Cserénfa, Hungary /// 2018.06.16. @Ati @Jerome RATING: ✪✪✪ DIFFICULTY: easy SIZE: 1 building

Attila Deák

9:00 26th March 2020 Published by: Attila Deák

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We found this location absolutely by accident when I drove in Somogy megye towards lake Balaton. I just caught a weird shape from the corner of my eye. I stopped the car and switched to reverse. My colleague was surprised why I stopped so suddenly, but then both of us realized this was a good decision. The building far away on the field was not from this world, seemed like a crashed UFO 🙂

Cserénfa, Hungary /// 2018.06.16. @Ati @Jerome RATING: ✪✪✪ DIFFICULTY: easy SIZE: 1 building

Attila Deák

9:00 26th March 2020 Published by: Attila Deák

The Story
Videos
Location

We found this location absolutely by accident when I drove in Somogy megye towards lake Balaton. I just caught a weird shape from the corner of my eye. I stopped the car and switched to reverse. My colleague was surprised why I stopped so suddenly, but then both of us realized this was a good decision. The building far away on the field was not from this world, seemed like a crashed UFO 🙂

 
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THE STORY

The background story of the fromer World Championship Motocross Grandstand of Cserénfa

It was Hungary’s first motocross world championship location, in the forests and hills of Baranya. Used to hold world-class races with a crowded grandstand for the viewers and fans. These events brought life to this small old village, called Cserénfa in the middle of nowhere. Eurosport used to screen from here the races, and the building was planned by the most famous Hungarian architect, Imre Makovecz.

Here is the story what we’ve found:

The tiny settlement of Zselic, which had been featured on the headlines of international sports magazines for a decade and a half: has been hosting six World Championship motocross races at the edge of two hundred enthusiastic villages since 1991, the last one happened more than twenty years ago. It was at that time that the people were lined up to see the greatest of the sport, the Suzuki rider Stefan Everts, Donny Schmit, or the French wonderland Sebastien Tortelli with Kawasaki. Never ever was the name of Cserénfa so popular on the new since 1536 which was the first written memory of the village. Now, this is just the past. Everyone just wanted to take money out of the motocross. The track was well made, but there was something that should have been turned back. So slowly everything was rotting away.

Only the torso of the former technical world championship is visible. The old trail is also difficult to recognize, and nature is slowly reclaiming what it has been stripped of. The weed reaches the middle of the thighs even in wintertime, from which the fragmented concrete slabs of the former parking lot can only be seen. Spiky tendrils from the former grandstand try to keep the intruder away. Wires were torn from the walls of the server building below, windows were broken, only the tiling reminiscent of the old function. With a rusty railing, we are wary of the grandstand, whose concrete still defies the weather and weather. Not the roof structure that collapsed over the last decade… The panoramic view, the iron pile that used to be the starting line, and the adjacent estate, the former guesthouse, are still amazing.

The story, and the latest video-report in Hugarian language:

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