QUEENSLAND RACEWAY TEASES MAJOR GARAGE UPGRADE

A render of what Queensland Raceway's new pit building will look like. Pic: Supplied

RACE teams look poised to enjoy vastly improved pit lane facilities at Queensland Raceway amid planned upgrades to the circuit in 2022.

Tony Quinn took over the rights to run the circuit in October and pledged a raft of improvements to the ageing facility.

Circuit management has shared the first images of what the planned new pit building will look like, replacing the existing carports and race control building that have been in place since the circuit was opened in 1999.

The ‘North Tower’ end of the new pit building, near pit entry. Pic: Supplied
The rear of the ‘North Tower’. Pic: Supplied

“Those that have attended the venue in the last six weeks will have already seen things changing, between the toilets getting a much-needed renovation to the sandstone blocks for seating in the shade to the new paths and the generally cleaner space we now have,” Queensland Raceway’s general manager Neil Lewis said in a letter sent to the circuit’s customers and patrons.

The rear of the ‘South Tower’ end of the new pit building, near pit exit. Pic: Supplied

“But I am pleased to say this is nowhere near the end of what’s to come, the pictures attached to this post, which you no doubt looked at before reading this, is a look into the next 6-8 months.

“Facilities that we can all be proud of and that will establish Queensland Raceway as the premier motorsport venue in Queensland. I can’t share a whole lot more but let me just say this isn’t the end of it.

A look at the revised paddock area. Pic: Supplied

“Track upgrades are in discussion, better lighting and many, many other things are all on the table.

“We can’t wait to welcome you to a Queensland Raceway you can be proud of. We are also very excited for what is to come and what Queensland Raceway can provide to the greater motorsport communities in Australia.”

Renders of the upgraded cafe and toilet block in the paddock. Pic: Supplied

The circuit will host rounds of the Shannons Motorsport Australia Championship and Australian Superbike Championship in 2022.

Will Dale is V8 Sleuth's Head of Content - Digital. He began his media career as a breakfast radio newsreader before joining SPEED TV Australia and FOX SPORTS Australia in 2012 as its Digital Editorial Lead - Motorsport, covering all forms of motorsport both in Australia and internationally. He became part of the V8 Sleuth team in 2018.