USA - UNITED STATES
LAURENS (MICHELIN)
Description  
Location Laurens
SC - South Carolina - Southern States
Location  
Latitude - Longitude + 34°24'09"     - 82°01'58"
34.4025     -82.032778
UTM Coordinates X = 405075.509  -  Y = 3807269.25  -  Zone 17S
Aerial photo / Map (*) Aerial photo / Map (*) Google Maps  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Bing Maps  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Flash Earth  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Microsoft Research Maps  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) MapQuest
Altitude AMSL 192 m - 630 ft
Inauguration  
Closing  
Designer  
Sources and links (Translation) (**)
(1) English ForumForum --> North America --> USA: Southern States --> Southern States - Test Tracks [ENG]
(2) English www.michelin-engineering-and-services.com (...)Official website
(3) English (United States) www.michelinpg.com/facility.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.

Laurens Proving Grounds: Main Test Track

Michelin Proving Ground
Description  
Years  
Direction  
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational  
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Proving ground
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page May 7th 2009
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 5954  m 19535  ft 3.7  mi Maximum (3)

Laurens Proving Grounds: Road Course

Michelin Proving Ground
Description  
Years  
Direction  
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational  
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Proving ground
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page May 7th 2009
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 1448  m 4752  ft 0.9  mi Short circuit (3)
length 2414  m 7920  ft 1.5  mi Medium Circuit (3)
length 3219  m 10560  ft 2  mi Main Course (3)
Width 7.3  m 24  ft      (3)
Difference in level 7.9  m 26  ft      (3)
Bend minimum radius 30.5  m 100  ft      (3)
Max minimum radius 241  m 790  ft 0.15  mi   (3)

Laurens Proving Grounds: Wet Handling

Michelin Proving Ground
Description  
Years  
Direction  
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational  
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Proving ground
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page May 7th 2009
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 1448  m 4752  ft 0.9  mi Long circuit (3)
length 724  m 2376  ft 0.45  mi Short circuit (3)

Laurens Proving Grounds: Gravel Endurance

Michelin Proving Ground
Description  
Years  
Direction  
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational  
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Proving ground
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page May 7th 2009
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 2414  m 7920  ft 1.5  mi Maximum (3)
Straight length 805  m 2640  ft 1/2  mi   (3)

Laurens Proving Grounds: Off Road Inclines

Michelin Proving Ground
Description  
Years  
Direction  
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational  
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Proving ground
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page May 7th 2009
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 199  m 654  ft 0.124  mi Asphalt (3)
length 198  m 650  ft 0.123  mi Mud (3)
Max. gradient 9  % 5.1  °      Asphalt (3)
Max. gradient 9  % 5.1  °      Mud (3)

Laurens Proving Grounds: Heavy Truck Loop

Michelin Proving Ground
Description  
Years  
Direction  
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational  
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Proving ground
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page May 7th 2009
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  

Laurens Proving Grounds: Noise

Michelin Proving Ground
Description  
Years  
Direction  
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational  
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Proving ground
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page May 7th 2009
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 808  m 2650  ft 0.502  mi   (3)

Laurens Proving Grounds: Vehicle Dynamics

Michelin Proving Ground
Description  
Years  
Direction  
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational  
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Proving ground
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page May 7th 2009
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  

Laurens Proving Grounds: Drift / Pull

Michelin Proving Ground
Description  
Years  
Direction  
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational  
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Proving ground
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page May 7th 2009
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
Min width 12.2  m 40  ft      (3)
Max width 24.4  m 80  ft      (3)
Straight length 1463  m 4800  ft 0.909  mi   (3)





Updates
Date Track layout Years Description by Map by Thanks to Note
May 25th 2009     Guido de Carli     Update Description
May 7th 2009     Guido de Carli   Roelard Smit New Description without map
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