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Bathurst by the numbers

Have you ever wondered what it takes to get through a Bathurst 1000? What does a driver undertake, both physically and mentally, to prepare for the pursuit of the top step of the podium?

Bathurst by the numbers;

  • 1000 km race distance, the distance from Sydney to Brisbane
  • Driven over approximately 6.5 hours
  • 161 laps of a 6.123 km circuit
  • An average speed of 161.5 km/h
  • 300 km/h top speed
  • An average heart rate of 170 beats per minute
  • Cabin temperature can rise to 60 degrees Celsius
  • Core body temp can rise to 39 degrees Celsius – fever level
  • Average reaction time of 0.15 seconds – as fast as an elite sprinter
  • Equivalent of 1,200 x 120 kg single leg presses to exert the required brake pedal pressure