Plans have emerged for a new international standard race circuit to be constructed in Western Australia.
A development proposal including designs for a 3.5km circuit located approximately 60km south of Perth in Keysbrook has been submitted by the Stati Group for approval by the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale.
The document claims the circuit will be initially built for state and national racing although there are longer term plans to entice Supercars and other international series including the World Rally Championship.
A two stage build has been cited for the project which will be built to FIA and CAMS standards.
“The proposed Keysbrook Motorsport Facility (the Motorsport Facility), will be a significant facility that will provide local and regional benefits to the Shire of Serpentine-Jarrahdale and broader Perth Metropolitan Region,” read the document.
“The Motorsport Facility will supply an advanced race circuit designed and constructed to Federation Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) and Confederation of Australian Motor Sport (CAMS) standards with a Go-Kart Circuit to Commission Internationale de Karting (CIK) level.
“This will enable the potential for National and International race events to occur on the site at a future time.
“Initially, the facility will be developed to host amateur state and national events.
“Eventually, the facility will be developed to a standard to host larger events such as V8 Supercars that have the potential to draw between 20,000 to 80,000 people.”
If successful, the circuit would join CAMS approved circuits Barbagallo Raceway, which currently hosts Supercars, and the state-level Collie Motorplex in Western Australia.