New look at Sym­mons Plains

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The Aus­tralian His­toric Road Rac­ing Cham­pi­onships at Sym­mons Plains, near Launce­s­ton, will en­joy much up­graded fa­cil­i­ties when the pres­ti­gious event takes place in Novem­ber. The work is as a re­sult of a $2 mil­lion gov­ern­ment grant to lift safety and pre­sen­ta­tion stan­dards at the cir­cuit. Gravel traps have been re-laid to MA stan­dards and a kilo­me­tre of earth-filled tyre walls on the in­side of the cir­cuit have been re­placed and in many cases moved fur­ther back from the cir­cuit. There is also a new med­i­cal cen­tre and a ren­o­vated con­trol tower, and the pit and pad­dock ar­eas have been freshly sealed with a two-coat sur­face. Or­gan­is­ing sec­re­tary Rob Scott says he has re­ceived many enquiries from prospec­tive com­peti­tors, in­clud­ing from for­mer triple Aus­tralian Su­per­bike Cham­pion Shawn Giles. Lo­cal dealer Scott’s Mo­tor­cy­cles from La­gana has been named as a ma­jor spon­sor, with sup­port from Kawasaki Mo­tor­cy­cles and Kawasaki Mo­tor Fi­nance. We’ll bring you more news next is­sue.

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