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Old 29 Jan 2016, 22:40 (Ref:3609169)   #1
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SBF 16 and 17 set

End of Jan and my first design

Based on the former airfield on Thorney island, the site is still used by the MOD and is know these days as Baker Barracks.

Split into three sections and shows uniformly at 15.5m wide

The Short circuit denoted by the pale blue route is 2.620km or 1.64 miles

The international circuit denoted by the red short cut is 4.872km or 3.04 miles

The South Circuit denoted by the beige short cut, can be used as a short circuit with the red short cut as well this is 1.82 km or 1.13 miles

The full South Circuit is 3.04km or 1.9 miles

The Full GP circuit is 6.093km or 3.808 miles
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Old 17 Apr 2016, 00:45 (Ref:3633565)   #2
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I've been asked a couple,of times about the evolution of some of my multi-layout circuits, well the circuit shown below is an example of how it out, the difference I've remembered to screen grab to show it.

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In my head I knew it would be an easy split into 2, whether it would be a Short circuit and School circuit or 2 raceable circuits I wasn't sure.
Once I started drawing it, the scale of the back straight (no chicane at this point) suggested 2 racing circuits.


The next stage once I have the original done was to come up with "elegant" short cuts, that would continue the flow of the original parts without necessarily looking like shortcuts. Hopefully I've achieved this.

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It was at this point the perimeter idea came to me, firstly the Left hand edge, then the removal of the final chicane, what most might see as the most obvious part across the top was the last section that drew. Looking a the design the option was a very quick left onto the 800m straight, or something to give a slower entry onto the straight.
The chicane was the compromise, In my head I have decided that if you use the left hand perimeter section then you must use the chicane....The reason a lack of run off, due to a land boundary that no amount of fantasy money is going to make the adjacent land owner sell.
For those wanting to use the top section, then they have to use the hairpin which allows for additional run off.

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Finally with all this in place, that just left the original and shortened first parts of the lapt to join upto the back straight, with the same rules, of full straight and the hairpin or use the chicane and perimeter section. These variations becoming known as International 1 and 2

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Old 20 Apr 2016, 19:34 (Ref:3635222)   #3
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I haven't posted much so here is one of the ideas that didn't make it to a finishing point I was happy with.
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Old 27 Jun 2016, 14:03 (Ref:3655397)   #4
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Geez haven't posted since April...

Ok here is a design that I initially came up with but it was too long, so I've adapted it into a modern circuit. I was goingto finish it off, but lets get this posted as is.
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Old 2 Jul 2016, 21:51 (Ref:3656352)   #5
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Another quick design ... A straightforward Anticlockwise 5km.
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Old 3 Jul 2016, 05:59 (Ref:3656408)   #6
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#4- I'd rather have the classic section than the back straight hairpin and following section.

#5-seems like a few of the kinks are a little superfluous
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Old 26 Aug 2016, 07:45 (Ref:3667631)   #7
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Just a few days of August remaining for this design.

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The shortened version is a proposal that has been suggested as 3.5 miles is a bit long for many local and national series.
For reference the shorter version would be 3.794km or 2.37 miles

Oh I did have a reason for the Mugello kinked front straight but I never wrote it down and can't remember. And if I had more time I'd have added a few grandstands as well.

Some more angles below.
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Old 27 Aug 2016, 20:10 (Ref:3667908)   #8
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SBF, my favourite aspects of your designs is the slightly sketchy pit entries!

Another nice design
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Old 28 Aug 2016, 17:10 (Ref:3668149)   #9
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I'm curious .what do you mean by slightly sketchy....Unsafe?
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Old 29 Aug 2016, 11:43 (Ref:3668375)   #10
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Maybe slightly. When I do pit entries, I try to avoid making them curve away from the racing surface, I prefer a single kink away from the track and then a straight section. Also, in general I try not to put any sort of pit lane divider / barrier between the track and the pit lane until the pit lane needs to turn.

The reason for both of these guidelines* is I try to imagine a car trying to enter the pits on slicks on a wet track, and aquaplaning off at pit entry. In some of your more recent designs, the pit lane divider + the curved nature of the pit entries could lead to "tricky situations".

Maybe I'm reading too much into it though!

*There are probably many opportunities where I have broken one or both of my own rules
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Old 27 Feb 2017, 15:04 (Ref:3715134)   #11
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I'll just keep this thread going into 2017 as I didn't do much last year

Running clockwise at a smudge over 5km (3.12 miles)

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Here is another quick design. I've changed computers , I'm now using a Mac with I don't feel is as accurate so there will be less detail until I can find a way to improve things.

Anyway the circuit is clockwise, the short circuit is just on 1.5 miles 2.4km, the perimeter circuit is just under 2 miles 3.15 km with the full circuit at 3.1 miles just under 5km.

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Old 24 Apr 2017, 16:05 (Ref:3728906)   #13
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This multi layout circuit runs from a single pit and paddock complex. It is anti-clockwise


The shortest version shown in white is 2.935km 1.83 miles
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The longest (twisty) version in Blue is 5.687km 3.55 miles
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The Car GP is 5.654km 3.55 miles shown in Purple
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The Bike GP is 5.359km 3.35 is in Orange - there is an option to shorten the straight issuing the chicane onto the curve off the straight the difference is about 30m
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There are several variations on the Green International layout for cars and bikes they all measure approx 2.5-2.7 miles
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Old 25 Apr 2017, 04:01 (Ref:3729041)   #14
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What was the rationale of having the final chicane instead of having the previous corner integrated directly onto the front straight?

I also have qualms about T3 on lap 1, maybe have initial starts on the back straight?
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Old 25 Apr 2017, 11:47 (Ref:3729115)   #15
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When originally drawn, the chicane was part of it as a final overtaking point on a circuit that really only had the hairpin and the 90 left off the top as clear cut over taking points. The Aragon like curve cutting off the hairpin and the chicane were add ons. But I realised that the dead stop chicane wouldn't work for bikes, hence the more open final sequence.
Although I have referred to car and bike versions there is nothing to stop categories using which ever version they like.

T3 shouldn't be too bad, whilst T1 and T2 are quite open they would filter for the most part to single file. It would take some ballsy driving to stay 2 wide all the way to T3. There will always be a choke point somewhere on lap one, atleast here it's not T1
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