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ADELAIDE 500 
Adelaide Street Circuit - South Australia 
Round One - 18 FEB - 03 MARCH 2019

Length 3.220km

Direction Clockwise

Average Speed 143km/h

Top Speed 251km/h

Longest Straight 525m

Turn 1     145km           Turn 2     160km 
Turn 3      200km          Turn 4      85km
Turn 5      85km             Turn 6      90km
Turn 7      85km             Turn 8      225km
Turn 9      60km             Turn 10    140km
Turn 11    90km             Turn 12    160km
Turn 13    190km           Turn 14    65km


The Adelaide Street Circuit (also known as the Adelaide Parklands Circuit) is a temporary street circuit in the East Parklands adjacent to the Adelaide central business district in South Australia, Australia. The 3.780 km (2.349 mi) long "Grand Prix" version of the track hosted eleven Formula One Australian Grand Prix events from 1985 to 1995, as well as an American Le Mans Series endurance race on New Year's Eve in 2000 (Race of a Thousand Years). Since 1999, a shortened version of the circuit has held the Adelaide 500 touring car race. A sprint version of the circuit has also been used since 2014.


2019 Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix 
Albert Park Victoria 
14 - 17 March 2019

Length 5.027 km

Direction Clockwise

Average Speed 164km/h

Top Speed 265 km/h

Longest Straight 650m

Turn 1      255km           Turn 2      110km 
Turn 3      240km           Turn 4      115km
Turn 5      150km           Turn 6      105km
Turn 7      150km           Turn 8      210km
Turn 9      150km           Turn 10    245km
Turn 11    150km           Turn 12    155km
Turn 13    245km           Turn 14    110km
Turn 15    75km             Turn 16    125km

The Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit is a street circuit around Albert Park Lake, only a few kilometres south of central Melbourne. It is used annually as a racetrack for the Formula One Australian Grand Prix, Supercars Championship Melbourne 400 and associated support races. The circuit has an FIA Grade 1 licence. Although the entire track consists of normally public roads, each sector includes medium to high speed characteristics more commonly associated with dedicated racetracks facilitated by grass and gravel run-off safety zones that are reconstructed annually. However the circuit also has characteristics of a street circuit's enclosed nature due to concrete barriers annually built along the Lakeside Drive curve, in particular, where run-off is not available due to the proximity of the lake shore. The current contract for the Grand Prix at the circuit concludes in 2023.


Tyrepower Tasmanian SuperSprint 
Symmons Plains Raceway Tasmania
5 - 7 April 2019

Length 2.41km

Direction Anti-Clockwise

Average Speed 167 km/h

Top Speed 270 km/h

Longest Straight 800m

Slowest Point T4

Fastest Point T6


Turn 1      175km           Turn 2      90km 
Turn 3      165km           Turn 4      50km
Turn 5      260km           Turn 6      105km
Turn 7      165km           

Symmons Plains Raceway is a motor racing circuit in Australia, located about 30 kilometres (18.64 mi) south of Launceston, Tasmania. Since the closure of the Longford circuit in the 1960s it has been Tasmania's premier motor racing facility. The circuit is one of the longest serving circuits of the combined history of the Australian Touring Car Championship and the V8 Supercar Championship Series. Since 2005 it has hosted the Falken Tasmania Challenge for V8 Supercars. In 2004, the facility received a A$3 million upgrade which included some modifications to the layout of the track, including moving the start/finish line back to a more conventional location opposite the pits. It had previously been on a curve (which is now located just after the first corner), unusual for a road course. Symmons Plains is also known for its extremely tight hairpin bend, known as Brambles Hairpin, at the end of the old front straight.


WD - 40 Phillip Island 500
Phillip Island Circuit Victoira 
12-14 April 2019

Length 4.45 km

Direction  - Anti-Clockwise

Average Speed 174 km/h

Top Speed 285 km/h

Slowest Point T10

Fastest Point -  Up to T1

Turn 1      210km           Turn 2      120km 
Turn 3      225km           Turn 4      75km
Turn 5      150km           Turn 6      105km
Turn 7      160km           Turn 8      225km
Turn 9      150km           Turn 10    70km
Turn 11    120km           Turn 12    190km

The Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit is a motor racing circuit located near Ventnor, on Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia. The current circuit was first used in 1956.


