A MAJOR INFRASTRUCTRE upgrade of the Mount Panorama Circuit by the Bathurst Regional Council will deliver benefits to Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour fans this weekend.
A major upgrade of the circuit’s timing system will see a brand-new lap scoring and timing interface available to all fans exclusively via the Bathurst 12 Hour website.
For the first time at an Australian Motorsport event, fans will be able to access several pages of information in addition to the main timing and scoring results page.
In essence, they’ll see the same information provided to teams working in the Mount Panorama pit lane.
The infrastructure upgrade has seen the existing facilities replaced with the same world-class equipment used at major circuits like YAS Marina in Abu Dhabi, Dubai Autodrome, the Red Bull ring in Austria and several circuits in the Netherlands.
The hardware is the same system used by the Formula One World Championship around the world, with Mount Panorama the first in Australia permanently utilise the system.
Mount Panorama now features 12 timing lines throughout its 6.213km – nine more than the existing system – and has the ability to time cars to 1/10,000th of a second.
As well as a comprehensive and adaptable live timing screen, a vehicle tracking page will allow fans to follow the position of their favourite car on the circuit while a separate page will log enormous amounts of statistical information including the fastest laps by each car, lap leaders, Safety Car periods and more.
All the information will be provided free to fans via the Bathurst 12 Hour website.
The international effort has seen the managing director of Netherlands-based company Time Service, Harald Roelse, visit the race this weekend to help roll out the new system.
Mayor of Bathurst Cr Gary Rush said Bathurst Regional Council continues to invest in upgrading facilities at Mount Panorama, the timing system is the latest initiative which will benefit racing teams and fans.
“The state-of-the-art piece of infrastructure aligns with the constant improvements being made at Mount Panorama to ensure it remains the premier motor racing circuit in Australia.” Cr Rush said.
Fans will be able to access the system through www.bathurst12hour.com.au.