Speaking as a ‘GA’ spectator who attended the first day of the inaugural Homebush event, James Warburton’s words (Fight Club, April) ring loud and clear; it really was a dud.
Seemingly no expense had been spared to board up every nook and cranny that would have provided some vision of the circuit and cars. Even the overbridge was a no-see experience. What wasn’t boarded up was concrete-walled; after walking the entire circuit we sighted only race-car rooftops through those wire mesh-topped walls. Plan B was a seat in the mostly empty grandstands: “No joy, buddy, you should have purchased online.”
Ninty minutes later were back in the Illawarra watching the action on television.