iEDM, in collaboration with Skaife Racing, developed the below concept as part of a bid to design a second circuit on the southern side of the infamous Mount Panorama. Our driver-led design team on this project consisted of Australian Motor Sport legends – Mark Skaife, a 5 x Bathurst 1000 winner and Mick Doohan, 5 x 500cc Moto GP World Champion. While the design was only in conceptual stage for the bid, iEDM and Skaife Racing placed the following key design objectives into our bid for the project:
The undulated topography of the site presented a major opportunity to create a circuit with rise and fall to replicate some of the world’s great circuits. However, there are also some environmental constraints in the form of an existing water course, an above ground high voltage power pole easement and of course a budget which ultimately restricts the amount of physical earthworks and construction.
Our approach represented world’s best practice, using highly respected, Australian driving talent to ensure high level racing outcomes and balancing the development with best practice engineering, to ensure sustainable, constructible and affordable outcomes for the BRC.
A visual simulation of the concept can be seen below.