Supercars’ new home near Melbourne to replace Sandown is set to be confirmed as soon as next week.
The latest PARKED UP podcast exclusively reveals that the proposed ‘super circuit’ at Avalon, west of the city on the road to Geelong, is on the verge of being confirmed by the Victoria government.
The international standard track will be the centrepiece of a multi-purpose motor sport hub, taking over from Sandown – which has a limited life expectancy due to redevelopment plans – to host future Melbourne-area Supercars events.
Costing up to $250 million, the Avalon car and motorcycle racing complex will be backed by the Victoria government, which has already committed preliminary planning funding and is set to announce the go ahead next week.
Motorsport Australia chief executive Eugene Arocca explains why he is optimistic the project in on the verge of being green lit.
Arocca also reveals the latest outlook on Sandown future as the historic southeast suburban Melbourne track gets set to host the return of the pre-Bathurst 500 km Supercars enduro in September and celebrate the 60th anniversary of Sandown touring car enduros next year.
Ahead of this weekend’s F1 Australian Grand Prix at Albert Park, where Supercars will be a major support act with four mixed-tyre sprint races, former world champion Damon Hill gives PARKED UP PLUS his expert analysis. Hill’s comments are insightful and provocative.
There’s also Finnish F1 star Valtteri Bottas, who starred at the Adelaide Motorsport Festival, ragging a Supercar around the Victoria Park section of the parklands circuit on his way to Melbourne.
As well, PARKED UP PLUS debriefs the impact of GM’s announcement that the Chevrolet Camaro, just weeks after its Gen3 debut, is going out of production next year.