Leyland Test Track 2

Leyland Motors Test Track at Moss Side in Leyland
This was a fork in the road, not sure if the track could be used in two different directions?

Leyland Test Track 3


Photo comment By Martin Smith: I managed the Test Track and Vehicle Test from 1980 to 1984, then used the track as part of Advanced Technology, and then Torotrak. Sad to see the decline - what are the plans for the site?
Photo comment By Martin Smith: The #1 track was like a letter P - the banked oval had a neutral steer speed of 70 mph and was always runanti-clockwise so that the leg of the P was used as the braking straight. Sometimes it could take 2 laps to get up to the right speed!! The #2 circuit inside the P could be run in either direction - the signs could be changed to suit the test that was being undertaken - usually it was run clockwise to avoid confusion. It was a world leader as a CV test track in the '80's
Photo comment By Chris Scurfield: amazing insight thanks Martin I am charged with writing the archaeological background for the site. Are any detailed plans available?
Photo comment By Steven lewis: It should be cleaned up and left alone only bit of old Leyland left

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