Queensland Raceway upgrade work moves to next stage
Significant improvements at Queensland Raceway have moved from the track surface to the surrounding facilities.
Last December, part of the circuit was redone following Tony Quinn’s acquisition of the Ipswich hall.
Now work has begun to make renders released late last year a reality.
Over the past few weeks, poles have been erected for the shade sails above the existing seats on the circuit embankment.
Shading is expected to be installed within the next few weeks.
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New concrete pathways have also been paved in some areas, allowing wheelchair access to a viewing area, the soon-to-be-completed cafe and renovated restrooms.
Improvements inside the existing race control building are also underway.
Work has begun in earnest to deconstruct the existing pit lane garages on which new facilities will be built.
Upon exiting the pit (pictured above), preparatory work has begun where garages, corporate facilities and an observation deck will be constructed.
Further down the pit lane, a handful of pit garages have been deconstructed. In their place, new garages will be built, part of which will be topped by an observation deck and a grandstand.
Behind the pit lane, several existing lock-up garages used for event signing and driver briefings have been refurbished and will be air-conditioned.
This replaces the container which was positioned at the foot of the race management building.
New facilities for electric motorsport are also being built.
Other changes to the facility include newly painted exit soundtracks, renovated gardens, and vending machines.
Quinn expects construction of the pit garage and company facilities to begin in early March.
Queensland Raceway is set to host several top classes in 2022, including Supercheap Auto TCR Australia as part of the Shannons Motorsport Australia Championships from August 5-7.
Ahead of that, the Motorcycle Insurance Australian Mid-Bike Superbike Championship will stage its second round from March 18-20.