Well off to QLD we go… to sunny Ipswich for the Coates Hire Ipswich Supersprint!
Queensland Raceway is 3.12kms in length and the average track speed is about 160km/h, with a top speed of approximately 250km/h.
QR looks like a pretty simple track on paper, it looks like a paper clip, which funnily enough is why it’s called the ‘paper clip’…
But in actual fact it’s a lot more technical than you think. There are two really fast corners (turn 1 and 2) and a couple of really slow corners (turns 3 to 6) so it’s actually a bit challenging.
I haven’t had the best of times around this track, so I don’t have a lot of good things to say about it. I think my best position is 4th. I’ve had some fast cars there, but never been able to convert into a decent result.
The QLD Government has made a few safety upgrades to the track, which is good to see. They have upgraded and put in new mesh catch-fencing to the concrete walls on the pit and back straights, added additional tyre barriers at key corners and also improved the gravel traps at turn 3 and 6. I believe additional changes are to be completed in the new year, which will be great to see also.
We hit the track for practice 1 on Friday 20th July at 12:00pm. Make sure you tune in!
Hopefully we have fast cars there and hopefully we can have a good weekend and come away with a win.
Hope to see you at the track!