Cadwell Park Circuit

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  1. SlipZtrEm

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    Cadwell Park Circuit - Wiki article

    Circuit Statistics:
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    3.477KM (2.173 mi)
    Corners: 11
    Direction: Clockwise

    Circuit Info: Cadwell Park started in 1934, and grew to its current layout (roughly) in the 60's. While generally considered too narrow for serious car racing these days, that narrowness would translate to a GT challenge fitting of the "mini-Nurburgring" title the track has in real life. If you're already a fan of Brands Hatch, there's no reason you won't love this dense rollercoaster of a track.

    Here's a Gran Turismo staple taking to the track:



    Below is @tron2k3's suggestion thread, merged with this one to preserve accurate vote count.

     
    Last edited: Nov 7, 2014
  2. zippyuk

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    Awesome track used to love racing there :)
     
  3. LeMansIndy500

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    Don't forget to mention that it is commonly known as the mini Nurburgring Nordschleife!
     
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  4. samoht gtx

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    Absolutely brilliant track, a real test of man and machine.

    Another plus point is that many cars have the chance to get some air over the Mountain, good for spectacular replays.
     
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  6. BasherB59

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    If too narrow for modern GT car racing.....
    Maybe could be used for Hot Hatches etc and Karts !!
     
  7. Ryk

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    Saw some of this track in RUSH...

    Bit narrow in places, but great for smaller nimble cars.
     
  8. trx

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    I hope to get there in august to see some BSB racing, and this is the reason :



    The only problem is, first I have to cross the north sea and then I have to drive about 450miles...
     
  9. Sick Cylinder

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    Another great track choice. This short clip shows Matt Bell driving a Radical SR3.



    The track is very narrow, so passing is difficult, there is also the mountain section where bikes jump and cars lose traction, plus the section under the trees dries out more slowly than the rest of the track - a very difficult circuit to master in real life and a worthy addition to Gran Turismo. The lack of gravel traps would also make this a more realistic venue for classic racing.
     
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  12. SlipZtrEm

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    Thanks - great work for a great track!
     
  14. Dr P Grunfelde

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    I don't know how I missed this suggestion! As has been said a great track for medium powered and classic cars and for expert gamers - even the fastest cars could be raced on this track in game.

    This clip is quite long (it fades out when vibration causes the camera to shut!), but it is one of the best I have ever seen of this track and accurately conveys its uphill and downdale nature and its combination of high speed and low speed corners - it would definitely be one of the most pleasurable tracks in the game on which to drive either for cruising, racing or time trialing.

     
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