The V8 Supercars return to Townsville in July 2010 (9th-11th) and promise to be just as big a hit with crowds as they were in 2009.
The sights, sounds and smells of V8 racing are again expected to provide sensory overload to more than 150, 000 race fans.
Fans will converge on the North Queensland city over the week leading up to the race, with many coming from around the region, interstate and even from everseas. Of course racing is the main fare during the day, but be sure to check out all the other great things that Townsville has to offer after the days racing is finished.
The anticipated upgrades to trackside facilities promise to improve the experience well above that enjoyed by fans in 2009, more toilets, better bridges and improved seating will make for a race weekend that's sure to satisfy.
Over the three days of the race weekend in 2009, more than 168,000 fans were enthralled by the close racing provided by a street curcuit in part designed by the drivers themselves. The circuit is of course one part of the 2010 event that will not change as everyone seemed to be in agreement that the circuit was outstanding.
The Townsville street circuit is located just south of the Townsville CBD, and at about 2.8 km in length, winds its way through Reid Park where specially constructed roads form approximately 70 percent of the circuit. The backdrop provided by Reid Park is reminiscent of the Albert Park street circuit in Melbourne, this new circuit has proven both challenging and fast.
Visitors to Townsville have many options for accommodation over the weekend of the race, but be sure to book early as many fans booked their accommodation at the completion of last years event, determined to make the trek to Townsville again this year.
Being held in July, the climate in North Queensland will be at its coolest, but still quite warm when compared to southern race events so be sure to bring the sunscreen and keep the fluids up.
There are a number of off track activities to enjoy such as meeting the drivers (and getting autographs), race merchandise, the XXX Angels, Grid Girls competition, Family Zone and so much more, be sure to get your tickets and accommodation now so you don't miss out.
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