Description Cristoforo Bigi (Maserati) won Nefasit - Asmara race. I have no more info
Location Nefasit - Sud Mar Rosso / Southern 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°20'00"     + 39°03'44"     (approx)
15.333333     39.062222     (approx)
UTM Coordinates (approx) X = 506678.856  -  Y = 1695195.604  -  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  
Inauguration June 13th 1954
Closing June 13th 1954
Sources and links (Translation) (**)
(1) English (...) Bulletin Board --> The Nostalgia Forum --> Some obscure races in Ethiopia, Brazil and Hungary won by Maseratis! --> post by O Volante quoting the book Maserati Story. Il rilancio di un mito by Eliseo Ferrari publ. by Edizioni Il Fiorino

(*) 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.

Nefasit - Asmara
Years 1954
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Point to point track
Inauguration June 13th 1954
Closing June 13th 1954
Last update of this page December 18th 2007
Info last update  
Distinctive points  

Date Track layout Years Description by Map by Thanks to Note
November 1st 2005     Guido de Carli     New Description without map
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