Kristianstad 466

Kristianstad

The original Swedish Grand Prix, a non-championship sports car race, was held in 1955 on the closed public roads through the countryside north of Kristianstad.

Country
Sweden
Location
Kristianstad, Skane
Co-ordinates
56.078991, 14.165358
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The original Swedish Grand Prix, a non-championship sports car race, was held in 1955 on the closed public roads through the countryside north of Kristianstad. The event became a round of the World Championship in 1956 and 1957. It was also venue for the country’s motorcycle GP in 1959 and 1961, and that latter race saw East German rider Ernst Degner defect to the west.

Circuit

1955 - 1961

Type

Temporary road course

Length

4.062 (Miles)

Fastest Race Lap

Jean Behra (Maserati 450S), 2m20.9, 103.784 mph, Sports Cars, 1957

Fastest Qualifying Lap

Jean Behra (Maserati 450S), 2m22.5, 102.619 mph, Sports Cars, 1957

Latest Races

3,181

Championships

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15,745

Results

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16,174

Drivers

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9,500

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866

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