A new raceway planned for Sydney's west hopes to open its gates before the end of the year.

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The 1.25km Luddenham Raceway, located between Penrith and Liverpool, is planned to be 8m wide (10m wide down the straight) and feature significant elevation changes including a main straight that runs downhill, along with uphill hairpins and several crests.

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Aiming to open in October as part of a privately funded complex that will also features a 600m go-kart track and paintball facilities, the full circuit promises to provide a new location for track days, time attack events and driver training.

Simo Vukmirica, a key figure in the project’s development, told CarAdvice the circuit has been an idea for the last two years, with formalities starting last October.

“There’s a need in the area for more race tracks in Sydney,” Vukmirica said.

“We are very excited about our new facility.”

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Once opened, Luddenham Raceway will join the likes of Wakefield Park and Sydney Motorsport Park among other motorsport venues in NSW. It is within close proximity to the now-defunct Oran Park Raceway, which closed in 2010.

Another brand new motorport complex, Highlands Motorsport Park, was launched at the beginning of the month in New Zealand with a McLaren MP4-12C GT3 racecar burning around the track on its open day.