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GBR - UNITED KINGDOM
BIRMINGHAM, SUPERPRIX
SORRY, SOME DATA ARE NOT TRANSLATED YET
Not to be confused with Birmingham International Raceway - Birmingham NEC Thunderdrome - Birmingham Wheels Raceway
Description  
Location Birmingham
BIR - Birmingham (West Midlands district) - England
Location  
Latitude - Longitude + 52°28'15"     - 1°53'40"
52.470833     -1.894444
UTM Coordinates X = 575096.992  -  Y = 5813982.309  -  Zone 30U
Aerial photo / Map (*)  Google Maps  -    Bing Maps  -    Flash Earth
Altitude AMSL 108 m - 354 ft
Inauguration  
Closing  
Designer  
Sources and links (Translation) (**)
(1) English (page 12)Author: Peter Swinger - Published by: Dial House - year: 2001 - ISBN: 0 7110 3104 5
Description
(2) English ForumForum --> Europe --> Great Britain and Ireland --> GBR - Birmingham, Superprix [ENG]
(3) English www.birmingham101.com/101SuperPrixMAP.htmlMap of 1986÷1990 layout and proposal 2003
(4) English www.milermeter.com/?r=3066117Track layout
(5) English www.racingcircuits.netMotor Racing Circuits Database
(6) Italian Autosprint 15/1971 (page 34)Una gara F.2 su un circuito stradale nel 1972?
(7) Italian Autosprint 41/1971 (page 39)
(8) Italian Autosprint 45/1980 (page 9)Richiesto un GP F.1
(9) Italian Autosprint 6/1984 (page 68)Il Consiglio comunale ha approvato la proposta di un circuito cittadino
(10) Italian Autosprint 50/1985 (page 26)Ospiterà una gara F.3000 nel 1986?
(11) Italian Rombo 33/1986 (page 69)Approvato il circuito cittadino per la F.3000
(12) Italian Rombo 36/1986 (page 81)Mappa e cronaca della prima gara F.3000
(13) Italian Autosprint 35/1988 (page 5)

(*) 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.

Birmingham, Superprix
Description  
Years 1966
Direction Anticlockwise   Anticlockwise
Progetto Proposal Proposal  YES
Proposal not developed YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Street course
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page November 11th 2009
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 3058  m 10032  ft 1.9  mi   (5)
length 3114  m 10215  ft 1.935  mi Calculated from aerial photo (*) (4)

Birmingham, Superprix
Description  
Years 1971
Direction  
Progetto Proposal Proposal  YES
Proposal not developed YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Street course
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page July 1st 2006
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  

Birmingham, Superprix
Description  
Years 1971 (05)
Direction  
Progetto Proposal Proposal  YES
Proposal not developed YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Street course
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page July 1st 2006
Info last update May 1971
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 2816  m 9240  ft 1.75  mi   (5)

Birmingham, Superprix
Description Proposal dated 1971 for a street circuit that should have hosted a F.2 race in 1973. First problem to be solved was a legal problem, as such circuits were banned by laws. However, local administration, RAC and drivers were strong minded to carry on this proposal.
Note that this circuit is very close to the one used by F.3000 from 1986 to 1990.
Years 1971 (10)
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal Proposal  YES
Proposal not developed YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Street course
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page November 30th 2007
Info last update October 1971
Designer  
Distinctive points Edgbaston Street - Smallbrock Queensway - Bristol Street - St.Martins Circus Queensway - Park Street - Moat Lane
length (approx) 2350  m 7709  ft 1.46  mi   (7)

Birmingham, Superprix
Description  
Years 1972
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal Proposal  YES
Proposal not developed YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Street course
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page July 1st 2006
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 4828  m 15840  ft 3  mi   (5)

Birmingham, Superprix
Description  
Years 1978
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Demo/parade circuit
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page July 1st 2006
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  

Birmingham, Superprix
Description  
Years 1980
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Demo/parade circuit
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page July 1st 2006
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 2897  m 9504  ft 1.8  mi   (5)

Birmingham, Superprix
Description  
Years 1983 (05)
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal Proposal  YES
Proposal not developed YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Street course
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page July 1st 2006
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  

Birmingham, Superprix
Description  
Years 1984
Direction Anticlockwise   Anticlockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Demo/parade circuit
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page July 1st 2006
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  

Superprix Street Circuit
Description  
Years 1986÷1990
Direction Anticlockwise   Anticlockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Street course
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page July 1st 2006
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 3975  m 13041  ft 2.47  mi   (5)

Superprix Street Circuit
Extension proposed
Description  
Years 1986
Direction Anticlockwise   Anticlockwise
Progetto Proposal Proposal  YES
Proposal not developed YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Street course
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page July 1st 2006
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  

Superprix Street Circuit
Extension proposed
Description  
Years 1987
Direction Anticlockwise   Anticlockwise
Progetto Proposal Proposal  YES
Proposal not developed YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Street course
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page July 1st 2006
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  

Superprix Street Circuit
Description  
Years 1990
Direction Anticlockwise   Anticlockwise
Progetto Proposal Proposal  YES
Proposal not developed YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Street course
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page July 1st 2006
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  

Superprix Street Circuit
Description Proposal dated summer 1988 for lengthen the street circuit within 1990
Years 1990
Direction Anticlockwise   Anticlockwise
Progetto Proposal Proposal  YES
Proposal not developed YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Street course
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page July 1st 2006
Info last update August 1988
Designer  
Distinctive points Bristol Street - Bromsgrove Street - Pershore Street - Sherlock Street - Belgrave Middleway - Hadden Way - Balshall Heath Road - Longmore Street
length 4828  m 15840  ft 3  mi   (5)
length 4800  m 15748  ft 2.983  mi   (13)

Superprix Street Circuit
Option ’A’
Description  
Years 2003
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal Proposal  YES
Proposal not developed YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Demo/parade circuit
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page July 1st 2006
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  

Superprix Street Circuit
Option ’B’
Description  
Years 2003
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal Proposal  YES
Proposal not developed YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Demo/parade circuit
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page July 1st 2006
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  

Birmingham: comparison between different track layouts

Birmingham: comparison between different track layouts


Birmingham Superprix: 1966 proposal

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Birmingham: October 1971 proposal

Birmingham: October 1971 proposal


Birmingham: 1988 proposal, to be used in 1990

Birmingham: 1988 proposal, to be used in 1990


Location: + 52°28'15", - 1°53'40"
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
November 11th 2009   1966 Guido de Carli Roelard Smit Roelard Smit Update Description with map
September 24th 2003     Guido de Carli     New Description
Not all eventual updates issued in last years are already visible in this list

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