Hidden Valley Raceway

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Hidden Valley Raceway
Hidden Valley Raceway (Australia) track map.svg
Location Darwin, Northern Territory
Time zone ACST (UTC+9:30)
Coordinates 12°26′57″S 130°54′25″E / 12.44917°S 130.90694°E / -12.44917; 130.90694Coordinates: 12°26′57″S 130°54′25″E / 12.44917°S 130.90694°E / -12.44917; 130.90694
Opened 1986
Major events V8 Supercar
Length 2.87 km (1.78 mi)
Turns 14
Lap record 1:02.9268 (Simon Wills, Reynard 94D Holden, 2001, Formula Holden)

Hidden Valley Raceway is part of the Hidden Valley Motorsports Complex, 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) from Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia. The Hidden Valley Motorsports Complex includes a 1 km drag racing track (which runs alongside the main straight of the raceway circuit), the 400 m long Northline Speedway, a mud racing circuit, motorcross tracks and a go-kart circuit. Hidden Valley Raceway holds a round of the International V8 Supercars Championship each year.

The circuit[edit]

Hidden Valley Raceway is known for its high speeds and fast lap times. It is 2.87 kilometres (1.78 mi) long and has 14 corners, with a main straight 1.1 kilometres (0.7 mi) in length. In order to win, the race car has to flow well through the sweeping bends and also needs top end horse power for the main straight.[1]

V8 Supercar[edit]

V8 Supercar races have been held at Hidden Valley Raceway since 1998, with the first event occurring in July that year. The event is usually held in late June or early July as the temperature is cooler and it is in the 'dry season'. The event is currently called the Skycity Triple Crown, with the 'Triple Crown' awarded to the driver who is fastest in the top ten shootout and wins both races. The 2008 event was voted as the V8 Supercar Event of the Year.[2]

Lap records[edit]

Mark Skaife in action at the 2007 V8 Supercar event at Hidden Valley Raceway
As of 7 July 2014.[3]
Class Driver Vehicle Time Date
Outright New Zealand Simon Wills Reynard 94D Holden 1:02.9268 13 May 2001
Racing Cars
Formula Holden New Zealand Simon Wills Reynard 94D Holden 1:02.9268 13 May 2001
Formula 3 Australia Simon Hodge Mygale M11 Mercedes-Benz 1:05.1101 22 June 2014
Formula Ford Australia Ryan Simpson Spectrum 011c Ford 1:12.9052 18 March 2011
Sports Cars
Carrera Cup New Zealand Alex Davison Porsche 911 GT3 Cup 1:10.0091 27 June 2006
Aussie Racing Cars Australia Nick Simmons Commodore-Yamaha 1:20.3486 1 June 2006
Touring Cars
V8 Supercar Australia Jason Bright Ford AU Falcon 1:09.0149 6 June 1999
V8 Utes Australia David Sieders Ford Falcon XR8 1:22.3675 18 June 2011
Historic Touring Cars
Touring Car Masters Australia John Bowe Ford Mustang Trans-Am 1:15.8226 21 June 2014
Motorbikes
Superbike Australia Josh Waters Suzuki GSXR1000 1:07.269 17 April 2011
ProStock Australia Nicholas Waters Honda CBR1000RR 1:08.993 22 April 2012
Supersport Australia Daniel Falzon Yamaha YZF-R6 1:09.458[4] 15 September 2013
SuperStock Australia Daniel Falzon Yamaha YZF-R6 1:11.891 21 April 2012

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