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NZL - NEW ZEALAND
HAMPTON DOWNS
Description  
Location Meremere - Waikato - North Island
Location Meremere, south of Auckland and Pukekohe and north of Hamilton
Latitude - Longitude - 37°21'18"     +175°04'39"
-37.355     175.0775
UTM Coordinates X = 329733.53  -  Y = 5864011.551  -  Zone 60H
Aerial photo / Map (*)  Google Maps  -    Bing Maps  -    Flash Earth
Altitude AMSL 19 m - 62 ft
Inauguration  
Closing  
Designer  
Sources and links (Translation) (**)
(1) English mail, note Mail from Mark Taylor dated March 30th 2005
(2) English ForumForum --> Oceania --> New Zealand --> NZL - Hampton Downs [ENG]
(3) English www.apexcircuitdesign.co.uk (...)Apex Circuit Design Ltd.
(4) New Zealand English www.hamptondowns.com/Track.wseOfficial 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.

Hampton Downs Motorsport Park
Description Proposed permanent road circuit. After some bureaucratic problems, the developers hope to have all planning permission by mid year (2005?). Complex will include also 80 apartments, 12 industrial units, 32 two-car garages, a caming and an SUV area. The track has 10 corners, 5 right-hand and 5 left; main straight is 885 m long with a 15 m rise and fall. The back straight is flat and 800 m long.

Start/finish line position and direction could be wrong (and in final layout direction is clockwise)
Years 2005
Direction Anticlockwise   Anticlockwise
Progetto Proposal Proposal  YES
Proposal not developed YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Permanent
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page October 8th 2008
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 3700  m 12139  ft 2.299  mi Long circuit (1)
length 1100  m 3609  ft 0.684  mi Short circuit (1)
length 2600  m 8530  ft 1.616  mi Medium Circuit (1)
Difference in level 15  m 49  ft    Start finish straight (1)
Straight length 885  m 2904  ft 0.55  mi Start finish straight (1)
Straight length 800  m 2625  ft 0.497  mi Opposite straight (1)

Hampton Downs Motorsport Park
Description Construction started on February 23rd 2007 and it should be finished within two years.

Track layout is slighly different from the previous proposal. Start/finish straight has a kink in the middle and a 12 m - 39 ft rise and fall, while opposite straight is flat.
Years 2007
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal Proposal  YES
Proposal not developed  
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Permanent
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page June 15th 2008
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 3800  m 12467  ft 2.361  mi Long circuit (4)
length 3800  m 12467  ft 2.361  mi Long circuit (3)
length 1200  m 3937  ft 0.746  mi Short circuit (4)
length 2800  m 9186  ft 1.74  mi Medium Circuit (4)
Difference in level 12  m 39  ft    Start finish straight (4)
Straight length 950  m 3117  ft 0.59  mi Start finish straight (4)
Straight length 750  m 2461  ft 0.466  mi Opposite straight (4)
Total area 162  hectares 1618760  m² 400  acres   (4)

Hampton Downs 2005: long course

Hampton Downs 2005: long course

Hampton Downs 2005: long course


Latitude - Longitude: - 37°21'18", +175°04'39"
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
August 16th 2013     Guido de Carli   Yves-Henri Randier Update Description
October 8th 2008     Guido de Carli   Roelard Smit Update Description
May 30th 2007     Guido de Carli     Update Description
February 26th 2006     Guido de Carli   Lorenzo Tommasi New Description
April 1st 2005     Guido de Carli Guido de Carli Mark Taylor New Description with map
Not all eventual updates issued in last years are already visible in this list

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