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I hope us plebs can have a crack at the full length GT circuit from time to time, although all of the configurations described will be better than what we currently have at Mallala.
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monotonehell wrote:Does this mean I have to retire this?
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We have to keep that, it's the only V8 track where the pit lane is a bottle-o.

At least you make me laugh every now and then with the dumb shit you come out with.

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Short video showing some early works:
http://youtu.be/cf-VM4k4oO0
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At 7.2km in length, the Tailem Bend track would be the longest on the Supercar calendar, 1km longer than Mt Panorama
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Apparently there are some works being done to improve the Dukes Highway/Mallee Highway intersection. Does anyone have any details of that one?
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How long until we start hearing calls to duplicate the Swanport Bridge? There have been a few prangs on it in the last few years, and it's the only bit of single carriageway and one-lane-each-way between the new race track and Glen Osmond.
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http://www.thebend.com.au/single-post/2 ... NSTRUCTION

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A new $20 million permanent pit building and hotel complex will be built at The Bend Motorsport Park, creating an economic boost for tourism and 160 jobs during construction.
The new 4-level, 300 metre long pit building is the centrepiece for The Bend Motorsport Park, featuring 4 star hotel accommodation with more than 70% of the rooms overlooking the racing circuit.

http://www.thebend.com.au/single-post/2 ... NSTRUCTION
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Interesting that the only track in the world longer than this one will be is the old Nürburgring Nordschleife which is 13km longer
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I know I shouldn't be surprised given the OTR branding, but what the hell is that logo? :sly:
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Nathan wrote:I know I shouldn't be surprised given the OTR branding, but what the hell is that logo? :sly:
I like the OTR branding tbh. That logo however is hideous, surely they can't be using that?
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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
Really? I guess the Isle of Mann TT route isn't classed as a track.
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rhino wrote:
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
Really? I guess the Isle of Mann TT route isn't classed as a track.
Nope it's a public road course. Not a purpose built track. Also motorcycles ;P
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monotonehell wrote:Nope it's a public road course. Not a purpose built track. Also motorcycles ;P
Soooo..... Monaco, Adelaide, Melbourne Grand Prix tracks aren't race tracks either ...?

I see where you're going with this Mono, perhaps "the second-longest purpose-built racetrack in the world ..." would have been better.
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rhino wrote:
monotonehell wrote:Nope it's a public road course. Not a purpose built track. Also motorcycles ;P
Soooo..... Monaco, Adelaide, Melbourne Grand Prix tracks aren't race tracks either ...?

I see where you're going with this Mono, perhaps "the second-longest purpose-built racetrack in the world ..." would have been better.
Just to make sure:
"World's Longest, Purpose Built, Motor Racing Track Built In Tailem Bend, South Australia."
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