Description This is probably the oldest circuit (not a hill climb track) used for motor racing event on territory of Czech Republic. It hosted 1st Czechoslovak Tourist Trophy, both motorcycle and car race (each class starting on its own - motorcycles up to 250 ccm 10 laps, 350 and 500 ccm 14 laps, cars up to 750 ccm 7 laps, 1100 ccm 10 laps).
The event was considered failure because of low spectators numbers, the conclusion was the track is placed in a too distant area, so the Masaryk Circuit near Brno was proposed in following years as racing venue instead.
Location Karlova Studánka
T - Moravskoslezský kraj - Moravskoslezsko
Location Start/finish line and pits were at Karlova Studánka The layout remains as public roads until today untouched.
Latitude - Longitude + 50°06'20"     + 17°18'15"
50.105556     17.304167
UTM Coordinates X = 664763.24  -  Y = 5552909.462  -  Zone 33U
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Altitude AMSL (approx) 1000 m - 3281 ft    (approx)
Inauguration 1926
Closing 1926
Sources and links (Translation) (**)
(1) Italian mail, note Mail from Ivo Porč, who quoted an issue of czech magazine Motor
(2) English

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Karlova Studánka
Years 1926
Direction Anticlockwise   Anticlockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit YES
Type Road course
Inauguration 1926
Closing 1926
Last update of this page October 20th 2020
Info last update  
Distinctive points  
length 22400  m 73491  ft 13.919  mi   (1)
length 22499  m 73814  ft 13.98  mi Calculated from aerial photo (*) (2)
Difference in level 551  m 1808  ft 0.342  mi Calculated from aerial photo (*) (2)
Max. gradient 7  % 4  °      Maximum (1)
Start altitude AMSL (approx) 800  m 2625  ft 0.497  mi Calculated from aerial photo (*) (2)
Altitude AMSL 1011  m 3317  ft 0.628  mi Maximum (2)
Altitude AMSL 554  m 1818  ft 0.344  mi Minimum (2)

Karlova Studánka

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Date Track layout Years Description by Map by Thanks to Note
October 22nd 2020   1926 Guido de Carli     Update Description
October 21st 2020   1926 Guido de Carli Guido de Carli Ivo Porč New Description with map
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