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Circuits of the past

Remember the motor racing circuits of the past!

A lap at Sitges Terramar

In the summer from 2008 I visited this classic banked oval. At this page I take you with me for a lap at this special race track. Don't forget to read also the report I wrote about this great day!

circuit autodrom sitges terramar
Here was start/finish. Because this part is used as the entrance road to the house it is still in a reasonable condition...

Circuit Autodrom Sitges Terramar
But a little bit further the track is overgrown!

Circuit Autodrom Sitges Terramar
The banking is closed by a fence with chains...

Circuit Autodrom Sitges Terramar

Circuit Autodrom Sitges Terramar
But when you know the way you can enter the banking! This corner was exactly 180°

Circuit Autodrom Sitges Terramar

Circuit Autodrom Sitges Terramar
At the end of the banking there was another road block. See the yellow fence? I had to open this to enter the banking.

Circuit Autodrom Sitges Terramar
Here you see the "back straight" with the right kink. Very unusual for an oval!

Circuit Autodrom Sitges Terramar

Circuit Autodrom Sitges Terramar
The second banking is coming...

Circuit Autodrom Sitges Terramar

Circuit Autodrom Sitges Terramar
This one has a parabolic shape and is longer than the previous corner...

banking sitges terramar

Circuit Autodrom Sitges Terramar

Circuit Autodrom Sitges Terramar
After the steep banked part of the corner the radius becomes wider while the banking decrease.

Circuit Autodrom Sitges Terramar

Circuit Autodrom Sitges Terramar
Look at that hole in the road!

Circuit Autodrom Sitges Terramar
A look at the inside of the track!

Circuit Autodrom Sitges Terramar
Another fence with the start/finish straight in sight...

Circuit Autodrom Sitges Terramar

Circuit Autodrom Sitges Terramar
And there we are back at start/finish...

Because the track was driven in both directions we also do a lap clockwise!

Circuit Autodrom Sitges Terramar
There we go with our nose to the other direction.

Circuit Autodrom Sitges Terramar

Circuit Autodrom Sitges Terramar
Do you see the unpaved road next to the fence? That's the entrance to the banking now!

Circuit Autodrom Sitges Terramar

Circuit Autodrom Sitges Terramar
Now this is the beginning of the corner...

Circuit Autodrom Sitges Terramar
Here the real banking starts!

Circuit Autodrom Sitges Terramar

Circuit Autodrom Sitges Terramar

Circuit Autodrom Sitges Terramar

Circuit Autodrom Sitges Terramar
After a tremendous ride at the banking we enter the curved "back straight".

Circuit Autodrom Sitges Terramar

Circuit Autodrom Sitges Terramar

Circuit Autodrom Sitges Terramar
There's the road block again. But no problem, there was a fence which could be opened.

Circuit Autodrom Sitges Terramar

Circuit Autodrom Sitges Terramar

Circuit Autodrom Sitges Terramar

Circuit Autodrom Sitges Terramar

Circuit Autodrom Sitges Terramar
Look at the rock formation at the inside!

Circuit Autodrom Sitges Terramar
And there's the start/finish straight again...

Circuit Autodrom Sitges Terramar
Which bings us back at the site we started our laps.

Read also the story I wrote about my visit to Sitges and how this photo tour was realized!

© Text & pictures: Herman Liesemeijer Satellite photo: Google Maps

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