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Where Is Your Local Circuit

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by REM1976, Jul 8, 2016.

  1. REM1976

    @ Simberia @Simberia

    Mine is Barbagallo, about ten kms from my house.
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  2. Andrew

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  3. fortyfivekev

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    Thruxton and Castle Combe are both about 110 miles from me but I tend to go to Silverstone a lot more just because it has all the big meetings, which is 210 miles.

    Have raced many virtual laps of Barbagallo in AC, it's a fun circuit and Nords of course is one of the classics.
  4. REM1976

    @ Simberia @Simberia

    Used to live in Winchester, not too far from Thruxton. Liked the UK, but love Western Australia!
  5. fortyfivekev

    Premium Member

    I've been to Perth but not the circuit sadly. A bit too hot for me and Perth seems a long way from anywhere even a long way from the other Aussie cities. Phillip Island is the only Aussie circuit I have visited and even then I was just passing the entrance going to see the penguins. :laugh:
  6. Omer Said

    Omer Said
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    Istanbul Park is 55 km away from my house. But no racing occurs there since the Rally Cross last year.
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  7. Hiroshi Awazu

    Hiroshi Awazu
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    Mission Raceway, which is a terrible track in comparison to all the ones listed here.
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  8. Dennis Phelan

    Dennis Phelan
    Let's just get out there and RACE!! Premium Member

    Closest, Lime Rock Park here in Connecticut, never raced there but have spectated and pitted for someone there.
    Closest favorite is Bridgehampton on Long Island but it's been turned into a golf course.
    Best Favorite is the old Bryar Motorsport Park in New Hampshire, 10 corners in 1.6 miles, a great place to race that made me very happy!
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  9. Azure Flare

    Azure Flare
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    I have 3 ovals close to me.


    Riverview Speedway. Quite literally the home town track for me since it's just on the other side of the Cumberland river. It's been disused for quite some time now.


    Fairgrounds Speedway, now known as Music City Motorplex, has hosted NASCAR Winston Cup, Busch series, and Craftsman trucks before the latter two moved to Nashville Superspeedway.


    And of course, Nashville Superspeedway. I've been to 3 Busch series races here. (Summer 2003, where Scott Riggs won, Spring 2004 where Michael Waltrip won after a pile-up towards the end, and Spring 2006 where Kevin Harvick won) Indycar of course also raced here for a few years. It would be pretty cool to see them back. I'm sure Josef Newgarden could bring a crowd. while there has been some testing by NASCAR teams since 2012, the track hasn't seen a race since after 2011.
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  10. Calum McLure

    Calum McLure
    Did ye, aye? Premium Member

    It's a shame, always enjoyed the GP's and was always one of my favorite tracks to drive in sims.
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  11. REM1976

    @ Simberia @Simberia

    Yep, it's the most remote city in the world apparently.

    Been to the old Adelaide circuit and Albert Park here too, for 2009 and 2016 Grand Prix. Wish it was still in Adelaide.
  12. Andy Jackson

    Andy Jackson
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    Cadwell Park is my local. I regularly watch and do trackdays there. I also do trackdays at Donnington, Mallory, Rockingham, Blyton and Snetterton and occasionally at Oulton Park.
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  13. Pete Beardsley

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  14. fortyfivekev

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    Used to always go to Donington for the MotoGP and British F3 but since that died out I've not been for a while. Planning to go in September for British GT as I haven't been to any of the rounds yet this season. Looking forward to it.
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  15. Velopark: about 30km away from my house.
    Main events: Stock Car Brazil, Formula Truck and other events promoted by CBA (Brazilian confederation of motorsport).
    Side events: Drag racing (multiple series).

    Tarumã: about 50km away from my house.
    Main events: Stock Car Brazil, Formula Truck and other events promoted by CBA (Brazilian confederation of motorsport).
    Side events: 12 hours of Tarumã (a traditional regional endurance racing).
  16. Timmieturner12

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    I don't really have a racing track close to my home, but the closest one is Assen about 100 km's off my house. Been there a couple of times and it's such an awesome track!

    That's cool:thumbsup:. I've been there last year and there was a cycling match right then. After that I got the opportunity to literally walk across the whole circuit. 5148 meters too many for my parents who were nackered after that.:D
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  17. k_badam

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  18. Jimlaad43

    Nice apex, I'll take it! Premium Member

    Silverstone is a 30 minute drive away
  19. smasha

    Premium Member

    Albert Park or the Sth Morang go karts lol.
  20. I don't have any good road circuits near me, just a few ovals used for NASCAR. The closest to me is Dover, but I'm also within a day's drive of Pocono, Martinsville, and Richmond. New Jersey Motorsports Park and Summit Point are closest road courses but I've never visited them. If I want to see a Formula One race, the closest would be Montreal.