Bathurst looks and sounds amazing on TV. But what you don't get on the box is a real feel for the place, this true road racetrack carved out of the side of a mountain in regional NSW. Here are a few fast facts about this world famous circuit.
Mount Panorama Scenic Drive started as a dirt track tourist run in the 1930s and is still used as a public road, except at race times. The track is 6.21km long, and at its highest point are 862m above sea level (and the views are spectacular).
A race car roars around the track in just over 2 minutes, which in nothing, so there's not a lot of time to admire the scenery. Along the way, at an lap average lap speed of 178kn/h, there are 6 hard braking corners to negotiate, another 6 six or so high speed twists, turns and drop aways to master, along with incredibly fast straights, like Conrod where top speed
Do all of the above over 160 times to rack up 1000.29 km to complete a race, and you'll really know a lot Bathurst.