Mount Panorama Circuit
- 33.449060435239149.55619812012Koordinaten: 33 ° 26 ' 57 "S, 149 ° 33' 22" E
Mount Panorama Circuit is a motorsport race track in Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia. The track is 6.213 km long and has a height difference between the highest and tiefstgelegenem point of 174 m and increases with up to 16 % slope. The course runs over public roads that are closed to racing events.
Originated the route mid -1930s as part of a job creation program, under similar circumstances as the Nürburgring Nordschleife in Germany about 10 years ago. Was opened the round course on March 17, 1938 by Mayor Martin Griffin and Labour Minister Eric Spooner as Mount Panorama Scenic Drive. The first race took place in front of 20,000 spectators on 16 April 1938.
In the history of the course, the race took place at motorcycle racing in many classes of single-seater up. The unusual course of the route with long lines in the plane and a narrow, steep curve section on the slope of Mount Panorama, and not more modern safety devices limit the spectrum of today there races held on touring car races such as the V8 Supercars with the Bathurst 1000th
The Formula 1 World Champion 1967, Denis Hulme, died in 1992 at the wheel of a car on the Conrod Straight from a heart attack after he had parked the car at the track boundary. Died in 2006, the New Zealander Mark Porter at one of the V8 Supercar Series race when his vehicle was almost unabated speed on the driver's side hit after a mistake on the track transverse standing of a counterparty.