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Hames Sharley is delighted to be working as part of the design team on the new Mount Panorama second Circuit, alongside international automotive design consultancy, Apex Circuit Design.

Apex Circuit Design in an internationally recognised automotive facility and destination design consultancy based in the UK.

At the tender announcement, Mayor Graeme Hanger said this is the beginning of a vision to build on the city’s already existing reputation for hosting world-class international motor sporting events.

“This announcement is the start of bringing this vision to reality,” he said.

“Apex Circuit Design has extensive experience in motor track design and the company has designed and delivered some of the best motorsports tracks around the world,” added Mayor Hanger.

Member for Bathurst Paul Toole MP joined Council, stating “this is one of the most significant developments for not just the Bathurst region, but also the greater Central West and beyond.”

The second circuit will bring motorbikes back to Bathurst, expand car based motorsport and training in addition to bringing many other commercial motorsport opportunities which will see the precinct used every week of the year.

The circuit sits beside the iconic Mount Panorama Circuit that is internationally renowned for the annual Bathurst 1000 Race and the 12-hour Endurance Race.

The track will be 4.58km in length and accredited by the FIA (the International Automobile Federation) and FIM (the International Motorcycle Federation).

Director of Hames Sharley, Aldo Raadik says, “we are excited to be able to contribute to such an iconic project that will help fulfil the needs of motor enthusiasts on the east coast and further put Australia on the international map for motorsport.”

It is anticipated that the project will be completed in 2020.