When most people think of professional racing, they tend to think of Formula 1 or the Indy500, but motor racing is one of the world’s most popular pastimes and takes place in many countries around the world. One of the countries right at the top of the list is Australia, a country that’s earned a reputation for having some of the most speculator (and challenging) racing tracks on offer.
From touring car racing to public tracks and everything in between, there are some of the must-see racing tracks that can be found in Australia.
The Barbagallo Raceway
The Barbagallo Raceway is well-known through much of Western Australia’s pro racing circuit and has long been the go-to for most of the Supercar V8 Championships over the last few years. It consists of a 1.8-kilometre-long track complete with lots of great surfaces, long straights, and enough bends and curves to keep racers on point throughout. While most know it as a professional circuit, it does open its doors to the public, allowing amateur motorbike, racing, and drifting competitions.
The Superloop 500
Few touring car racing tracks are as famous as Australia’s Superloop 500. Not only does it bring in plenty of international fanfare, but the event is the largest domestic race in Australia. Set in the city of Adelaide, it holds the record for being the first track to host an Australian Formula One World Championship, which took place in 1985.
The Sydney Motorsport Park
Found in New South Wales, the Sydney Motorsport Park is one of the city’s permanent racetracks and is one of two Australian tracks that have been given an FIA/FIM Grade 2 Licence. There are four different configurations for the track when it comes to motorsport racing, making it a versatile and popular choice for a range of different professional events. It was home to the 1993 Australian Touring Car Championship, as well as the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix, which took place over the course of 5 years from 1991 to 1996.
Phillip Island Circuit
The world-famous Phillip Island Circuit racetrack is widely regarded as one of the very best tracks in Australia. Just about every type of motor racing event can be found going on here, and it’s been the home to several historic car races over the years.
One of the most popular is the Historic Road Racing Event, which takes place over 3 days and hosts a variety of races. This is also the best circuit to watch the ever-popular Australian Superbike Championship when not betting on golf betting odds, as well as Victorian State Circuit Racing, which takes place every year.
Anyone with a passion for Australian motor racing will have heard of Mount Panorama, one of the country’s most highly regarded and prestigious racing tracks. It’s also considered among the world’s most difficult races, and the internationally famous Supercar Championship takes place every year here, as well as the Bathurst 1000. When these events aren’t taking place, it’s not uncommon to find a touring car race on the go.