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WIGRAM
Description Temporary airfield circuit used at least from 1949. In 1973 that airfield was still in use
Location Christchurch - Canterbury - South Island
Location near to Christchurch
Latitude - Longitude - 43°33'00"     +172°33'12"
-43.55     172.553333
UTM Coordinates X = 625475.291  -  Y = 5176933.669  -  Zone 59G
Aerial photo / Map (*)  Google Maps  -    Bing Maps  -    Flash Earth
Altitude AMSL 20 m - 66 ft
Inauguration  
Closing 1976
Designer  
Sources and links (Translation) (**)
(1) Italian (page 210)Author: Tommaso Tommasi - Published by: Arnoldo Mondadori Editore - Published in: Italia - year: 1973
(2) English www.racingcircuits.netMotor Racing Circuits Database
(3) Australian English www.sergent.com.au/tas64w.htmlTasman Series 1964
(4) Australian English www.sergent.com.au/tas69w.htmlTasman Series 1969
(5) Australian English www.sergent.com.au/tas73w.htmlTasman Series 1973
(6) English www.silhouet.com/motorsport/tracks/wigram.htmlThe GEL Motorsport - Tracks Around The World
(7) Italian Autosprint 4/1967 (page 10)Map

(*) 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.

Wigram
Description  
Years 1949÷1953
Direction Anticlockwise   Anticlockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Airfield course
Inauguration January 18th 1964
Closing 1968
Last update of this page May 30th 2007
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points Hangar Bend - Control Tower Bend - Back Straight - Bomb Bay Bend - Main Straight - Hairpin - Vickery - Club
length 3782  m 12408  ft 2.35  mi   (2)

Wigram
Description  
Years 1964÷1968
Direction Anticlockwise   Anticlockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Airfield course
Inauguration January 18th 1964
Closing 1968
Last update of this page May 30th 2007
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points Hangar Bend - Control Tower Bend - Back Straight - Bomb Bay Bend - Main Straight - Hairpin - Vickery - Club
length 3862  m 12672  ft 2.4  mi   (2)
length 3730.5  m 12239  ft 2.318  mi   (3)

Wigram
Description  
Years 1969÷1971
Direction Anticlockwise   Anticlockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Airfield course
Inauguration January 18th 1969
Closing 1971
Last update of this page May 30th 2007
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points Hangar Bend - Hangar Bend - Control Tower Bend - Control Tower Bend - Back Straight - Back Straight - Bomb Bay Bend - Bomb Bay Bend - Main Straight - Main Straight - Hairpin - Vickery - Club - Vickery - Club
length 3540  m 11616  ft 2.2  mi   (2)
length 3680  m 12073  ft 2.287  mi   (4)

Wigram
Description This layout was used from 1972 until at least 1976, maybe more.
Years 1972÷1976
Direction Anticlockwise   Anticlockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Airfield course
Inauguration 1972
Closing 1976
Last update of this page May 30th 2007
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 3540  m 11616  ft 2.2  mi   (2)
length 3428  m 11247  ft 2.13  mi   (1)
length 3430  m 11253  ft 2.131  mi   (5)

Wigram 1972÷1976

Wigram 1972÷1976


Latitude - Longitude: - 43°33'00", +172°33'12"
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
May 30th 2007     Guido de Carli     Update Description
May 3rd 2004   1972÷1976 Guido de Carli Guido de Carli   New Description with map
Not all eventual updates issued in last years are already visible in this list

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