Perth SuperNight 
Barbagallo Raceway Western Australia 
02 - 04 May 2019 

Length 2.42 km

Direction  - Clockwise

Average Speed - 175 km/h

Top Speed - 252 km/h

Slowest Point - T1

Fastest Point -  Up to T7

Turn 1      90km             Turn 2      100km 
Turn 3      185km           Turn 4      115km
Turn 5      155km           Turn 6      110km
Turn 7      100km           

Barbagallo Raceway is a motorsport circuit located in Neerabup, approximately 50 kilometres (30 mi) north of Perth in Western Australia. The circuit was originally known as Wanneroo Park and the first race meet took place in March 1969. Initially the major race per year was a 6-hour Le Mans style race for sedans and sports cars known as the Six Hour Le Mans. However, as interest dulled in that event, production car racing took over as the major race type. The circuit was also known as Wanneroo Raceway.In 1979, the Australian Grand Prix was held for the first and so far only time at Wanneroo Raceway which coincided with the opening of the new pits and paddock area to the west of the circuit. The Grand Prix was won by South Australian Johnnie Walker driving a Lola T332 Formula 5000. Walker was the last driver to win the AGP driving a Formula 5000. In 1992, it was decided that a short circuit would be constructed by linking Turn 5 on the current circuit to the back straight forming a new 1.7 kilometres (1.1 mi) long circuit. This extension was funded by prominent West Australian motorsport identity Alf Barbagallo and hence the circuit name was changed to Barbagallo Raceway Wanneroo. The short circuit allowed for an increase in the types of racing including the inclusion of truck racing and also allowed events to be run at night. The circuit was completely resurfaced in 2004 and this saw almost all lap records broken in the first few months of 2004. The surface changed from an abrasive surface which was renowned for being very hard on tyres to a grippy, smooth surface.


Winton SuperSprint 
Winton Motor Raceway Victoria
24 - 26 May 2019

Length 3.00  km

Direction  - Clockwise

Average Speed 131 km/h

Top Speed 225 km/h

Slowest Point T9

Fastest Point -  Up to T11

Turn 1      115km           Turn 2      130km 
Turn 3      100km           Turn 4      115km
Turn 5      140km           Turn 6      135km
Turn 7      70km             Turn 8       80km
Turn 9      65 km            Turn 10     80km
Turn 11    85km             Turn 12     80km

Winton Motor Raceway is a motor racing track in Winton, near Benalla, Victoria, Australia.Racing at Winton Motor Raceway is always exciting and close because the circuit has a combination of long fast straights and twisty and tight bends. It is also known as "Australia's Action Track". Dick Johnson once described the circuit being 'like running a marathon around your clothes-line'. The original circuit (now called the Winton Club Circuit) is 2.03 km in length and comprises 10 turns. The circuit was lengthened to 3.0 km with the cars turning left prior to the esses and a series of right hand turns added before the extension rejoins the original track at the esses. The long circuit is called the Winton National Circuit.


Bet Easy Darwin Triple Crown
Hidden Valley Raceway NT
14 - 16 June 2019

Length -2.87 km

Direction - Anti - Clockwise

Average Speed - 157km/h

Top Speed -207  km/h

Slowest Point - T6

Fastest Point  - Up to T1

Turn 1      85km             Turn 2      190km 
Turn 3      190km           Turn 4      215km
Turn 5      95km             Turn 6      65km
Turn 7      135km           Turn 8      160km
Turn 9      190km           Turn 10    120km
Turn 11    125km           Turn 12    155km
Turn 13    160km           Turn 14    95km

Hidden Valley Raceway is part of the Hidden Valley Motorsports Complex, located at 171 Hidden Valley Road Hidden Valley, 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) from Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia. The Hidden Valley Motorsports Complex includes a 1 km drag racing track (which runs alongside the main straight of the raceway circuit), the 400 m long Northline Speedway, a Dirt Track Speedway circuit, motorcross tracks and a go-kart circuit. Hidden Valley Raceway holds an annual round of the International V8 Supercars Championship.


