Pirita-Kose-Kloostrimetsa Circuit

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Pirita-Kose-Kloostrimetsa Circuit
Location Tallinn, Estonia
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
Coordinates 59°28′2.08″N 24°52′8.91″E / 59.4672444°N 24.8691417°E / 59.4672444; 24.8691417Coordinates: 59°28′2.08″N 24°52′8.91″E / 59.4672444°N 24.8691417°E / 59.4672444; 24.8691417
Opened 1933
Length 6.761 km (4.201 mi)

Pirita-Kose-Kloostrimetsa Circuit (Estonian: Pirita-Kose-Kloostrimetsa ringrada) is an inactive street circuit in Tallinn, Estonia. It's located in Pirita in Kloostrimets (Monastery Forest), crosses the Pirita River twice. The length of the track is 6.761 kilometres (4.201 mi).[1]

The circuit was opened in 1933. Motorcycle TT races took place from 1933 to 1939 and car races were held from 1934 to 1936 an Estonian Grand Prix with mainly local and Finnish entries. After World War II the track was used for Soviet championships.[2]

Five-time world champion Joey Dunlop was killed in an accident on the Kloostrimetsa circuit in 2000. A year after a memorial stone was erected. Track was used until 2006 for annual Kalevi Suursõit motorcycle race but was abandoned due to worsened road surface and lack of money to repair it.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tracks - Central & Eastern Europe". Leif Snellman. 
  2. ^ "Pirita Kose Kloosrtimetsa 1933/39". haq's generally stuff.