GALLERY: Lap of Sydney Telstra 500 circuit

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Wednesday 2nd December, 2009 - 10:24pm

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Speedcafe.com.au brings you a lap of the Sydney Telstra 500 street circuit in Homebush, Sydney.

The view from the front row of the grid looking down the start-finish straight towards the first corner (Coates Hire Corner)

The view from the front row of the grid looking down the start-finish straight towards the first corner (Coates Hire Corner)

The entry to the first corner (Coates Hire Corner), which is a 90-degree left hander

The entry to the first corner (Coates Hire Corner), which is a 90-degree left hander

The exit to Turn 1 and the run towards the XXXX Gold Chicane

The exit to Turn 1 and the run towards the XXXX Gold Chicane

Heading into the XXXX Gold Chicane

Heading into the XXXX Gold Chicane

The XXXX Gold Chicane, a left-right-left chicane - note that the crucial right turn apex kerb has not been placed as yet. On Wednesday afternoon officials from V8 Supercars Australia, CAMS as well as Steven Richards and Mark Skaife were touring the circuit on a golf buggy assessing various parts of the circuit

The XXXX Gold Chicane, a left-right-left chicane - note that the crucial right turn apex kerb has not been placed as yet. On Wednesday afternoon officials from V8 Supercars Australia, CAMS as well as Steven Richards and Mark Skaife were touring the circuit on a golf buggy assessing various parts of the circuit

Once the cars leave the XXXX Gold Chicane it's a quick burst up Edwin Flack Avenue and through the fast and narrow Etihad Sweep

Once the cars leave the XXXX Gold Chicane it's a quick burst up Edwin Flack Avenue and through the fast and narrow Etihad Sweep

Exiting the Etihad Sweep it's hard on the brakes for the 'Bus Stop' - officially called the Dick Smith Corner and Norton 360 Corner

Exiting the Etihad Sweep it's hard on the brakes for the 'Bus Stop' - officially called the Dick Smith Corner and Norton 360 Corner

The Bus Stop is a tight right-left with no room for error

The Bus Stop is a tight right-left with no room for error

The exit to the Bus Stop and then a quick run down towards the Formule 1 hotel and the Fuso Corner

The exit to the Bus Stop and then a quick run down towards the Formule 1 hotel and the Fuso Corner

The left-hand Fuso Corner - note that the outside wall on the right slowly comes in, making it a gradual left turn-in as the cars head towards the apex

The left-hand Fuso Corner - note that the outside wall on the right slowly comes in, making it a gradual left turn-in as the cars head towards the apex

The apex at Fuso Corner

The apex at Fuso Corner

Exit to Fuso Corner and the run towards Bigpond Corner

Exit to Fuso Corner and the run towards Bigpond Corner

The entry to the left-hand Bigpond Corner

The entry to the left-hand Bigpond Corner

Exit to Bigpond Corner - note that the Jim Beam Corner is not 50 metres away, making this section almost a Chicane

Exit to Bigpond Corner - note that the Jim Beam Corner is not 50 metres away, making this section almost a Chicane

Entry to Jim Beam Corner

Entry to Jim Beam Corner

Exit of Jim Beam Corner and the run up past the railway station

Exit of Jim Beam Corner and the run up past the railway station

The approach to the right-hand Sydney Corner

The approach to the right-hand Sydney Corner

Apex to Sydney Corner

Apex to Sydney Corner

Exit to Sydney Corner and again, not far to the next corner, the left-hand Armor All Corner - and to the lucky folks who will be guests of Orrcon this weekend, have a look at where Orrcon World is ...

Exit to Sydney Corner and again, not far to the next corner, the left-hand Armor All Corner - and to the lucky folks who will be guests of Orrcon this weekend, have a look at where Orrcon World is ...

Apex to Armor All Corner

Apex to Armor All Corner

Exit to Armor All Corner

Exit to Armor All Corner

The run between Turns 12 and 13 (Armor All Corner and Telstra Corner), also the final two corners on the circuit, is short so look for cars to fade wide out of T12 out to the outside wall and try to make this part one big left-hand sweep

The run between Turns 12 and 13 (Armor All Corner and Telstra Corner), also the final two corners on the circuit, is short so look for cars to fade wide out of T12 out to the outside wall and try to make this part one big left-hand sweep

The apex of the final corner - Telstra Corner, here protected by plastic barriers

The apex of the final corner - Telstra Corner, here protected by plastic barriers

Note that the inside of the final corner features two apex kerbs, suggesting that pit entry will funnel through this section

Note that the inside of the final corner features two apex kerbs, suggesting that pit entry will funnel through this section

The massive grandstand that overlooks the start-finish straight

The massive grandstand that overlooks the start-finish straight

The track map for the Sydney Telstra 500

The track map for the Sydney Telstra 500

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