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#51 EightGear

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 12:20

Assen about 40 KM.
Zandvoort about 150 KM.

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#52 Nomore

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 12:28

unfortunately is the race that i really don't like...Monaco

#53 Beamer

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 12:32

Zolder, 136km (84mi)
Zandfoort 170km (105mi)
Spa 184km (114mi)
Nurnberg 199km (123mi)
Assen 204km (126mi)



#54 Disgrace

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 12:40

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#55 BenettonB192

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 12:56

the closest real track is Sachsenring 64km from me


Same here but only 34km for me. Been to a couple MotoGP races. DTM i still miss dearly. Can't believe it's already over ten years since last race there :(

#56 rghojai

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 12:57

Dubai Autodrome is about 15 miles away, and Yas Marina F1 track is about 80 miles.

#57 senna da silva

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 12:58

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This.

#58 KingB

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 13:06

Same here but only 34km for me. Been to a couple MotoGP races. DTM i still miss dearly. Can't believe it's already over ten years since last race there :(

and i'm the third one near the Sachsenring...about 50 kilometer

but I think the Schleizer Dreieck should be nearer...approx 45 km
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but I used to live 30 km away from Oschersleben
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#59 FredrikB

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 13:21

The lack of a proper racetrack close to Stockholm is really annoying...

Mantorp 300 km away
http://www.mantorppark.com/om-mantorp/

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These hardly counts:

Temporary racetrack:.Solvalla 20km from home
http://www.stcc.se/e/solvalla/

Semi permanent: Tierp Arena 100km from home
http://www.tierparen...venemangsomrade

Edited by FredrikB, 19 June 2013 - 13:21.


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#60 Tarvoke

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 13:23

Closest is the TT Circuit in Assen, it is about 75 Km from where I live

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#61 montoyasminion

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 13:38

Closest Dirt Track:
East Lincoln Speedway - 11 miles

Closest Asphalt Track:
Hickory Motor Speedway - 21 miles

Closest NASCAR Track:
Charlotte Motor Speedway - 30 miles

Closest Legitimate Road Course:
Virginia International Raceway - 158 miles


#62 st99

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 13:38

Jarama (Madrid)
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#63 skinnyman

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 14:13

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#64 Wander

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 14:47

Kemora circuit about 220km away.

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#65 E.B.

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 14:53

Another person who has Castle Combe as their closest circuit


+1.

Many memories of wheels coming off cars and flying over our heads into the car park beyond!


#66 SR388

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 14:55

1.3 hours from Bristol:

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#67 ElDictatore

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 14:59

Nearest one is Monza (280km)

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second to that should be Hockenheimring about 300km.

#68 byrkus

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 15:03

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Same here... 96 kms away, in straight line.


#69 GSiebert

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 15:05

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Didn't realize you were french as well.

#70 HaydenFan

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 15:14

Kemora circuit about 220km away.


I always get a kick out of it that the Scandinavian drivers have no major racing circuits in their home countries, yet seem to always produce quality racers.

A 60 mile ferry ride across Lake Michigan and a few miles off shore, so compared to some people I guess Road America is at my doorstep.

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#71 ApexMouse

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 15:42

Another UK northerner reporting in, Croft this weekend for the BTCC! First time since 1999!

#72 Anja

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 15:45

I live in Poland yet the closest to me is the Brno Circuit (Czech Republic), at least that I know of. Still about 200 km from me though.

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#73 Moore

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 15:50

Closest to me is Three sisters (Go karting track though.) 2 Miles away.

Second is the old Aintree race circuit. 15 Miles away.

Current is the Oulton Park circuit. 30 miles away.


Nice idea for a thread Sin, don't know where you got that from though ;)

#74 noikeee

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 16:02

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

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


So I'm still winning and by a very large margin the "furthest distance" charts. Think it'll take someone from Antarctica to beat this. :lol:

#75 CSquared

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 16:08

I'm enjoying this thread because I've never heard of half the circuits people are posting.

I'm right between Sears Point (70 miles) and Laguna Seca (85 miles).

#76 Crazy Canuck

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 16:12

Cool thread

Atlantic Motorsport Park, about 45 mins
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Scotia Speedworld is technically closer but its an oval, 25 mins away
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#77 Victor_RO

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 16:17

Hungaroring, 420 km by car going through Budapest.

#78 jimbox01

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 16:33

Grass track racing - hear them from the back garden.
Buckmore Park (karting) 10M
Brands Hatch 17M
Lydden 42M

Pikeys Gypsies on their pony and traps - everywhere!

