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RSA - SOUTH AFRICA
PIETERMARITZBURG, ROY HESKETH
Not to be confused with Pietermaritzburg, Alexandra Park
Description  
Location Pietermaritzburg - KwaZulu-Natal
Location 3 km from Pietermaritzburg and 87 from Durban, on the road N3 to Johannesburg, in Natal
Latitude - Longitude - 29°37'17"     + 30°25'26"
-29.621389     30.423889
UTM Coordinates X = 250559.054  -  Y = 6720393.758  -  Zone 36J
Aerial photo / Map (*)  Google Maps  -    Bing Maps  -    Flash Earth
Altitude AMSL 708 m - 2323 ft
Inauguration December 1953
Closing  
Designer  
Sources and links (Translation) (**)
(1) Italian Da Monza a Indianapolis (page 205)Author: Tommaso Tommasi - Published by: Arnoldo Mondadori Editore - Published in: Italia - year: 1973
(2) English ForumForum --> Africa --> African Countries --> RSA - Pietermaritzburg, Roy Hesketh [ENG]
(3) English www.racingcircuits.netMotor Racing Circuits Database
(4) English www.silhouet.com/motorsport/tracks/royheske.htmlThe GEL Motorsport - Tracks Around The World

(*) 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.

Roy Hesketh Circuit
Description  
Years 1953÷1961
Direction Anticlockwise   Anticlockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Permanent
Inauguration December 1953
Closing November 1961
Last update of this page December 9th 2010
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 2575  m 8448  ft 1.6  mi   (4)

Roy Hesketh Circuit
Description The circuit was extended, by adding BP Send section
Years 1962÷1981
Direction Anticlockwise   Anticlockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Permanent
Inauguration 1962
Closing November 1981
Last update of this page December 9th 2010
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points Henry’s Knee - Quarry Curve - BP Send - Beacon - Sweep - Angel’s Angle
length 2902  m 9520  ft 1.803  mi   (1)
length 2902  m 9520  ft 1.803  mi   (4)
Width 10  m 33  ft      (1)

Roy Hesketh Circuit
Description  
Years  
Direction  
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational  
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Permanent
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page October 20th 2010
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  

Roy Hesketh Circuit, 1962÷1981

Roy Hesketh Circuit, 1962÷1981


Location: - 29°37'17", + 30°25'26"
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
December 9th 2010     Guido de Carli   Paddy Ewer Update Description
October 20th 2010 Roy Hesketh Circuit   Guido de Carli   David Griac (jpm) Update Description
March 21st 2004 Roy Hesketh Circuit 1962÷1981 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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