While it may sit nestled in a picturesque rural setting, Mount Panorama in Bathurst, Australia, is not your typical racetrack. What makes it truly unique is that for most of the year, it functions as a public road where regular road rules apply.
Imagine driving down a track that is 6.213 kilometres long, with 2-way traffic and a speed limit of 60 kilometres per hour. Mount Panorama presents a thrilling challenge to racing enthusiasts and everyday drivers alike.
At first glance, Mount Panorama may appear to be an ordinary road, but it transforms into a legendary racing circuit. The track elevates 174 metres from Pit Straight’s bottom to Skyline’s top, providing an exhilarating ascent and nerve-racking descent for every driver. It’s important to note that the direction of travel is anti-clockwise during races, with the long straights and open stretches allowing for an average speed far in excess of any other circuit in Australia.
Let’s take a deep dive into the unique spectacle that is Bathurst’s Mount Panorama Racing Circuit. You’ll quickly see why so many people jump at the opportunity to drive the track with Fastrack Experiences, the only company with Motorsport Australia accreditation to provide V8 drives and hot laps on this iconic road circuit.
What sets Mount Panorama apart from other racetracks?
The allure of Mount Panorama lies not only in its challenging track but also in the harmonious integration of homes, wineries, function centres, sporting clubs and wildlife. This unique combination in the kangaroo-filled green paddocks, native forest, provides scenic viewing locations for spectators, creating a laid-back atmosphere of excitement from the moment the MOUNT PANORAMA rock sign becomes visible on the imposing slope.