The GT Sprint race series hits the world’s longest purpose-built track

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GT 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 race tracks.

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.

The newly built track is around an hour away from Adelaide and promises to host some top-level world class motorsport events, following the GT Sprint.

We covered the weekend which included both the GT Sprint and the CI Performance Parts Time Attack series. Check out our other articles showing results and galleries from the weekend.

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