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MODENA (1927÷1928)
Not to be confused with Modena (1933÷1947) - Modena (1951) - Modena, Aerautodromo - Modena, Bruciata - Modena, Marzaglia, Cittanova - Modena, Navicello
Description Street circuit used in 1928 for first and second edition of Circuito di Modena: on May 24th motorbike race was held and on June 5th 1927 the car one. In 1928 probably only car race was held, on May 20th. Both car races were won by Enzo Ferrari (Alfa Romeo 1500). The circuit first went to Fossalta, then it went back to the town trough Strada della Scartazza e San Damaso. Gazzetta dell’Emilia (a local newspaper) the day before the first race published an odd incomplete map: maybe because up to few days before the race it was not sure if the track would have used Via Valdrighi or the close via Sabbatini. All race reports talked about the first, the latter was never mentioned, so I think there are no doubts about track layout used
Location Modena
MO - Modena - Emilia Romagna
Location  
Latitude - Longitude + 44°37'08"     + 10°58'07"
44.618889     10.968611
UTM Coordinates X = 656182.234  -  Y = 4942500.179  -  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 33 m - 108 ft
Inauguration May 24th 1927
Closing May 20th 1928
Designer  
Sources and links (Translation) (**)
(1)   mail, note Mail dated March 9th 2005 and April 11th 2005 from Pier Paolo Garagnani
(2)   www.rfmpanini.itRaccolte Fotografiche Modenesi - Giuseppe Panini
(3)   www.tazionuvolari.it/corse3it.htmTazio Nuvolari’s official website
(4) Italian Autosprint 38/1985 (page 32)History in brief of races at Modena
(5)   Gazzetta dell’Emilia /1927 [Publishing date: May 23rd 2027]

(*) 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.

Circuito Motociclistico di Modena
Description  
Years 1927÷1928
Direction  
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit YES
Type Road course
Inauguration May 24th 1927
Closing May 20th 1928
Last update of this page March 7th 2008
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points Via Emilia Est - Fossalta - Strada della Scartazza - San Damaso - Strada Provinciale Vignolese - Collegara - Sant’Agnese - Via Valdrighi - San Lazzaro
length 12000  m 39370  ft 7.457  mi   (3)

Modena (1927÷1928)

Modena (1927÷1928)


Green: Modena (1927÷1928) - Blue: Modena (1933÷1947) - Red: Aerautodromo

Green: Modena (1927÷1928) - Blue: <a href=Modena (1933÷1947) - Red: Aerautodromo" />


Location: + 44°37'08", + 10°58'07"
If the aerial photo is not visible, you have to zoom out by clicking (maybe more then once) button ’-’ in top left corner

Updates
Date Track layout Years Description by Map by Thanks to Note
June 5th 2005     Guido de Carli     Update Description
April 14th 2005     Guido de Carli     Update Description
March 11th 2005     Guido de Carli Guido de Carli   New Description with map
Not all eventual updates issued in last years are already visible in this list

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