From today Sydney’s Eastern Creek Raceway will be known as Sydney Motorsport Park.
The re-branding exercise follows a $12 million transformation of Sydney’s only motorsport venue that includes new race circuits, upgraded pit facilities and a doubling of the capacity.
The redevelopment is the result of a joint venture between the New South Wales State Government and the Australian Racing Drivers’ Club, who manage the venue.
Sydney Motorsport Park will remain the only motorsport facility in the entire Sydney basin after the closure of Amaroo Park in 1998 and Oran Park in 2010.
The circuit upgrades see four individual track configurations including the original 3.9km GP circuit, a new 4.5km Long Circuit, 2.8km North Circuit GP layout and 1.9km South Circuit GP track.
Both North and South GP layouts can be utilised simultaneously increasing not only the flexibility but the capacity of the revamped facility.
The original 3.9km GP circuit remains identical, bar the removal of turn six.
The Long Circuit is a combination of the GP track and South GP extension, combining all of Sydney Motorsport Park’s best features.
Apart from the changes to the track that have been undertaken, extensive work has started in the pit lane including with the existing garages as well as a brand new pit complex under construction near turns four and five that will allow two race meetings to run at the same time. A substantial upgrade of the hospitality suits has also been earmarked.
All in all, it’s a huge win for Sydney motorsport enthusiasts providing more opportunities to access the circuit through race meetings, track days and driving training days.