It would appear there is no kart track on the agenda for a proposed “Super Circuit” in Victoria, despite a recent strategy overview published by Motorsport Australia announcing the state needs a multi-disciplinary motorsport precinct that can address some of the key infrastructure and participation challenges faced by the industry.
Speedcafe reports a new ‘Home of Motorsport’ for Victoria will be announced this week. It’s a government-backed facility that will be located adjacent to Avalon airport, near Geelong.
It will feature a multi-configuration international-standard circuit for car and motorcycle racing, plus driver training and automotive test facilities.
However, there is no mention of karting or drag racing, despite karters and drag racers being part of the numbers (over 28,000 participants) presented in the Victorian Motorsport Infrastructure and Participation Strategy Overview.
That’s not so to say there will be no kart track, but so far nothing has been mentioned in the information presented by (or leaked to?) Speedcafe.
As a point of reference, there is already an excellent karting facility just a few kilometres down the road at Corio. However, the club that races there (Geelong Kart Club) is no longer part of the Motorsport Australia/Karting Australia structure.
The famous Todd Rd circuit, home to the Go Kart Club of Victoria, is about 50km up the Princes Freeway.