Satellite Track Images

Discussion in 'Motorcycle Racing' started by Ed Light, Nov 10, 2009.

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    http://pages.suddenlink.net/somestuff/tracks.htm

    My collection of tracks, mostly on Google Maps. Had to hunt like heck to
    find many of them, going back and forth and up and down. Should have all
    the motogp and WSBK tracks, plus AMA and others. Zooming out and seeing
    where they are should enable finding them on Google Earth.

    Google Maps isn't exactly up to date, so for some tracks it just shows
    where they were going to be built.
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    Nice. I feel the need to mark them up with the details of where to get
    in for free and other key bits of info. ;)

    What's the best way to add to the list?
    - Cadwell Park
    http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=cadwell+park,
    +UK&sll=53.309211,-0.062785&sspn=0.015359,0.045447&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Cadw
    ell+Park,+Louth,+Lincolnshire,+United+Kingdom&ll=53.309262,-0.0633&spn=0.
    00768,0.022724&t=k&z=16
     
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    Reminds me of when I was young and there were two clubs racing. The one
    I belonged to and served in was democratic, but the other one wasn't, so
    I snuck in to one of their races quite innocently. :)
    ....

    I've added your Cadwell link to the page.

    For sure it would be good to have it able to be added to by anybody online.

    Cadwell sure doesn't have gravel traps, does it? Here in the US,
    Roadracing World Magazine is leading the movement for air fencing.

    http://actionfund.roadracingworld.com/

    Is anything like that happening over there?

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    One half of Cadwell has acres of grass slope to slide away on. The other
    half has trees and armco right next to the track as Kagayama and Camier
    have found out. The bits that look really bad up the north end are also
    really slow. I saw Crutchlow deck out the crankcase last year. The curb
    he hit was about 10 feet away from me, he slid off on the other side of
    the track and neither he nor the bike actually hit anything.

    Most of the BSB tracks do get air fence in the places where it's really
    needed. But riders still manage to have accidents in the strangest
    places and miss the air fence. Like Kiyo a couple of years ago at
    Mallory.
     
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    Cadwell is the one UK track I've been to (BSB '08). I thoroughly
    enjoyed it. It looked and felt so much like a real track as opposed
    to the few midwestern tracks I've been to here in the US, which come
    across as strips of pavement in the middle of corn fields (or trash
    dumps as was the case of the old Gateway International in St. Louis).

    -Dirt-
     
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    They do motorcycle racing as well. I was there for the '93(?) AMA
    races under the old configuration (what a hole), for the CART races
    before THE SPLIT the first year of the current oval and I've been
    there with a friend of mine in 2006(?) helping out while he did a
    track day. I know of a gentleman who raced a GSXR-600 there under CMRA
    (?) within the past four or five years. I can't say I ever noticed
    the smell of the dump. Must've been up wind...

    -Dirt-
     
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    I've added the tracks.

    For now I'm just putting the e-mail address as an image with no link.
    Should be safe from spammers unless they start running OCR software on
    everything.

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