Mount Panorama Circuit (iRacing)
The circuit embodies many of the characteristics of history’s great open road courses, including steep grades and substantial elevation changes (there is a 570 ft/174 meter vertical difference between its high and low points), flowing sequences of challenging, distinctively-named bends like Hell Corner, The Dipper and Forrest’s Elbow, and dramatic vistas for spectators.Mount Panorama was originally carved out of the hills around Bathurst in the 1930s. Through a national employment relief effort during The Depression, local and federal government developed what had been a dirt-track/tourist drive into a race track. Mount Panorama’s first event was staged in April 1938 and – apart from the years during World War II – the circuit has been in regular use ever since. Historically, the race track has been used for a wide variety of racing categories, including everything from open-wheel racers to motorcycles. In recent years Mount Panorama has been best known as home of the Bathurst 12 Hour sports car race and the Bathurst 1000, a signature event in the V8 Supercar Series.