Bathurst 1000

Bathurst 1000

Date 04 – 07 October 2018

Circuit Description

Originally constructed as a scenic tourist drive in 1938, the Mount Panorama circuit plays host to all types of motorsport, including the Bathurst 1000, the Bathurst 12 Hour GT race, and Easter motorcycle meetings. On non-race weekends the circuit becomes a double lane public road, though local police routinely patrol the area to ensure the 60km/h speed limit is adhered to. The 6.213 track was resurfaced in 2014, and the grippier surface and increased ‘diff ratios’ in the gearbox of each car saw lap records tumble in 2015.

Circuit Guide

Circuit Name: Mount Panorama
Location: Bathurst, New South Wales
Format: Pirtek Enduro Cup
Track Length: 6.213km
Circuit Direction: Anti-Clockwise
Corners: 23
Fastest Point: Conrod Straight
Slowest Point: Forrest Elbow
Full Throttle: 56%
Top Speed: 300km/h
Average Speed: 178km/h
Race Lap Record: 2:06.2769 – David Reynolds (2016) in a Holden Commodore VF
Qualifying Lap Record: 2:04.1470 – Scott McLaughlin (2017) in a Ford Falcon FG X
Race Wins: Peter Brock – 9 Craig Lowndes – 6
Pole Positions: Peter Brock – 6
2017 Winners: David Reynolds/Luke Youlden
Tyres: 36 Soft

2018 Bathurst 1000 Event Information

Thursday 04 October – Sunday 07 October 2018

Practice 1: 60 minutes
Practice 2: 60 minutes (co-drivers only)
Practice 3: 60 minutes
Practice 4: 60 minutes (co-drivers only)
Practice 5: 60 minutes
Qualifying: 40 minutes
Practice 6: 60 minutes
Top Ten Shootout

Warm up: 20 minutes
Race: 1000km (161 laps)

Find out more on the Bathurst 1000 qualifying and race format in our guide to the 2018 Race Formats