(Track Guide) - Circuito de la Sierra

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This is a big long old track set on the border of Cadiz and Malaga in the Andalucia. The track circles a man made reservoir Embalse de Zahara - El Gastor. None of it is real... yet - But the surroundings and fundamental elevations are good. But lets say it was just like this in real life...

The start of the lap actually rests on the top of the Dam that holds back the fresh water of the lake and is the lowest point of the track.
Numbers -
Miles and Yards - Distance from the startline in Miles and Yards
A Mile is about 1.6 kilometers - and there are 1760 yards in a Mile - a Yard is 36 inches... a Metre is 39 and a smidge inches.
Just as an aside their are 8 furlongs ina Mile.. each furlong is 220 yards (In case you watch a horse race in Englandistan)

Green Number XX indicates it is an unmarked corner
Direction+Curvature (GSX Speed)
(*) - CURVATURE not radius - this number is how LONG the corner lasts, not how tight it is
So Turn 1 is 160 yards from the start line, It is marked by a pair of Green "1" signs on each side of the track.
It turns to the Right and Lasts 30° (30° is the same direction change as a The Minute hand on clock moving from on the hour to 5 minutes past) - GSX Speed - This is the cornering speed of a GSX (Tuned to 500PP Driven by a Hot lapper from Kagoshima) - Localised corner names and driving notes.
Start
00-0176 - 01 - R30° (150) (Uphill - Windmill ahead)
00-0440 - 02 - L60° (115) (Cresting - Obscured overhanging trees on inside.)
00-0840 - 03 - L75° (75) (Downhill tight - Limestone ridge right)
00-0960 - XX - R75° (100) (Downhill - Limestone ridge right Opens)
00-1400 - 04 - L105° (95) ("Embaradro" Long uphill - Armco left)
01-0310 - XX - L60° (85) ("Eagle's Nest" Tight compression -Stone blocks Left)
01-0370 - XX - R50° (90) (Tight)
01-0700 - 05 - R45° (115) (Fast uphill into trees - Stay right on exit - Jump)
01-1145 - 06 - L30° (120) (Fast downhill - Care Jump on apex)
01-1320 - XX - R90° (100) Long right rising, unguarded trees on inside
01-1730 - 07 - L75° (90) Uphill cresting Service Pit on left
02-0350 - XX - R30° (130) Easy downhill - stay right
02-0485 - 08 - L35° (120) (Into trees Limestone rocks both sides Uphill
02-1100 - 09 - R150° (45) Long hairpin flat
02-1230 - 10 - L90° (75) Long uphill - Care: Bridge on exit
BRIDGE (Soft sweeps right)
03-0265 - 11 - L60° (80) (Uphill cresting - Inside Armco juts out)
03-0525 - XX - L15° (115) (Downhill though ravine)
03-0610 - 12 - R45° (125)(Downhill compression- opens)
03-1320 - 13 - L90° (65) (Tight Square uphill Care Bridge on Exit )
BRIDGE Arroyo de las Molinos
03-1640 - XX - L75° (105) Fast east sweep - rises and flattens
04-0145 - 14 - R30° (120) (Kink right - Caution)
04-0250 - XX - R45° (90) (Tight Kink - Armco close on exit - Exit obscured.)
04-0495 - XX - R30° (110) (Fast rolling sweep -
04-0800 - 15 - L40° (125) (Fast Uphill sweeper
04-1150 - 16 - R30° (140) ( - Fast cresting sweep into Trees
04-1580 - XX - L15° (150) ("Casa Forestal" Fast left Falls away on exit (Named after the Foresters Lodge on the right above the corner.)
05-0800 - 17 - R165° (50) ("Broken Rail Hairpin" - Slow acute hairpin, uphill exit.)
05-1050 - 18 - L120° (60) ("Desfiladero" Slow uphill hairpin obscured apex and exit by Limestone ridges)
Service Pit on Right
05-1500 - XX - L45° (105) Cresting left
06-0180 - 19 - L30° (115) (Downhill Hammerhead)
06-0265 - XX - R120° (100) (Downhill Long opens on exit - Cresting jump before the Arroyo Toscana Bridge)
Bridge Arroyo Toscana
06-1500 - 20 - R70° (110) (Cañada Corner - not named after the similar corner at Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, but named after the ravine that the turn approaches)
07-0045 - 21 - L60° (65) (Sharkfin Double apex corner - set up line for final apex- Stone Blocks on Left)
07-0132 - XX - L75° (60) (Sharkfin Second Apex tighter - Stone Blocks on Left)
07-0440 - XX - R60° (115) (Fast sweeper - uphill but flows downhill
BRIDGE Rio Guadalette and Arroyo Aguila
07-0800 - 22 - L60° (130) (Fast plunging sweep - flattens)
07-1150 - 23 - R120° (40) (Super Tight Hairpin)
