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  Zolder Course Information

 


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Road Race Course - Circuit Zolder in Heusden-Zolder


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Time Trial Course - Hasselt


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History of the Circuit Zolder-Terlamen

The name 'Terlamen' is derived from "Terlaemen", the name of the local domain that is already quoted in 1293 and is at the heart of where the circuit has been constructed. The community of Heusden-Zolder is the owner of the circuit and of the greater part of the surrounding woods. The vzw Terlamen runs the circuit.

In 1959, Auto-Moto-Club Bolderberg came up with the idea to build a circuit where its members could practice their hobby. In 1960, this idea materialised into a small 2,700-meters long circuit. Very soon, it became clear that this circuit was too small for national and international competitions. A permanent and larger circuit was required. On 14 July 1963, the 4,300-meters long circuit was officially inaugurated. In 1994, the length was reduced to 4,184 meters.

Although not the largest, Circuit Zolder surely is one of the safest circuits of the world. Moreover, the track has been built in such a way that the drivers can demonstrate their true capacities. Since the circuit constitutes a closed complex, timings, races or other events can be organised without obstructing the circulation on the public road.

Besides many Formula I races in the past and other internationally famous races such as the European Historic Grand Prix and the Truck Super Prix, Circuit Zolder hosts many national and regional competitions such as the New Race Festival, the 24 Hours of Zolder, the Belgian Masters and the Race Promotion Night as well. Every year, Circuit Zolder is the place-to-be for thousands of visitors.

Hasselt, a Bubbling Town

 Hasselt boasts colourful terraces, stylish shopping galleries and enjoys an international reputation for its expansive and exclusive fashion offerings, supported by the city Fashion Museum.

Hasselt is the pearl of the jenever industry. The "Borrelmanneke" and the National Jenever Museum have become symbolic of Belgium's jenever capital.

You can enjoy works of art in several locations in Hasselt: in the Cathedral, the Begijnhof, art galleries and along the Green Boulevard.

Hasselt is the home of the largest Japanese Garden, the town of Pukkelpop, the jenever festivals, those tasty 'Hasseltse speculaas' cookies and... free local buses.

 

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