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#1 Doug Nye

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Posted 27 May 2009 - 10:58

Could anyone in the know offer some kind of overlay map to show how the modern Kyalami circuit relates to the old? Recalling how the old circuit looked, and having just watched coverage of the Superbike race from there, the layout left me completely befuddled...

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Edited by Doug Nye, 27 May 2009 - 11:00.


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#2 gio66

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Posted 27 May 2009 - 11:10

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#3 Twin Window

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Posted 27 May 2009 - 11:34

...the layout left me completely befuddled...

If it's of any consolation it did me too when I was there for the GP in '92! I even drove one of our snappers round for a lap or two (with permission) in order for him to record the new layout, but that didn't help me at all... :|

From what I remember, the old start-finish straight was by then under a business park and the only shared part of the old circuit and the new was in the area which used to be known as Sunset corner - albeit now going in the other direction.

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Posted 27 May 2009 - 11:39

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Nice maps, sorry about the spelling...

Crawthorne (Crowthorne), Leukoop (Leeukop), Westbank (Wesbank)


#5 mark f1

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Posted 27 May 2009 - 11:43

Doug,

This gives you the overlay. Kyalami

Twinny, shows sunset taking in the same direction, but reprofiled a little I believe.

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Edited by mark f1, 27 May 2009 - 11:45.


#6 Roger39

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Posted 27 May 2009 - 12:17

Doug,

This gives you the overlay. Kyalami

Twinny, shows sunset taking in the same direction, but reprofiled a little I believe.

Mark


Thats right, Sunset is taken in the same direction, then left through Clubhouse, on to the Esses and head up the hill..about halfway up the hill you used to turn right into Leeukop but you now carry on to the top of the hill which is Wesbank and turn left and go back down the hill which is the Mineshaft.
From the old Leeukop right down the main straight and around Barbecue is now part of a business park and unrecognisable. There is a little bit of tarmac where Jukskei was as it joins on to turn 4. Make sense?
This image shows it nicely...

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Edited by Roger39, 27 May 2009 - 12:23.


#7 Doug Nye

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Posted 27 May 2009 - 12:24

Good heavens above. Thanks fellers. No wonder I could not work it out...

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Posted 27 May 2009 - 15:33

I'd tried to piece the two together before, thanks for that. I did the idiotic thing of expecting the two start finish straights to possibly have been in similar positions.... silly me.

#9 ghinzani

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Posted 27 May 2009 - 19:01

Could anyone in the know offer some kind of overlay map to show how the modern Kyalami circuit relates to the old? Recalling how the old circuit looked, and having just watched coverage of the Superbike race from there, the layout left me completely befuddled...

DCN



Hey didnt I ask the same question about two weeks ago? I wonder if it got answered.. I was watching the WSB race and couldnt get a sense of where anywhere was on the track.


edit - no it didnt but thats because I had found the answer within. http://forums.autosp...p;#entry3645932

Thats a proper rebuild job that they undertook!

Edited by ghinzani, 27 May 2009 - 19:04.