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SURFERS PARADISE, GOLD COAST
Description Track used by Indycar. Chicane layout on the map is approximated.
Not to be confused with Surfers Paradise International Raceway
Location Surfers Paradise
QLD - Queensland
Location  
Latitude - Longitude - 27°59'05"     +153°25'33"
-27.984722     153.425833
UTM Coordinates X = 541875.096  -  Y = 6904417.03  -  Zone 56J
Aerial photo / Map (*)  Google Maps  -    Bing Maps  -    Flash Earth  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) NearMap
Altitude AMSL 1 m - 3 ft
Inauguration 1991
Closing  
Designer D3
D3 Motorsport Development
Sources and links (Translation) (**)
(1) English (page 174)Author: Peter Higham, Bruce Jones - Published by: Andre Deutsch - year: 1999 - ISBN: 0-233-99619-2
Description
(2) English ForumForum --> Oceania --> Australia --> Surfer’s Paradise 2010 [ENG]
(3) Australian English www.australiaone.com.au (...)Photo
(4) English www.d3motorsport.com/portfolio/surfers-paradise-australia
(5) English www.milermeter.com/?r=3756332Track layout
(6) English www.milermeter.com/?r=3756348Track layout
(7) English www.milermeter.com/?r=3756666Track layout
(8) English www.milermeter.com/?r=3756674Track layout
(9) English www.racingcircuits.netMotor Racing Circuits Database
(10) Australian English surfersparadise.v8supercars.com.auOfficial website
(11) Australian English surfersparadise.v8supercars.com.au/circuit/tabid/697/default.aspx2010 Map
(12) Australian English www.indy.com.auOfficial website
(13) Australian English www.indy.com.au/images/track/n_trackmap.gifOfficial 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.

Gold Coast
Description Original layout, with a single chicane (right - left - right)
Years 1991÷1992
Direction Anticlockwise   Anticlockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Street course
Inauguration 1991
Closing 1992
Last update of this page May 27th 2010
Info last update  
Designer D3
D3 Motorsport Development
Distinctive points Gold Coast Highway - Surfers Paradise Boulevard - View Av. - The Esplanade - Main Beach Pde - Breaker Street - Hill Pde
length 4474  m 14678  ft 2.78  mi   (2)
length 4496  m 14751  ft 2.794  mi   (9)
length 4489  m 14727  ft 2.789  mi Calculated from aerial photo (*) (5)

Gold Coast
Description Chicane now is double (left - right - left - right)
Years 1993÷1994
Direction Anticlockwise   Anticlockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Street course
Inauguration 1993
Closing 1994
Last update of this page May 27th 2010
Info last update  
Designer D3
D3 Motorsport Development
Distinctive points Gold Coast Highway - Surfers Paradise Boulevard - View Av. - The Esplanade - Main Beach Pde - Breaker Street - Hill Pde
length 4496  m 14751  ft 2.794  mi   (2)
length 4491  m 14733  ft 2.791  mi Calculated from aerial photo (*) (7)

Gold Coast
Description Chicane now is double (left - right - left - right - left - right). Track length is different over years, but I don’t know if the track was modified or only remeasured
Years 1995÷2009
Direction Anticlockwise   Anticlockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Street course
Inauguration 1995
Closing 2009
Last update of this page May 27th 2010
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points Gold Coast Highway - Surfers Paradise Boulevard - View Av. - The Esplanade - Main Beach Pde - Breaker Street - Hill Pde
length 4498  m 14757  ft 2.795  mi   (9)
length 4495  m 14748  ft 2.793  mi Calculated from aerial photo (*) (8)
length 4496  m 14751  ft 2.794  mi In 1995 and 1996 (2)
length 4498  m 14757  ft 2.795  mi In 1997, 2007 and 2008 (2)
length 4470  m 14665  ft 2.778  mi From 1998 to 2006 (2)

Gold Coast
Description  
Years 2010÷...
Direction Anticlockwise   Anticlockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational  
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Street course
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page May 25th 2010
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points Gold Coast Highway - Surfers Paradise Boulevard - Main Beach Pde - Breaker Street - Hill Pde
length 2960  m 9711  ft 1.839  mi   (10)
length 2975  m 9760  ft 1.849  mi Calculated from aerial photo (*) (6)

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast (all layouts)

Due to technical problems, temporarily it’s no longer possible to see the circuits on Google Maps embedded in the current page.
This feature will be restored as soon as I figure out how to do (any help would be appreciated!)

See this track layout with Google Maps - Google Earth
(Google Maps and milermeter.com can bee used in your browser, without installing anything; Google Earth is a program that must be installed in your computer)
(Map shown here above can show at the same time all eventual layouts drawn. If you want to see only some of them, please go to Google Maps or Google Earth, by clicking on its own link)


Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast 1991÷1992

Due to technical problems, temporarily it’s no longer possible to see the circuits on Google Maps embedded in the current page.
This feature will be restored as soon as I figure out how to do (any help would be appreciated!)

See this track layout with Google Maps - Google Earth - milermeter.com
(Google Maps and milermeter.com can bee used in your browser, without installing anything; Google Earth is a program that must be installed in your computer)
(Map shown here above can show at the same time all eventual layouts drawn. If you want to see only some of them, please go to Google Maps or Google Earth, by clicking on its own link)


Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast 1993÷1994

Due to technical problems, temporarily it’s no longer possible to see the circuits on Google Maps embedded in the current page.
This feature will be restored as soon as I figure out how to do (any help would be appreciated!)

See this track layout with Google Maps - Google Earth - milermeter.com
(Google Maps and milermeter.com can bee used in your browser, without installing anything; Google Earth is a program that must be installed in your computer)
(Map shown here above can show at the same time all eventual layouts drawn. If you want to see only some of them, please go to Google Maps or Google Earth, by clicking on its own link)


Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast 1996÷2009

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast 1996÷2009

Due to technical problems, temporarily it’s no longer possible to see the circuits on Google Maps embedded in the current page.
This feature will be restored as soon as I figure out how to do (any help would be appreciated!)

See this track layout with Google Maps - Google Earth - milermeter.com
(Google Maps and milermeter.com can bee used in your browser, without installing anything; Google Earth is a program that must be installed in your computer)
(Map shown here above can show at the same time all eventual layouts drawn. If you want to see only some of them, please go to Google Maps or Google Earth, by clicking on its own link)


Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast 2010÷...

Due to technical problems, temporarily it’s no longer possible to see the circuits on Google Maps embedded in the current page.
This feature will be restored as soon as I figure out how to do (any help would be appreciated!)

See this track layout with Google Maps - Google Earth - milermeter.com
(Google Maps and milermeter.com can bee used in your browser, without installing anything; Google Earth is a program that must be installed in your computer)
(Map shown here above can show at the same time all eventual layouts drawn. If you want to see only some of them, please go to Google Maps or Google Earth, by clicking on its own link)


Latitude - Longitude: - 27°59'05", +153°25'33"
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 27th 2010     Guido de Carli Peer Risch Peer Risch Update Description with map
May 25th 2010 Gold Coast 2010÷... Guido de Carli   Roelard Smit Update Description
March 1st 2010     Guido de Carli     Update Description
December 18th 2007     Lorenzo Tommasi     Update Description
August 4th 2005     Guido de Carli     Update Description
April 8th 2004 Gold Coast 1991÷1992 Guido de Carli Guido de Carli   Update Map
August 6th 2002     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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