Watpac Townsville 400
Reid Park Circuit Queensland
05 - 07 July 2019

Length -2.86 km

Direction  - Clockwise

Average Speed - 144km/h

Top Speed -255 km/h

Slowest Point - T13

Fastest Point  - Up to T2

Turn 1      250km           Turn 2      70km 
Turn 3      85km             Turn 4      170km
Turn 5      135km           Turn 6      135km
Turn 7      100km           Turn 8      90km
Turn 9      140km           Turn 10    140km
Turn 11    70km             Turn 12    140km
Turn 13    60km           

Townsville Street Circuit is a temporary street circuit located in Townsville, Queensland, Australia. Opened in 2009, the circuit hosts the Townsville 400 Supercars Championship event.
The Townsville Street Circuit is reminiscent of the Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit. It winds its way through Reid Park where specially constructed roads form approximately 70 percent of the circuit. The circuit crosses the Ross Creek multiple times and runs adjacent to Townsville railway station. Paul Dumbrell suggested it is a high grip circuit, while Mark Winterbottom stated that the circuit is like a standard racing circuit but in the middle of a city. Winterbottom described the first corner as almost a clone to the high speed turn eight at the Adelaide Street Circuit, noting that it also produces a great passing opportunity exiting the corner. The circuit's pit building, and much of the Reid Park infrastructure, is a permanent construction that can be used all year round for all sorts of events. The event also has five viewing mounds/grandstands that can seat approximately 12,000.


Ipswich SuperSprint
Queensland Raceway QLD
26 - 28 July 2019

Length -3.12 km

Direction  - Clockwise

Average Speed - 162 km/h

Top Speed -255 km/h

Slowest Point - T6

Fastest Point  - Up to T3

Turn 1      155km           Turn 2      150km 
Turn 3      78km             Turn 4      170km
Turn 5      135km           Turn 6      80km
    

Queensland Raceway nicknamed "the paperclip" is a motor racing circuit located at Willowbank in Ipswich, Queensland, Australia. The circuit plays host to V8 Supercars, the Australian Superbike Championship, drifting as well as club level racing and ride days. Turn 1 and Dick Johnson Straight Queensland Raceway is 3.12 kilometres (1.94 mi) long and 12 metres (39 ft) wide, running clockwise. There are six corners. The circuit was designed by Tony Slattery with input from car and motorcycle racing authorities including CAMS circuit expert Professor Rod Troutbeck. The circuit is licensed by Australian motorsport's two peak bodies, CAMS Limited and Motorcycling Australia, but generally sanctions its race meeting under the RACERS. It runs its own championship series, the Queensland Racing Drivers Championship. Spectator viewing at the track is excellent with the flat layout of the circuit and spectator mounds. However the flat layout makes racing less exciting for the competitors than undulating circuits like Phillip Island. The track became infamous for its bumps, although the track was re-surfaced late in 2011. Queensland Raceway is located within the bounds of the Ipswich Motorsport Precinct, which is also home to the Willowbank Raceway dragstrip, a kart track, a short dirt circuit and a junior (under-16) motorcycle speedway. The track is also located near RAAF Base Amberley and shares the base's 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) noise exclusion zone. The track has been known for a number of deaths including club racer Dennis Smith and porsche supercup driver Sean Edwards in 2013. Two further deaths occurred when a 32-year-old driver and 41-year-old passenger were killed in August 2017.[1]


The Bend SuperSprint
The Bend Motorsport Park SA
23 - 25 August 2019

Length -4.95 km

Direction  - Clockwise

Average Speed - 162km/h

Top Speed -272 km/h

Slowest Point - T6

Fastest Point  - Up to T1

Turn 1      100km           Turn 2      135km 
Turn 3      90km             Turn 4      180km
Turn 5      210km           Turn 6      75km
Turn 7      165km           Turn 8      200km
Turn 9      180km           Turn 10    160km
Turn 11    145km           Turn 12    120km
Turn 13    130km           Turn 14    100km 
Turn 15    120km           Turn 16    180km
Turn 17    85km             Turn 18    130km                      

The Bend Motorsport Park is a 7.7 kilometre bitumen motor racing circuit at Tailem Bend, South Australia, 100 kilometres south-east of the state capital, Adelaide. The complex has a 7.77 km (4.8 mi) bitumen circuit, drag racing strip, and drift racing circuit. The race circuits are of a high international standard and licensed by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) for car racing and the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) for motorcycle racing.

