Thursday, November 09, 2006

The top 25 racetracks

After careful scientific analaysis, based on the criteria I mentioned in my last post (history, distinctiveness, quality of events, trees and gradient) I present the top 25 racetracks in the world.

1. Spa-Francorchamps
2. Brands Hatch (GP circuit)
3. Le Mans
4= Bathurst
4= Nurburgring (Nordschleife)
6= Isle of Man Mountain Course
6= Laguna Seca
8= Brno
8= Donington Park
8= Imola
8= Monza
12. Monaco
13= Macau Guia Circuit
13= Mosport
13= Road America
13= Road Atlanta
13= Suzuka
18= Cadwell Park
18= Sears Point
20= Daytona
20= Indianapolis
20= Oulton Park
23= Dijon
23= Fuji
23= Sachsenring
23= Silverstone
23= Sugo

Okay, so it ended up being 27, not 25, but that's statistics for you...

What do you think of this list? What's missing?

Here's those that didn't make the cut: Assen, Bahrain, Catalunya, Croft, Estoril, Fontana, Hidden Valley, Hockenheim, Hungaroring, Interlagos, Istanbul, Jarama, Knockhill, Eurospeedway-Lausitz, Lime Rock, Long Beach, Magny-Cours, Mid-Ohio, Miller Motorsports Park, Misano, Montreal, Twin-Ring Motegi, Mugello, Norisring, Nurburgring (Sudschleife), Okayama, Oran Park, Oschersleben, Paul-Ricard HTTT, Phillip Island, Portland International Raceway, Pukekohe, Losail, Queensland Raceway, Sandown, Sebring, Sepang, Shanghai, Snetterton, Surfers Paradise, Symmons Plain, Thruxton, Valencia, Virginia International Raceway, Watkins Glen and Zandvoort.


patrick said...

A couple of decent Tilkedromes - most particularly the much maligned Sepang, and the neat Otodrom Istanbul.

Agree with your top 5 though - ran into someone at a party last weekend who says she'll sort me out with a marshalling job at the Isle of Man TT next year. Looking forward to that one.

Nicebloke said...

Oh, you lucky thing! Book your accomodation now though....

will said...

The best speedway is missing wheres talladega mate, also knockhill. Awsome list though.

Anonymous said...

Where the heck are the real decent tracks like the Adeliade Street Circuit, Norsring that most drivers love being at the actual events