Circuit Mark Webber upgrade begins


Released 11/01/2019

A major contribution to Canberra’s motorsport community is coming to fruition with construction commencing on a major upgrade and extension to the Canberra Kart Racing Club’s ‘Circuit Mark Webber’.

Minister Gentleman today broke ground on the site to mark the start of the construction.

“A $200,000 investment from the ACT Government will see the Circuit Mark Webber track extended from 750m to 1100m, bringing it up to international standards,” Minister Gentleman said.

“I have a passion for motor racing and am proud to support the Canberra Kart Racing Club, which is a hub of development and growth for motorsports in the ACT and surrounding region.

“Bringing the track to an international standard will attract Kart Racers from across the country and the world to compete at state, national and international levels.

“Australian motorsports legend and Queanbeyan local Mark Webber started out Kart Racing like many other top drivers across Australia and the world. These upgrades are a great way to once again recognise his outstanding career and his contribution to the sport.

“The track extension will increase the profile of Kart Racing in the ACT and provide more opportunities for young racers to make a start in their motorsports careers, just like Mark.”

Construction on Circuit Mark Webber is due to be complete by late 2019.

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