Supercars celebrates major Repco Bathurst 1000 attendance

08 Oct
The 60th anniversary running of the Repco Bathurst 1000 has witnessed an extraordinary turnout
2 mins by James Pavey
  • Official 2023 attendance recorded at 204,069

  • Supercars celebrated 60th anniversary of Great Race in Bathurst

  • Six legendary cars took to the track as part of celebrations of 60th anniversary

The 60th anniversary running of the Repco Bathurst 1000 has witnessed an extraordinary turnout, marking it as one of the most attended events in the history of Australian motorsport. 

Supercars announced an official crowd figure for this year's event was 204,069.

This remarkable attendance number places the 2023 Repco Bathurst 1000 as the third-highest attended event in its storied history, trailing only behind the record-breaking crowds of 2012 and 2018.

Highlights: Race 24 2023 Repco Bathurst 1000

The event was also the first Bathurst 1000 for the Gen3 Supercars, as 28 Ford Mustangs and Chevrolet Camaros battled at Mount Panorama across four days.


"The Repco Bathurst 1000 holds a special place in the hearts of motorsport fans across Australia and around the world," Supercars CEO Shane Howard said.

"To see well over 200,000 fans gather to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Great Race is a testament to the passion and dedication of our loyal supporters.

"We are thrilled to have reached the third-highest attendance figure in the event's history as we add another brilliant chapter to the enduring legacy of this incredible race."

Triple Eight Race Engineering secured its 10th win in the Great Race, with Shane van Gisbergen beating pole sitter Brodie Kostecki to claim victory.

The 2023 Repco Supercars Championship will resume at the Boost Mobile Gold Coast 500 on October 27-29.

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