Description Circuit used at least in 1936, in 1950 and even it hosted the Swiss Motorcycle Grand Prix (a not-championship event) in 1959, when motor racing was already banned.
Location Locarno
TI - Ticino - Ticino
Latitude - Longitude + 46°10'00"     + 8°48'00"
46.166667     8.8
UTM Coordinates X = 484560.102  -  Y = 5112585.049  -  Zone 32T
Swiss national coordinates Y = 705143  -   X = 113711
Aerial photo / Map (*) Aerial photo / Map (*) OpenStreetMap  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Google Maps  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Bing Maps  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Flash Earth  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Wikimapia  -   Aerial photo / Map (*)
Altitude AMSL 195 m - 640 ft
Inauguration 1936
Closing 1959
Sources and links (Translation) (**)
(1) English (...) Bulletin Board --> The Nostalgia Forum --> Ain Diab circuit map (map is offline)
(2) English layout
(3) English GEL Motorsport - Tracks Around The World

(*) 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.

Years 1936÷1959
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit YES
Type Street course
Inauguration 1950
Closing 1950
Last update of this page October 22nd 2020
Info last update  
Distinctive points Quai de Locarno (Lungolago Giuseppe Motta) - Viale dell’Isolino - Via della Posta - Via Bernardino Luini
length 1660  m 5446  ft 1.032  mi   (3)
length 1646  m 5400  ft 1.023  mi Calculated from aerial photo (*) (2)
Straight length 400  m 1312  ft 0.249  mi Start finish straight (3)
Straight length 510  m 1673  ft 0.317  mi Opposite straight (3)
Straight length 450  m 1476  ft 0.28  mi Viale dell’Isolino (3)
Straight length 300  m 984  ft 0.186  mi (3)


Due to technical problems, temporarily it’s no longer possible to see the circuits on Google Maps embedded in the current page.
This feature will be restored as soon as I figure out how to do (any help would be appreciated!)

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(Map shown here above can show at the same time all eventual layouts drawn. If you want to see only some of them, please go to Google Maps or Google Earth, by clicking on its own link)

Date Track layout Years Description by Map by Thanks to Note
October 22nd 2020   1936÷1959 Guido de Carli   G Update Description
February 6th 2008   1936÷1959   Lorenzo Tommasi   Update Description with map
February 10th 2007   1936÷1959 Guido de Carli     Update Description
July 20th 2003   1936÷1959 Guido de Carli     New Description
Not all eventual updates issued in last years are already visible in this list
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