How fast do V8 Supercars go around Bathurst?

How fast do V8 Supercars go around Bathurst?

The top speed for V8 Supercars is about 295-300km/h. Fire up over Gaston Chasseloup-Laubat, who topped out his electric Jeantaud at 62.7km/h (39.245mph) a week before Christmas in 1898.

What is the lap distance at Bathurst?

The track is a 6.213 km (3.861 mi) long street circuit, which is used as a public road when no racing events are being run, with many residences which can only be accessed from the circuit.

How fast does the safety car go at Bathurst?

It has a too speed of about 200mph (321 km/h) and I’d like to think that it would do 120–150mph (193 – 241 km/h) on the track to help the riders keep the tyres warm. Believe it or not warm tyres could be the difference between a podium finish and a crash out.

What is the top speed at Bathurst 1000?


Length 6.213km
Direction Anti-Clockwise
Average Speed 178km/h
Top Speed 300km/h
Fastest Point Conrod Straight

How much is a v8 Supercar worth?

The new regulations will be introduced in 2022 and are designed to reduce entry and ongoing costs to teams. It is estimated a current Gen2-specification Supercar is worth around $600,000 including engine.

HOW LONG IS pit straight at Bathurst?

It is 174 metres from the bottom of the circuit (Pit Straight) to the top of Skyline, “as the crow flies”. Race direction (during major events) is anti-clockwise.

Has anyone died in the Bathurst race?

The track has known for a number of racing deaths that total, in all, seventeen, The first being Jack Johnson on 17th April 1949 and the last being Mark Porter on the 8th October 2006. Of those deaths, three are associated with the Bathurst 1000 (Mike Burgman 1986; Denny Hulme 1992 [see above] and Don Watson 1994).

Has a safety car ever crashed?

No. The safety car was only fully introduced in 1993, although the earliest use was in 1973 at the Canadian GP with some trials in 1992. The safety car has never “crashed” during a race they is footage floating around of it spinning during Thursday or Friday track inspections.

Are safety cars faster than F1?

“The speed differences between the Safety Car and a Formula One car depend on the area of the track. On a regular lap, an F1 car will take Turn 3 in Canada at roughly 125 kph; under the SC, however, they do only 45 kph. “The difference in the hairpin (Turn 10) is roughly 15 kph (65kph vs 50kph under the SC).

What is the road car lap record at Bathurst?

That honour goes to the Brabham BT62, which set a 1:58.69 with Luke Youlden at the helm during exhibition laps at the 2019 Bathurst 12 Hour. Curious what the road car lap record is? Bernd Schneider piloted a Mercedes-AMG GT R to a 2:16.5 lap in 2017. This is officially recognised as the Mountain’s production car lap record.

Who won the Bathurst 1000 pole position?

Scott McLaughlin has broken the Mount Panorama lap record for the third time in successive days to clinch ARMOR ALL Pole Position for the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000. The Shell V-Power Racing star was the last man out in the Top 10 Shootout and it quickly became apparent that a special moment was on the cards.

What happened at the Bathurst 1000 10 years ago?

T his weekend the boys and girls of the Supercar field are setting blistering times as part of the Bathurst 1000. But almost ten years ago, Bathurst witnessed a lap that is unlikely to be matched for a very long time, and certainly not by a beloved Supercar touring car.

What is Christopher Mies’ Bathurst lap time?

Ride onboard with German Audi ace Christopher Mies as he sets a stunning 1:59.2910s lap of Bathurst’s Mount Panorama. The time was recorded aboard an R8 GT3 running free of Balance Performance restrictions at Challenge Bathurst.