Q. Is the 6 Hour Race being televised?
A. No however it will be streamed live and a one hour highlights program produced for broadcast on SBS – (check back here later for details).
Q. Where is Bathurst?
A. Bathurst is approximately 3 hours by car from the Sydney CBD, 4.5 hours by train or less than an hour by plane – visit www.rex.com.au for flights.
Q. What is the history of the Event?
A. The first ever motor racing meeting at Bathurst was held over Easter in 1938. This Event was established in 2011 and the inaugural 6 Hour Race was held in 2016 – in 2017 the Event’s name reverted to Bathurst 6 Hour.
Q. What cars run in the Hi-Tec Oils Bathurst 6 Hour?
A. Production cars (no sports cars)
Q. What time does the 6 Hour Race start?
A. 1130am on Midday on Sunday 1 April 2018 (noting that Daylight Saving ends that morning). The full racing schedule will be available from the website when confirmed.
Q. What time do gates open and close?
A. Gates open at 7.00am and close 6.00pm daily
Q. Where can I buy tickets?
A. Check back to this website for details on where to buy when announced.
Q. What parking is available?
A. Spectators can park free of charge in the public car park off Mt Panorama Av where the Main Gate is located and on top of the Mount.
Q. What are the accommodation options in Bathurst?
A. Bathurst has a range of accommodation options - refer to the Accommodation page on this website.
Q. Are campgrounds operating at the Event?
A. Only the Paddock Campground will be operating at the Event - see dedicated page on the website.
Q. Can I drive my own car up to the top of the Mount to watch racing?
A. Yes, providing all occupants have a valid ticket.
Q. Can I gain access to the Pit complex roof during the Event?
A. Yes, however the roof is subject to capacity and restrictions to access may be applied.
Q. Is there a 'Will Call' Office
A. An 'Accreditation Office' is located at the Main Gate, which acts as a 'Will Call' office. The hours of operation are:
Wednesday 28 and Thursday 29 March 9.00am – 5.00pm
Friday 30 and Saturday 31 March 6.00am – 6.00pm
Sunday 1 April 6.00am – midday
Q. Will alcohol be sold at the Event?
A. Yes, from the Bar located in the Paddock
Q. Are there Big Screens?
A. There are two big screens operating at the Event, one on top of the Mountain and one at Hell Corner, both operating on Sun only.
Q. What catering options are there?
A. Vendors will be operating from the Paddock, Harris Park and top of Mount.
Q. What facilities are there for disabled patrons?
A. Disabled patrons can park in Harris Park (providing official State Govt vehicle pass on the car) and access the disabled elevator attached to the main pedestrian bridge which connects with the pit complex where there is a suitable elevator to access the Paddock (area behind the garages). Disabled toilets are located in the pit Complex along with ramps to access the entire complex.
Q. Will official event merchandise and programs be available for sale?
A. Yes, from the official merchandise stall located at the rear of Garage 36.
Q. What first aid service is available?
A. St John’s Ambulance will be providing first aid over the Event. They will be located in the Main Paddock and Harris Park.
Q. Is there a radio broadcast of the Event?
A. The Bathurst 6 Hour Race will be broadcast live on 87.8mhZ.
Q. Can I bring my dog?
A. No, animals of any type are prohibited with exception to assistance animals
Q. Is there an ATM at the Circuit?
A. No, the nearest is located in Bathurst township, approximately 3 km away
Q. What is the weather normally like in April?
A. Bathurst in March has an average low temperature of 7 degrees Celsius and an average high temperature of 21 degrees Celsius.