Did you know?

Fast Facts:-

  • Mount Panorama is a public road, accessible to everyone, outside of race periods.

  • The circuit was officially opened in April 1938 (Easter).

  • The first motorcycle race was held on Easter Saturday -16 April 1938.

  • The first Australian car Grand Prix to be held in NSW was conducted on Easter Monday, 18 April 1938.

  • The first 1000 kilometre car race was held in 1973.  Although the name changes with sponsorship it is mostly referred to as the Bathurst 1000.

  • The track is 6.213 kms long.

  • The highest point is 870 metres above sea level.

  • The steepest grade is 1 in 6.13.

  • The Mount is 174 metres high.

  • The Bathurst 1000 is a major Australian motor racing event held over four days each October.

  • Crowds of over 100,000 have been attracted to Bathurst for the race.

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Images supplied courtesy of National Motor Racing Museum

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