Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Bikes Rev Up at Track Opening; Whitsunday Motosport Track Gets a Revamp

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Bikes Rev Up at Track Opening; Whitsunday Motosport Track Gets a Revamp

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WHITSUNDAY motosport enthusiasts can put their revving engines to good use at the revamped Whitsunday motosport track which opened last week.

Whitsunday MP Jan Jarratt said the State Government contributed more than $350,000 towards the construction of a 1km-long, eight-metre wide motosport track in Proserpine.

C[pounds sterling]This track will cater to a diverse range of motosports, including go-karting, motorcycle road racing, quad bike racing and supermotard racing at Gunyarra,C[yen] Ms Jarratt said.

C[pounds sterling]Supermotard is a new sport that has become big in Europe where riders use off-road bikes with regular road tyres, racing both on asphalt and dirt surfaces.

C[pounds sterling]The track, which includes 1km of asphalt and 300m of dirt with jumps, has been designed by an engineer to specifications from Motorcycling Queensland.

C[pounds sterling]It is built to national standard road racing and includes an officials tower as well as a designed driver training area which can also cater for youth training. …

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