Bira Circuit

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Bira Circuit
Location Pattaya, Thailand
Time zone GMT+7
Major events Super car Thailand, ATCS, Pro Series, SEATCZC
Length 2.41 km (1.49 mi)
Turns 11

Bira Circuit is a motor racing track named after Thai prince Prince Birabongse Bhanutej Bhanubandh. The circuit has been operated by Bira Circuit One Company, Limited. The track, initially opened in 1985, covers an area of 65 acres (260,000 m2). It is a 2.41 kilometres (1.50 mi) permanent motor and motorbike racing circuit with an offroad track, a rally stage and a go-kart facility. It is located in 111 Moo 5 Banglamung, Chonburi, 15 kilometres (9.32 mi) Northeast of Pattaya. The circuit located on State Highway 36 which is 120 kilometres (74.56 mi) from Bangkok and 20 kilometres (12.43 mi) from the CBD of Pattaya.[1]

The circuit is twisty and bumpy which consist of elevation and two chicanes, a fast downhill double apex corner.[2] There are 30 pits for racecars, plus a control tower, medical center and meeting room. The grandstand and spectator area can accommodate up to 30,000 people.[3] It is also the only circuit in Thailand that meets the standard of Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (F.I.A.). The South East Asia Touring Car Zone Challenge (SEATCZC) has been run at Bira Circuit since 1992 and the Asian Formula 2000 (AF2000) since 1997. The Circuit has full facilities for arranging all kinds of motorsport events; race meeting, racing school, test drives and etc.[4]

Bira's go-kart track can race up to 100 km/h on the straights depends on the weather conditions. In order to meet Commission Internationale de Karting's standard, the go-kart track was overhauled in 2006.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Welcome to Bira Circuit -- The Home of Pure Racing Excitement". bira.co.th. 2007. Retrieved 2009-01-31. 
  2. ^ "Bira Circuit, Thailand". afos.com. 2005. Archived from the original on 2008-07-31. Retrieved 2009-01-30. 
  3. ^ "Circuit Details for Bira". meritusracing.com. 2009. Retrieved 2009-01-30. 
  4. ^ "Bira Circuit Co., Ltd". grandprixgroup.com. 2004. Retrieved 2009-01-30. 

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Coordinates: 12°55′17″N 101°0′33″E / 12.92139°N 101.00917°E / 12.92139; 101.00917