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OULTON PARK
Description Circuit opened in 1953; in 1970s it hosted important car (up to Formula 2) and motorbike races. Then it become less important: at the end of 1970s it hosted only national car races on short circuit or motorbike races (even International) on the long circuit, not shown on my map. Because of managing problems, in 1979 according to rumors it could have been closed.
Location Little Budworth
CHS - Cheshire - England
Location Not far from Chester, Liverpool and Manchester; Central England
Latitude - Longitude + 53°10'37"     - 2°37'05"
53.176944     -2.618056
UTM Coordinates X = 525527.435  -  Y = 5892022.494  -  Zone 30U
Aerial photo / Map (*)  Google Maps  -    Bing Maps  -    Flash Earth
Altitude AMSL 67 m - 220 ft
Inauguration 1953
Closing  
Designer  
Sources and links (Translation) (**)
(1) Italian (page 204)Author: Tommaso Tommasi - Published by: Arnoldo Mondadori Editore - Published in: Italia - year: 1973
(2) English (page 110)Author: Peter Swinger - Published by: Dial House - year: 2001 - ISBN: 0 7110 3104 5
Description
(3) English (page 66)Author: Louis Klemantaski & Michael Frostick - Published by: Batsford Book - year: 1958
Description
(4) English ForumForum --> Europe --> Great Britain and Ireland --> GBR - Sprint Venues [ENG]
(5) English Author: Peter McFadyen - Published by: Veloce Publishing Ltd - year: 2007 - ISBN: 9781845840389
(6) English uk2.usp.net/bmrc/index.cfmBritish Moto Racing Circuits
(7) English www.racingcircuits.netMotor Racing Circuits Database
(8) English www.silhouet.com/motorsport/tracks/oulton.htmlThe GEL Motorsport - Tracks Around The World
(9) Italian Autosprint 16/1965 (page 15)Map and description
(10) Italian Autosprint 15/1967 (page 7)Map
(11) Italian Autosprint 21/1969 (page 20)Map and info in brief
(12) Italian Autosprint 39/1971 (page 24)Problem with new asphalt
(13) Italian Autosprint 3/1974 (page 46)Shortening of the track is not decided yet
(14) Italian Autosprint 6/1975 (page 62)New shortened circuit presented
(15) Italian Motosprint 32/1979 (page 25)
(16) Italian Rombo 10/1989 (page 31)Map
(17) English www.motorsportvision.co.uk/oulton-parkOfficial website
(18) English www.octagonmotorsports.com/circuit/circuit2.asp?c=2Former official 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.

Oulton Park
Description  
Years 1953
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit  
Motorbike circuit  
Type Permanent
Inauguration 1953
Closing 1953
Last update of this page January 10th 2008
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points Old Hall corner - The Avenue - Cascades - Range - Clay Hill - Water Tower - Druids Corner - Lodge Corner - Deer Leap
length 2414  m 7920  ft 1.5  mi   (7)

Oulton Park
Description My map is quite different from ones shown by different sources, it could be approximated.
Years 1954÷1972
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit YES
Type Permanent
Inauguration 1954
Closing 1972
Last update of this page January 10th 2008
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points Old Hall corner - The Avenue - Dentons - Cascades - Lakeside - Island - Esso - Hill Top - Knicker Brook - Clay Hill - Water Tower - Druids Corner - Lodge Corner - Deer Leap
length 4443  m 14578  ft 2.761  mi Full circuit (7)
length 4426  m 14521  ft 2.75  mi Full circuit (1)
length 3792  m 12439  ft 2.356  mi Island Circuit (medium course) (7)
length 2662  m 8733  ft 1.654  mi Fosters Circuit (short course) (7)
Min width 9.1  m 30  ft      (1)

Oulton Park
Description  
Years 1973÷1991
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit YES
Type Permanent
Inauguration 1973
Closing 1991
Last update of this page January 10th 2008
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points Old Hall corner - The Avenue - Dentons - Cascades - Lakeside - Island - Shell - Foulston’s - Hill Top - Knicker Brook - Clay Hill - Water Tower - Druids Corner - Lodge Corner - Deer Leap
length 4456  m 14620  ft 2.769  mi Full circuit (7)
length 3792  m 12439  ft 2.356  mi Island Circuit (medium course) (7)
length 2662  m 8733  ft 1.654  mi Fosters Circuit (short course) (7)
length 2606  m 8550  ft 1.619  mi Fosters Circuit (short course) (15)

Oulton Park
Description  
Years 1992÷2002
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit YES
Type Permanent
Inauguration 1992
Closing 2002
Last update of this page January 10th 2008
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points Old Hall corner - The Avenue - Dentons - Cascades - Lakeside - Island - Shell - Foulston’s - Hill Top - Knicker Brook - Clay Hill - Water Tower - Druids Corner - Lodge Corner - Deer Leap
length 4466  m 14652  ft 2.775  mi Full circuit (7)
length 3801  m 12471  ft 2.362  mi Island Circuit (medium course) (7)
length 2662  m 8733  ft 1.654  mi Fosters Circuit (short course) (7)

Oulton Park
Description  
Years 2003÷...
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational  
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit YES
Type Permanent
Inauguration 2003
Closing  
Last update of this page November 11th 2008
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points Old Hall corner - The Avenue - Dentons - Cascades - Lakeside - Island - Shell - Foulston’s - Hill Top - Hizzy’s - Knicker Brook - Clay Hill - Water Tower - Druids Corner - Lodge Corner - Deer Leap
length 4332  m 14213  ft 2.692  mi Full circuit (7)
length 4332  m 14213  ft 2.692  mi Full circuit (17)
length 3637  m 11932  ft 2.26  mi Island Circuit (medium course) (17)
length 2662  m 8733  ft 1.654  mi Fosters Circuit (short course) (7)
length 2671  m 8765  ft 1.66  mi Fosters Circuit (short course) (17)

Oulton Park 1954÷1972 (approximated map?)

Oulton Park 1954÷1972 (approximated map?)


Oulton Park Fosters Circuit (short course)

Oulton Park Fosters Circuit (short course)


Latitude - Longitude: + 53°10'37", - 2°37'05"
If the aerial photo is not visible, you have to zoom out by clicking (maybe more then once) button ’-’ in top left corner

Updates
Date Track layout Years Description by Map by Thanks to Note
January 9th 2010     Guido de Carli   andylaurence Update Description without map
November 11th 2008   2003÷... Guido de Carli     Update Description
October 2nd 2008     Guido de Carli     Update Description
January 10th 2008     Guido de Carli     Update Description
November 26th 2004   1973÷1991 Guido de Carli Guido de Carli   New Description with map
November 26th 2004   1954÷1972 Guido de Carli Guido de Carli   New Description with map
Not all eventual updates issued in last years are already visible in this list

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