RSA - SOUTH AFRICA
DURBAN
Not to be confused with Durban (201x) - Durban Snell Parade
Description  
Location Durban - KwaZulu-Natal
Location Near Suncoast Casino. Same streets (but with a completely different landscape) were used even by Snell Parade from 1938 to 1950s.
Latitude - Longitude - 29°50'10"     + 31°01'59"
-29.836111     31.033056
UTM Coordinates X = 309962.875  -  Y = 6697751.357  -  Zone 36J
Aerial photo / Map (*) Aerial photo / Map (*) Google Maps  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Bing Maps  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Flash Earth
Altitude AMSL 6 m - 20 ft
Inauguration January 29th 2006
Closing  
Designer  
Sources and links (Translation) (**)
(1) Italian mail, note Mails from Lorenzo Tommasi dated February 1st 2006 and following days
(2) English ForumForum --> Africa --> African Countries --> South Africa - Durban street circuits [ENG]
(3) English forums.autosport.com (...)Autosport.com Bulletin Board --> The Nostalgia Forum --> The best city for a Grand Prix street circuit?
(4) English forums.autosport.com (...)Autosport.com Bulletin Board --> The Nostalgia Forum --> The racing history of Durban
(5) English www.a1gp.com/Circuit/CircuitInfo.aspx?circuitId=15
(6) English www.a1gp.com/racing/season.php?raceid=9
(7) English www.d3motorsport.com/portfolio/durban-republic-south-africa
(8) English www.spcc.co.za/production-cars-head-for-durban2013 Layout
(9) English www.thomasjpitts.co.uk/a1gp/2005/09/durban_south_africa.htmlOriginal proposal
(10) English www.wheels24.co.za/Wheels24/A1_Grand_Prix/0,,1369-1949_1867816,00.html
(11) English www.wheels24.co.za/Wheels24/Motorsport/0,,1369-1451_1773488,00.html
(12) Italian Autosprint 32/1983 (page 74)1983 proposal

(*) 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.

Durban
Description Proposed road track at Durbn that should have hosted 1985 South African GP. But president of South African Federation declared this is a "stupid and ridicolous" idea and GP will never be raced at Durban. I don’t know if it should have been in the same street used form 2005 by A1GP
Years 1983
Direction  
Progetto Proposal Proposal  YES
Proposal not developed YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Street course
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page February 18th 2007
Info last update August 1983
Designer  
Distinctive points  

Durban Sun Casino
Description Stret circuit created in 2004 in order to host a South African V8 Supercar Championship (I don’t know it it has ever been raced) and in view of a future possible Champ Car event (never raced). In 2005, it was proposed for hosting here A1 GP race scheduled on January 29th 2006, but another circuit was drawn using more or less the same roads.

This value is equal to 2005 proposal (surely correct), so I’m not sure this one is right
Years 2004
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal Proposal  YES
Proposal not developed YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Street course
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page February 17th 2006
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points Snell Paradise - Argyle Street - Suncoast Boulevard
length 2990  m 9810  ft 1.858  mi   (9)

Durban Sun Casino
Description On September 20th 2005, few days before the beginning of A1 GP Championship, the South African website Wheels24 gathered info about the track and tried to draw a layout of the circuit where the race scheduled on January 29th 2006 would be raced. This hypotesis is quite different from the previous 2004 layout and very similar to the final layout, that was not unveiled at that time.
Years 2005
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal Proposal  YES
Proposal not developed YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Street course
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page December 20th 2007
Info last update September 20th 2005
Designer  
Distinctive points Snell Paradise - Argyle Street - Brickhill Road - NMR Avenue - Suncoast Boulevard
length 2990  m 9810  ft 1.858  mi   (10)

Durban Sun Casino
Description At the end of November 2005, finally official layout of the circuit where to race A1 GP on January 29th 2006 was unveiled. The circuit was built in 6 weeks only, but in spite of all that during the race it was ready and all racing and safety requirements were fulfilled
Years 2006÷...
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Street course
Inauguration January 29th 2006
Closing  
Last update of this page March 1st 2010
Info last update  
Designer D3
D3 Motorsport Development
Distinctive points Snell Paradise - Argyle Street - Brickhill Road - NMR Avenue - Suncoast Boulevard
length 3508  m 11510  ft 2.18  mi   (7)
length 3310  m 10860  ft 2.057  mi   (7)
length 3283  m 10771  ft 2.04  mi   (6)

Durban
Description Layout slighly shorter than 2013 layout (that is 2.51 km - 1.56 mi long)
Years 2012
Direction  
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Street course
Inauguration 2012
Closing 2012
Last update of this page August 19th 2013
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  

Durban
Description  
Years 2013
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational  
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Street course
Inauguration June 15th 2013
Closing  
Last update of this page August 19th 2013
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 2510  m 8235  ft 1.56  mi   (8)

Durban Sun Casino, V8 Supercar 2004

Durban Sun Casino, V8 Supercar 2004


Durban Sun Casino, proposal September 2005

Durban Sun Casino, proposal September 2005


Durban Sun Casino, final layout 2006÷...

Durban Sun Casino, final layout 2006÷...



Updates
Date Track layout Years Description by Map by Thanks to Note
August 19th 2013     Guido de Carli   Yves-Henri Randier Update Description
March 1st 2010 Durban Sun Casino 2006÷... Guido de Carli     Update Description
February 18th 2007   1983 Guido de Carli     Update Description
February 18th 2006 Durban Sun Casino 2006÷... Guido de Carli Guido de Carli Lorenzo Tommasi Update Description with map
February 18th 2006 Durban Sun Casino 2004 Guido de Carli Guido de Carli Lorenzo Tommasi Update Description with map
February 18th 2006 Durban Sun Casino 2005 Guido de Carli Guido de Carli Lorenzo Tommasi Update Description with map
February 17th 2006 Durban Sun Casino 2005 Guido de Carli   Lorenzo Tommasi Update Description
February 17th 2006 Durban Sun Casino 2006÷... Guido de Carli   Lorenzo Tommasi Update Description
September 21st 2005 Durban Sun Casino 2006÷... Guido de Carli     Update Description
September 19th 2005 Durban Sun Casino 2006÷... Guido de Carli     Update Description
December 27th 2003     Guido de Carli     New Description without map
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