Until the Birmingham Road Race bill was passed in Parliament in 1985, road
racing had been banned in mainland British roads. Five consecutive F3000
rounds were held, and they were notable for the reverberating noise and
the numerous accidents. The pits were the forecourt of Bristol Street
Motors, and the paddock a multi-storey car park. The first Birmingham
Superprix in 1986 was marred by torrential rain, but subsequent races passed more
happily. Plans to lengthen the circuit in 1991 (shown below) to comply with FIA
regulations were quietly dropped as the event slipped from the racing
Location: Birmingham City Centre.
Track Length: 2.470 miles.
Lap Record: Roberto Moreno, 1m22.91, 107.249mph, 1987.