Bathurst 1000 important things to know

As you are watching the Bathurst 1000 live stream soon, you may have some questions about the race. There are probably several things that you do not know about this race.

Bathurst 1000 things to know
  1. The Bathurst 1000 is one of the world’s premier endurance races, that is held every year at Bathurst around Mt. Panorama circuit.
  2. The total distance traveled in the Bathurst 1000 is equal distance from Sydney Australia to Brisbane.
  3. The race usually lasts about 6.5 hours.
  4. The average speed for cars is 175 kmph.
  5. There will be two females competing in the race this year.
  6. The Armstrong 500 was first held at Phillip Island. November 20, 1960.
  7. The race was initially an event for production cars rather than racers.
  8. This event moved to the Mt. Panorama street circuit in 1963.
  9. There are 27,000 camping sites for fans during the eight days before the race begins.
  10. Thousands of people go to the race each year.
  11. The campsites cost anywhere from $195-$3000 for the week.
  12. The event welcomes over 200,000 people from all over the world.
  13. During the week before the race, there are events everyone can enjoy.
  14. The race is 161 laps. There are two drivers usually per car to share the drive.
  15. Peter Gregory Brock made it famous. He won nine times and the winner’s trophy is named after him and his legacy.
  16. Mt. Panorama is actually a public road that is in a beautiful farm country.
  17. Bathurst has a population of 40,000.
  18. The track for this race goes up and down a mountain.
  19. The race begins at 10:30 a.m. and continues until about 4:30 p.m.
  20. Only three drivers have lost their lives while racing the Bathurst 1000.
  21. There is more than one area to watch the race.
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