The Motor Racing circuit is situated on Baskerville Road North of Hobart, The track is a permanent layout situated in a natural amphitheatre and opened in February of 1958 by the Hobart Sporting Car Club.
Baskerville is believed to be one of the longest running tracks in Australia and has hosted many Championships for Touring Cars, Sports Sedans, Formula 2’s, Motor Cycle including Super Bikes, Formula V’s and the inaugural Tasmanian Historic Motor Cycle Championships in 2011.
Symmons Plains Raceway
Symmons Plains Raceway is a motor racing circuit in Australia, located about 30 kilometres (18.64 mi) south of Launceston, Tasmania. Since the closure of the Longford circuit in the 1960s it has been Tasmania’s premier motor racing facility. The circuit is one of the longest serving circuits of the combined history of the Australian Touring Car Championship and the V8 Supercar Championship Series. Since 2005 it has hosted the Falken Tasmania Challenge for V8 Supercars.
In 2004, the facility received a A$3 million upgrade which included some modifications to the layout of the track, including moving the start/finish line back to a more conventional location opposite the pits. It had previously been on a curve (which is now located just after the first corner), unusual for a road course. Symmons Plains is also known for its extremely tight hairpin bend, known as Brambles Hairpin, at the end of the old front straight.