The event runs on the 4.9km "International" configuration of the circuit. The event is staged over a three-day weekend, from Friday to Sunday. Three forty five-minute practice sessions are held, two on Friday and one on Saturday. Saturday features a fifteen-minute qualifying session which decides the grid positions for the following 200 kilometre race. A single twenty-minute qualifying session is held on Sunday to decide the grid for the following 200 km race. As of 2018, the event is open to "wildcard" entries, allowing teams and drivers from the Super2 Series support category to take part in the sport's premier class


ITM Auckland SuperSprint
Pukekohe Park Raceway New Zealand
13 - 15 September 2019

Length -2.91 km

Direction  - Clockwise

Average Speed - 167km/h

Top Speed -255 km/h

Slowest Point - T8

Fastest Point  - Up to T5

Turn 1      195km           Turn 2      140km 
Turn 3      135km           Turn 4      95km
Turn 5      90km             Turn 6      80km
Turn 7      160km           Turn 8      65km
Turn 9      190km           Turn 10    210km
Turn 11    190km           

Pukekohe Park is a horse racing, motor racing, and community events facility located in Pukekohe, New Zealand, approximately 40 kilometres (24.9 mi) south of the Auckland CBD, in the Auckland Region of the North Island. The venue, owned by Counties Racing Club Inc. is used seven days a week for horse training, driver training, motor sport events, cycling and various events and functions.
The Raceway was opened in 1963 as a permanent track, replacing Ardmore (an aerodrome) as the host circuit of the New Zealand Grand Prix. Annually for several years, the mainly European based Grand Prix drivers such as Stirling Moss, Graham Hill, Jim Clark and Jackie Stewart, would head downunder for a relaxed Tasman Series during the European winter. For many years Pukekohe was the venue for New Zealand's premier production car race, the Benson and Hedges 500 mile race (later 1000 km) featuring drivers such as Peter Brock, Dick Johnson and Jim Richards. In 1996 the New Zealand Mobil Sprints held one round in Pukekohe. Pukekohe Park Raceway also held an annual round of the popular Australian V8 Supercar race from 2001 to 2007. However, the New Zealand round moved to Hamilton Street Circuit in 2008. On 5 July 2012, it was announced that V8 Supercars would return to the circuit in 2013 as part of a 5-year deal with the circuit operators following a series of upgrades to accommodate for the series' return. The changes to the track included a series of corners before the hairpin turn, meaning safer, slower races. The upgrades also included a new race control building, timing building and corporate viewing facility opposite the main grandstand as well as the addition of overhead pedestrian bridges.


Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000
Mount Panorama NSW
10 - 13 October 2019

Length -6.21km

Direction  - Anti - Clockwise

Average Speed - 178km/h

Top Speed -300 km/h

Slowest Point - T18

Fastest Point  - Up to T20

Turn 1      105km           Turn 2      130km 
Turn 3      190km           Turn 4      95km
Turn 5      165km           Turn 6      165km
Turn 7      195km           Turn 8      200km
Turn 9      195km           Turn 10    195km
Turn 11    180km           Turn 12    120km
Turn 13    120km           Turn 14    90km 
Turn 15    120km           Turn 16    150km
Turn 17    175km           Turn 18     85km 
Turn 19    195km           Turn 20     300km
Turn 21     110km          Turn 22     160km 
Turn 23     95km                                           

Mount Panorama Circuit is a motor racing track located in Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia. It is situated on a hill with the dual official names of Mount Panorama and Wahluu and is best known as the home of the Bathurst 1000 motor race held each October, and the Bathurst 12 Hour event held each February. The track is 6.213 km (4 mi) in length, and is technically a street circuit, and is a public road, with normal speed restrictions when no racing events are being run, and there are many residences which can only be accessed from the circuit. The track has an unusual design by modern standards, with a 174-metre (571 ft) vertical difference between its highest and lowest points, and grades as steep as 1:6.13. From the start-finish line, the track can be viewed in three sections; the short pit straight and then a tight left turn into the long, steep Mountain straight; the tight, narrow section across the top of the mountain itself; and then the long, downhill section of Conrod Straight, with the very fast Chase and the turn back onto pit straight to complete the lap. Historically, the racetrack has been used for a wide variety of racing categories, including everything from open-wheel racers to motorcycles. However, the factors that make the track so unusual, and tighter modern safety standards, make it unlikely that major race meetings in these categories will be held there again, and as such it has become the near-exclusive province of closed-bodied cars. As a public road, on non-race days and when it is not closed off during the day as part of a racing event, Mount Panorama is open to the public. Cars can drive in both directions around the circuit for no charge. However, a strict speed limit of 60 km/h (37 mph) is enforced, and police regularly patrol the circuit.


