Baskerville Raceway

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Baskerville Raceway
Baskerville Raceway (Australia) track map.svg
Location 473 Baskerville Rd Old Beach Tasmania
Time zone GMT+10
Coordinates 42°44′44″S 147°17′44″E / 42.74556°S 147.29556°E / -42.74556; 147.29556Coordinates: 42°44′44″S 147°17′44″E / 42.74556°S 147.29556°E / -42.74556; 147.29556
Owner Motorsports Tasmania
Opened 1 February 1958
Length 2.01 km (1.26 mi)
Turns 9
Race lap record 50.1516 [1] (Jason White [1], Lola T192 [1], 2017 [1], Historic F5000 [2])

Baskerville Raceway is a 2.01 km (1.26 mi) permanent motor racing circuit located at 473 Baskerville Rd, Old Beach- a northern suburb of Hobart, Tasmania,[3] Australia. The circuit was sited on a natural amphitheatre and opened in February 1958 by the Hobart Sporting Car Club and has been operating continuously ever since. Baskerville's official website suggested[citation needed] that it is the oldest continuously operating permanent circuit in Australia, although technically true, Mount Panorama Circuit, Bathurst is older opening in 1938.


Previously, Baskerville has hosted the Winfield 25's Touring Car Challenge, Australian Sports Car Championship, Australian Formula 2 Championship, Australian Road Racing Championships (motorcycles), Australian Superbike Championships and other races.[4] Baskerville was the location for the 2006 Australian Improved Production Nationals and for the 2009 Formula Vee Nationals, with the latter won by Daniel Reynolds in a Sabre 01.

Baskerville Raceway hosted the inaugural Tasmanian Historic Motorcycle Championships from 25-27 November 2011.[5]

In recent years Baskerville Raceway has hosted the Baskerville Historics, the largest event at Baskerville Raceway. The event includes both cars and bikes over a three-day event, and has brought the likes of former V8 Supercars driver Glen Seton and current co-owner of V8 Supercar team Prodrive racing Australia, Rusty French.

In 2012 the owning club, Hobart Sporting Car Club, launched the Baskerville Foundation, a fundraising initiative to bring the circuit to a more modern standard with the ultimate goal of a full resurface of the track.

In 2015 the circuit gained a naming rights sponsor in Pepsi Max, with the circuit changing its name to Pepsi Max Baskerville Raceway

The circuit now holds several events including the Tasmanian Super Series, Tasmanian Drift Series, the Baskerville Historics the Baskerville 2-Hour Motorcycle Race and several smaller events. The Circuit also hosts several non Motorsport events such as the Raw Challenge.

Motorcycle Racing and Track Days[edit]

Motorcycle racing and public ride days are currently run by the Sports Riders Club of Tasmania (SRCT), one of only two club-run ride days in Australia. More information on ride days and racing is available at the SRCT website.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Baskerville Historics, www.speedcafe.com Retrieved 28 September 2017
  2. ^ racing.natsoft.com.au Retrieved 28 September 2017
  3. ^ "Baskerville RaceWay News". nmd. Archived from the original on 8 August 2008. Retrieved 2010-07-29. 
  4. ^ [1] Motorsports Tas
  5. ^ "Sports Riders Club of Tasmania". Retrieved 2011-10-25. 

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