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BEL - BELGIUM
METTET, SAINT DONAT & TACHENY
Description  
Location Mettet / Metet - Namur / Namen - Wallonie / Wallonië
Location  
Latitude - Longitude + 50°18'03"     + 4°38'38"
50.300833     4.643889
UTM Coordinates X = 617072.996  -  Y = 5573371.937  -  Zone 31U
Aerial photo / Map (*)  Google Maps  -    Bing Maps  -    Flash Earth
Altitude AMSL 270 m - 886 ft
Inauguration 1928
Closing  
Designer  
Sources and links (Translation) (**)
(1) English ForumForum --> Europe --> Benelux --> BEL - Mettet, Circuit de Saint-Donat/Jules Tacheny [ENG]
(2) English www.formula2.net/F250_26.htmF2 Register
(3) English www.milermeter.com/?r=1584090Track layout
(4) English www.milermeter.com/?r=1584104Track layout
(5) French French www.race-styling.be/fr/circuits.htm
(6) English www.racingcircuits.netMotor Racing Circuits Database
(7) English www.racingcircuits.net/cgi-bin/forum/show.cgi?32/302Motor Racing Circuits Database
(8) English www.silhouet.com/motorsport/tracks/mettet.htmlThe GEL Motorsport - Tracks Around The World
(9) French www.superbiker.com/site%20plan/G.ENERAL/complexe_jules_tacheny_%E0_mettet.htm
(10) French www.superbiker.com/site%20plan/G.ENERAL/Sommaire.htm

(*) NOTE: a complete and detailed view of the circuit can be found (if available) on Street View by Google Maps and/or Bird's Eye and 3D views by Bing Maps for Enterprise (former Microsoft Virtual Earth): both can be reached using their own link in Aerial photo / Map cell.

(**) For on-line not-English speaking sources, click on each small flag and you open the corresponding Google Translator page with automatic translation.

Circuit de Saint Donat
Description  
Years 1928÷1931
Direction Anticlockwise   Anticlockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit  
Motorbike circuit YES
Type Road course
Inauguration 1928
Closing 1931
Last update of this page December 5th 2008
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points Virage Biesmerée - Rue du Vieux St-Donat - Virage Mettet - Rue Hennevauche
length (approx) 2800  m 9186  ft 1.74  mi    

Circuit de Saint Donat
Description Track lengh reported by Motor Racing Circuits Database è probabilmente probably is referred to 1977÷1984 layout and ot to this one.
Years 1932
Direction Anticlockwise   Anticlockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit  
Motorbike circuit YES
Type Road course
Inauguration 1932
Closing 1932
Last update of this page December 5th 2008
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points Rue de St-onat - Virage d’Oret - Rue Hardichamps - Rue du Try Marie - Croix St-Donat - Virage Biesmerée - Rue du Vieux St-Donat - Virage Mettet - Rue Hennevauche
length 8368  m 27455  ft 5.2  mi   (6)
length 8000  m 26247  ft 4.971  mi    
length 7990  m 26216  ft 4.965  mi Calculated from aerial photo (*) (4)

Circuit de Saint Donat
Description Same circuit as in 1932, but in contrary direction. Track lengh reported by Motor Racing Circuits Database è probabilmente probably is referred to 1977÷1984 layout and ot to this one.
Years 1933÷1937, 1946÷1960
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit  
Motorbike circuit YES
Type Road course
Inauguration 1934
Closing 1960
Last update of this page December 5th 2008
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points Rue Hennevauche - Virage Mettet - Rue du Vieux St-Donat - Virage Biesmerée - Croix St-Donat - Rue du Try Marie - Rue Hardichamps - Virage d’Oret - Rue de St-onat
length 8368  m 27455  ft 5.2  mi   (6)
length 8000  m 26247  ft 4.971  mi    
length 7387  m 24236  ft 4.59  mi   (2)
length 7990  m 26216  ft 4.965  mi Calculated from aerial photo (*) (4)

Circuit de Saint Donat
Description  
Years 1962÷1976
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit  
Motorbike circuit YES
Type Road course
Inauguration 1962
Closing 1976
Last update of this page December 5th 2008
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 7850  m 25755  ft 4.878  mi    

