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Circuits of the past

Remember the motor racing circuits of the past!

Mettet Circuit 2015

Circuit de MettetIt's August 2, 2015. In the morning I leave my hotel in Thillois, near the old circuit of Reims-Gueux (See my previous blog). My next destination is the Belgian city of Mettet. For this day I planned a visit to the old street circuit with the famous banked corners.

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Circuit Reims-Gueux 2015

Circuit Reims-GueuxAfter I visited Nivelles and Chimay, both in Belgium, in the morning of this first of August, I traveled to the North of France for the third destination of this day. The circuit ruin of Reims-Gueux. The shortest way was over country roads, but unfortunately traffic was regularly held up by slow tractors. When I started to get hungry at noon and was stuck behind a tractor again, I just passed a restaurant. I decided that this was the perfect moment for a break.

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Chimay Circuit 2015

Circuit de ChimayThe second circuit on my circuit tour of 2015 was Chimay. The first time I heard about this Belgian street circuit was in 1992, after the fatal accident of Guy Nève. In a magazine the track was described as boring and less technical with mainly long straights.

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Nivelles-Baulers Circuit 2015

Ex Circuit Nivelles-Baulers in 2015

In the early morning of Saturday, August 1st, 2015 I drove from Ruisbroek, where I spent the night, in the direction of Nivelles. That's just a short journey but the beginning of a long day. This day I would visit 3 (former) circuits, known Nivelles-Baulers, Chimay and Reims-Gueux.

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Memories of the Assen circuit

TT Circuit Assen Start/FinishNext Saturday is the 85th Dutch TT at the circuit of Assen, time to pick up some good memories on the circuit. On the good old days, when the track was part of the public road and you could test your driving skills on the circuit loops. At this way, I ever made my debut on a race track with my Opel Kadett C...

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Autodromo Nazionale di Monza 1994

Autodrome Nazionale di Monza 1994 - Start-Finish from the grandstandThere are different opinions whether the Autodromo Nazionale di Monza circuit is a good racing circuit, talking about the layout with long straights and chicanes, or not. But no one would deny that the home of the annual Formula One Grand Prix of Italy is a historic place. You can feel that as soon as you enter the circuit site...

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