Ipswich’s Queensland Raceway will roar with supercars once more as the 2021 pre-season testing takes place on Friday, 12 February.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and border restrictions in place across Australia, it was announced Queensland-based teams will be testing here at Ipswich.
Queensland Raceway, nicknamed ‘the paperclip’, will open the gates for fans to attend for free from public areas from 8.30am until 5pm.
Triple Eight, Dick Johnson Racing, Matt Stone Racing and Team Sydney will be testing throughout the day.
Queensland Raceways CEO John Tetley said 2021 is going to be a busy year.
“There are well over 400 events and occasions of service scheduled for the year ahead,” Mr Tetley said.
“Even with unknown COVID restrictions hanging over us we have redesigned the way we deliver with a COVIDSafe Plan that allows for the best compromises in the interests of everybody.”
Supercars CEO Sean Seamer said he was pleased the new test dates and venues would allow all teams to get some practice ahead of the 2021 season.
“It’s a shame we aren’t able to start 2021 with a test together in Sydney next month, but our priority is limiting risk to the championship rounds, so our focus needs to be on the first event at Bathurst later in February,” Seamer said.
“Meanwhile, Queensland Raceway and Winton provide teams with great facilities for in-state testing.”
This year’s season opener, the Mt Panorama 500, is scheduled across 26-28 February.