On July 7-9 the Watpac Townsville 400 will wow us with thrilling driving and roaring engines that will have us smiling all weekend.
However, to keep the smiles going, make sure you don’t pack a certain item.
Drones have been officially banned from the track this year as they have been identified as a hazard and must not be flown anywhere near the Reid Park circuit.
This ban also means drones must be kept away from large crowds of people at the Watpac Townsville 400.
The Civil Aviation Safety Authority’s Peter Gibson says drones pose a risk to the safety of people, cars and helicopters.
"Drones must never be flown near crowds or groups of people as there is a real risk of injury if something goes wrong," Mr Gibson says.
"Drones must also be kept well away from Reid Park and surrounding areas as there will be low flying helicopters providing television coverage.
"Townsville residents and visitors with drones must understand drones and super car racing don't mix.
"There are safety regulations covering the flying of drones and the Civil Aviation Safety Authority can issue large fines for breaches of the rules.
Who has time for operating a drone anyway when our eyes will be glued to the track anyway?
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