SEN - SENEGAL
DAKAR, BAOBABS
Description First attempts to built a circuit in Senegale occurred in 1975, but only in 2008 this circuit, the only one in Western Africa, have been opened. It’s a track with 21 bends, both fast and technical. On June 21st and 22nd 2008 it hosted for the first time 6 Hours of Dakar and for 2009 there are some projects for international events.
Location Sindia - M’bour - Thiès
Location Approx. 60 km - 37 mi South East of Dakar and 20 km - 12 mi from Saly
Latitude - Longitude + 14°35'58"     - 17°01'25"
14.599444     -17.023611
UTM Coordinates X = 282007.183  -  Y = 1614994.121  -  Zone 28P
Aerial photo / Map (*) Aerial photo / Map (*) Google Maps  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Bing Maps  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Flash Earth
Altitude AMSL 24 m - 79 ft
Inauguration 2008
Closing  
Designer  
Sources and links (Translation) (**)
(1) English www.automobilsport.com/ (...)
(2) French www.automobilsport.com/Galerien/DAKAR-FILE.pdfPresentation
(3) French www.automobilsport.com/Galerien/DAKAR-PLAN.pdfTrack map
(4) English www.milermeter.com/?r=3069157Track layout
(5) French www.circuitdedakar.com/circuit-dakar-baobabs.phpOfficial website
(6) English www.circuitdedakar.com/circuit-of-dakar-senegal.phpOfficial 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.

Circuit de Dakar Baobabs
Description  
Years 2008÷...
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational  
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit YES
Type Permanent
Inauguration 2008
Closing  
Last update of this page September 9th 2009
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 4700  m 15420  ft 2.921  mi   (1)
length 4700  m 15420  ft 2.921  mi   (6)
length 800  m 2625  ft 0.497  mi Pit lane (1)
length 4665  m 15305  ft 2.899  mi Calculated from aerial photo (*) (4)
Min width 12  m 39  ft      (1)
Min width 12  m 39  ft      (6)
Max width 15  m 49  ft      (1)
Max width 15  m 49  ft    Start finish straight (6)
Difference in level 15  m 49  ft      (1)
Total area 80  hectares 800000  m² 197.682  acres   (1)
Total area 200  hectares 2000000  m² 494.205  acres   (6)

Dakar, Baobabs

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 Earth - milermeter.com
(milermeter.com can be 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)



Updates
Date Track layout Years Description by Map by Thanks to Note
September 9th 2009 Circuit de Dakar Baobabs 2008÷... Guido de Carli Roelard Smit Roelard Smit Update Description with map
September 11th 2008 Circuit de Dakar Baobabs 2008÷... Guido de Carli   Andreas W.Vongries New Description without map
Not all eventual updates issued in last years are already visible in this list
 
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