Vodafone Gold Coast 500
Surfers Paradise QLD
25 - 27 October 2019

Length -2.96 km

Direction  - Anti - Clockwise

Average Speed - 146km/h

Top Speed -265 km/h

Slowest Point - T4

Fastest Point  - Up to T1

Turn 1      130km           Turn 2      110km 
Turn 3      140km           Turn 4      60km
Turn 5      140km           Turn 6      140km
Turn 7      135km           Turn 8      145km
Turn 9      145km           Turn 10    150km
Turn 11      80km           Turn 12    80km
Turn 13      80km           Turn 14    62km 
Turn 15    135km           

The Surfers Paradise Street Circuit is a temporary street circuit on the Surfers Paradise, in Queensland, Australia. The 2.98-kilometre (1.85 mi) beach-side track has several fast sections and two chicanes, having been shortened from an original 4.47-kilometre (2.78 mi) length in 2010. It is the third of three motor racing circuits that have existed in the Gold Coast region, after the Southport Street Circuit (1954) and Surfers Paradise International Raceway (1966–1987). From 1991 to 2008, the circuit hosted an American Championship car racing event, the Gold Coast Indy 300. The circuit has also hosted touring car races since 1994, with the Supercars Championship currently contesting the annual Gold Coast 600 at the circuit.


Sandown 500
Sandown Raceway Victoria
08 - 10 November 2019

Length -3.10 km

Direction  - Anti - Clockwise

Average Speed - 164 km/h

Top Speed -270 km/h

Slowest Point - T4

Fastest Point  - Up to T6

Turn 1      115km           Turn 2      105km 
Turn 3      115km           Turn 4        75km
Turn 5      210km           Turn 6      185km
Turn 7      200km           Turn 8      160km
Turn 9        77km           Turn 10    180km
Turn 11    105km           Turn 12      80km
Turn 13    155km           

Sandown International Raceway is a motor racing circuit in the suburb of Springvale in Melbourne, Victoria, approximately 25 kilometres (16 mi) south east of the city centre. Sandown is considered a power circuit with its "drag strip" front and back straights being 899 and 910 metres long respectively.
Sandown Racecourse was first built as a horse racing facility, dating back into the 19th century, but closed in the 1930s in a government run rationalisation program. Redevelopment began not long after World War II. A bitumen motor racing circuit was built around the outside of the proposed horse track (which was not completed until 1965) and was first opened in 1962 and held the race which became the Sandown 500 for the first time in 1964. The circuit hosted its first sprint round in 1965.


Coats Hire Newcastle 500
Newcastle NSW
22 - 24 November 2019

Length -2.65 km


Direction  - Anti - Clockwise


Average Speed - 135 km/h


Top Speed -226 km/h


Slowest Point - T11


Fastest Point  - Up to T10


Turn 1        90km           Turn 2         75km 
Turn 3      102km           Turn 4       165km
Turn 5      160km           Turn 6       117km
Turn 7         82km           Turn 8         75km
Turn 9         77km           Turn 10    220km
Turn 11       70km           Turn 12      87km
   

The Newcastle Street Circuit is a temporary street circuit around the east end of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia. The circuit hosts the Newcastle 500, the final round of the Supercars Championship. The 14-turn, 2.652 kilometre circuit takes in Newcastle Beach and the foreshore around Nobbys Beach Reserve.
The circuit begins on Wharf Road, heading south-west towards the city. It then turns left at Watt Street, crossing over the Newcastle Light Rail tracks before ascending a 1:22 hill up Watt Street, before again turning left onto Shortland Esplanade 500m after turn one. Once on Shortland Esplanade, the circuit snakes down the beachside road before reaching a 90° left at Zaara Street. This is followed by a 90° right onto Scott Street and another 90° left onto Parnell Place to the fastest stretch of circuit, Nobbys Road down past Fort Scratchley followed by a left-handed hairpin in the Camp Shortland carpark. From there a right hander onto Wharf Road completes the lap. The originally proposed layout was altered with the omission of the section through Pacific Park and the alteration of the planned Nobbys' Reserve permanent course. However, the circuit has attracted criticism from residents within the circuit precinct.

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