nicknamed "the paperclip" is a motor racing circuit located near Ipswich
The circuit plays host to V8 Supercars
, the Australian Superbike
as well as club level racing and ride days.
Queensland Raceway is long and wide. Racing direction is clockwise
. There are six corners. The circuit was designed by Tony Slattery with input from car
racing authorities including CAMS
circuit expert Professor Rod Troutbeck.
The circuit is licenced by Australian motorsport
's two peak bodies, CAMS Limited and Motorcycling Australia
, but generally sanctions its race meeting under the Australian Auto Sport Alliance
. It runs its own championship series, the Queensland Racing Drivers Championship.
Spectator viewing at the track is excellent with the flat layout of the circuit and spectator mounds. However the flat layout makes racing less exciting for the competitors than undulating circuits like Phillip Island
. The track is also very bumpy.
Queensland Raceway is located within the bounds of the Ipswich Motorsport Precinct
, near the town of Willowbank
, which is also home to the Willowbank Raceway dragstrip
, a Kart
track and a short dirt circuit. The track is also located near RAAF Base Amberley
and shares the base's noise exclusion zone.
There are three Short Circuit variations of the track in addition to the full circuit:
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