For those living overseas and not aware of the significance of Mount Panorama at Bathurst: The Bathurst 1000 is a 1,000-km championship touring car race held annually on the Mount Panorama Circuit. The circuit for most of the time is comprised of public roads and is a distance of 6.213.kms. Drivers in the Bathurst 1000 will do 61.laps of the circuit.
Since its inception in 1960, “King of the Mountain” Peter Brock has won the event a record nine times and with his co-driver Jim Richards, holds the record for the largest winning margin of 6 laps! Shortly before the 2006 race, whilst competing in a car rally, Brock crashed into a tree and died instantly, aged 61 years.
The sight of Mount Panorama, Bathurst in the distance was enough to get Suzi’s engine hot and revving! How could we deny her the chance to conquer The Mountain?
Next time – Monte’s turn!