GBR - UNITED KINGDOM
MIRA, THE MOTOR INDUSTRY RESEARCH ASSOCIATION
Description  
Location Nuneaton
WAR - Warwickshire - England
Location  
Latitude - Longitude + 52°33'44"     - 1°26'48"
52.562222     -1.446667
UTM Coordinates X = 605292.732  -  Y = 5824706.546  -  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 96 m - 315 ft
Inauguration  
Closing  
Designer  
Sources and links (Translation) (**)
(1) English www.euro-racing.com/europacup/1999/circuits/mira.htm
(2) English www.racingcircuits.netMotor Racing Circuits Database
(3) English www.tvrspeedchampionship.co.uk/Venues.html
(4) English www.mira.co.uk/Facilities/TestFacilitiesProvingGround.htmOfficial 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.

Handling & Stability Circuit
Description  
Years  
Direction Either   Either
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational  
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Proving ground
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page November 11th 2008
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
Min width 6  m 20  ft      (4)
Min width 16  m 52  ft      (4)
Straight length 850  m 2789  ft 0.528  mi   (4)
Bend minimum radius 55  m 180  ft      (4)
Max minimum radius 1000  m 3281  ft 0.621  mi   (4)

Steering Pad
Description  
Years  
Direction  
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational  
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Proving ground
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page November 11th 2008
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
Diameter 76  m 249  ft      (4)

High Speed Circuit
Description  
Years  
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational  
Car Circuit  
Motorbike circuit  
Type Proving ground
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page November 11th 2008
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length (approx) 4500  m 14764  ft 2.796  mi   (2)
length (approx) 4500  m 14764  ft 2.796  mi   (4)
length 4452  m 14606  ft 2.766  mi 1st lane (4)
length 4478  m 14692  ft 2.783  mi 2nd lane (4)
length 4495  m 14747  ft 2.793  mi 3rd lane (4)
length 4513  m 14806  ft 2.804  mi 4th lane (4)
Max. banking (bends) 33  ° 64.9  %        (4)
Bend minimum radius 216  m 709  ft 0.134  mi   (4)

Wet Handling & Cornering Facility
Description  
Years  
Direction Either   Either
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational  
Car Circuit  
Motorbike circuit  
Type Proving ground
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page November 11th 2008
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 1600  m 5249  ft 0.994  mi   (2)
length 1600  m 5249  ft 0.994  mi   (4)
Width 6  m 20  ft      (4)
Bend minimum radius 22  m 72  ft      (4)
Max minimum radius 85  m 279  ft      (4)

Straight Line Wet Grip
Description  
Years  
Direction  
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational  
Car Circuit  
Motorbike circuit  
Type Proving ground
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page November 11th 2008
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 1000  m 3281  ft 0.621  mi   (4)

Inner durability circuit
Description  
Years  
Direction Anticlockwise   Anticlockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational  
Car Circuit  
Motorbike circuit  
Type Proving ground
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page November 11th 2008
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 3800  m 12467  ft 2.361  mi   (4)
Straight length 1000  m 3281  ft 0.621  mi   (4)

Ride & Handling Circuit
Description  
Years  
Direction Anticlockwise   Anticlockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational  
Car Circuit  
Motorbike circuit  
Type Proving ground
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page November 11th 2008
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 2221  m 7286  ft 1.38  mi   (2)
length 2220  m 7283  ft 1.379  mi   (4)
length 2220  m 7283  ft 1.379  mi   (2)

Proving Ground Speed Straight
Description  
Years  
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational  
Car Circuit  
Motorbike circuit  
Type Proving ground
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page November 11th 2008
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 1609  m 5280  ft 1  mi   (2)

Proving Ground Sprint Course
Description  
Years 1999
Direction  
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational  
Car Circuit  
Motorbike circuit  
Type Point to point track
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page March 24th 2003
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 1757  m 5764  ft 1.092  mi   (1)





Updates
Date Track layout Years Description by Map by Thanks to Note
November 11th 2008     Guido de Carli     Update Description
March 24th 2003     Guido de Carli     New Description
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