Castrol EDGE Gold Coast 600
The most popular motor sports event on the Gold Coast has been lapping the Surfers Paradise Street Circuit since 1991.
Initially known as the Gold Coast Indy 300, then the IndyCar Series, then later when A1 Grand Prix withdrew from the event, the popular V8 Supercars took over the show and after more name changes than Elizabeth Taylor had ex husbands, the annual event is now known as the Castrol EDGE Gold Coast 600 (although was also briefly named the ARMOUR ALL Gold Coast 600 as well for anyone playing at home) and delivers a week of show stopping celebrations and three action-packed days of V8 Supercar street racing. If fast-paced motor sport racing isn’t your scene there are plenty of beach concerts, moonlight movies, art exhibitions, motorsport museums and even opera performances going on as part of the Gold Coast 600 celebrations!
TBA October 2015 - Surfers Paradise
After months of anticipation the spectacular Castrol EDGE Gold Coast 600 is nearly here!
The event will mark the re-birth of one of the world's greatest motorsport festivals and at a heavily discounted rate on previous years! The Castrol EDGE Gold Coast 600 promises to be a motorsport and music extravaganza, offering some of the best value for money in world entertainment right here on the Gold Coast.
This year’s V8 Supercar racing will see 28 leading international drivers race alongside Aussie heroes such as Lowndes, Tander and Whincup to battle it out on one of the world’s toughest street tracks.
When the racing’s done don’t think that’s it for the entertainment. The Castrol EDGE Gold Coast 600 has a reputation for being the coast’s biggest party and they’ll be upholding that for sure. Stick around and dance to some of the best local and international talent today.
The Coast’s biggest party, the Castrol EDGE Gold Coast 600 held annually every October has become one of most the iconic events on the world motorsport event calendar, not to mention the Gold Coast's major event calendar. Its the last leg of the inaugural PIRTEK Enduro Cup and the finale is set to go off!
A fantastic mix of spectacular V8 Supercar racing and some of music’s biggest names. 28 leading international drivers team up with home-grown heroes like Lowndes, Tander and Whincup for a hard fought challenge on one of the world’s toughest street tracks.
Rock and race at the Gold Coast’s biggest party, the Castrol EDGE Gold Coast 600.
Kids 12 and under receive free General Admission with a paying adult.
Find out all the details at v8supercars.com.au
- Date: TBA October 2015
When the Gold Coast 600 hits Surfers Paradise most of the main roads are closed to make up the race track. The surrounding area is usually pretty busy too so you're better off parking somewhere outside of Surfers Paradise and catching public transport to the main event. Bus routes are changed to cater to the extra passengers and restricted street access. The new Gold Coast light rail system is perfect for events like the Gold Coast 600, where passengers can commute between Southport and Broadbeach will relative ease.
If you're a hardcore V8 Racing fan then why not stay in Surfers Paradise? You can find some great accommodation in the area that will put the excitement of the track right at your hotel doorstep or even from the view of your balcony.
Surfers Paradise Street Circuit
The Surfers Paradise Street Circuit is a challenging 4.47 kilometre temporary street track with several fast sections and four chicanes.
Every year for two months leading up to the Gold Coast 600, bridges are erected, over 2,500 concrete barriers are installed, 11,500 grandstand seats are fastened, 140 corporate suites are furnished, 10km of debris fencing and 16km of security fencing is put up and a massive arsenal of power, lights, cameras and communications are installed to turn what are normal city streets most of the year into an international standard V8 race track.
The circuit was designed by Ron Dickson of D3 Motorsport Development and has been internationally acclaimed. It’s considered a benchmark for new temporary street circuits for high-speed motor races.
The track is also an international leader in motor racing safety standards, recognised as such by the Confederation of Australian Motorsport and the FIA (Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile).