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Circuits of the past

Remember the motor racing circuits of the past!

A lap at the old Brno Circuit

A photo tour around the very first version of the "Masaryk Circuit", near the city of Brno in the Czech Republic, by Herman LiesemeijerWe will follow the 18.109 Miles long red course on the map above.

Brno Masaryk Circuit
Start/Finish.

Brno Masaryk Circuit
The pit exit.

Brno Masaryk Circuit
The first corner should have been somwhere here. Because they constructed a new motorway here this site have been changed dramatically.

Brno Masaryk Circuit
After a detour we arrive at this peacefull country road.

masaryk circuit brno kohoutovice
We turn right around the restaurant in the village of Kohoutovice.

Brno Masaryk Circuit

Brno Masaryk Circuit

Brno Masaryk Circuit
One of the many corners in this twisty part of the track trough the rolling landscape.

Brno Masaryk Circuit

Brno Masaryk Circuit
Full throttle over the intersection!

Brno Masaryk Circuit

masaryk circuit brno zebetin
We arrive at Žebětín.

Brno Masaryk Circuit
We turn right on the junction.

Brno Masaryk Circuit
And we're climbing above.

Brno Masaryk Circuit

Brno Masaryk Circuit

Brno Masaryk Circuit

Brno Masaryk Circuit

Brno Masaryk Circuit
Here we pass the new circuit.

Brno Masaryk Circuit

Brno Masaryk Circuit
Some of the many corners at this great section of the track. Unfortunately this section was also difficult to photograph.

masaryk circuit brno kart track
At the inside of this hairpin, the last from an almost endless series of corners, is a kart track on the inside today!

masaryk circuit brno ostrovacice
We'r arrived in the village of Ostrovačice, the farest point of the circuit...

Brno Masaryk Circuit
From here we drive back to Brno.

Brno Masaryk Circuit
This is the beginning of the fastest section of the circuit!

Brno Masaryk Circuit
The right kink was constructed later to connect a new road. The original course was going straight and still reachable when you turn left here...

Brno Masaryk Circuit
And here we are at the best conserved part of the old track. Looks like time have stand still here...

masaryk circuit brno bridge

Brno Masaryk Circuit
Imagine how it was when te Mercesses and Auto Unions where drifting through this corner!

Brno Masaryk Circuit

Brno Masaryk Circuit
Original the straight continued here, but the old road had to make place for a new motorway. The road on the left hand was constructed later to connect some farmhouses.

Brno Masaryk Circuit
After a detour we arrive at this part with bricks. In the old day's a big part of the street circuit was paved with these bricks!

Brno Masaryk Circuit
A few Miles further there's asphalt again.

Brno Masaryk Circuit
The section from Ostrovačice back to Brno was the fastest part of the track with long straghts and some very fast kinks.

masaryk circuit brno bosonohy
At high speed through the village of Bosonohy, the last village before the start/finish area.

Brno Masaryk Circuit

Brno Masaryk Circuit
Almost back...

Brno Masaryk Circuit
And here we're back at start/finish.

© Text & pictures: Herman Liesemeijer - Map: Darren Galpin Source: www.silhouet.com

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