A photo tour around the 29.142 km (18.109 Miles)  long first version of the “Masaryk Circuit“, near the city of Brno in the Czech Republic Made by Herman Liesemeijer in the summer of 2010.

Old Brno Circuit - Map
We will follow the 18.109 Miles long red course on the map above. The driving direction was anti-clockwise.

Masaryk Circuit Brno - Start/Finish
The old Start/Finish straight, were we start our lap at the Masaryk Circuit.

Masaryk Circuit Brno - Pit Exit
The pit exit.

Masaryk Circuit Brno - First Corner?
The first corner of the Masaryk Circuit used to be here. Because they built a new highway here, this site have been changed dramatically.

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

Masaryk Circuit Brno - Kohoutovice
We turn right around the restaurant in the village of Kohoutovice.

Masaryk Circuit Brno - Kohoutovice
Masaryk Circuit Brno
Old Brno Circuit - Hairpin
One of the many corners in this twisty section of the Masaryk Circuit.

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Full throttle over the intersection!

Masaryk Circuit Brno Masaryk Circuit Brno - Žebětín
We arrive at Žebětín.

Masaryk Circuit Brno - Žebětín
We turn right on the junction.

Masaryk Circuit Brno - Žebětín
And we go uphill.

Masaryk Circuit Brno - Žebětín
Old Brno-Masaryk Circuit - Zebetin
Masaryk Circuit Brno
Masaryk Circuit Brno
Masaryk Circuit Brno - Signs new Brno Circuit
Here we pass the new circuit.

Masaryk Circuit Brno - Signs new Brno Circuit
Masaryk Circuit Brno
Two of the many corners at this great section of the Masaryk Circuit. Unfortunately this section was very difficult to photograph.

Brno-Masaryk Circuit - Kart Track inside the old street circuit
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 - Ostrovačice
We’r arrived in the village of Ostrovačice, the farthest point of the Masaryk Circuit…

Masaryk Circuit Brno - Ostrovačice
From here we drive back to Brno.

Masaryk Circuit Brno - Ostrovačice
This is the beginning of the fastest section of the Masaryk Circuit!

Masaryk Circuit Brno
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…

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

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

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

Old Brno Circuit - Bricks
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!

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

Masaryk Circuit Brno
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.

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Almost back…

Old Brno Circuit - Start/Finish
And we’re back at Start/Finish. Here ends our lap at the old Masaryk Circuit.

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

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