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BALOCCO
Description  
Location Balocco
VC - Vercelli - Piemonte
Location  
Latitude - Longitude + 45°28'41"     + 8°18'00"
45.478056     8.3
UTM Coordinates X = 445290.02  -  Y = 5036296.882  -  Zone 32T
Aerial photo / Map (*)  Google Maps  -    Bing Maps  -    Flash Earth  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Portale Cartografico Nazionale  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Visual Pagine Gialle
Altitude AMSL 192 m - 630 ft
Inauguration 1964
Closing  
Designer Grandi
Giancarlo Grandi
Sources and links (Translation) (**)
(1) Italian mail, note Mail from Piero Vanzetti dated April 16th 2005
(2) Italian mail, note Mail from Gio dated April 7th 2005
(3) Italian ForumForum --> Europe --> Italy --> Balocco [ITA]
(4) Italian Autosprint 12/1968 (page 23)Track under sequestration after Leo Cella’s death
(5) Italian Rombo 31/1981 (page 14)Alfa Romeo 179 (Formula 1) Test
(6) Italian Autosprint 47/1981 (page 8)Description
(7) Italian Autosprint 40/1984 (page 39)
(8) Italian Autosprint 9/1987 (page 92)FIAT explain a proposal for an extension
(9) Italian Automobilismo d’Epoca 8/2006 (page 10)History of the track in brief
(10) Italian Autosprint 39/2007 (page 32)2007 news: two new chicanes
(11) Italian Quattroruote 132/1966 (page 180)Detailed article [Publishing date: December 1966]
(12) Italian Quattroruote 348/1984 (page 199)Description and map [Publishing date: October 1984]

(*) 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.

Pista Prove Alfa Romeo
Alfa Romeo Test Track
Description  
Years 1964
Direction  
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Proving ground
Inauguration 1964
Closing  
Last update of this page September 27th 2006
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 5673  m 18612  ft 3.525  mi Original circuit (9)
Total area 191  hectares 1910000  m² 471.966  acres to be verified  

Pista Prove Alfa Romeo
Alfa Romeo Test Track
SORRY, SOME DATA ARE NOT TRANSLATED YET
Description A
Years  
Direction  
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational  
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Proving ground
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page April 4th 2006
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points Fino Mornasco - Zandvoort
length (approx) 2800  m 9186  ft 1.74  mi    

Balocco
Alfa Romeo Test Track
Description  
Years 1987
Direction  
Progetto Proposal Proposal  YES
Proposal not developed YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Proving ground
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page September 30th 2007
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  

Alfa Romeo Test Track
Description  
Years  
Direction  
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Proving ground
Inauguration  
Closing 2007
Last update of this page September 30th 2007
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points Curva Grande - Prima Curva di Lesmo
length (approx) 5500  m 18045  ft 3.418  mi   (10)
Width 7  m 23  ft       

Alfa Romeo Test Track
Description  
Years  
Direction  
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational  
Car Circuit  
Motorbike circuit  
Type Proving ground
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page September 30th 2007
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  

Alfa Romeo Test Track
Description t’s copied from ups and downs typical of Langhe (region surrounding Alba, in Cuneo province); asphalt is in bad condition for testing stability and suspension in critical conditions.
Years  
Direction  
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational  
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Proving ground
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page September 30th 2007
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  

Alfa Romeo Test Track
Description In summer 2007 the track was modified by adding two new chicanes (not shown on the map). Then the circuit has been approved for F.1 tests (in 2008?)
Years  
Direction  
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational  
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Proving ground
Inauguration September 2007
Closing  
Last update of this page January 29th 2009
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points Curva Grande - Prima Curva di Lesmo
length 5780  m 18963  ft 3.592  mi   (10)
Width 8  m 26  ft      (10)




Original layout.
Numbers on the map are gears used by Euroracing 184T (F.1 1984)

Original layout.<br />
Numbers on the map are gears used by Euroracing 184T (F.1 1984)


Latitude - Longitude: + 45°28'41", + 8°18'00"
If the aerial photo is not visible, you have to zoom out by clicking (maybe more then once) button ’-’ in top left corner

PHOTOS

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Updates
Date Track layout Years Description by Map by Thanks to Note
June 11th 2012 Pista Prove Alfa Romeo 1964 Guido de Carli     Update Description
April 4th 2011     Guido de Carli     Update Description
January 29th 2009 Guido de Carli   Piero Vanzetti Update Description
September 30th 2007     Guido de Carli     Update Description without map
August 18th 2005     Guido de Carli     Update Description
August 6th 2005     Guido de Carli     Update Description
April 27th 2005     Guido de Carli Guido de Carli Piero Vanzetti Update Description with map
April 21st 2005     Guido de Carli Guido de Carli Piero Vanzetti Update Description with map
April 8th 2005     Guido de Carli   Gio New Photos (on this site)
May 11th 2004     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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