Middlesbrough's new racetrack

Plans are well advanced for a “Motorsports Park” to be built on the site of a disused British Steel plant near the Teeside town of Langbaurgh, near Middlesbrough.

The new facility, which it is hoped will be in use by 1990, will provide for karting, motocross and autocross events, within the confines of a 11/2-mile racetrack which might later be extended to create a circuit of international length.

The initiative for the scheme was provided by the local borough council, acting upon a Sports Council recommendation that more racing facilities be made available in the north-east of England.