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Rnd 3 - Queensland Raceway

2nd - 4th August


The Australian Prototype Series visits Queensland Raceway for Round 3 of the Series. 

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Queensland Raceway - Ipswich was designed after exhaustive and ongoing consultations with Australia's greatest motorsport heroes. Consideration to speed, safety and passing possibilities as well as spectator viewing have been combined to provide what is to be a benchmark for circuit design into the next century.

Some Track Facts

Total Length: 3.12 km - Min Width: 12.0 m
Total Length Straights - 2140 metres
Total Length Curves - 986 metres

Racing direction is clockwise. There are six corners, with four gravel traps, four overtaking areas under brakes. The circuit has a slight rise and fall of around 2m for drainage.

The circuit is licenced by Australian three sanctioning authorities Australian Auto Sport Alliance, CAMS Limited and Motorcycling Australia.

The design was checked with an FIA simulation model, which showed a theoretical top speed in a 1982 F1 car of 294 kmh at the end of the 650 m back straight.

Designers considered data from a leading V8 Supercar team, and current V8 Supercars see 250 kmh on the back straight and 160 kmh through the sweepier after pit straight (Turn 1). Designers also considered data from a leading V8 Supercar team and expect the current tourers should see 260 kmh on the back straight and 160 kmh through the right-hand sweeper after pit straight.

The track's north-south orientation means drivers face the late-afternoon sun momentarily in turn two.

The 50-car racing pits and viewing mounds are all on the outside of thecircuit. With no visual obstructions inside the track, spectators at any point are able to follow cars for a full lap.

Noise is not a problem. The track is within a six-kilometre buffer zone shared by F111 bombers from Amberley Air Force Base, and Willowbank drag strip.