News 12 Jan 2017

Morgan Park resurfaced ahead of 2017 racing season

Queensland-based ASBK venue currently being upgraded.

Image: Keith Muir.

Morgan Park Raceway is currently undergoing resurfacing in preparation for the 2017 season, including the Australian Superbike Championship (ASBK) later this year.

According to the Warwick Daily News, the 2.667km circuit will receive 2700 tonnes of asphalt in the process, which will be set to compete on by March.

“I believe this is the biggest and most expensive project to be undertaken at Morgan Park,” Warwick District Sporting Car Club president John Torr told the paper.

“The resurfacing has been planned over three years. Contractors Downer EDI have worked for two weeks to repair rough and corrugated sections of the track, especially corners. Some drainage work has been done as the wet winter last year led to the track breaking up in some areas.”

There has also been 190 metres of new concrete kerb constructed during the resurfacing phase, alongside pavement patching and shape correction around the facility.

Morgan Park Raceway will host round five of the 2017 Australian Superbike Championship on 25-27 August during the back-half of the upcoming season.