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#1 Sin

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 00:32

I gotta admit I stole the idea from another forum, but I thought it was a great idea, cause it's intresting to know.. and for once a topic not to argue about ;)...

So which of the many circuits in the world is closest to you

the closest real track is Sachsenring 64km from me

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here a motogp onboard video

closer is only the Porsche Teststrecke, but that is only a testing track so it doesn't count really, cause no races are held there ;)
closest F1 track is Hockenheimring

Edited by Sin, 19 June 2013 - 08:05.


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#2 Andrew Hope

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 00:35

Apart from the street courses I make up whenever I'm walking around town, it's Mosport.



#3 HaydenFan

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 00:49

Apart from the street courses I make up whenever I'm walking around town, it's Mosport.


Might want to talk to a professional about that.

Umm... being from the midwest I have quite a few. Grattan Raceway is an circuit (with a swimming pool) which hosts mostly SCCA races and amateur motorcycle and motocross races. There are like 5-6 short ovals (dirt and asphalt) within 100 miles of my home. One Berlin Raceway is about 5 miles down the road (some traveling series can be heard from my home on quite nights).

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#4 stillOrange

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 01:07

Three Sisters isn't probably the "real" racing circuit so otherwise closest for me is Oulton Park.
Great track in a nice setting, with some really challenging corners IMO and elevation changes.

#5 Myrvold

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 02:03

Vålerbanen it is. Hosted STCC event for a couple of years
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The fact that the track is only 30km away from where I live is kinda amazing, when Norway only have 3 circuits...

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#6 fdspd

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 02:04

Laguna Seca

#7 JacnGille

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 02:19

Road Atlanta

#8 bourbon

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 02:53

GLEN HELEN RACEWAY

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#9 zippythecat

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 02:54

VIR. 60 miles away.

#10 Watkins74

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 02:59

Road Atlanta

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Road Atlanta. 30 minutes away. It's fun to watch SCCA on some weekends.

#11 dgsg

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 03:06

Willow Springs.
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#12 Radoye

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 03:18

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#13 Rob G

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 03:33

VIR. 60 miles away.


VIR. 66 miles away.

#14 taz

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 05:04

Circuit Zolder, but Spa-Francorchamps is a close 2nd

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#15 SpartanChas

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 05:13

Castle Combe.

#16 jimjimjeroo

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 05:27

Castle Coombe and thruxton, both are 3 hours away! Gotta love Cornwall :/

#17 klyster

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 06:11

Ruapuna Park

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17 kilometers away

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#18 Lemnpiper

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 06:19



Richmond International Speedway 2 miles away

#19 sennafan

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 06:25

Zolder 1 hour
Spa francorchamps 1.5 hours
Nurburgring 2.5 hours

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#20 Brother Fox

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 06:26

If we count street circuits, Surfers Paradise

#21 Mark A

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 06:28

Mallory park closest to me (real race circuit)

But Brandon Stadium is closer.

#22 Kingshark

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 06:32

Auto Clearing Motor Speedway (Oval). 260 km away.

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Saskatchewan International Raceway (Drag), also 260 km away.

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#23 midgrid

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 06:43

Croft is 30 miles away from me.

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#24 Jackmancer

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 06:44

Assen TT circuit.

oh wait I moved.

Now it's Zandvoort.

#25 SophieB

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 07:28

Another person who has Castle Combe as their closest circuit checking in. I went there for marshall training once; they seemed really nice. Down to earth people who really cared about the safety of the marshalls and drivers. The wikipedia page includes one of the better 'citation needed' that I've seen in a while:

"One aspect of the circuit which has remained unchanged throughout the years is the large population of rabbits who live in the extensive tyre barriers around the circuit.[citation needed]"

Yeah, don't be coming here with your wild talk of roaming bunnies, back that shit up, please.

Castle Combe itself, by the way, is one of the prettiest villages in England (in a very self-conscious way) and lots of films have been shot there like the original Dr Doolittle and War Horse.

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#26 Ickx

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 07:45

A 10 min walk to Göteborg City Arena

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#27 rich06

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 07:52

30 mins from Monaco..

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#28 Gilles4Ever

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 08:00

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Aldo Scribante, about 20km as the crow flies

#29 PayasYouRace

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 08:04

I'm about an hour and a quarter's drive away from Jerez.

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#30 froggy22

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 08:04

Mallory Park, Donington Park and Oulton Park (all the parks) are all an hour away from Stafford, Donington being marginally closer

#31 redreni

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 08:06

Brands Hatch

#32 pacwest

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 08:09

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#33 MikeV1987

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 08:19

Canadian tire motorsports park AKA Mosport

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About the same distance as Mosport but different route across Quebec, what a beauty!

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#34 DampMongoose

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 08:19

Rockingham is 40 mins away (27 miles by road)

Donington Park about an hour and a bit (59 miles)

Mallory Park near identical to Donington

Snetterton another 10 mins

Although I go to Brands Hatch more than any of the above which is about 2 hours away.


Saying that we've had our fair share of BRM's driving through Bourne though so motor racing never far away...


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#35 Lee Nicolle

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 08:20

The closest to me is the temporary street circuit here in Adelaide. About 6km away and I often hear it from home.
The closest real racetrack is Adelaide International Raceway, about 45min away, though currently it is only a sometime drag strip. There has been no road racing for about 10 years and that was run under the Auscar banner. The oval has not been used in even longer.
And right next door is Speedway City which is in regular operation.
Then Mallala which is about 15min up the road from AIR,, or Murray Bridge Speedway about an hour away in pretty much the opposite direction

#36 Zoetrope

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 08:21

There are some amateurish tracks, but this one is the most professional. Racing isn't that popular in Poland anyway.

Poznań (Posen) track. 4km long
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#37 Anderis

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 08:21

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I have never been there, though, despite the fact that I study in the same city.

#38 Sin

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 08:24

ha the Poznań track is about 20 km closer to me than Hockenheimring.... :o

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 08:24

Zandvoort is only 60 kms away.

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#40 Zoetrope

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 08:26

Anderis We posted the same track virtually at the same time, although I beat you to it by 0.035s :rotfl: Pole position for me this time!

#41 Anderis

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 08:30

Pole position for me this time!

I have good race pace, though.

#42 SophieB

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 08:31

There are some amateurish tracks, but this one is the most professional. Racing isn't that popular in Poland anyway.

Poznań (Posen) track. 4km long
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Your local track seems to be shaped like a cartoon cat, so it's got that going for it.

#43 Zoetrope

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 08:52

Your local track seems to be shaped like a cartoon cat, so it's got that going for it.


Haha. When I was still a kid in 1990s and was playing F1 game I always considered Detroit Circuit to be a lion :lol:
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#44 Peat

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 09:18

I'm pretty much equidistant between Silverstone & Thruxton. The latter just edges it (and is a more interesting drive)

#45 GSiebert

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 09:25

Charade at ~20 miles
Magny Cours at ~100 miles

#46 balage06

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 09:30

Hungaroring (15 km)

#47 noikeee

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 09:31

Closest: 873 km away (straight line distance, only access by boat or plane) - Marrakesh Street Circuit

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Closest permanent circuit: 927 km away (straight line distance, again only access by boat or plane) - Autódromo Internacional do Algarve, Portimão

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Yeah I'm pretty much out of luck if I want to watch racing live on the spot.

#48 DutchQuicksilver

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 11:36

TT Circuit in Assen

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#49 chdphd

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 11:54

Knockhill

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#50 turssi

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 12:04

Interlagos