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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-24-2007, 04:03 PM Thread Starter
Imatra:a question for the many Finnish MVs

This is a question for the many MV Finnish owners:The Imatra circuit(home of many battles of the 70s GPs) was a road racing circuit or close circuit?Does it exist again today?

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-24-2007, 04:26 PM
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The Imatra-circuit was a road-circuit, not closed. It went thru the center of Imatra. It doesnīn exist anymoore.
Occacionally they organize "the historic races" with historic bikes, like few years ago (I donīt remember the year..) there was also Agostini racing with his MV! I think i saw on this forum a video-clip of that months ago!
We were also there watching the races and saw also mr. Agostini in LIVE!!!!
Here is a link to Finnish pages of that historic-race in Imatra.
The language is finnish, but the pics tels moore than thousands words...
In 1970`s it was a BIG happening. I was that time a teenager, and lived only 30 km:s away from the "circuit". We went there every year to "have fun and meet friends", but that time i didnīt understand much of road-racing.... It only was cool to have a ride on some boys 125cc bike to Imatra. Oh, those were the days....!!!!
then here some pics I found from internet...

These pics are from 2005 historic-races in Imatra. The Agostiniīs MV was brought from museum (Milan, Italy) for Agostini to race in these races!
2005 races were 3. historic races.
That year thre were 20.000 people watching the races.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-24-2007, 05:26 PM Thread Starter
Thank you wife21,very exaustive reply.I saw a picture of Imatra in an old Italian magazine issue of Motosprint.This picture showed a rider crossing a railroad during a 500 race(perhaps Virginio Ferrari on Suzuki).The magazine spokes about the danger of running in Imatra.Good old times!
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