Students on Track at Bathurst for first time

  • Virgin Australia Supercars Championship
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  • 06/10/2014
  • By V8 Supercars

Mount Panorama will host the V8 Supercars Students on Track program this week, and it will be the first time the initiative will take place at the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000.

Students will be given the unique opportunity to have an inside look at the most iconic motorsport event in Australia, and give them an insight to how their classroom learnings translateonto the racetrack. They will be able to observe practical applications of maths, physical education, media studies, engineering and much more.

This will be the first time students will take part in the program at the pinnacle round on the V8 Supercars calendar, which Marketing Projects Manager Dominique Burgess said will be a memorable experience for the students.

"It's great to see the students on track program be brought to the biggest event on our calendar, the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000," Burgess said.

"The opportunity for kids to see what they learn in the classroom be applied in real life scenarios and in this case, in the exhilarating field of V8 Supercars, is not only educational but an experience in itself."

One of the features of the program is the junior press conference, where students have access to ask leading drivers questions about themselves on and off the track. At Bathurst, students will have access to current Champion and points leader Jamie Whincup, Bathurst winners Russell Ingall and Rick Kelly, and up and comer Scott Pye at the conference.

The program enables students to get up close to the action, getting a behind the scenes look at the V8 Supercars Paddock, enjoying the thrills of the on-track practice sessions and entertainment.

Schools as far as Dubbo, Orange, Lithgow, Cowra and Glen Ellis will be travelling to the historical event, with over 1000 students confirmed to be attending.

Students will also have the chance to meet the stars of the Dunlop Series with an autograph session scheduled for the students.

Teachers also receive a teacher handbook and student workbook to assist in getting the most out of the V8 Supercars event excursion.

The program is available at the remaining 2014 V8 Supercar events, the Castrol EDGE Gold Coast 600, Phillip Island 400 and Sydney NRMA 500. Ensure you register your school now to experience one of Australia's most exhilarating sports - visit the Students on Track pagenow.

If you're not a student and don't want to miss out on the V8 Supercars action at the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000, book your tickets now.

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