Cadwell Park


Cadwell Park

Motorsport venue
Name = Cadwell Park


Events = BRSCC races
Location = Lincolnshire, England
Layout1 = Full Circuit
Layout3 = Woodland Circuit
Layout2 = Club Circuit
Turns = 11
Turns2 = 7
Turns3 = 5
Length_mi = 2.173
Length_km = 3.477
Length_mi2 = 1.481
Length_km2 = 2.370
Length_mi3 = 0.712
Length_km3 = 1.139

Cadwell Park is a motor racing circuit in Lincolnshire, England, convert|5|mi|km|0 south of Louth.

It is sited across a steep-sided valley, giving rise to dips and crests. The circuit features sharp changes in gradient, including one section called The Mountain where bikes frequently become airborne.

Cadwell's mix of challenging corners has led to its nickname as the Mini-Nürburgring.

History of Cadwell Park

Location map
Lincolnshire
lat=53.30889
long=-0.063056
width=180
float=none
caption="Cadwell Park shown within Lincolnshire"
(gbmapping|TF293810)

Located in the Lincolnshire Wolds, Cadwell Park was established in 1934 by Mr Mansfield Wilkinson of Louth. His sons originally used the land for racing their own motorbikes against each other and this evolved into the circuit which it is today.

In 1953 the track was lengthened to convert|1.3|mi|km|1, upon the invitation of the 500 cc motorcycle-engined Formula 3 to race in a traditional bike meeting. Around 30,000 spectators attended that particular race.

The original track grew to the current convert|2.25|mi|km|2 layout in 1962 and hosted the British F3 series the next May. Some of the bends are named after family members e.g. Mansfield, Charlie and Chris.

Cadwell is now considered too narrow for high level car races, although Club motorsport associations such as the BARC and 750MC still hold meetings. The layout is ideal for bikes however, with the Bennetts British Superbike Championship round being the most popular event on the circuit's calendar.

Several tests and feature clips for the motoring program Fifth Gear have been filmed here.

Cadwell Park is now owned and operated by Jonathan Palmer's Motorsport Vision company.

Lap Records

External links

* [http://www.motorsportvision.co.uk/cadwell-park/circuits/cadwell-park.asp Motorsport Vision: Cadwell Park ]
* [http://www.radicalsportscars.com/news_folder/nord0905/index.php Radical SR8 smashes Cadwell Park Fastest Lap]


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