A Brief History of the Track itself.

The development of circuit was approved in 1989 and construction began soon after. However, construction was delayed by poor weather and debates over land ownership. A test race open to Superbikes was held in July 1990 and the circuit was officially opened by then-New South Wales Minister for Sport Bob Rowland-Smith on 10 November 1990 with the running of the Nissan Sydney 500 endurance race for Group A touring cars. In 1991, the consortium formed to fund the circuit suffered financial problems and the complex was purchased by the New South Wales Government. The pit facilities provide fifty garages with direct access to the paddock area and a covered 4,000-seat grandstand overlooks the finish line, providing a view of the majority of the circuit. Events are held at the circuit on most weekends during the year.

Redevelopment

On 11 August 2006, the Sydney Morning Herald reported that Ron Dickson, the A1 Grand Prix circuit designer who also designed the Surfers Paradise Street Circuit, suggested that Sydney Motorsport Park was not up to modern standards and needed to be upgraded. On 28 April 2008, it was announced that Apex Circuit Design Ltd. had been commissioned to perform a $350,000 feasibility study on upgrading the track to suit more purposes and hold larger events such as the Australian Formula One Grand Prix, however nothing came of this proposed upgrade.

In early 2011, the circuit received funding for a $9 million upgrade, with the New South Wales Government providing $7 million and the Australian Racing Drivers Club funding the other $2 million. The upgrade reconfigured the circuit into four layouts, with two able to be operated at the same time, with a total length of 4.5 kilometres. The upgrade also included an additional pit lane facility to cater for the new configuration, a new race control tower and new amenities buildings. Work on the upgrades began in June 2011, with a new piece of road joining turns four and nine. This link road, finished in October 2011, created the new "Druitt Circuit", also known as the North Circuit. The 830-metre extension on the south-eastern part of the circuit was completed in May 2012 to create the new "Amaroo Circuit" (or South Circuit). On 21 May 2012, the circuit was renamed from Eastern Creek International Raceway to Sydney Motorsport Park. Construction of the new pit lane between turns four and five also began at this time.


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SYDNEY NORTH / NORTHWEST:
Via M7, take the Wallgrove Rd exit and travel south on Wallgrove Rd. From Wallgrove Rd turn left into Chandos Rd and left into Ferrers Rd and travel north to Gate A*.

SYDNEY WEST (PENRITH AND BLUE MOUNTAINS):
Via M4, take the Wallgrove Rd exit and travel south on Wallgrove Rd. From Wallgrove Rd turn left into Chandos Rd and left into Ferrers Rd and travel north to Gate A*.

SYDNEY SOUTH / SOUTHERN NSW:
Via M7 take the exit at The Horsley Drive, then turn left into Ferrers Rd and travel north to Gate A*.

SYDNEY SOUTH WEST (FAIRFIELD /CUMBERLAND HIGHWAY):
Via The Horsley Drive then turn into Ferrers Rd and travel north to Gate A*.

SYDNEY CITY AND EAST:
Via M4 and take the Wallgrove Rd exit and travel south on Wallgrove Rd. From Wallgrove Rd turn left into Chandos Rd and left into Ferrers Rd and travel north to Gate A*.
*Some events will use alternate or multiple gate entrances. Be sure to check the information on each event before driving to SMSP for your best point of entry.

ALTERNATIVE TRANSPORT
The best method of transport to Sydney Motorsport Park is by car/bike.

If you want to find alternatives to this, please plan accordingly. The nearest train station to the circuit is Blacktown, approximately 12km away. Check your local timetables to select the correct train to get you to Blacktown station, and then the best way to get here from the station is by taxi.

You can take the 724 bus to Huntingwood Drive (opposite Integral Energy) and then walk the 20 minutes to the circuit down Brabham Drive and Ferrers Rd to Sydney Motorsport Park (Gate A). This walk is not suitable for prams or wheelchairs.

Please note that this bus route also has limited service on weekends. Those travelling via public transport to weekend events are advised to investigate whether the event has a shuttle service, or check relevant public bus timetables.



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