T Sprint is the first competition to be held on the 7.77km GT Circuit at The Bend Motorsport Park – a historic moment at what will become known as one of the world’s great racetracks.
The track is the second-longest permanent racetrack in the world after the Nurburgring, and the longest purpose-built racetrack in the world. The main straight is over one kilometre long, there are 34 corners, some banked to the maximum allowed by FIA, others off-camber, there is 150m of aggregate elevation change – it’s a highly technical track that will challenge any driver and provide brilliant racing.
Off-track, the facilities are second to none – there’s even a 100-room 4-star hotel built above the pit building – the view from the balconies is incredible and you look straight down into pit lane. GT Sprint has attracted a full field of 140 cars, from daily driven road cars to full-tilt track specials, hand-built one-offs, exotics, time attack cars, even a Bathurst-winning Commodore from 1986.
Porsches, Ferraris, Mazda rotaries, big V8s, whatever kind of car floats your boat, you’ll see it at GT Sprint. For spectators, it’s a unique opportunity to see a huge variety of cars competing on an amazing track, with access to the paddock, grandstands and the park n view area.
Even the level four viewing deck, which offers views of almost the entire track, is open to all – this will usually be reserved for VIP hospitality.
It’s only an hour’s easy cruise up the freeway from Adelaide and tickets are just $20 for adults and kids under 16 get in free. Gates open to the public at 8am, racing starts at 9am and finishes at 5pm.
We will be covering the whole weekend which includes both the GT Sprint and the CI Performance Parts Time Attack series. Keep an eye out this weekend for updates, be sure to watch out at StreetFX’s Facebook page.