Bathurst to come alive with ‘Circuit to City’ pre-event parade
As many as 40 of the race cars competing in the Supercheap Auto Bathurst International next month will visit the town of Bathurst in a ‘Circuit to City’ parade on Thursday evening of the event (November 10).
Cars from all of the seven racing classes will travel via police escort from the Mount Panorama circuit to Russell Street in the heart of the regional town to showcase the global variations of race cars that will tackle the famous circuit on November 11-13.
A variety of machines representing all corners of the world will meet the fans in the city of Bathurst, including cars from the TCR Australia Series, GT World Challenge, Touring Car Masters, Trans Am, Porsche Sprint Challenge, Production Cars and the Prototypes.
The free event will start at 4pm AEDT on Thursday, November 10.
Other activities at the Russell Street venue will include local entertainment, food vans and driver signings.
Once the cars return to Mount Panorama under another police escort, teams will undertake final preparations ahead of the first on track action that starts on Friday morning.
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Event director, Bathurst International
“It’s going to be fantastic to bring some of the best cars from the Supercheap Auto Bathurst International to visit the centre of town and mingle with the locals and race goers,” said Collier.
“These types of events have been done before, but never in the afternoon for a twilight session.
“I feel that the atmosphere will be brilliant at that time of day, and it should mean that people can come down and see our cars, and then move into town to the restaurants and bars for their dinner.
“They’ll be plenty of extra activities to do on Russell Street. Fans will be able to get up close with the cars, the stars and have an afternoon of fun and activities.”
Cr. Robert Taylor
Mayor of Bathurst
“We are proud to partner with the Australian Racing Group to bring the Circuit to City to our CBD,” said Cr Taylor.
“Along with the impressive display of cars there will be driver signings, food trucks and live music.
“This event will bring people together and provide an economic boost to businesses in our city centre.”