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Happy Birthday Tor Poznan - 40 years old today

Happy Birthday Tor Poznan - 40 years old today

Published 2017-12-01 by Administrator
We would like to wish a very Happy Birthday to one of our favourite racing tracks - Tor Poznan in Poland. While it was officially opened on the 1st of December 1977, it has reached the respectable age of 40 as of today.

The track was built between 1975 and 1977 on an unused corner of land belonging to Poznan airport - Lawica. The track layout was designed by Mieczyslaw Bilinski with guidance of none other than Bernie Ecclestone himself. Their goal was to build the track according to F1 standards and host an F1 race in Poland. Thats why the track is relatively wide, and has massive run-off zones.

Final stages of communism in the early eighties drained the project of resources and Bernie had to look elsewhere for an eastern bloc F1 race. He did not give up. Instead, he built a race track in Hungary a few years later.

Tor Poznan, all the best to you! It does not matter that you did not make it to F1 - we love you anyway. The first time we visited you was 12(!) years ago, in 2005. Since then, we are always looking forward to see you again.

Happy Birthday!

Peter, Bjorn, Justyna, Michal and Marcin

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