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Circuits of the past

Remember the motor racing circuits of the past!

A lap at the Grenzlandring

A photo tour of a lap at the former street circuit Grenzlandring, today the ring road of Wegberg (Germany). These photos are made by evening in the spring of 2004 by Herman Liesemeijer.

grenzlandring exit roermonder corner
We start our lap at the old Start/Finish.

grenzlandring kink
This kink brings us to the first long straight.

grenzlandring start finish
The "Erkelenzer Gerade" (Erkelenz Straight).

grenzlandring erkelenzer gerade

grenzlandring beecker kurve
After the long straight comes the next corner, "Beecker Kurve" (Beeck Corner).

grenzlandring beecker corner

grenzlandring reydter gerade
After Beecker Corner another long straight, the "Reydter Gerade" (Reydt Straight).

grenzlandring reydter straight railroad bridge
Over the railroad bridge.

grenzlandring roermonder kurve
The entry to the very long "Roermonder Kurve" (Roermond Corner).

grenzlandring roermonder corner
And her we cross first a road...

grenzlandring bridge
And than the railroad again!

grenzlandring modified part
At the end of the Roermonder Kurve they modified the road to connect a new intersection.
This is also the site of the 1952 accident where 13 spectators where killed.

grenzlandring exit roermonder corner
And we're back at Start/Finish.

© Text & photos: Herman Liesemeijer Map: Mattijs Diepraam 8w.forix

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