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Mugello Circuit (Autodromo Internazionale di Mugello), Mugello, Italy

July 4th, 2008 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Mugello Circuit (Autodromo Internazionale di Mugello) is a race track located in the Mugello region of Italy near Florence. Its length is 5.245 km (3.259 mi), it has 15 turns and a long straight.

Grand Prix motorcycle racing host an annual event here (MotoGP and smaller classes). Also, the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters hold an annual event. The track is used for Formula One testing, mainly by Scuderia Ferrari. A1GP has confirmed the first race of the 2008/09 season will be held at the Mugello circuit in Italy on 21 September 2008.

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The TT Circuit Assen, Assen, Netherlands

July 4th, 2008 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

The TT Circuit Assen is a motorsport race track built in 1955 and located in Assen, Netherlands. Host of the Dutch TT race, it is considered "The Cathedral" of motorcycling by the fans. It has a capacity of 100,000 spectators, including 60,000 seats. Lately it has become a venue for concerts as heavy metal legends Iron Maiden announced that they would perform at the circuit making them the first band to hold a concert at the venue.

The original Assen track was first used for the 1925 Dutch TT race, held on country roads through the villages of Borger, Schoonloo and Grolloo, and organized by the Motorclub Assen en Omstreken. The brick-paved track had a length of 17.75 miles (28.57 km). The winner was Piet van Wijngaarden on a 500 cc Norton with an average speed of 91.4 kilometers per hour (56.8 mph).

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The Circuit de la Sarthe, near Le Mans, France

April 27th, 2008 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

The Circuit de la Sarthe, located near Le Mans, France, is a non-permanent race course most famous as the venue for the 24 Hours of Le Mans auto race. The track uses local roads that remain open to the public most of the year. The circuit, in its present configuration, is 13.629 km (8.469 mi) long, making it one of the longest circuits in the world. Over the years, several purpose built sections have replaced the normal roads, especially in 1972, when the Porsche Curves section bypassed the dangerous former Maison Blanche section between buildings. Since 1965, a smaller but permanent Bugatti Circuit was added which shares the pit lane facilities and the first corner (including the famous Dunlop bridge) with the longer version.

Drivers frequently refer to Le Mans as a race where up to 85% of the time is spent on full throttle, meaning immense stress on engine and drivetrain components. However, the times spent reaching maximum speed also mean tremendous wear on the brakes and suspension as cars must slow from over 200 mph (322 km/h) to around 65 mph (105 km/h) for the end of Mulsanne in a short distance. Downforce in the era of Group C cars helped braking to some degree but presently cars are tending towards low downforce to seek higher speeds in the face of power limiting regulations.

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Slomczyn RallyX Track, Słomczyn, Poland

April 12th, 2008 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Slomczyn RallyX Track, Słomczyn, Poland.

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Eastern Creek International Raceway, Australia

January 2nd, 2008 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Eastern Creek International Raceway is a motorsports circuit located in Eastern Creek, New South Wales (a western suburb of Sydney), Australia and is operated by the Australian Racing Drivers Club.

The Eastern Creek International Raceway played hosted the Australian round of the A1 Grand Prix in November 2005, and is scheduled to host an event in the 2006-07 A1 Grand Prix season on 4 February 2007.

The track is used for national Australian races for cars, bikes and superkarts. Eastern Creek formerly hosted the final round of the annual V8 Supercar championship. It was removed from the series calendar in 2005 but was recently reinstated to host a round of the 2007 series.

From 1991 to 1996, Eastern Creek held the Australian round of the 500cc GP series (now Moto GP), losing it back to Phillip Island, the place it took it from.

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Circuit Park Zandvoort, Netherlands

January 2nd, 2008 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Circuit Park Zandvoort is a motorsport race track located in the dunes near the town of Zandvoort, in the Netherlands, near the North Sea coast line.

Although there were plans for races at Zandvoort before World War II, the first street race was held on June 3, 1939. A real circuit was not built until after the war, mainly designed by John Hugenholtz.

The circuit was inaugurated on August, 7, 1948. Next year, in 1949 the circuit hosted the Zandvoort Grand Prix. The following year, the race was called the Dutch Grand Prix, and it was included in the Formula One World Championship in 1952. It remained on the F1 calendar for 30 out of the next 34 years. In 1985, the Dutch Grand Prix was held for the last time. The company that commercially ran the circuit (CENAV) went out of business, marking the end of Circuit Zandvoort. The track, owned by the municipality of Zandvoort, was not used for some time and part of the grounds and approximately half of the track was sold in 1987 to Vendorado, a Bungalow park developer at that time. A plan to save the remaining track was made by a group of people and companies. Circuit Park Zandvoort was born, and the track was remodeled to an interim Club Circuit of 2.6 kilometers (1.6 mi) in the summer of 1989.

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Karting gauge, Bydgoszcz, Poland

November 27th, 2007 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Karting gauge in Bydgoszcz, Poland.

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Exact place of the crash by Robert Kubica during the 2007 Canadian F1 Grand Prix, Canada

June 17th, 2007 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Exact place of the spectacular crash by Robert Kubica during the 2007 Canadian F1 Grand Prix in Canada.

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