Track: Bathurst - Mount Panorama Motor Racing Circuit

Bathurst - Mount Panorama Motor Racing Circuit

Track Length: 3.86mi
Track Type Circuit    Track Variant Mount Panorama
Turns: 23
Difficulty: N
Address: Bathurst, Australia
GPS Coordinates: -33.453877,149.5538898 View on Google Maps
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Description: Mount Panorama, Motor Racing Circuit Bathurst (also known as Wahluu by the Wiradjuri people, or often simply Bathurst) is a motor racing track located in Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia, opened 17 April 1938. It is best known as the home of the Bathurst 12 Hour motor race, held each February, and the Bathurst 1000 motor race, held each October. The track is 6.213 km (4 mi) long, and is technically a street circuit, as the circuit is a public road when no racing events are being run, and there are many residences which can only be accessed from the circuit. The track is an unusual design by modern standards, with a 174-metre (570-foot) vertical difference between its highest and lowest points, and grades as steep as 1:6.13. From the start-finish line, the track can be viewed in three sections; the short pit straight and then a tight left turn into the long, steep Mountain straight; the tight, narrow section across the top of the mountain itself; and then the long, downhill section of Conrod Straight, with the very fast Chase and the turn back onto pit straight to complete the lap. Historically, the racetrack has been used for a wide variety of racing categories, including everything from open-wheel racers to motorcycles. However, the factors that make the track so unusual, and tighter modern safety standards, make it unlikely that major race meetings in these categories will be held there again, and as such it has become the near-exclusive province of closed-bodied cars. As a public road, on non-race days and when it is not closed off during the day as part of a racing event,
Mount Panorama is open to the public. Cars can drive in both directions around the circuit for no charge. However, a strict speed limit of 60 km/h (37 mph) is enforced, and police regularly patrol the circuit.
The Circuit The Mount Panorama Circuit is known as one of the most fearsome circuits in the World. It also has the fastest corner in touring car racing, in turn 20 (the Chase). French sportscar driver Alexandre Premat, who later raced as a V8 Supercar regular, once described the circuit as ""A mix of the (Nürburgring) Nordschleife, Petit Le Mans and Laguna Seca"". German Maro Engel also described the circuit as the ""Blue Hell"", as a play on the Nurburgring's nickname ""Green Hell"".
The Pit Straight The Pit straight of Mount Panorama, which is adjacent to the pit complex, has a different start line and finish line. For the standing start only, the start line is 143m closer to Hell Corner so that all the pit bays are located after the finish line for lap counting purposes. The start line is located where it is so that traffic does not go too far around Murray's Corner when the start grid is formed.

Top 20 Fastest Laptimes:

Racer Car Name Best Lap Time Date & Time
RG7Toyota TS040 Hybrid00:01:50:50707/04/2023 19:35:22
RG5Dallara IR-12 Chevrolet (Speedway)00:01:58:79711/03/2023 21:14:26
Nath ISFRadical RXC Turbo00:02:07:09328/07/2023 22:05:58
RG7Audi R8 LMS00:02:12:10715/06/2023 19:37:52
RG2Ford Falcon FG V8 Supercar00:02:12:27329/04/2023 17:02:54
RG3Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 (R35)00:02:13:77710/06/2023 17:46:01
WillBMcLarenP100:02:15:00311/05/2022 18:32:01
RG2Mercedes-AMG GT300:02:15:58711/02/2023 20:15:36
RG7Ford Falcon FG V8 Supercar00:02:16:08027/02/2023 13:54:05
RG6BAC Mono00:02:16:41323/05/2023 19:39:43
WilliamsMK2Ford Falcon FG V8 Supercar00:02:17:27002/06/2022 21:02:09
RG8Cadillac ATS-V.R GT300:02:17:55718/07/2023 19:31:54
RG4Bentley Continental GT3 (2015)00:02:17:59310/06/2023 17:46:02
RG6Bentley Speed 800:02:20:19311/03/2023 21:14:26
RG7Cadillac ATS-V.R GT300:02:20:64318/07/2023 19:31:54
DukesyFord Fusion Stockcar00:02:21:08712/01/2022 19:17:50
RG6Mercedes-AMG GT300:02:21:39311/02/2023 20:15:36
RG8Mercedes-AMG GT300:02:21:53311/02/2023 20:15:36
Nath ISFBMW M3 Sport Evo Group A00:02:22:42317/03/2023 21:42:15
RG5Mercedes-AMG GT300:02:23:93011/02/2023 20:15:36