#79 Higli

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 16:34

40km from the mother of tracks:

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#80 Rob29

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 16:38

Cadwell Park-though not been there since 2002-no means of transport :yawnface: Last circuit visited Monaco for historic GP in 2006.

#81 MrAerodynamicist

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 17:25

My closest circuit these days is Thruxton, yet it's one I've not been to. British GT stopped visiting the circuit the same year I moved from Silverstone being my local, which only leaves the BTCC as a notable weekend to attract me, a series that is only now coming out of an weak, uninteresting period.

#82 mattferg

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 17:31

I currently live about 5 miles away from this really rural, obscure circuit in England, you might not have heard of it.
It's called Silverstone?

#83 BorkoF2012

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 17:39

Hungaroring, 400 km away :(

#84 SkunkyZA

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 17:53

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Kyalami is about 80km away from me

#85 fifi

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 17:53

Knockhill

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ps chdphd you really should come to a scottish meet and greet, there will be one around the time for knockhill btcc :)

#86 Cirrus

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 18:23

I pass this place on the way to work every morning

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Some of it is still there

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Back in the day it wasn't just the drivers who were mad...

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...worth a visit if you happen to be in Surrey

#87 Garagiste

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 18:28

Used to be Brands, now it's Daytona - a slight difference!

#88 Currahee

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 18:50

Knockhill

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Me too. About 40 miles away.

Although Charterhall is closer it's no longer used.

#89 Brandz07

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 18:57

Brands Hatch, very nearly Silverstone though.

#90 Vepe1995

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 19:00

Closest... <200 m
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Closest active... 100 km
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#91 cheesy poofs

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 19:05

I'm 15 minutes away from Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve.

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#92 Superbar

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 19:05

The lack of a proper racetrack close to Stockholm is really annoying...

Mantorp 300 km away
http://www.mantorppark.com/om-mantorp/

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These hardly counts:

Temporary racetrack:.Solvalla 20km from home
http://www.stcc.se/e/solvalla/

Semi permanent: Tierp Arena 100km from home
http://www.tierparen...venemangsomrade


Yeah, It would be nice with something a little closer. There's the Viking Motor Park project though, but who knows when or if construction will ever start.

#93 Risil

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 19:14

Another person who has Castle Combe as their closest circuit checking in.


Me too, if we're talking road racing.

Otherwise it's this beauty of of a mudpile:

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#94 olliek88

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 19:24

Silverstone, about 30 miles up the road from me which is nice, although due to the £££'s a ticket currently costs a decent grandstand ticket there is about the same as a basic grandstand ticket and the flights to Monza! :drunk:

Go figure.

#95 Jovanotti

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 19:36

Non-active/historic: Street Circuit in Erlen (just a triangle of public roads) used to have several races, mainly from 1948 - 1951 (highest class was Formula 2 where also some F1 pilots were participating). I grew up in a tiny village nearby, and I still remember they did a revival (on a different triangle course :) ) with many historic cars and motorcycles that passed just in front of our house when I was 3. Still got a few pics from there.

Some old footage

Incidentially, Erlen is the home of a big office furniture manufacturer nowadays, whose owner is also a motorsport enthusiast and won the Daytona 24 hours in 2002.


Closest bigger circuit would be Monza.

Edited by Jovanotti, 19 June 2013 - 19:41.


#96 chdphd

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 19:47

ps chdphd you really should come to a scottish meet and greet, there will be one around the time for knockhill btcc :)

I may well do that :D I have my tickets for the Sunday. First BTCC race I'll have been for a while.

I found out today that there's some really good comedians doing their thing at the Edinburgh Fringe the same weekend. It's always the way eh.

#97 Les

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 20:02

I live 34 miles from the Doune Hillclimb

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And 39 Miles from the Ingliston Circuit

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So like the guys above the nearest active/proper circuit to me is Knockhill 42 Miles away.

#98 rasul

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 20:02

So I'm still winning and by a very large margin the "furthest distance" charts. Think it'll take someone from Antarctica to beat this. :lol:

Nope. :p Closest circuit: Moscow Raceway. Straight-line distance from where I currently work(and live) is over 1100 km.

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Closest F1 circuit is about 1200km away(straight-line distance), and it's Sochi International Street Circuit and it looks pretty awesome:
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#99 BRG

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 20:33

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...worth a visit if you happen to be in Surrey

Snap - less than 6 miles away from the oldest racetrack mentioned so far.

Brooklands - the right crowd and no crowding (a bit like Bahrain....)

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#100 AustinF1

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 20:44

COTA. 20 miles.