The SMSP Circuits

//The SMSP Circuits
The SMSP Circuits2018-04-30T13:45:00+00:00

For almost two decades, ‘Eastern Creek Raceway’ had one anti-clockwise racetrack called the GP Circuit.

Following a major redevelopment in 2012 (pictured right), Sydney Motorsport Park has the ability to be split into two separate circuits, the North “Druitt” and South “Amaroo” tracks, or offer an extended “Brabham” circuit with 830m more twisting track than the original Grand Prix configuration, known as the Gardner GP Circuit. All run in an anti-clockwise direction.

SMSP also has a huge floodable concrete skidpan, a figure 8 Skid Circuit, and a 4WD Adventure course.

Check out details and maps of these circuits below; or if you looking for an overview of the entire complex and maps of the pit buildings and paddock areas, CLICK HERE.



The original 3.93 kilometre Grand Prix circuit was completed in 1990, complying with FIA category two standards and hosting a number of major international races, including the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix, V8 Supercars Championship and the A1GP.

The circuit was renamed the Gardner GP Circuit on October 21, 2013. Wayne Gardner was World Motorcycle Champion in 1987 and won 18 grands prix during his nine years in GP 500 racing. His success was instrumental in the NSW government building our circuit as a home for the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix.

The track surface is hot mix bitumen, 15m wide on the main straight, and narrows to 12m as it flows through the landscaped hills.

A favourite amongst riders and drivers alike, the Gardner GP circuit offers a variety of challenging bends, curves, turns and straights.

Offering plenty of cornering, braking and passing opportunities, it rewards the committed. Turn one is the fastest on the circuit, and arguably in Australia, with nerves of steel required to tip it in at 200km/h.

Check out a turn-by-turn track video of the Gardner GP Circuit from World Time Attack HERE, or click on the video (right).


The Brabham circuit combines the classic Grand Prix layout with an additional 830m of track that branches from the southern end of the circuit.

Competitors take the turn seven right hander, head over a crest through turns eight and nine, before heading downhill through turn ten.

A fast run into a hard braking area for the turn 11 hairpin sets competitors up for a fast uphill run through the turn 12/13 complex that rejoins the original Grand Prix layout at the entry to turn 14.


GP North was the first new circuit for Sydney Motorsport Park, created via the addition of a link road between turns 4 and 15 utilising the northern half of the Grand Prix circuit.

The link road offers a unique challenge, as racers turn left from the entry to turn four, followed by a banked right-hander over a blind crest with a downhill entry into the exit of turn 14.

This link has produced a fast, flowing 2.8km layout that is serviced by the Grand Prix pit lane on the main straight.


Running around the famous Corporate Hill, GP South incorporates the 830m extension from turn 6 through to turn 14.

From turn 14, competitors run down the hill towards the turn 15 hairpin, but turn left prior to entry across a left-right-left link road before re-entering the original circuit at the exit of turn 4.

This has created a short, sharp, technical circuit with a fantastic mix of corners that will test drivers and riders of all levels, from beginner to professional.

SKIDPAN, 9000m2

Sydney Motorsport Park’s purpose-built 9000 square metre (2.25 acre) polished cement skidpan can be operated either dry or wet, through the use of an automatic flooding system, with water sourced from an onsite dam.

The skidpan can run independently of the race circuits, and is accessible from the main pit area, even during a race meeting.

There is a sheltered viewing area at the western end of the pan, with air conditioned suites available nearby.

Skidpan - click to enlarge


The Sydney Motorsport Park Figure Eight is a separate facility to the skidpan and racetrack and can be operated independently of all other configurations.

Exercises on the smooth concrete Figure Eight are conducted at low speed. It’s twisting, off-camber bends have been designed so that drivers can develop cornering skills and skid/slide control.

Figure 8 - click to enlarge


Click on the icons in the image below for detailed information and photographs.

Notification 2
Turn 5
Druitt North Circuit link
Amaroo Pit Exit, Turn 5
Turns 6 - 9
Turn 6
Gardner Circuit left, Brabham Circuit right
Panorama, Turn 9
Turns 6-9 from hill
The view from the Family Hill
Our permanent, fully-catered and licenced café and hospitality clubhouse, the ARDC Garage Bar and Cafe, is situated directly above the pit lane exit with views to the famous Turn One – arguably the fastest corner in Australia.

The ARDC Garage Bar and Cafe
Located above the competitor’s garages, SMSP's corporate suites overlook the start/finish line, main straight and pit lane, and feature circuit TV, computerised lap scoring screens, private balcony, air conditioning, and can be fully catered and themed to suit both your imagination and your budget.
Whether it’s a boardroom meeting for 10 people or a gala dinner for 300, we can work with you and provide spaces and packages to meet your needs.

Corporate Suites
View from level 1
Our friendly VIPeople staff at the gatehouse will help you find your way through the venue.
Gate C is located on Peter Brock Drive, near the Brabham Drive/Ferrers Rd roundabout and across from the Alpha Hotel. This gate is only open to foot traffic on major event weekends: please check the event transport and access details to check if this gate is open.
Gate B is located on Peter Brock Drive. This gate is only open to vehicular traffic on major event weekends: please check the event transport and access details to check if this gate is open.
Gate A is located on Ferrers Rd, and is the main entrance gate for Sydney Motorsport Park and our neighbours, Sydney Dragway. This gate is open most days, however on some major event weekends it is a restricted access/VIP access gate only: please check the event transport and access details to check if this gate is open.
View from north of Grandstand to Pit Lane
View to Turn 17
North Pit Paddock - aerial view
Gate D is utilised for major event parking. It is located to the south of SMSP along Ferrers Rd.
Skidpan Shed - aerial view
The Amaroo South Circuit Pit Complex is a fully contained paddock and pit area, with its own pit lane, dummy grid, paddock, three quad garages, meeting and bar area, amenities, and control tower.
Visitor’s Centre, inside Turn One, SMSP
8:30am – 5:00pm (Monday – Friday)
Phone: +612 9672 1000

The Bowl
View to The Bowl from T18
The Druitt North Pit Complex has 50 garages in double and triple formation, with two cars able to park up in each Garage.
With room for functions up to 300 people, the Hinxman is our large corporate area overlooking the start of Pit Lane and in direct sight of the Control Tower and Starter's Box.

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