McElrea Racing

Tony Walls
Australian GT @Phillip Island 2015

Australian GT

The Townsville Street Circuit is reminiscent of the Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit. It winds its way through Reid Park where specially constructed roads form approximately 70 percent of the circuit. Rod Nash Racing’s Paul Dumbrell suggested it is a high grip circuit.

Ford Performance Racing (FPR) driver Mark Winterbottom suggested the circuit is like a standard racing circuit but in the middle of a city.

It is a tough circuit that can catch drivers out. Winterbottom described the first corner is almost a clone to the turn eight at Adelaide Street Circuit which he tackled it very aggressively because it looks high speed with great passing opportunity. The circuit quickly became a favourite of the V8 Supercars' drivers.

The circuit's pit building is a permanent construction that can be used all year round for all sorts of events. There are five viewing mounds and grandstands that can seat approximately 12,000.

Source: Wikipedia

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