ERI - ERITREA
MASSAUA / MASSAWA
Description Joe Nix’s website has three photos taken at Il Gran Concorso, raced close to fire department at Massawa. YOu can see two Fiat Millecento, an Alfa Romeo, an Opel and some single seaters
Location Massaua / Massawa - Nord Mar Rosso / Northern Red Sea
Location NOTE: Eritrea was an Italian colony from 1890 to 1941 and from 1936 to 1941 it was included in Africa Orientale Italiana (Italian Eastern Africa, A.O.I.) toghether with Ethiopia and Italian Somaliland. With the defeat of Italy in 1941 Great Britain governed Eritrea as a protectorate ruled it as "Occupied Enemy Territory." On December 2th 1950 UN passed a resolution that formally federated Eritrea to Ethiopia. In September 1952, the agreement was put into practice and Ethiopians replaced the British. After a very long war, Eritrea declared its indepence on May 24th 1993.
Latitude - Longitude (approx) + 15°36'00"     + 39°27'00"     (approx)
15.6     39.45     (approx)
UTM Coordinates (approx) X = 548241.251  -  Y = 1724741.368  -  Zone 37P     (approx)
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
Altitude AMSL (approx) 10 m - 33 ft    (approx)
Inauguration 1954
Closing  
Designer  
Sources and links (Translation) (**)
(1) English users.mo-net.com/nixit/kagnew4.htmlJoe Nix’s website
(2) Italian Autosprint 48/1972 (page 25) [Publishing date: November 27th 1972]

(*) 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.

Massaua / Massawa
Description  
Years 1954÷1955
Direction  
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational  
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Motorbike circuit  
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Inauguration 1954
Closing 1955
Last update of this page December 18th 2007
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Massaua / Massawa
Description At the end of November 1972 Autosprint reported a possible Formula 3 event to be raced in Massawa in February 1973, to celebrate the 80th birthday of the Negus Haile Selassié.
I have no more info
Years 1973
Direction  
Progetto Proposal Proposal  YES
Proposal not developed YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type  
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page October 1st 2021
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Updates
Date Track layout Years Description by Map by Thanks to Note
October 1st 2021   1973 Guido de Carli     Update Description
November 1st 2005   1954÷1955 Guido de Carli     New Description without map
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