A bold new plan could see a major expansion to Wanneroo Raceway’s motorsport precinct.
The City of Wanneroo council and the WA Sporting Car Club is working towards building a second circuit adjacent to the existing Wanneroo Raceway that was first established in 1969.
On the table is a $183 million 4.7km international circuit that would be built alongside the existing layout, that also encompasses a karting circuit, motocross and hillclimb tracks.
A stillborn plan to extend the current circuit was laid on the table back in 2013, but the WA Sporting Car Club president Russell Sewell says that the new plan would see a new track become the destination for a host of new world-standard events.
“The City of Wanneroo has rekindled the ambition and are picking it up as a further plan to develop this as a motorsport precinct,” Sewell told Parked Up Plus.
“We will have our existing raceway here that we will continue to love and nurture, and the city would like to build a new, larger and encompassing raceway across the road. We would still be involved in racing and come up with it and operate it.
“It would be a new track. A longer track. A bigger and better track so they could get a higher tier of track licence – it will be wider with longer run offs to suit the wider track.
“This track could never be incorporated into the existing track because we are stuck with our track width. If we widen the track, we increase the corner speed and we’d need more run off. That’s just not possible on our current footprint.”
The Wanneroo Raceway expansion plan is part of a huge episode of Parked Up Plus, including the future of Targa Tasmania, a frank chat with Will Davison plus all of the fall out from a huge weekend of Supercars racing in Perth.
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