Queensland Raceway - Ipswich has been 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.

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Track Detail
Location

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Length: 3.12 km
Width: 12.0 m
Est. lap: 60.4 sec.
Avg. spd.: 186.9 km/h

Chainage

Curve Radius (m)

Length (m)

Angle (deg)

Speed (km/h)

00 - Start

0

254

0

0/278.8

254

132

176

77

183

430

0

130

0

224

260

120

235

112

175

795

0

643

0

293.7

1438

44

96

90

106

1534

69.5

74

92

133

1608

-2000

192

2

-

1800

0

279

0

272

2079

-57.5

115

66

121

2194

0

28

0

156

2222

-95.5

133

77

156

2355

-1997.5

190

2

-

2545

0

177

0

259.2

2722

40

60

90

101

2782

58

97

90

122

2879

0

247

0

248.5

3126 - Finish

 

 

 

 

Total Length Straights - 2140 metres
Total Length Curves - 986 metres

Queensland Raceway is 3.12 km long and 12 metres wide.

Racing will run clockwise. There are eight corners, with six gravel traps, at least four overtaking areas under brakes and the circuit is flat except for a slight rise and fall on the back straight.

The circuit was designed with input from car and motorcycle racing authorities including CAMS circuit expert Professor Rod Troutbeck.

Australian motorsport's two peak bodies, CAMS Limited and Motorcycling Australia, have approved the design.

The design was done to an FIA model, which shows a theoretical top speed in a 1982 F1 car of 294 kmh at the end of the 750 m back straight.

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 will face the late-afternoon sun only on one short section between turns one and two.

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

Noise won't be a problem. The rural setting is within a six-kilometre buffer zone and resident koalas and kangaroos have been long-used to the sounds of the neighboring Ebenezer open-cut coal mine and F-111 bombers from Amberley air force base, not to say Australia's fastest top fuellers on the Willowbank drag strip.