GBR - UNITED KINGDOM
CASTLE COMBE
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Description  
Location Castle Combe
WIL - Wiltshire - England
Location  
Latitude - Longitude + 51°29'22"     - 2°12'44"
51.489444     -2.212222
UTM Coordinates X = 554694.076  -  Y = 5704549.429  -  Zone 30U
Aerial photo / Map (*) Aerial photo / Map (*) OpenStreetMap  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Google Maps  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Bing Maps  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Flash Earth  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Wikimapia
Altitude AMSL 129 m - 423 ft
Inauguration July 8th 1950
Closing  
Designer  
Sources and links (Translation) (**)
(1) English Motor Racing Circuits in England: Then & Now (page 46)Author: Peter Swinger - Published by: Dial House - year: 2001 - ISBN: 0 7110 3104 5
Description
(2) English ForumForum --> Europe --> Great Britain and Ireland --> GBR - Sprint Venues [ENG]
(3) English uk2.usp.net/bmrc/index.cfmBritish Moto Racing Circuits
(4) English www.euro-racing.com/europacup/1997/circuits/combe.htm
(5) English www.racingcircuits.netMotor Racing Circuits Database
(6) English www.silhouet.com/motorsport/tracks/castleco.htmlThe GEL Motorsport - Tracks Around The World
(7) English www.tvrspeedchampionship.co.uk/Venues.html
(8) Italian Autosprint 4/1969 (page 23)Chiude fra 2 anni?
(9) Italian Autosprint 21/1969 (page 19)Mappa e dati essenziali
(10) Italian Autosprint 26/1972 (page 46)Chiusura rinviata di 3 anni, si va avanti con attività ridotta
(11) English www.castlecombecircuit.co.ukOfficial 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.

Castle Combe
Description  
Years 1950÷1998
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit YES
Type Permanent
Inauguration July 8th 1950
Closing 1998
Last update of this page November 21st 2008
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points Folly - Avon Rise - Quarry - Farm Straight - Old Paddock Bend - Hammerdown - Tower - Westway - Dean Straight - Camp Corner
length 2961  m 9715  ft 1.84  mi   (5)
length 2961  m 9715  ft 1.84  mi   (6)
length 2960  m 9711  ft 1.839  mi   (4)

Castle Combe
Description  
Years 1999÷...
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational  
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Permanent
Inauguration 1999
Closing  
Last update of this page November 21st 2008
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points Folly - Avon Rise - Quarry - Farm Straight - The Esses - Old Paddock Bend - Hammerdown - Tower - Bobbies - Westway - Dean Straight - Camp Corner
length 2977  m 9768  ft 1.85  mi   (5)
length 3000  m 9842  ft 1.864  mi   (6)

Castle Combe
Description In 2004 Bybrook chicane was added just before Camp Corner in order to adequate the track for motorbikes. Track layout for cars is unchanged.
Years 2004÷...
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational  
Car Circuit  
Motorbike circuit YES
Type Permanent
Inauguration 2004
Closing  
Last update of this page November 21st 2008
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points Folly - Avon Rise - Quarry - Farm Straight - The Esses - Old Paddock Bend - Hammerdown - Tower - Bobbies - Westway - Dean Straight - Bybrook chicane - Camp Corner

Castle Combe
Description Sprints are held three times a year at Castle Combe Circuit. The Great Western Sprint starts from the pitlane and follows the circuit clockwise for 1.75 laps to the marshals’ post at Westway. The Dick Mayo Sprint uses the same layout but is a lap shorter. The Pegasus Sprint is one flying lap from the start/finish line - the pitlane is used in reverse.
Years  
Direction  
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational  
Car Circuit  
Motorbike circuit  
Type Sprint Venue
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page December 27th 2009
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  





Updates
Date Track layout Years Description by Map by Thanks to Note
December 27th 2009     Guido de Carli   andylaurence Update Description
November 21st 2008     Guido de Carli     Update Description
August 19th 2005     Guido de Carli     Update Description
March 24th 2003     Guido de Carli     New Description
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