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HOUSTON MSR
Description 17-bends road circuit, opened in December 2005. It is used mostly for test and for racing driving school, both for cars and motorbikes. I.e., between March and April 2006 some test by Champ Car Atlantic Series and Rocketsport and Forsythe Champcar teams were held here: best time was scored by Pizzonia (Rocketsport), 1’11"2 (195,286 km/h - 121,348 mph). However, in March 2006 a SCCA event was raced here. As proving ground, there is no precise start/finish line.
Location Angleton
TX - Texas - Southern States
Location A little South of Houston

1 Performance Drive
Angleton, TX 77515
Latitude - Longitude (approx) + 29°17'05"     - 95°24'29"     (approx)
29.284722     -95.408056     (approx)
UTM Coordinates (approx) X = 266064.976  -  Y = 3241936.592  -  Zone 15R     (approx)
Aerial photo / Map (*)  Google Maps  -    Bing Maps  -    Flash Earth  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Microsoft Research Maps  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) MapQuest
Altitude AMSL (approx) 10 m - 33 ft    (approx)
Inauguration December 2005
Closing  
Designer  
Sources and links (Translation) (**)
(1) English (United States) mail, note Thanks to Jerry Massengale for having sent us some more info
(2) English (United States) www.msrhouston.comOfficial website
(3) English (United States) www.msrhouston.com/msrhouston/homepage.aspOfficial website

(*) 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.

MotorSport Ranch Houston Mercedes-Benz of Sugar Land Road Course
Description  
Years 2005÷...
Direction Anticlockwise   Anticlockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational  
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit YES
Type Permanent
Inauguration December 2005
Closing  
Last update of this page April 22nd 2006
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points Pit Straight - Joe Bone - The Carousel - Front Straight - The Diamond’s Edge - Back Straight - The Sweeper - The Bus Stop - The Keyhole - Gut Check - Sugar and Spiece
length 3862  m 12672  ft 2.4  mi Long circuit (1)
length 1127  m 3696  ft 0.7  mi Short circuit (1)
length 2897  m 9504  ft 1.8  mi Medium Circuit (1)
Straight length 394  m 1293  ft 0.245  mi Start finish straight (1)
Straight length 466  m 1529  ft 0.29  mi Front Straight (1)
Straight length 451  m 1480  ft 0.28  mi Back Straight (1)

Long course

Long course

Long course


Latitude - Longitude (approx): + 29°17'05", - 95°24'29"
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
April 25th 2006     Lorenzo Tommasi Lorenzo Tommasi Jerry Massengale New Description with map
April 22nd 2006     Guido de Carli Guido de Carli Lorenzo Tommasi New Description with map
April 22nd 2006     Guido de Carli   Lorenzo Tommasi New Description
Not all eventual updates issued in last years are already visible in this list

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