Oval circuit

from 84.– €

[Photo: Oval circuit]
© Peter Winandy / RWTH Aachen

The oval, which was rebuilt in 2018, has a total length of around 2 km and has three lanes. Depending on the lane and curve radius, lateral force-free driving up to around 120 km/h is possible. The straight sections are each 400 m long. Truck traffic is possible - the permissible axle load is 10 t.

[Schema: Oval circuit]


[Location: Oval circuit]

The oval surrounds most of the tracks of the Aldenhoven Testing Center and is therefore also the access road to these tracks. Its two longest straights are each 400 m long. Depending on the lane, lateral force-free travel is possible at speeds between 34 km/h and 117 km/h. The longest of the three lanes has a length of 2,120 m.


Parameter

Surface Asphalt
Length of straigt [m] 2 x 400
Length lane 1 / 2 / 3 [m] 2074 2097 2120
Widthlane 1 / 2 / 3 [m] 3,75 3,75 4
Longitudinal inclination straight [%] < 0,4
Maximum lateral inclination
north / south curve [%]
67 / 72
Lateral inclination straight
west / ease straight [%]
2,5 / 1,4
Radius north / south curve [m] 186,5 / 113,5
Maximum load per axle [t] 10
Lateral force free cornering speed
Lane 1 north / south curve [km/h] 42 / 34
Lane 2 north / south curve [km/h] 79 / 64
Lane 3 north / south curve [km/h] 117 / 96