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Eastern Creek International Raceway, Australia

January 2nd, 2008 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places

Eastern Creek International Raceway is a motorsports circuit located in Eastern Creek, New South Wales (a western suburb of Sydney), Australia and is operated by the Australian Racing Drivers Club.

The Eastern Creek International Raceway played hosted the Australian round of the A1 Grand Prix in November 2005, and is scheduled to host an event in the 2006-07 A1 Grand Prix season on 4 February 2007.

The track is used for national Australian races for cars, bikes and superkarts. Eastern Creek formerly hosted the final round of the annual V8 Supercar championship. It was removed from the series calendar in 2005 but was recently reinstated to host a round of the 2007 series.

From 1991 to 1996, Eastern Creek held the Australian round of the 500cc GP series (now Moto GP), losing it back to Phillip Island, the place it took it from.

In the 1990s, Eastern Creek was the venue for a number of rock concerts and festivals including Guns N' Roses, Bon Jovi, Pearl Jam, the Alternative Nation Festival in 1996 which featured Nine Inch Nails, Faith No More and Lou Reed as well as the Colossus 2 dance festival in 1997 which featured Italian group Cappella.

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