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World's southern-most track?

So, down beside Invercargill, at a latitude of 46deg 42" South, is a track called Teretonga. It's not far from Oreti Beach, where you'll recall Burt Munro gave the Indian a bit of a run, if you've seen the movie.

[These days, the city hosts a festival of speed in his name annually, including a beach race, a street race, and a long-track speedway event at a horse-racing track: http://www.burtmunrochallenge.com/]

The NZ Superbikes are racing there this weekend [http://www.nzsuperbike.com/] and I was recalling the fact that any time any TV commentator gets hold of the mic, the "fact" is mentioned that Teretonga is the southern-most, purpose-built racetrack in the Southern Hemisphere.

Well, there's not another hemisphere below the southern one, so that would make it the southern-most track in the world, surely. Anybody know anything about tracks in the southern part of South America? That's about the only place to find any competition.

It won't surprise you to hear that, just like Phillip Island, it can apparently be a bit bleak when the wind blows up from the south, carrying ice chips and penguin feathers....

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