This weekend the mountain will be alive with the sound of some the best motorsport technology on the planet. Ferrari, Nissan GTR, Lamborghini and Porsche are amonst the biggest brands that will take on Mount Panorama in the grueling Bathurst 12hr race.
Make sure you’ve got a great spot on the couch picked out as you’ll be spending a lot of hours there this weekend. While the cars are impressive, the track also received a recent upgrade with dramatically improved timing. 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. Basically you’ll be able to sit in front of the same information provided to teams working in the Mount Panorama pit lane.
The new live telemetry data allows you to follow the position of your 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.
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.
There’ll be a live stream on the site, but if you prefer the old-school TV method, the Seven Network will provide live and free coverage from the very start of the race on Sunday morning through to the conclusion that afternoon. The coverage starts on 7mate at 5:30am Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT) – that’s 4:30am in Brisbane, 5:00am in Adelaide and 2:30am in Perth.
Make sure you follow #B12hr on Twitter for all the conversation between fans and teams.
If you enjoy your motorsport, make sure you fire up www.bathurst12hour.com.au this weekend.
— FOX MOTORSPORT (@Fox_Motorsport) February 4, 2016