Proving Ground - Ride & Handling Circuit

Ride and handling circuit.

Applications

  • Tyre development
  • Chassis development
  • General durability
  • Pot-hole braking
  • Ride-comfort test
  • Damper evaluation
  • Vehicle handling
  • Vehicle appraisal
  • Vehicle demonstration

Facility Description

  • 2.22km circuit
  • Concrete surface
  • Clockwise or counter-clockwise operation
  • Bends of varying radii
  • Hills
  1. Broken road edges
  2. Pot holes
  3. Manhole covers - raised
  4. Street car rails (tram lines)
  5. Straights with excessive crossfall (10º and 5º superelevation)
  6. Dropped road slabs
  7. Climbing bend
  8. Bend at top of hill
  9. Bend in a dip between two hills
  10. Railway track crossing (level crossing)
  11. Crowned road intersection
  12. Corrugations of varying pitch
  13. Adverse camber roads
  14. Heavily-crowned road on a curve
  15. Roadside undulations (natural feature of long-wave pitching)
  16. Raised white lines and "cats eyes"
  17. Hill section