Located in Nivelles, Belgium, the Nivelles-Baulers race track was designed by Roger Caignie in 1971. This track was designed as a safe alternative to the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps. However, the Nivelles-Baulers was deemed as too safe by drivers and paying spectators. Drivers believed it was a bland track and spectators felt like they weren't close enough to the action. The track was flat and had no special features. The track also had massive runoff in areas. Plagued by poor attendance and economic problems, the circuit was closed on June 30, 1981.