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Old 21 Dec 2006, 03:13 (Ref:1796406)   #1
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Adelaide Street Circuit Plans December 2006

There are plans to revamp the Victoria Park Race Course area to accommodate a new "purpose-built" grand stand and associated works.

Here is the article link in the Adelaide Advertiser

http://www.news.com.au/adelaidenow/s...006301,00.html


It is hoped that it does proceed and for once, the Major Events Board is able to skim a substantial dividend off the sales of the V8 Tickets to pay for the improvements.

VESA just may have to forgo some of the income generated by the event to pay for it because elsewhere in my view, Sate Governments are far less accommodating.

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Old 21 Dec 2006, 03:25 (Ref:1796408)   #2
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VESA just may have to forgo some of the income generated by the event...
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As that bloke said to Leonardo de Caprio on the Titanic;
"Angels will fly out your **** before that happens..."
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Old 21 Dec 2006, 04:34 (Ref:1796439)   #3
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Mike, this is a great idea and I think might be a revised proposal from what was suggested after the sports car race in 2000, but I just heard on the radio that the opposition and democrates are already slagging it and the residents are complaining about the noise it will create. So all I can see is the wowsers once again stopping any progress in the state.
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Old 21 Dec 2006, 04:39 (Ref:1796441)   #4
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So does this mean that some of the track situated inside the Horse track will be changed. If so, I don't like the idea. The street circuit is awesome and should not be changed.
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Old 21 Dec 2006, 04:47 (Ref:1796442)   #5
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Don't think this has anything to do with VESA!! It's all about the AJC isn't it? On a TV interview the opposition said they supported it (they had been trying for the upgrade when they were in power), but then again they will be swayed by public opinion!
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Old 21 Dec 2006, 04:52 (Ref:1796445)   #6
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How do you post pictures ???? because I've still got one of the proposed track changes from 2000
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Old 21 Dec 2006, 13:49 (Ref:1796840)   #7
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This 'upgrade' does worry me.

For the uninformed the track inside the racecourse is from Turn 10 to Turn 3.

The small mock up images in the Advertiser have the major stand on the outside of the pit straight, and with the facilities being beneath this stand the pitlane would then bo on the outside of the circuit.

The general shape appears to be maintained, however if the track follows the existing racecourse, the turn 10,11 section will be changed and to keep the rest of the track similar, the Senna Chicane would rejoin earlier on Wakefield Straight giving a longer run into Turn 4

I haven't been able to find any official release on the upgrade other than the said Advertiser article.

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Old 21 Dec 2006, 14:19 (Ref:1796858)   #8
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Well I finally found the 'Master Plan'
http://www.transport.sa.gov.au/trans...asp#masterplan

The proposed realignment has the track leaving at around the same spot, before going into a vastly different section, before hitting the final hairpin where pitlane entry could prove interesting. Then we go onto the straight which ends with a left hand curve before curving back for the Senna Chicane. The pit lane rejoins in the middle. This certainly could prove interesting, but if made wide enough it could work. Still the track probably would be ruined.

Existing Victoria Park

Proposed Victoria Park

Master Plan looking North

Motorsport Plan

This is the motorsport fact sheet
http://www.transport.sa.gov.au/trans...Sport_Fact.pdf
Page 2 contains the potential track change.
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Old 21 Dec 2006, 21:05 (Ref:1797115)   #9
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I reckon they should bring back Banana, Stag & Brewery Bends.
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Old 21 Dec 2006, 23:46 (Ref:1797235)   #10
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Fantastic !!!!!!!!!, Is a fair bit different to the last time they tried to get this off the ground. Hopefully it's successful.
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Old 22 Dec 2006, 00:31 (Ref:1797256)   #11
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i don't think the Lib's are against it as i heard Rob Kerrin on the radio say "stop stuffing around and build it" but the local council is against it (of course)
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Old 22 Dec 2006, 02:32 (Ref:1797304)   #12
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I read today that in Canberra the proposed new dragstrip has been dumped (was meant to be operational in '07) as it was too noisy/costly. Next page of the paper, the same laBOR ACT Govt have spent $70K on a statue of Al Grasby, a shady creature that is John Stanhope's idol!

Lucky that the same feeling dosent run through the SA Govt, who knows what may be planted instead of spending some dough on??????
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Old 22 Dec 2006, 13:26 (Ref:1797670)   #13
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"The SAMSB has no plans to intensify motorsport activities in Victoria Park".

Pity.

On the motorsport plan, shown in the bottom picture of garbo6's last post, if they could join the track up from where the chicane kinks left, down, parallel with Wakefield St, and join on there where the track re-enters that pic, you would have a very cool, permanent short track. No road closures required to race on it. Obviously you would still use the long circuit for the Clipsal 500. Even if they didn't use the short track for motorsport, I'm sure cyclists would like it, and it could also be used as a much more central location for the annual Pedal Prix, instead of using Murray Bridge. And then once it is built, we just start lobbying like hell to let us race karts there..... then just let us have one round of some other motorsport there per year.... (to start with )..... c'mon, please?????
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Old 22 Dec 2006, 14:22 (Ref:1797715)   #14
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Good post Rombles, I agree that we should have something there for the Cyclists, Pedal Prix and Go Karts in SA. VPR would be perfect.
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It looks good to me.

Just dont mess with turn 8.
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