Development of the 750-hectare site is continuing, with some big plans for 2019. The third round of ASBK will be held there over 26-28 April, again in conjunction with a round of the Asia Road Racing Championship. Making this even more of a spectacle will be Supermotard racing at twilight on the Friday and Saturday.
Construction begins next year on a dragway, planned to open in early 2020, while the circuit owners are also looking at options to cater for a variety of off-road motorcycle activities.
The Bend’s planned quarter mile Dragway has been designed in consultation with the Australian National Drag Racing Association (ANDRA) in order to meet international Group 1 drag racing standards. This allows the track to host all forms of drag racing including 9000hp, 530km/h Top Fuel monsters!
The dragway’s design incorporates an amphitheatre facility with grandstand seating, terracing and natural grass mounds for viewing. The Dragway will be serviced by its own race control building featuring administration services, race control, media and commentary rooms and corporate facilities. Located behind the race control building, the staging lanes and main pit/paddock area will be approximately 2ha in size.