Dundrod Circuit

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The Dundrod Circuit (Irish Dún dTrod ) is a temporary, furnished on closed public roads racing circuit in the County Antrim in Northern Ireland.

Since 1953 will be held on the track of the Ulster Grand Prix, from 1950 to 1955 was also the RAC Tourist Trophy for automobiles as a guest. The Ulster Grand Prix was located from 1922 to 1952 on the neighboring Clady Circuit until he moved to Dundrod 1953.

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  • 4.3 Notes and references


Dundrod in 1950 organized the first RAC Tourist Trophy on a 11.934 km ( 7.416 miles ) long range variant, later the route was changed to the now driven 11.910 km ( 7.401 miles ).

For season 1953, the FIM World Motorcycle Championship moved to the Ulster Grand Prix from the adjacent Clady Circuit on the Dundrod Circuit in County Antrim.

Formula 1

From 1950 to 1953 started in Dundrod in the Ulster Trophy and the Formula 1 race in the Dundrod belonged, like many other runs back then, not to the relatively new Formula 1 World Championship and was not considered there.


Each year a part of the Hannah Town Road ( B38 ) between Glenavy and Hannah Town Antrim, the Leathemstown Road ( B101) from Leathemstown Corner to Dunrod and the Quarter Country / Tornagrough Road ( B153 ) from Cochranstown to Lindsay Hairpin are prohibited for the Ulster Grand Prix.

Speed ​​and Records

Because since 1955, no more car races are held in Dundrod, there is still a record of Mike Hawthorn. He mastered in the RAC Tourist Trophy with his Jaguar D-Type the rounds in 4:42 minutes, which corresponds to an average speed of 152.36 km / h

Overall winners were then Stirling Moss and John Fitch in your Mercedes -Benz 300 SLR. The 1000 - km race was after 84 rounds (equivalent to 1002.5 km ), and 7 hours, 3 minutes and 12 seconds finished with an average speed of 142.14 km / h.

The current lap record is 3:18,870 minutes, and has been set at 2010s Ulster Grand Prix Bruce Anstey on his Suzuki GSX- R 1000. This corresponds to an average speed of 214.9 km / h He finished the race with an average speed over the entire race distance of 211.8 km / h