Bathurst cir­cuit

A step closer

Old Bike Australasia - - • BATHURST CIRCUIT • BROADFORD BONANZA • HRRC 2019 -

THE TEN­DER to de­sign a new per­ma­nent cir­cuit at Bathurst has been awarded to UK com­pany Apex Cir­cuit De­sign. Bathurst Re­gional Coun­cil (BRC) con­ducted a ten­der process in­volv­ing Apex, Aus­tralian com­pany In­te­grated Event De­liv­ery Man­age­ment, and Ital­ian op­er­a­tion Dromo. Apex will sub­mit plans for “a state-of-the-art 4.58km FIA/FIM ac­cred­ited cir­cuit sit­u­ated on an area of land west of McPhillamy Park and Reid Park.” BRC’s state­ment added, “Con­fir­ma­tion of the suc­cess­ful can­di­date to de­sign the track is the lat­est step in bring­ing the $52 mil­lion pro­ject to fruition. Apex Cir­cuit De­sign has ex­ten­sive ex­pe­ri­ence in mo­tor track de­sign and the com­pany has de­signed and de­liv­ered some of the best mo­tor sports tracks around the world. Bring­ing Apex on board with this pro­ject al­lows us to get this de­sign right, to make the se­cond cir­cuit a world renowned fa­cil­ity, as iconic in the world of mo­tor­sports as the ex­ist­ing Mount Panorama cir­cuit.” $25 mil­lion has been pro­vided for the pro­ject (known as Ve­loc­ity Park), $15 mil­lion from the NSW Gov­ern­ment and $10 mil­lion from the Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment. BRC has also con­firmed that Apex Cir­cuit De­sign will have 84 weeks to cre­ate a de­tailed cir­cuit de­sign ap­proved by both the FIA and FIM gov­ern­ing bod­ies. Mount Panorama Se­cond Track group spokesman Lach­lan Sul­li­van said, “The se­cond cir­cuit is set to make way for mo­tor­cy­cles to again race in Bathurst, which has been dubbed the orig­i­nal home of the Aus­tralian Mo­tor­cy­cle Grand Prix which was held in nearby Yetholme in 1914. The track will be lo­cated to the south of the ex­ist­ing iconic track which hosts the Bathurst 1000 each year. It will be com­ple­mented by other plans for a go-kart­ing track with the precinct set up to host events ev­ery week of the year for a va­ri­ety of mo­tor­sports, ex­pected to host 50,000 spec­ta­tors at any one time.”

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