Tag: 2012 WTAC

Visitors’ guide to Sydney

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So you are coming to Sydney from interstate or overseas for World Time Attack Challenge? Why not stay a couple of extra days and have a look around our beautiful city. Sydney is the biggest city in Australia and has a fanatastic nightlife and a whole heap of exciting things to see and do by both day and night.

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A trip to the iconic Bondi Beach should be high on your list. It is a short bus ride from the city centre and the temperatures are usually in the low to mid twenties (degrees C)  during the day in October.  Perfect for a stroll along the beach, to take a swim or a scenic walk along the rocky trail to Bronte.

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A ride in a jet boat on Sydney Harbour is also recommended and there are plenty to choose from and all come with an adrenelin fix guaranteed!

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As is climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

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Spectacular Blue Mountains are only 1.5 hours drive west of Sydney, and offer plenty of attractions including the famous Skyway – a 720 metre trip, 270m above ancient ravines and dazzling waterfalls.

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And why not finish your day off at the Opera Bar underneath the Sydney Opera House.

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There are plenty of other cool ideas on the Sydney.com website. Just be careful – you may not want to go home!


STAYING IN SYDNEY FAQ

How far away is the Sydney Motorsport Park from the Sydney CBD?
Sydney Motorsport Park is located 37km west of the Sydney CBD and approx 48km from the Sydney Airport.

What’s the closest suburb to the Sydney Motorsport Park?
Blacktown (9km), Rooty Hill (10km) or Mt Druitt (10.5km)

Can I use public transport to get to the Sydney Motorsport Park?
Our advice is to take a City Rail train to Blacktown and then a taxi (Premier Cabs 131 017) to the track. Busways buses also operate from the Blacktown station. We are planning to have a shuttle bus operating from the Blacktown train station this year – check our website for updates.

Where can I get a City Rail and Busways timetables?
The City Rail timetable is available online at www.cityrail.info. To find Blacktown train station, select the “Western Line”. Busways timetable is available at www.busways.com.au.

What’s the best place to book accommodation at?
Arguably the best place to stay while attending WTAC is the Atura Hotel at Prospect. It’s only about 5 minute drive from the track but it does get booked out early, so book your rooms well in advance.

There are plenty of hotels, motels and rooms available in the surrounding suburbs, Blacktown, Mt Druitt, Rooty Hill or Parramatta that are reasonably priced and within a short distance to the track. The accommodation tends to get more expensive the closer to the Sydney CBD (further away from the track) you get.  A good place to start is our own WTAC Accommodation Guide.

What if we want to hire a car?
Car hire is a great option, especially if you’re travelling with a group. It gets you to and from the track and allows you the flexibility of exploring Sydney without being dependent on the public transport.

Sydney Airport has offices from all the major car hire companies, or you can book online: Budget, Hertz, Thrifty, Europcar,  Avis.

Book your tickets online now – Here’s why

Every day we receive numerous questions about the tickets. How much, where, why, how etc… Hopefully this FAQ page will go some way towards answering these.

2013 Ticket FAQ

Q: Why should I pre-purchase my tickets online?
A: Two reasons: first one being price. If you purchase the 2-Day SuperPass online you pay $69, if you buy two single day passes at the gate it will cost you$90. That’s a saving of $21. Second reason is more convenience related, if you have a pre-purchased ticket you’ll line up in the pre-purchased queue, which moves much faster as the tickets only get scanned and there is no purchasing involved. So you’ll get onto the grounds quicker, find a better parking spot etc…

Q: Will I still be able to buy tickets on the day?
A: Yes, We’ll be selling entry tickets at the gate on both days of the event (Friday and Saturday)

Q: Will the discounted 2-Day SuperPass be available at the gate?
A: No. The 2-Day SuperPass is an online only promotion. On the day we will only be selling single day tickets.

Q: How much are the tickets?
A: Two Day (Friday & Saturday) Pass – Online Only: $69
One Day Pass (Friday) available online and at the gate: $40
One Day Pass (Saturday)online and at the gate: $50
Kids under 12 Free.

Q: How do I buy my tickets online?
A: This year’s ticketing is provided by MoshTix, to purchase the tickets click on this link: 2013 WTAC Tickets. 

Q: Last year, the kids were allowed for free, what’s the story this year?
A: Kids under 12 are still free. Note: if you’re more than 4 foot tall, covered in facial hair and drive a car, please don’t try to pass yourself as a 12-year old.

Q: Do I need a separate ticket for the Drift?
A: No. Your WTAC ticket lets you spectate at the Motographics Show’n’Shine, Motul Turbo Legends, Turbosmart Flying 500, Tectaloy International  Drift Challenge and of course the Yokohama World Time Attack Challenge.

Q: Where am I allowed to go with my general entry ticket?
A: Your general entry ticket will get you into the Pit Area, onto the Pit Garage Roof (highly recommended viewing spot), the Grand Stand and the numerous viewing areas around the track. The only restricted areas are the Pit Lane and of course the race track itself.

Q: Will I need to pay for parking separately?
A: No, general spectator parking within the Sydney Motorsport Park is included in your ticket price. Only the VIP Parking area incurs a charge.

Q: I’ve purchased my ticket online, do I need to bring the receipt with me on the day?
A: Not the receipt but you need to print your bar-coded PDF ticket and bring it with you on the day. Your ticket will be scanned upon entry. Receipts do not allow entry.

Q: I’ve purchased my ticket online but can’t attend. Can I give the printout to my friend?
A: Yes. The tickets are transferrable, but remember, once the ticket is scanned upon entry, it is added to our database and that ticket cannot be used again.

If you have any other ticketing questions – please contact us on (02) 9638 4643 or email  info@superlap.com.au

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2012 WTAC Photo Gallery No.4

2012 WTAC Photo Gallery No.3

Top Fuel, RE Amemiya, PanSpeed, Scorch, Redbrick, CyberEvo, Nemo, Tilton, MCA, Pulse, Hi Octane, RevolutioNZ… With such great machinery on show, the racing became almost secondary. Almost…

 

 

2012 WTAC Photo Gallery No.2

AWD vs RWD, Piston vs Rotor, Japan vs Australia vs UK vs NZ. There were so many battles going on at this year’s WTAC, but none more anticipated than Nemo vs The World.

 

 

2012 WTAC Photo Gallery No.1

If you’ve been there, you will probably recognise yourself of one of the pictures – if you haven’t been – here is a glimpse of what you’ve missed…