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#801 ozpata

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Posted 20 October 2019 - 12:01

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#802 cpbell

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Posted 20 October 2019 - 20:43

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Pretty much the first circuit used for international competition, as opposed to a regional event.



#803 ozpata

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Posted 24 October 2019 - 11:59

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#804 Ray Bell

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Posted 24 October 2019 - 12:38

Motorcycles only...

Going back to the Altona map, I'm surprised it shows so much change in altitude. The circuit was essentially a sealed surface put on the exposed edge of the lake when it dried up.

#805 Michael Ferner

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Posted 24 October 2019 - 17:04

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Thanks - I don't think I have ever seen a map of this variant before, and always wondered which roads were used for it! Now I know  :cool:  :smoking:



#806 Barry Boor

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Posted 24 October 2019 - 17:34

New to me, too.

#807 PayasYouRace

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Posted 26 October 2019 - 09:26

 

 

 

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Suddenly it's really obvious where the design for the permanent track came from.



#808 Duc-Man

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Posted 28 October 2019 - 10:46

Suddenly it's really obvious where the design for the permanent track came from.

 

I was wondering what you are talking about, me having the current layout in mind. Now looking at the original layout, you are absolutely right.



#809 Ray Bell

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Posted 28 October 2019 - 13:17

The original Watkins Glen is studded with rise and fall, way more so than the artificial circuit...

Ups and downs make a big difference to a circuit. This picture is from the downhill esses towards the bridge, the sharp point at the left of the above map:

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#810 ozpata

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Posted 31 October 2019 - 17:52

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#811 cpbell

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Posted 01 November 2019 - 13:41

The original Watkins Glen is studded with rise and fall, way more so than the artificial circuit...

Ups and downs make a big difference to a circuit. This picture is from the downhill esses towards the bridge, the sharp point at the left of the above map:

131012wgdownhillesses.jpg

You can see why it was dangerous, but what a beautiful backdrop!



#812 ozpata

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Posted 08 November 2019 - 13:33

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#813 Barry Boor

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Posted 08 November 2019 - 15:09

All those roads look exactly the same now. They could still be racing there!

#814 Duc-Man

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Posted 10 November 2019 - 10:33

You can see why it was dangerous, but what a beautiful backdrop!

 

But pretty sure there was no investigation for exceeding the track limits...



#815 B Squared

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Posted 10 November 2019 - 14:28

The original Watkins Glen is studded with rise and fall, way more so than the artificial circuit...

Ups and downs make a big difference to a circuit. This picture is from the downhill esses towards the bridge, the sharp point at the left of the above map:

131012wgdownhillesses.jpg

The photos I have around the original circuit, as well as this one, don't begin to illustrate the severity of the varying elevations. It is a blast to drive!