Events

Supercars at The Bend

When is the Supercars event?
The Supercars event will be on the 24-26 August, 2018.
 
What is the race format?
The Bend Supercars race format will be a SuperSprint. Supercars are yet to confirm race formats for 2018 however the 2017 SuperSprint format was 1x 120 km race on Saturday and 1 x 200 km race on Sunday.
 
Which track will Supercars be racing on?
Supercars will compete on the 4.9 kilometre International Circuit with 18 turns and aggregate elevation change of 55 metres. The Bend racing circuit is designed to comply with the latest FIA Category 2 standards. The race direction is clockwise.
 
Much of the International Circuit is 15 metres wide, promoting passing opportunities and innovative racing lines. Downhill sections such as turns 7, 8 and 9 favour the brave as it drops 10 metres over a horizontal distance of 300 metres. Major passing opportunities are likely to be at Turn 1-2, Turn 6 hairpin and Turn 17 with other potential opportunities through the Turn 14-15 complex.
 
What will be the support race categories?

The Supercars will be supported by;

  • Kumho Tyre V8 Touring Car Series
  • Aussie Racing Cars Championship
  • Toyota 86 Racing Series
  • Formula Ford National Series 
  • Porsche Wilson Security Carrera Cup Australia

Will there be concerts?
No, however the event will feature on-track and off-track entertainment that will be advised closer to the event.
 
How many visitors are expected for the Supercars event?
The event is expected to attract over 30,000 visitors.

Where can I buy tickets?
Please visit https://outix.co/supercars-thebend to purchase your tickets.
 
Will there be ‘Park n View’ tickets?
Yes, these can also be purchased at https://outix.co/supercars-thebend 
 
Will there be reserved viewing platforms like at the Adelaide 500 (Clipsal)?
The Bend has been designed with raised viewing mounds at key viewing locations around the circuit providing many excellent viewing options for general admission ticket holders.
 
Will there be corporate hospitality tickets?
Yes. There will be multiple corporate hospitality options available soon for both shared and exclusive facilties. Please click here for more info
 
Will companion card be accepted?
Yes. 
 
I have an introductory membership – do I get a discount, or can I trade in my purchase price?
No. Introductory members are entitled to a $39 rebate for our 2018 memberships. These memberships include General Admission access to The Bend Supersprint and can be found here
 
How do I get there?
The Bend Motorsport Park is located at the intersection of the Mallee and Dukes Highways. Approximate travel times by road are 1 hour from Adelaide and 6 hours from Melbourne.
 
Shuttle services are available from SeaLink. Please click here to book
 
Will there be camping?
Yes. Please click here to book
 
Can I book a hotel room for the event?
The hotel is sold out for this event. 

Membership

What memberships are available?

Our 2018 membership plans are available here

General

When will other precincts be open?

  • Drifting
    • Australia’s only purpose built drift track is expected to be open in late 2018.
  • Karting 
    • The CIK-FIA standard karting circuit is expected to be open in late 2018.
  • 4WD
    • The 4WD Adventure Park and proving ground provides everything from novice trails to advanced proving ground obstacles and will be open in late 2018.
  • Rally  
    • The rallysprint track and rallyschool is expected to be operating at the same time as the 4WD Adventure Park in late 2018.
  • Dragway
    • The dragway is expected to be completed in mid-late 2019.

About the Pit Building

The main pit building is 308 metres long, located on the outside of the racing circuit, and is 4 levels high to provide exceptional elevated views across the circuit.

There are 34 garages, each 6 x 12 metres – the equivalent of a 4 car garage at home!

There are multiple corporate facilities, function rooms and viewing decks.

Unique to The Bend is a 100 room hotel in the pit building overlooking the pit lane and the racing circuit.

Who designed the circuit?

The circuit design has drawn on inspiration from motor race tracks around the world, taking the best of Spa, Red Bull Ring, Nurburgring, Paul Ricard, Suzuka and Silverstone.

Some of the world’s top drivers and riders including Mark Webber, Mark Skaife, Garth Tander, and Mick Doohan have inspected the circuit designs.

Who is developing The Bend Motorsport Park?

Peregrine Corporation is the developer and primary financier of the project. Peregrine Corporation is South Australia’s largest private company, with revenues in excess of $2 billion annually and over 3,500 employees.

When will it open?

The Bend Motorsport Park is open now! 

We're open every day, so please drop by to have a look and some lunch. 

Where is The Bend Motorsport Park?

The Bend Motorsport Park is located at the intersection of the Mallee and Dukes Highways. The address is 543 Dukes Highway, Tailem Bend, SA.

For information on how to get to The Bend, please click here