The city of Ipswich in Queensland is celebrated for its natural and architectural heritage. The city is home to over 500 parks and 6000 preserved historical buildings which are still used today, alongside many modern-day buildings like any Ipswich Hotel and serviced apartments, such as the trendy Oaks Aspire Apartments. Another renowned site that attracts many to the city, is the Queensland Raceway, a motor racing circuit that hosts several prominent races.
Drawing around 500,000 motorsport fans every year, the Raceway has played host to the Australian Superbike Championship, the V8 Supercars and drifting, as well as club level races and ride days.
Nicknamed “the paperclip” by locals due to the distinctive shape of the track, the Queensland Raceway was designed to suit the needs of the sport, after continuous consultations with the country’s top motorsport champions. Comprehensive attention to detail was given to factors like speed, overall safety and even unknown risks and possibilities, as well as spectator viewing and comforts which were all combined to create the highest standard in circuit design in Australia.
The track is 3.12kms long and has six corners, with four gravel traps and four overtaking areas. Noise control is not an issue as the track is within a 6km “noise exclusion buffer zone” which shares its space with F111 bombers from the nearby Amberley Air Force Base. The racing pits which can hold up to 50 cars and the viewing mounds are all located on the outside of the circuit. As a result, there are no visual obstacles inside the race track, so spectators standing at any point of the circuit, are able to view the cars for a full lap.
If you love Motorsports, or just want to experience a day of thrilling motor races, the Queensland Raceway is definitely the place to be to get a spectacular view of these fast cars whizz by.
Catalina Forbes is a travel writer who bases her content on many thrilling escapades experienced across the world. Google+