Aerial View (Part One)

These are the nine British Elite League tracks, as seen from above. The shape and size of British tracks can vary considerably, compared to those throughout the rest of Europe. This is primarily because the UK stadiums are often shared with other sports such as greyhound racing and stock cars. When viewed from the terraces, the actual shape and proportion of the circuit is not always apparent, but from the air, you can see immediately how different some of the tracks are to each other. 

For instance compare the long sweeping corners and relatively short straights of Peterborough with the tight confines of Lakeside where the track is crammed inside the surrounding stock car circuit. Compared with Peterborough the Lakeside corners resemble hairpins. As well as the length and shape of circuits, the surface and camber can also vary considerably between tracks.

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