Its length was a little shorter than 1904: as it is nearly the same of Mille Miglia 1940 lenghr, I think (but I have no evidence) that also layout was quite similar and that 1905 cicuit turned before entering in town of Mantova.
Years 1905
Direction Anticlockwise   Anticlockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit  
Motorbike circuit  
Type Road course
Inauguration 1905
Closing 1905
Last update of this page August 8th 2003
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points Brescia - Bagnolo Mella - Robecco - Cremona - Piadena - Castellucchio - Goito - Guidizzolo - Castiglione delle Stiviere - Montichiari - Castenedolo - Brescia
length 166.992  km    103.767  mi   (4)

Brescia - Castiglione delle Stiviere - Lonato - Brescia
Description In 1906 "Settimana automobilistica" (car week) was not organized because of lack of Policemen. In order to solve this problem in 1907, Automobil Club of Milan (the new organizer) planned a new shorter track and found 1100 volounteer cyclist to be used as steward. Two races have been planned: Coppa Florio (September 1st) and "Coppa della Velocità" (Speed Cup, on September 2nd).
In 1925 "Circuito Motoristico di Brescia" (Brescia motoristic circuit, a motorbike event) was raced: I’m sure about its track, but I think it is the same as 1907 because track length is nearly the same. I don’t know if this circuit was used in 1924 too, by motorbikes
Note: Strada della Fame means "Hungry Road"
Years 1907, 1924÷1925
Direction Anticlockwise   Anticlockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit YES
Type Road course
Inauguration 1907
Closing 1925
Last update of this page October 29th 2008
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points Brescia - Castenedolo - Montichiari - Castiglione delle Stiviere - Strada della Fame - Lonato - Rezzato - Brescia
length 60.25  km    37.439  mi   (7)
length 60.712  km    37.726  mi   (5)

Brescia
Description  
Years 1912÷1913
Direction  
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit  
Motorbike circuit YES
Type  
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page April 4th 2006
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Circuito della Mille Miglia
Description Road track used in 1907 as "Circuito di Brescia" (Brescia’s ciruit) and in 1940 for "Primo Gran Premio Città di Brescia" (official name of Mille Miglia in that year). Traditional circuit Brescia-Roma-Brescia was abandoned in 1938 (ad used again from 1947) because it was considered too dangerous. The new circut was similar to the one used in 1904-1905, but a new connection with two parabolic bends were added in Cremona.
From 1954 to 1957, section 132 km long between Cremona and Brescia (but through town of Mantova) was used for Mille Miglia and - during it - for Gran Premio Tazio Nuvolari.

Start line was moved from tradizional Viale Rebuffone to Foro Boario, to the periphery of Brescia. From there, it runs on Strada Statale SS45bis to Cremona (Viale Duca degli Abruzzi), through Bagnolo Mella, Manerbio (dangerous curve to the income of the bridge), Pontevico (dangerous curve to the income of the village) and Robecco d’Oglio here (dangerous curve). At km 48 the, in the periphery of Cremona, there is a parabolic curve and the circuit went on a fastest asphalted connection 2 km long and 8m wide; at the end there’s another parabolic curve. Then forward on Strada Statale SS10 "Padana Inferiore" through Cicognolo, Piàdena, Bòzzolo, San Martino dell’Argine, Marcaria, Ospitaletto, Castellucchio and Le Grazie. At km 104 there’s another dangerous curve and the circuit turned on a communal road and - through Rivalta and Sacca - to Goito, where it joined Strada Statale SS236 Brescia-Mantova (used also by the traditional circuit). It went through Cerlongo, Guidizzolo, Castiglione delle Stiviere, Montichiari, Castenedolo and it arrived to Brescia for that today it is called Via Saint Polo. I don’t know if the finish line was at Foro Boario or the end of Viale Duca degli Abruzzi.
Straight after Montichiari was used also by Circuito della Fascia d’Oro for Italian Gran Prix 1921 (see Brescia 1921).
Years 1940
Direction Anticlockwise   Anticlockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Road course
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page April 4th 2006
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points Brescia - Bagnolo Mella - Manerbio - Pontevico - Robecco d’Oglio - Cremona - Cicognolo - Piàdena - Bòzzolo - San Martino dell’Argine - Marcaria - Ospitaletto - Castellucchio - Le Grazie - Rivalta - Sacca - Goito - Cerlongo - Guidizzolo - Castiglione delle Stiviere - Montichiari - Castenedolo - Brescia
length 165  km    102.529  mi    
length 165  km    102.529  mi    

Circuito del Cidneo
Description  
Years  
Direction  
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit  
Motorbike circuit YES
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Closing  
Last update of this page April 4th 2006
Info last update  
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Circuito delle Coste di Sant Eusebio
Description  
Years  
Direction  
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit  
Motorbike circuit YES
Type  
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page April 4th 2006
Info last update  
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Brescia - Cremona - Mantova - Verona - Brescia 1899 and 1900

Brescia - Cremona - Mantova - Verona - Brescia 1899 and 1900


Brescia - Cremona - Mantova - Brescia 1904

Brescia - Cremona - Mantova - Brescia 1904


Brescia - Cremona - Mantova - Brescia 1905

Brescia - Cremona - Mantova - Brescia 1905


Circuito di Brescia 1907 and 1925 (?)

Circuito di Brescia 1907 and 1925 (?)


Circuito della Mille Miglia 1940

Circuito della Mille Miglia 1940


Latitude - Longitude (approx): + 45°32'00", + 10°14'00"
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PHOTOS

Photos by a private collection, in a casual order, taken by a spectator during Coppa Florio on September 1st 1907 and maybe also during "Coppa di Velocità" (Speed Cup) on following day. Maybe they were taken in Brescia.
Any help for identifying these photos is welcome!
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Photos by ? - September 1st 1907
Click on thumbnail to open original large photo

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1st lap - Barone Guido de Martino’s fatal crash (Brixia Züst 14/18 HP #10 C)

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DetailMarc Sorel (Isotta Fraschini I 80 HP #9 A)

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This photo is not about this race, but it was in the same envelopeThis photo is not about this race, but it was in the same envelope  


Updates
Date Track layout Years Description by Map by Thanks to Note
January 28th 2009     Guido de Carli     Update Description
June 16th 2003 Circuito della Mille Miglia 1940 Guido de Carli     New Photos (on this site)
May 30th 2003 Circuito della Mille Miglia 1940 Guido de Carli     Update Description
March 22nd 2003 Circuito della Mille Miglia 1940 Guido de Carli Guido de Carli   Update Description with map
March 22nd 2003 Brescia - Castiglione delle Stiviere - Lonato - Brescia 1907, 1924÷1925 Guido de Carli     Update Description
March 22nd 2003 Brescia - Cremona - Mantova - Brescia 1905 Guido de Carli     New Description
March 4th 2003 Circuito della Mille Miglia 1940 Guido de Carli Guido de Carli   Update Description with map
Not all eventual updates issued in last years are already visible in this list

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