Legends recognised at Mount Panorama

  • Virgin Australia Supercars Championship
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  • 13/08/2014
  • By Bathurst Regional Council/V8 Supercars

Fans' favourite Bathurst legends have been acknowledged at the Mount Panorama circuit, with 22 internal roads named after history's greatest.

Leading into Australia's biggest motor race, the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000, the Bathurst Regional Council put it to a vote -and over 550 fans locally and around the world submitted the names they believed needed to permanently be part of the racetrack.

The 22 roads are in the campsite area so visitors can now say they're staying on 'Brock Avenue' or 'Bowe Avenue'.

Some of the names fans will even see competing in V8 Supercars during the October 9-12 event, with four current day drivers acknowledged in Craig Lowndes, Greg Murphy, Russell Ingall and Jamie Whincup.

Other names selected live on with the second generation of racers contesting the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 this year, with Steven Johnson, James Moffat, Steven Richards and Jack Perkinstackling the mountain.

Newly named roads at Mount Panorama (located behind the Pit Complex) are:

- Brock Avenue
- Doohan Avenue
- Lowndes Avenue
- Sheene Avenue
- Johnson Avenue
- Toombs Avenue
- Moffat Avenue
- Goss Avenue
- Skaife Avenue
- Bartlett Avenue
- Richards Avenue
- Geoghegan Avenue
- Perkins Avenue
- Jane Avenue
- Murphy Avenue
- Bond Avenue
- Bowe Avenue
- Ingall Avenue
- Seton Avenue
- Firth Avenue
- Grice Avenue
- Whincup Avenue.

In addition to the new internal roads, the Council will rename the existing Twelfth Avenue Bathurst Avenue with plans to create plaques along the avenue to recognise significant contributions made by local individuals to Mount Panorama.

Bathurst Mayor, Cr. Gary Rush believed it was fantastic to see community engagement and history combined at Mount Panorama.

"Recognising Bathurst's rich motoring history is an important part of growing Bathurst as a tourist destination," Cr Rush said.

"Each one of these 22 names has a unique story to tell and I'm thrilled Council has formally recognised the contribution of these motoring personalities to the Bathurst region.

"Mount Panorama continues to provide benefits to the region and engaging with the wider community on this significant landmark creates better outcomes for us all."

Mount Panorama is home to V8 Supercars' iconic event, the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000, revered around the country and the world.

Twenty-eight V8 Supercars will line up this October to fight for the coveted Peter Brock Trophy, awarded to the winnerof the grueling contest.

Tickets are available now for the October 9-12 event.

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