Circuit de Saint Donat
Description  
Years 1977÷1984
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit  
Motorbike circuit YES
Type Road course
Inauguration 1977
Closing 1984
Last update of this page December 5th 2008
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 8368  m 27455  ft 5.2  mi   (6)
length 8288  m 27192  ft 5.15  mi    

Circuit Jules Tacheny
Description Tha circuit was slightly modified by replacing the section in industrial area with a bus stop chicane. It has been named after Jules Tacheny, one of the father of the circuit, killed in a traffic accident on July 16th 1984.
Years 1985÷1986, 1990÷1991
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit  
Motorbike circuit YES
Type Road course
Inauguration 1985
Closing 1991
Last update of this page December 5th 2008
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 7886  m 25873  ft 4.9  mi    

Circuit Jules Tacheny
Description  
Years 1985÷...
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational  
Car Circuit  
Motorbike circuit YES
Type Road course
Inauguration 1985
Closing  
Last update of this page April 3rd 2008
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 4980  m 16339  ft 3.095  mi    
length 5500  m 18045  ft 3.418  mi   (6)
length 5500  m 18045  ft 3.418  mi   (5)
length 5077  m 16657  ft 3.155  mi Calculated from aerial photo (*) (3)

Superbike Circuit
Description  
Years 2004
Direction Anticlockwise   Anticlockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit  
Motorbike circuit YES
Type Supermoto
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page February 7th 2007
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 1537  m 5043  ft 0.955  mi   (10)
length 922  m 3025  ft 0.573  mi asphalted sections only (10)
length 185  m 607  ft 0.115  mi dirt sections only (10)
length 430  m 1411  ft 0.267  mi length of different sections (10)

Superbike Circuit
Description  
Years 2006
Direction Anticlockwise   Anticlockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational  
Car Circuit  
Motorbike circuit YES
Type Supermoto
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page February 7th 2007
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 1537  m 5043  ft 0.955  mi   (10)
length 1157  m 3796  ft 0.719  mi asphalted sections only (10)
length 185  m 607  ft 0.115  mi dirt sections only (10)
length 195  m 640  ft 0.121  mi length of different sections (10)

Circuit Jules Tacheny
Description Proposed permanent track to be built inside road circuit
Years  
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal Proposal  YES
Proposal not developed  
Car Circuit  
Motorbike circuit YES
Type Permanent
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page January 19th 2005
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 2310  m 7579  ft 1.435  mi   (10)
length 2310  m 7579  ft 1.435  mi    
Min width 10  m 33  ft       
Max width 12  m 39  ft    Start finish straight  

Mettet 1932 (anticlockwise direction)

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Mettet 1933÷1937, 1946÷1960 (clockwise direction)

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Mettet: Circuit Jules Tacheny

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Latitude - Longitude: + 50°18'03", + 4°38'38"
If the aerial photo is not visible, you have to zoom out by clicking (maybe more then once) button ’-’ in top left corner

Updates
Date Track layout Years Description by Map by Thanks to Note
October 15th 2009     Guido de Carli   Quintin03 Update Description
December 5th 2008     Guido de Carli     Update Description
April 2nd 2008     Guido de Carli Lorenzo Tommasi Lorenzo Tommasi Update Description with map
January 11th 2008 Circuit Jules Tacheny 1985÷... Guido de Carli     Update Description
February 7th 2007     Guido de Carli     Update Description
April 8th 2006 Circuit de Saint Donat 1933÷1937, 1946÷1960 Guido de Carli   Lorenzo Tommasi Update Description
March 8th 2006     Guido de Carli     Update Description
December 1st 2004 Superbike Circuit 2004 Guido de Carli     Update Description
December 1st 2004 Circuit de Saint Donat 1933÷1937, 1946÷1960 Guido de Carli     Update Description
December 1st 2004 Circuit Jules Tacheny   Guido de Carli     Update Description
October 25th 2002     Guido de Carli     New Description
Not all eventual updates issued in last years are already visible in this list

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