ARRC/ASBKs: Adelaide - Meadows - The Bend Motorsport Park -Handorf - Adelaide

Go down

ARRC/ASBKs: Adelaide - Meadows - The Bend Motorsport Park -Handorf - Adelaide

Post  Chook on Fri 20 Apr 2018, 7:43 pm

A few of us had decided to go and check out some 2 wheeled action at Australia's newest race circuit, "The Bend Motorsport Park" just East of Tailem Bend on the Dukes Highway, today was practice day for the Australian round of the Asian Road Racing Championships and also supported by the Australian Superbike Championships

6:45 I was on the bike heading South to meet up with paul (yes Hammy, he is real!!), his son Jason and relatively new member on here, Mike Ford 

Just after 7:30 we were heading over to Meadows where we stopped in for Breakfast at the local Bakery, 



then from the we headed across the hills towards Strathalbyn (took Paris Creek Rd, the one paul tried to dance with Skippy when madmax was over in December) and on to the Wellington Ferry, after being stuck behind a couple of 2 wheeled tractors and a Spider we pulled up at the Ferry a long way back, quick change of plans and we headed from Wellington to Jervois to catch the Tailem Bend Ferry instead.







After getting off the ferry it was a short ride out to the circuit, parked up, got tickets and as we were getting back on our bikes in rolled the rolling road blocks we'd left back at Wellington.

The circuit is far from completed and still has a shit load to finish but what they have achieved in about 12 months is nothing short of sensational, from a dusty limestone covered wasteland to in the words of Jamie Wincup, "The best permanent race circuit in Australia, equal to Abu Dabi"

There is the Rydges "Pit Lane Motel" above a amazing private collection of a F1 car, V8 supercars, high end super European cars and various other race, vintage and collectable cars and bikes, the area housing the cars is a bar and motel reception and has full length windows straight out onto pit lane










Floors 2, 3 and 4 were no go zones for us plebs but level 5 is the sky deck, what a amazing view, when the circuit is finished and fully grassed it will be simply spectacular.







At the moment spectator facilities are still very much a work in progress and outside of the main building fairly lacking atm, considering what they have achied in the past 12 months I'm looking forward to seeing what the next 12 months can deliver






paul, Jason and Mike's ride started at the Aldi, Mike left early, paul and Jason rode with me to Handorf before heading from there across the hills to home

avatar
Chook

Posts : 3298
Join date : 2012-01-20
Age : 53
Location : Between the City and Beach, Adelaide

View user profile https://www.facebook.com/groups/154520904856/?fref=ts

Back to top Go down

Re: ARRC/ASBKs: Adelaide - Meadows - The Bend Motorsport Park -Handorf - Adelaide

Post  Re-Cycled on Fri 20 Apr 2018, 7:56 pm

Good work, thanks for the report, I hope to make it over that way , "someday".

_________________
Cheers Peter

'96 1200s Bandit
2007 DL1000 V Strom
avatar
Re-Cycled

Posts : 2206
Join date : 2009-08-20
Age : 60
Location : Newcastle

View user profile https://www.facebook.com/groups/154520904856/

Back to top Go down

Re: ARRC/ASBKs: Adelaide - Meadows - The Bend Motorsport Park -Handorf - Adelaide

Post  reddog on Fri 20 Apr 2018, 8:08 pm

Looks like Philip island will have this track muscling in on their business. Nice ride report @Chook.
avatar
reddog

Posts : 2505
Join date : 2010-09-27
Age : 40
Location : Allanson WA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: ARRC/ASBKs: Adelaide - Meadows - The Bend Motorsport Park -Handorf - Adelaide

Post  Chook on Fri 20 Apr 2018, 8:21 pm

@reddog wrote:Looks like Philip island will have this track muscling in on their business. Nice ride report @Chook.


If  what I'm hearing is correct (and the Shahin's usually/allways get what they want), Philip Island wont have anyone muscling in on them but they, and Albert Park may not have it all to themselves. 




Other countries have 2 Moto GP's, 2 WSBK's, 2 F1's, the track is already sanctioned for all Motorsport except F1, apparently that can't happen until everything is completed
avatar
Chook

Posts : 3298
Join date : 2012-01-20
Age : 53
Location : Between the City and Beach, Adelaide

View user profile https://www.facebook.com/groups/154520904856/?fref=ts

Back to top Go down

Re: ARRC/ASBKs: Adelaide - Meadows - The Bend Motorsport Park -Handorf - Adelaide

Post  Chook on Fri 20 Apr 2018, 8:35 pm

This is the circuit they are using for this event



The others are

GT Circuit, 2nd longest permanent circuit in the world



West and West Plus Circuit



East Circuit

avatar
Chook

Posts : 3298
Join date : 2012-01-20
Age : 53
Location : Between the City and Beach, Adelaide

View user profile https://www.facebook.com/groups/154520904856/?fref=ts

Back to top Go down

Re: ARRC/ASBKs: Adelaide - Meadows - The Bend Motorsport Park -Handorf - Adelaide

Post  paul on Fri 20 Apr 2018, 8:54 pm

 Top report Chook .

