Read what they say about The Bend!
On behalf of our Alfa Romeo Car Group, I would like to officially thank you all for our group’s wonderful evening meal on Monday, 17th of October at your great restaurant.
Our members thoroughly enjoyed your delicious meals and excellent service. The ‘Laps of the Bend’ the next morning were also a highlight of this year’s Alfa Tour.
After 3-years of planning, and the two previous Tours cancelled, it was great to finally get our Alfas out for a few days of touring through Victoria and South Australia – despite the very heavy rainfall.
Thanks again everyone for your support for our event. Greatly appreciated.
Hopefully we will see you again next year.
Leon Cottle - Alfa Romeo Owners club of Australia
“I visited The Bend when it was a barren piece of land and I’m happy to have been another proud Australian who contributed to the design of the track. I drove it recently for the Porsche 992 launch and what a fantastic track it is… Absolute world class!”
“I have raced on circuits all over the world and this has to be one of the best circuits in the world.”
Reinhold Renger, AMG Chief Instructor, Race-driver
“As far as a permanent circuit goes, this has got to be number one, this is our best circuit by a long shot. Just the quality of it, it’s an F1-style circuit.”
"The Bend is the best thing to have happened to motorsport in Australia in decades."
"It's incredibly challenging," Tander said. "Easily the hardest circuit I've ever had to learn."
“Very impressed at the fantastic facility. It’s good to see a circuit like that is so open and fast flowing and the undulation is just incredible.”
Jeremy Burgess - Australian Motor Sport Hall of Fame 2018
“I have driven many, many circuits around the world. Having extensively tested the Brabham BT62 at The Bend, I can tell you this circuit is right up there with the best race tracks in the world.”
“It was really great to ride on a new track and I can certainly give it the tick of approval. Riding on this circuit was quite a treat. I’ve been to a number a few different tracks around the world and this one stacks up against some of the best. It’s got a touch of everything and I enjoyed it a lot!”
Yesterday I drove our GT3RS on the International (5km) and the GT (7.7km) tracks on the brand new Shahin family-owned track 'The Bend’. Until now my 2 favourite racetracks were Bathurst and Spa (F1 track in Belgium). I have raced on every Oz track (except Newcastle) and also driven/visited many ‘famous’ tracks US, UK, Europe & Asia. The Bend with elevation changes, 34 turns all different & challenging is now in my opinion easily THE BEST TRACK IN THE WORLD! Big call but after 23 years of racing, I’m making the call!!
"The Bend Motorsport Park is definitely a fantastic facility. It’s definitely on par with some of the best circuits around the world that I have raced on. The circuit is without a doubt an international standard, that’s for sure."
"The circuit is simply amazing, it feels a little surreal knowing a world-class venue is at our doorstep! It’s a long and technical lap but it’s a bucket load of fun."
“What a truly unbelievable experience. I am absolutely blown away by The Bend Motorsport Park. First impressions of the facility are world class, I feel very privileged to have this circuit in SA being a proud South Australian myself."
"I think the circuit is fantastic, the facility here and what they’ve built is world class. It’s very challenging, there’s lots of blind corners which you arrive at across crests."
"I feel very privileged to have this circuit in SA, racing at The Bend is going to be the next level."
"I have been karting for many years, and driven at many tracks around the country (Australia). I read about the new karting track at Tailem bend of a Facebook post, so I packed up my wife, my caravan, and drove the 2000 kilometres to try it out. It is the best karting track I have driven on and the karts are excellent quality and quick, it is an exciting track to drive. It was well worth the drive from Brisbane. The staff are fantastic and helpful, offering advice to reduce my times around the track to get my name on the leaders board for the years quickest times”.
“Most impressive Go-Kart track I’ve been on and I race Go-Karts in the USA! Can’t wait to be back one day!”
Lucas Rodriguez, Florida USA
"We had our SAFMA general meeting last night, and it was brought up in general business about the CAFNIX motorcycle event and our stay we had at The BIG4 The Bend Holiday Park. We had approx. 6-7 member’s camp overnight at your fantastic facilities and wanted to make mention of our appreciation and thanks for you generosity you gave us. The parks facilities are fantastic, especially the camp kitchen which we used. We hope to be visiting your BIG4 again soon."
Pete Flynn, SAFMA Vice President
"South Australia, Adelaide, for many people, is not a big modern city in the world. But, for motorsports lovers, it is absolute paradise. We have the brand new, second biggest circuit in the world, The Bend Motorsport Park. Before, I was planning to move to Sydney or Melbourne to find more interesting places, until The Bend is here, now I think South Australia is the best place for me to stay because we have the most professional track and great mountain roads and people are so friendly here. I have many friends living in Sydney and Melbourne, they love cars so much as well, but they are quite jealous of us, who live in South Australia.
The reason for me to stay in South Australia, to be honest, is because of The Bend Motorsport Park. The Bend is such a professional track, and they do provide many services in the track. Last time, I brought my parents to The Bend, we lived in the Pit Lane Hotel, my parents love here very much, also, by the way, the food at here is good as well.
Thank you so much for bringing The Bend to South Australia, thank you so much for doing such a great job, we will join The Bend constantly.
Lastly, I am proud of South Australia, I am proud of Adelaide, I love The Bend Motorsport Park."