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GRENZLANDRING
Description Circuit built before World War II (in 1938 or 1939) for military purposes, so for this reason was unknown. During the war it was not damages and in 1947 was discovered. It was used until 1952, when several spectators were killed or injuried because of a crash.
It was known also as Grenzland-Ring, Wegbergring or Wegberg Ring
Location Wegberg
NW - Nordrhein-Westfalen - 1949÷1990: BRD
Location Near to Mönchengladbach and Roermond (Netherlands)
Latitude - Longitude + 51°08'30"     + 6°17'13"
51.141667     6.286944
UTM Coordinates X = 310221.308  -  Y = 5669078.995  -  Zone 32U
Aerial photo / Map (*)  Google Maps  -    Bing Maps  -    Flash Earth  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) GoYellow.de
Altitude AMSL  
Inauguration September 19th 1948
Closing August 31st 1952
Designer  
Sources and links (Translation) (**)
(1) English 8w.forix.com/6thgear/grenzlandring.html6th Gear: photo tour - February 18th 2004
(2) German de.wikipedia.org/wiki/GrenzlandringWikipedia
(3) English en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GrenzlandringWikipedia
(4) English forums.autosport.com (...)Autosport.com Bulletin Board --> The Nostalgia Forum --> Grenzlandring (aka Grenzland-Ring)
(5) English Dutch www.circuitsofthepast.nlCircuit of the Past
(6) German www.kie4192.de/Der_Grenzlandring/der_grenzlandring.html
(7) English www.milermeter.com/?r=1531004Track layout
(8) English www.racingcircuits.netMotor Racing Circuits Database
(9) English www.silhouet.com/motorsport/tracks/grenzlan.htmlThe GEL Motorsport - Tracks Around The World
(10) German www.landkartenindex.de/spezial/spezial_rennstrecken_grenzland.htmOfficial website
(11) German www.motor-classic.de/motor/magazin/grenzlandring/grenzlandring.htmOfficial 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.

Grenzlandring
Description The track was used 4 times anticlockwise and only once (in 1949) clockwise.
Years 1948÷1952
Direction Either   Either
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit YES
Type Oval course
Inauguration September 19th 1948
Closing August 31st 1952
Last update of this page March 5th 2008
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points Erkelenzer Gerade - Beecker Kurve - Rheydter Gerade - Roermonder Kurve
length 9173  m 30095  ft 5.7  mi   (8)
length 9173  m 30095  ft 5.7  mi   (9)
length 9000  m 29528  ft 5.592  mi   (9)
length 9005  m 29544  ft 5.596  mi   (9)
length 9005  m 29544  ft 5.596  mi   (3)
length 9012  m 29568  ft 5.6  mi Calculated from aerial photo (*) (7)
Width 6.8  m 22  ft      (3)

Grenzlandring

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Latitude - Longitude: + 51°08'30", + 6°17'13"
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
December 15th 2008   1948÷1952 Guido de Carli     Update Description
March 5th 2008   1948÷1952 Guido de Carli     Update Description
February 19th 2008   1948÷1952 Guido de Carli Lorenzo Tommasi   New Map
November 17th 2003   1948÷1952 Guido de Carli   Uwe Sautter Update Description
July 18th 2003   1948÷1952 Guido de Carli     New Description without map
Not all eventual updates issued in last years are already visible in this list

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