Queensland Raceway, situated near Ipswich is also known as the ‘Paperclip’ on account of its U-shaped layout. The circuit, opened in 1999, offers four different layouts. The main straight is named after Queensland’s best-known motor sportsman: five-time Australian touring car champion Dick Johnson officially opened the pit lane named after him on 16 August 2001.
Various structures, such as the pit lane buildings, garages, cafe’ and spectator viewing areas are to be found on the outside of the circuit. The infield is totally undeveloped, permitting unbridled views of the entire circuit for spectators. The circuit was totally re-surfaced in the Autumn of 2011.
Queensland Raceway was designed after exhaustive and ongoing consultations with Australia’s greatest motorsport heroes. Consideration to speed, safety and passing possibilities as well as spectator viewing, have been combined to provide what is to be a benchmark for circuit design into the next century.