AUS - AUSTRALIA
LOWOOD
Description Track built on an airfield used for Second World War. It was used from 1948 to 1952, when Air Ministry decided to stop races. In 1956 it was bought by Queensland Racing Drivers’ Club. In 1960 it hosted Australia GP (Formula Libre). The track was finally closed in 1966, when Queensland Racing Drivers’ Club decided to concentrate on Lakeside. Today some section of the original track are nearly disappeared
Location Lowood
QLD - Queensland
Location Approx 7 km - 4.35 mi West of Lowood
Latitude - Longitude - 27°27'54"     +152°29'20"
-27.465     152.488889
UTM Coordinates X = 449499.884  -  Y = 6961956.137  -  Zone 56J
Aerial photo / Map (*) Aerial photo / Map (*) OpenStreetMap  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Google Maps  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Bing Maps  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Flash Earth  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Wikimapia  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) NearMap
Altitude AMSL 70 m - 230 ft
Inauguration 1948
Closing 1966
Designer  
Sources and links (Translation) (**)
(1) English www.milermeter.com/?r=1282425Track layout
(2) English www.racingcircuits.netMotor Racing Circuits Database
(3) English www.silhouet.com/motorsport/tracks/lowood.htmlThe GEL Motorsport - Tracks Around The World

(*) NOTE: a complete and detailed view of the circuit can be found (if available) on Street View by Google Maps and/or Bird's Eye and 3D views by Bing Maps for Enterprise (former Microsoft Virtual Earth): both can be reached using their own link in Aerial photo / Map cell.

(**) For on-line not-English speaking sources, click on each small flag and you open the corresponding Google Translator page with automatic translation.

Lowood
Description Sources don’t agree either on direction (according to Motor Racing Circuits Database it was clockwise, according o map published by The GEL Motorsport - Tracks Around The World is was anticlockwise) or on track length, probably because of a misunderstanding between km and miles
Years 1948÷1952, 1956÷1966
Direction Anticlockwise   Anticlockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Airfield course
Inauguration 1948
Closing 1966
Last update of this page January 25th 2008
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points Mobilgas Corner - KLG Corner - Dunlop Straight - Castrol Corner - BP Corner - Bardhal Curve - MG Corner
length 7081  m 23231  ft 4.4  mi   (2)
length 4544  m 14908  ft 2.824  mi Calculated from aerial photo (*) (1)

Lowood

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Updates
Date Track layout Years Description by Map by Thanks to Note
January 25th 2008     Guido de Carli Lorenzo Tommasi   New Description with map
Not all eventual updates issued in last years are already visible in this list
 
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