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Source: Sunday Star Times, 15th October 2006. By Bernard Carpinter.

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Brakes put on Pukekohe as circuit deemed to be too fast

The Pukekohe motor racing circuit is too fast for safety, according to MotorSport New Zealand.

The circuit is being forced to put a kink or "elbow" in the straight leading into the hill corner before the front straight, in order to slow the cars and motorbikes down.

Top NZV8 driver Angus Fogg said the spectacular hill corner - where V8 Supercars can do about 180km/h - was "pretty marginal" but the changes would take away some of the excitement from racing on the circuit.

"It's part of the challenge of racing at Pukekohe," the Auckland Ford driver said.

"Now cars will have to go throught the chicane and over the hill single-file and then they will be slower into the sweeper corner at the end of the front straight. It will change things quite a lot."

The end of the front straight has been one of the main passing opportunities at Pukekohe, cars jostling for position along the straight as they head into the sweeper, another very fact corner.

It would now be a lot harder to overtake at that part of the circuit, Fogg said.

Ironically, the problem has arisen because of improvements to the track. Resurfacing last year took out some of the bumps in the hill corner and allowed drivers to go faster, a fact that many commented on last season.

Top drivers take their cars right to the edge of the seal on the outside of the corner - where there is only a small run-off area before cars hit a wall, with spectators on the other side.

During the V8 Supercar meeting last April, Dean Fulford's Porsche GT3 flew through the air after contact with another car and went over the catch fencing into a spectator area. It was fortunate that no spectators were injured.

MotorSport NZ chief executive Ross Armstrong said the hill corner had become too fast for safety. The circuit upgrade and improved tyre technology had increased speeds throught the corner to the point where the FIA (the international motorsport federation) could require changes.

Circuit manager Greg Mitchell said the work would be done over the Christmas-New Year period.

"We'd be happy to leave it as it is, were only doing it to keep our licence," he said.

The design of the kink has not yet been finalised.

The opening round of the NZV8 championship will take place on the weekend of November 4-5 with the circuit in its normal configuration.

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This (despite the opinions of some it seems) is particularly relevant to the V8Supercars. It is something of an irony that because of the resurfacing (following incessant complaining of the VCS teams about the bumps) that even more modifications need to occur to the circuit. At least this one is about the sport, not just one series.

The interesting thing is in the article the modification is described variously as a "kink", and "elbow" and a "chicane". That's three different types of corners. Ok, they haven't designed it yet, but I can't see a kink slowing them that much, and a chicane would slow them too much.

At a guess the eventual design presumably will try to clip sufficient speed off the cars to mean the final corner is taken at full throttle, but at a high enough speed to retain spectacle while being a low enough speed that cars won't run the risk of going off a having a major accident. Tough ask. Still, I don't think too many NZ or VCS teams will mind having reduced damage bills, given that in the last few years every major accident has occurred either at the first or last corners. And it will at least remove and safety concerns over the first corner run off into turns two & three.

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Interesting, where is the room for these changes to happen? And whats the point with only 1 year of racing left at Pukekohe for V8Supercars, I thought they were taking out the racing track after that anyway?


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Originally posted by Biggy G

Interesting, where is the room for these changes to happen? And whats the point with only 1 year of racing left at Pukekohe for V8Supercars, I thought they were taking out the racing track after that anyway?


Well, if I'm reading it right, currently you come out of the hairpin at the end of the back straight, then head along the chute before the track does a couple of quick left kinks followed by the right over the hill and down the front straight. The chicane/elbow/kink would be in the grassed area replacing the first of those kinks. Presumably the pit entry will remain the same.

Even if the V8Supercars never go back (and let's face it, if the threats had been carried out by VE$A they wouldn't have been there this year or next anyway), the circuit is still open for racing, and the NZ series do have single seaters and the like which are faster than the VCS cars. Recall that the last corner is where there was a fatal accident in FF's (IIRC that's the class) a couple of years back, plus the last and first corners have seen many heavy accidents over the years.

As for Pukekohe's long term asperations, if memory serves it is to be retained as a test-circuit, and any move to close it for motorsport (in terms of being a primary circuit) would be conditional on another circuit being able to service the Auckland & Waikato region (e.g. Hampton Downs). If Pukekohe shut down tomorrow and said "no more motor racing", the nearest race track would be Taupo, which is a fair old haul from Auckland.

Also, this mod is "comparatively" cheap. It's still going to cost a bit, but it's not going to bankrupt the place clearly, otherwise they'd be doing nothing about it at all.

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Edited by - nzminardifan on 15 Oct 2006 12:43:30
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Interesting development, reducing the risk in high speed corners.

Is this in part due to International Inspectors (required to approve circuits for some events) or a response to accidents?

Either way, expect to see this sort of thing happen continously at a lot of circuits, as cars get faster every year.
It will be interesting when this sort of change is attempted at circuits with major heritage (eg Bathurst) but for safety reasons, it's got to be looked at.

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The most obvious example of a corner like the final one at Pukekohe that I can think of is Turn 8? (the one onto the Brabham straight) at Adelaide. And I think that's been the subject of a fair few suggestions (including a chicane on the straight before to slow up the cars before the corner), and the outcome of an error there also tends to be somewhat unpleasant as well.

I don't think this will cause a sudden upsurge in "chicanitis" on Australasian circuits. Compared to the rest of the world we seem to have avoided the desire to "make-over" tracks every five seconds, which is good.

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