07-1230 - XX - L60° (65) (Uphill Limestone ridge on Right)
07-1540 - XX - L30° (105) (Testing Sweep)
07-1710 - 24 - R30° (120) (Testing Sweep)
08-0090 - XX - L30° (125) (Easy sweep)
08-0800 - 25 - L165° (40) (Acute Hairpin Uphill)
08-1150 - 26 - R150° (60) (Acute Hairpin Uphill)
09-0000 - 27 - L90° (70) Tight Square Obscured exit
09-0265 - 28 - L75° (75) Tight Flowing camber (Negative on exit - can force cars to lose grip)
09-0570 - XX - L30° (120) Kink
09-0830 - XX - L30° (135) Sweep
09-0970 - XX - R145° (150) Plunging sweep rises up can crush suspension
10-0180 - 29 - L135° (60) Tight acute flat hairpin
10-0350 - XX - R30° (130) Soft Sweep
10-0830 - 30 - L135° (55) Long cambered hairpin
10-1150 - 31 - R165° (55) Long hairpin - Pinch middle
10-1710 - XX - L30° (130) Sweep uphill
11-0090 - 32 - R75° (100) Long obscured apex - Service Pit on left
11-0310 - XX - L45° (110) Bridge approach
BRIDGE Arroyo de la Angostura (Triple tower)
11-0920 - 33 - L60° (75) (Slow corner, Lots of run off
11-1150 - XX - R60° (95) (Marshall point on right - falls on exit
11-1230 - XX - L45° (100) ("Frontera" Tight- Armco close on left)
11-1400 - 34 - R60° (100) (Wasp Chevrons Obscured uphill exit)
11-1500 - 35 - L30° (100) (Tight Wasp Chevrons - crests)
12-0000 - XX - R10° (120) Kink Jolting incline
12-0180 - 36 - R10° (125) Jump over crest - stay right
12-0350 - XX - L30° (125) Flattens Care Bridge on Exit
BRIDGE - Chiringuito el Pantano (Double Tower)
12-0880 - 37 - R30° (145) "El Tempranillo" Tree lined fast corner named after a famous Andalucian Bandit of the 19th century who had a girlfriend in the nearby town of El Gastor
12-1150 - 38 - L45° (110) (Fast Downhill)
12-1400 - XX - R45° (120) (Fast Uphill)
13-0090 - 39 - R30° (135) (Sweep - Armco both sides)
13-0265 - XX - L75° (110) (Long)
Service Pit right
13-1230 - 40 - R75° (70) (Downhill approach compress Tight)
13-1320 - XX - L80° (80) (Tight uphill opens)
14-0180 - XX - R20° (145) (Sweep downhill)
Bridge - Arroyo Monjarrique
14-0700 - 41 - L90° (165) (Sweep plunges downhill through limestone ridges and tall trees)
14-1500 - 42 - R45° (110) (Part 1Tightening Ripples on Apex - Wasp Chevrons exit
15-0000 - XX - R105° (85) (Part 2 Tightening flattening with ripples on apex)
15-0265 - XX - L75° (90) (Tight uphill blind exit Trees and rocks on apex)
15-0520 - 43 - L45° (105) (Uphill Armco both sides Limestone ravine Wasp Chevrons - up hill exit
15-0960 - 44 - L75° (115) Cresting into downhill sweep, Concrete wall on left,
15-1400 - R75° (130) Downhill sweep concrete blocks left (Nice view of Lake) - Care jump on exit)
(Service Pit on left)
16-0530 - XX - R30° (120) (Downhill left Concrete wall left)
16-0620 - 45 - L60° (95) (Steep downhill)
16-1320 (Finish line)

Notes

Bridges named after the Rivers/Streams they cross - Except the Chiringuito el Pantano which is a nearby snack bar watersports centre.

"Casa Forestal" Fast left Falls away on exit (Named after the Foresters Lodge on the right above the corner.)

"Cañada Corner" - Not named after the similar corner at Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, but named after the ravine that the turn approaches.

El Tempranillo - corner named after a famous Andalucían Bandit of the 19th century who had a girlfriend in the nearby town of El Gastor. )

Fronterra (Border of Cadiz with Malaga (You are leaving Malaga))

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Sorry for the lack of editing - I will add more next time I interface with the interweb.
I plan to add Corner Radii (Just how tight the corner is) next.

Please comment to Help unlock the secrets of the track - I know of a couple of corners where Invisible Glass barriers jut into the track over Rumble strips - I don't use curb stones to GTP levels of Cutting. But if you know of a point where the track leaps out at you, let us all know.


There are at least 2 places where you can hit invisible wall that is on the rumble.
First one that got me too many times is right hander after the green 14 markers and the 2nd is left hander after green 28 markers.


Also obvious typos and errors -

As Rufus says - They do get better.
 
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