[SWP] Tailem Bend Motor Sport complex

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[SWP] Re: Tailem Bend Motor Sport complex

#31 Post by SouthAussie94 » Wed Feb 08, 2017 12:03 am

RustyCage wrote:Interesting that the only track in the world longer than this one will be is the old Nürburgring Nordschleife which is 13km longer
Nordschleife is 20.8 km long (~13 miles, maybe you got your units mixed up?). When combined with the Grand Prix circuit, the length is a touch short of 26km. Tailem Bend will be just a little way behind first place..
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#32 Post by HiTouch » Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:18 pm

I love the logo!! South Australia needs more curves and what better way to start then OTR's workers and their Tailem Bend logo.

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#33 Post by Vee » Tue Jul 18, 2017 6:41 pm

Cycling fans - endurance cycling event coming to Tailem Bend in January 2018

Revolve 24 Weekend Festival of cycling at The Bend Motorsport Park
Taking place on 13-14 January 2018 in association with the Santos Tour Down Under Revolve24 is thrilled to announce its Endurance Cycling Track Relay Challenges.

We will run 24 hour, 12 hour and 6 hour events and entries will be open to soloists and teams of 2, 4, 6 or 8 depending on the length of your challenge.  All events will take place on the thrilling smooth tarmac - cycling traffic-free!

The Revolve24 Weekend Festival of Cycling Down Under will take place at the fabulous new track in Adelaide - The Bend Motorsport Park.
http://revolve24.com/events/the-bend-mo ... nce-relays

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#34 Post by how good is he » Thu Sep 28, 2017 7:48 pm

Would love to hear any news - the website updates are mostly to do with the massive pit straight building/hotel. I think they would have a date soon to start pouring the bitumen [certain to be a massive job at 7.7km just for the main track.] Thinking its a huge amount of work needed to be done with only 3 months to go with the Christmas/NY shut down for their first event - TDU. Any ideas of the workers/businesses on-site and have they started the big OTR to be built out there?

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#35 Post by Norman » Mon Oct 02, 2017 10:12 pm

Excellent news!
Second race weekend for petrol heads as Supercars descend on Tailem Bend
The Advertiser
11 minutes ago


South Australia has secured a leading grid position on the national motorsport calendar next year with the second round of Supercars to be held at Tailem Bend in August.

The Advertiser can reveal the first three-day event, featuring the inaugural The Bend Super Sprint, will follow the Adelaide 500.

Premier Jay Weatherill will join developers of the $110 million Bend Motorsport Park facility, the Shahin family, to announce the deal on Tuesday.

Securing the second round of Virgin Australia Supercars Championship coincides with the 308m-long pit building being built by Romaldi Constructions and a plaque being unveiled by Mr Weatherill on the roof of the four-level $20 million building.

South Australian Supercars driver for the Brad Jones Racing team Nick Percat will join the mastermind of the Tailem Bend project Dr Sam Shahin, executive director of the Peregrine Corporation.

The State Government has contributed $7.5 million for the facility to back its investment in the Adelaide 500 (formerly Clipsal 500) which they say generates $65 million annually for the state’s economy.

The Bend Super Sprint — with the name likely to change to that of a major sponsor — will be based on a Supercars “sprint series” formula of two races over three days.

Support races are yet to be announced, and there’s been no decision about the race dates, although it is expected to be late into August.

“We are very excited about the announcement of a major motorsport event at The Bend Motorsport Park which we expect will attract at least 50,000 people,’’ Dr Shahin said on Monday.

“Today celebrates the topping-out of the pit building, which is a major milestone for the construction of this world-class motorsport development taking us one step closer to realising the vision for a new major events venue for South Australia.’’

The August event is also ideally placed on the Supercars calendar to become part of the series enduro events, most of which are held from September onwards.

A handful of enduro events around the iconic Bathurst 1000 next weekend are guaranteed to attract maximum interest for the Tailem Bend weekend during the annual 16-race series from March to November.

The current formula for the Super Sprint style races like The Bend event is a 120km race on the Saturday of the three-day event and 200km on the Sunday.

It differs to the Adelaide 500 format, usually in early March, which comprises two Supercars races of 250km over a total of four days.

While the The Bend event will not attract the size of the Adelaide 500 crowds, there is expected to be renewed interest in the race series from next year when a V6-turbo engine configuration breaks up the V8-only format for the first time in many years.

The Bend track is a 53-minute drive from Adelaide on the corner of the Dukes and Mallee Highways.

The Bend facility will better accommodate true Supercars fans, and include an on-site 100-bed luxury hotel and extensive camping facilities.

The facility is considered the best designed and most advanced in Australia, mainly because it has been designed and built from a greenfield site.
http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/sout ... 42d08cb938

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#36 Post by bits » Tue Oct 03, 2017 4:37 pm


how good is he wrote:have they started the big OTR to be built out there?
Drove past today and the service station is well underway.

In the distance you can see the massive pit building also.

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#37 Post by GoodSmackUp » Tue Oct 03, 2017 4:48 pm


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#38 Post by Adeguy72 » Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:51 pm

I don't think it's common knowledge, but the Bend motor sport park will be the venue for the next Australian scout Jamboree in January 2018.

Facilities (including shower / toilet blocks etc) will need to be in place by then to allow camping for around 12,000 participants for a 2 week period.

I suspect there will be lots of temporary facilities brought onsite, but there will also be some permanent structures, plus an extensive network of underground piping etc.

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#39 Post by monotonehell » Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:31 am

Adeguy72 wrote:
Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:51 pm
I don't think it's common knowledge, but the Bend motor sport park will be the venue for the next Australian scout Jamboree in January 2018.

Facilities (including shower / toilet blocks etc) will need to be in place by then to allow camping for around 12,000 participants for a 2 week period.

I suspect there will be lots of temporary facilities brought onsite, but there will also be some permanent structures, plus an extensive network of underground piping etc.
That's weird, but good. Diversification will help them be financially viable.

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#40 Post by rhino » Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:50 am

Adeguy72 wrote:
Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:51 pm
I don't think it's common knowledge, but the Bend motor sport park will be the venue for the next Australian scout Jamboree in January 2018.

Facilities (including shower / toilet blocks etc) will need to be in place by then to allow camping for around 12,000 participants for a 2 week period.

I suspect there will be lots of temporary facilities brought onsite, but there will also be some permanent structures, plus an extensive network of underground piping etc.
The Jamboree is actually in January 2019, so there is still a little over a year to prepare the site for it. The usual South Australian Jamboree site, Woodhouse in the Adelaide Hills near Stirling, will prove too difficult to evacuate up to 12,000 kids and leaders in the case of a catastrophic fire.
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