Trackday options a day from Canberra
Interested in trackdays around Canberra? Here’s the TGR guide to what’s out there! The headings will link to the TGR track guides for each of the tracks as we publish them, too, so you’ll be able to know which way to go and what the lap record is!
~100 km 1 hour from Canberra
Wakefield is now under new operators, currently directly managed by Wakefield Park. Only 2 days are scheduled in 2016 presently but more are coming. Very little concrete stuff is known just yet, but after 10 March (the first of the two scheduled ride days run this way) we should know more.
Cost wise the days have been announced at $150/day, but an MA licence is required (either a full licence, or a one day one – $20, $25 going by other operators).
There are no mechanical services offered at Wakefield ride days, there is a cafe there for some food.
Bikes are either parked in the carports (free) or garages (cost involved – probably need to contact Wakefield to find out what it is).
Marulan Driver Training Centre
~120 km 1h15m from Canberra
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Sydney Motorsport Park
~265 km, 3 hours from Canberra
Location: Ferrers Road, Eastern Creek
SMSP is the closest MotoGP grade track (although it last held a 500cc/MotoGP race in xxxx) to Canberra.
Ride days are organised into 4 groups, from slowest to fastest/racers. Tyre and some mechanical support available on track, plus a cafe.
The circuit can be operated in one of 4 layouts:
Brabbham GP circuit
(the original layout)
(Most of the GP circuit with the South Circuit extension used)
(operated simultaneously with the South Circuit)
(operated simultaneously with the North Circuit)
StayUpright ride days: http://www.smspridedays.com.au/
MotoDNA South Circuit training days: http://motodna.net/
ARDC racing practise days: http://www.sydneymotorsportpark.com.au/experiences/ardc-private-practice/
California Superbike School at SMSP: https://www.superbikeschool.com.au/sbs_whereweteach/sydney-motorsport-park
Murray Valley Training Centre
~360 km, 3h40m from Canberra
Location: LOT 249 Albertson Rd 3691, Barnawartha North Victoria
~440 km, 4.5h from Canberra
Broadford Motorcycle Complex
MacArthur Park (Mac Park)
… I have sort of stretched the definition of a day from Canberra, but all are distances I’ve driven in a day with a bike on a trailer or in the ute.