for Grand Prix Legends
Track Location : Riga, USSR.
Track Type : Permanent
Track Lenght : 3.662 kms. - 2.276 mil.
Track Num. Turns : 11
Track Period : 1966-Today
First in USSR special complex for motosport. Was built in 1965 in the Bikernieki forest in the east of Riga city. Complex include four different couses: "long circuit" (5495 m), "circuit of speed" (3662 m), "circuit of skill" (3580 m) and "small circuit" (1,7 km). Width of "circuit of speed" 10 m, other roads - 8 m and starting zone - 20 m. Some curves has profile with 1,5-14% cross slopes. The relief of road is hilly, with a noticeable height difference.
Racing began in Bikernieki in 1966, prior to 1970 for them were used in two configurations: "circuit of speed" and "circuit of skill".
The "Circuit of speed" was opened in 1968.
Special thanks to:
Alex Rogachev for his site (http://www.ussr-autosport.ru), old photographs and advice,
Kaspars Dziedatatajs also for his site (http://www.racinghistory.lv), old photographs and advice,
Ginetto for his advice and tips,
dangermouse for the private forum,
scott for the excellent horizont,
RuGPL members: Anton Eryomin (a3d), Rome Schihalev (Sash2004), Alex Shokin (Lich),
Vadim Kuhtin (Valeo), Sergey Moskovkin (lvlo), Sergey Shibko (7sergey7),
Vladimir Mahnytkin (opiwan), Eugen Dontsov (Veter) and other for tests, advice and motivation.