In this article I take you for a photo tour arount the Sitges-Terramar race track. this high banked oval. The pictures are made in the summer of 2008, when I visited the classic high banked oval.

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An aerial from the typical Sitges-Terramar race track, by Google Earth.

A lap at the high banked Sitges-Terramar race track

Sitges-Terramar race track 2008

On the photo above you see the Start/Finish straight of the Sitges-Terramar race track. Because this part is used as the entrance road to the house it is still in a good condition… But as you can see on the photo below, a little bit further the track is overgrown!

Sitges-Terramar race track 2008
Sitges-Terramar race track 2008

The first high banked corner

The photo above shows how this part of the Sitges-Terramar race track was closed by a fence with chains in 2008. Probably to prevent people from illegal racing. But when you know the way you can enter the banking…

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At the end of the first high banked corner was another road block. Dou you see the yellow fence? I had to open this to enter the banking.

A kink in the back straight…

Sitges-Terramar race track 2008

The Sitges-Terramar race track had a right kink in the “back straight”, which is very unusual for an oval!

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The second high banked corner

Sitges-Terramar race track 2008
Sitges-Terramar race track 2008

The second high banked corner of the Sitges-Terramar race track has an increasing radius, compare to the first corner.

Sitges-Terramar race track 2008
Sitges-Terramar race track 2008
Sitges-Terramar race track 2008

From this point the radius of the corner becomes larger and the angle of the banking becomes smaller.

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A look inside the banking of the Sitges-Terramar race track!

Back to Start/Finish

Sitges-Terramar race track 2008

When Start/Finish comes in sight, another fence blocks the way…

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And we are back at Start/Finish…

The other way around

Because the Sitges-Terramar race track was sometimes also driven clockwise, we do another lap in the opposite direction!

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Do you see the unpaved road on our right hand, next to the yellow fence? That’s where I entered the banking.

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Now the kink in the back straight goes left.

Sitges-Terramar circuit 2008

On the back ground is the road block again. But no problem, there was a fence that could be opened…

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Sitges-Terramar race track 2008
Sitges-Terramar race track 2008

Look at the rock formation on the inside!

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And here we’re back at Start/Finish.

Read also the story I wrote about my visit to Sitges and how this photo tour was realized!

© Text & pictures: Herman Liesemeijer Aerial: Google Earth

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