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RSA - SOUTH AFRICA
ZWARTKOPS
Description Because of big economical problems, in 1986 (or 1987 or 1988, according to different sources) original circuit was splitted in two indipendent circuits: a car track 2 km long and a kart track 5/8 mi long. In 1998 the circuit was closed. Inly in 2000 it was decided to renew the whole circuit and in March 2001 current car track was opened (I write in 2007)
Location Pretoria - Gauteng
Location Approx 14 km - 9 mi South West of Pretoria, 37 km - 23 mi North of Johannesburg and 21 km - 13 mi North of Kyalami
Latitude - Longitude - 25°48'36"     + 28°06'45"
-25.81     28.1125
UTM Coordinates X = 611519.274  -  Y = 7144885.762  -  Zone 35J
Aerial photo / Map (*)  Google Maps  -    Bing Maps  -    Flash Earth
Altitude AMSL 1443 m - 4734 ft
Inauguration  
Closing  
Designer  
Sources and links (Translation) (**)
(1) English ForumForum --> Africa --> African Countries --> RSA - Videos from Youtube [ENG]
(2) English www.silhouet.com/motorsport/tracks/zwartkop.htmlThe GEL Motorsport - Tracks Around The World
(3) English www.superbikingsa.co.za/default.cfm?fuseaction=trackviewer&displaytrack=6
(4) English Classic Car Africa 1/2001 (page 3)Published on circuit official website [Publishing date: January 2001]
(5) English www.zwartkopsraceway.co.zaOfficial 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.

Zwartkops
Description Circuit was designed to be used in both directions, but then it was used in clockwise direction
Years 1961÷1985?
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Permanent
Inauguration November 18th 1961
Closing 1985
Last update of this page December 21st 2007
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 3228  m 10591  ft 2.006  mi   (4)
Banking 2.8  % 1.6  °      Turn 1 (4)
Banking 4.2  % 2.4  °      Turn 2 (4)
Banking 2.8  % 1.6  °      Turn 3 (4)
Banking 2.8  % 1.6  °      Turn 4 (4)
Banking 10  % 5.7  °      Turn 5 (4)
Banking 12.5  % 7.1  °      Turn 8 (4)
Bend radius 91.4  m 300  ft    Turn 1 (4)
Bend radius 64.6  m 212  ft    Turn 2 (4)
Bend radius 45.7  m 150  ft    Turn 3 (4)
Bend radius 45.7  m 150  ft    Turn 4 (4)
Bend radius 45.7  m 150  ft    Turn 5 (4)
Bend radius 226  m 740  ft 0.14  mi Turn 8 (4)

Zwartkops
Description  
Years 1986?÷1998
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Permanent
Inauguration  
Closing July 1998
Last update of this page December 21st 2007
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 2000  m 6562  ft 1.243  mi   (5)

Zwartkops
Description  
Years 1986?÷1998
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit  
Motorbike circuit  
Type Kart track
Inauguration  
Closing July 1998
Last update of this page December 21st 2007
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 1006  m 3300  ft 5/8  mi   (2)

Zwartkops
Description  
Years  
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational  
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Permanent
Inauguration March 24th 2001
Closing  
Last update of this page December 21st 2007
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 2400  m 7874  ft 1.491  mi    




Latitude - Longitude: - 25°48'36", + 28°06'45"
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
September 14th 2013     Guido de Carli   Yves-Henri Randier Update Description
December 21st 2007     Guido de Carli     Update Description
May 30th 2007     Lorenzo Tommasi     Update Description
September 21st 2005     Guido de Carli     Update Description
September 16th 2002     Guido de Carli     New Description
Not all eventual updates issued in last years are already visible in this list

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