Sydney Motorsport Park Upgrade

Illuminating Races at Night

In 2020, the iconic Sydney Motorsport Park underwent a significant upgrade, with the aim of giving spectators the most exceptional experience when viewing races at night.

The team at JN were involved in the Electrical Engineering design of eight tracks, as well as ensuring the grandstand was brought up to current standards and regulatory codes.

Each of the eight tracks’ lighting configurations needed to work both independently as well as communicate with each other in any number of combinations, depending on the sections of track being used during an event. This involved over 120 lighting poles and communications fibres being meticulously arranged and positioned, ensuring each pole communicated back to the signal relay. Knowing the final product required clear visibility in the dark of night, our team worked to design a solution that would prevent voltage drops along the track, while keeping to the task of delivering strong illumination.

Working with an established facility was not without its challenges. It was essential that the design and inspections did not interfere with the track, requiring careful pit and ducting underground locating. This was vital in ensuring no damage occurred to the track that could affect official FIA grading, the loss of which would have incurred significant and avoidable costs.

Successful work on such an iconic and unique site again showcases our team’s dedication and skill in providing practical and innovative solutions that work within challenging project parameters.