_________________
Four wheels move the body. Two wheels move the soul.






avatar
paul

Posts : 7276
Join date : 2011-08-19
Age : 66
Location : Morphett Vale Sth. Aust.

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Thanks

Post  Mike Ford on Sat 21 Apr 2018, 7:53 am

Good report, details of the track appreciated. Thanks for having me along for the trip there, I will be better organised next time.
avatar
Mike Ford

Posts : 30
Join date : 2018-03-18
Age : 61
Location : Morphett Vale, S.A.

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: ARRC/ASBKs: Adelaide - Meadows - The Bend Motorsport Park -Handorf - Adelaide

Post  mtbeerwah on Sat 21 Apr 2018, 8:54 am

Well done Chook !!!

Looks like some nice technical options to choose from. 

How is the track topographically...flat or with some undulations?

_________________
"Like an unmuddied lake, as clear as an azure sky of deepest summer"
96 Gen 1. Love it to no end.  Simple, solid, underestimated.
03 Gen 2. Love hate relationship.
07 DRZ 400e. Lot of fun with no power. 25 km/L
avatar
mtbeerwah

Posts : 1693
Join date : 2010-02-20
Location : Gladstone

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: ARRC/ASBKs: Adelaide - Meadows - The Bend Motorsport Park -Handorf - Adelaide

Post  Chook on Sat 21 Apr 2018, 9:00 am

@mtbeerwah wrote:Well done Chook !!!

Looks like some nice technical options to choose from. 

How is the track topographically...flat or with some undulations?
When we 1st got there we thought it was relatively flat, when you walk around at ground level it is surprisingly undulated
It was mentioned yesterday that this wasn't the original placement for the track, it was moved further from the Mallee/Dukes Hwy intersection to make use of the natural rise and fall

Have a look on SBS Sunday, TV actually shows some of the undulations better than I would have expected
avatar
Chook

Posts : 3298
Join date : 2012-01-20
Age : 53
Location : Between the City and Beach, Adelaide

View user profile https://www.facebook.com/groups/154520904856/?fref=ts

Back to top Go down

Re: ARRC/ASBKs: Adelaide - Meadows - The Bend Motorsport Park -Handorf - Adelaide

Post  mtbeerwah on Sat 21 Apr 2018, 9:48 am

@Chook wrote:
@mtbeerwah wrote:Well done C[size=43]hook !!![/size]

Looks like some nice technical options to choose from. 

How is the track topographically...flat or with some undulations?
When we 1st got there we thought it was relatively flat, when you walk around at ground level it is surprisingly undulated
It was mentioned yesterday that this wasn't the original placement for the track, it was moved further from the Mallee/Dukes Hwy intersection to make use of the natural rise and fall

Have a look on SBS Sunday, TV actually shows some of the undulations better than I would have expected

That's good.  Another technical challenge to deal with. 

SBS...you mean speed week ??

_________________
"Like an unmuddied lake, as clear as an azure sky of deepest summer"
96 Gen 1. Love it to no end.  Simple, solid, underestimated.
03 Gen 2. Love hate relationship.
07 DRZ 400e. Lot of fun with no power. 25 km/L
avatar
mtbeerwah

Posts : 1693
Join date : 2010-02-20
Location : Gladstone

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: ARRC/ASBKs: Adelaide - Meadows - The Bend Motorsport Park -Handorf - Adelaide

Post  paul on Sat 21 Apr 2018, 9:53 am

@mtbeerwah wrote:
@Chook wrote:
@mtbeerwah wrote:Well done C[size=43]hook !!![/size]

Looks like some nice technical options to choose from. 

How is the track topographically...flat or with some undulations?
When we 1st got there we thought it was relatively flat, when you walk around at ground level it is surprisingly undulated
It was mentioned yesterday that this wasn't the original placement for the track, it was moved further from the Mallee/Dukes Hwy intersection to make use of the natural rise and fall

Have a look on SBS Sunday, TV actually shows some of the undulations better than I would have expected

That's good.  Another technical challenge to deal with. 

SBS...you mean speed week ??




https://www.sbs.com.au/guide/channel/SBS/location/QLD#/


12 - 2 pm Aust superbikes at the bend ..............3.30 - 4.30 pm world championships

_________________
Four wheels move the body. Two wheels move the soul.






avatar
paul

Posts : 7276
Join date : 2011-08-19
Age : 66
Location : Morphett Vale Sth. Aust.

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: ARRC/ASBKs: Adelaide - Meadows - The Bend Motorsport Park -Handorf - Adelaide

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum