Bathurst has had a long association with motor racing, for both cars and motorcycles.
Motorcycle racing is generally believed to have started in Bathurst around 1911 on the roads in the Kelso/Sunny Corner area. Today, the Long Track is a highly popular inclusion on the Motorcycling Australia calendar as is the new Supermotard competition. Panorama Motorcycle Club runs the motocross track at the top of Mount Panorama, with regular club meets.
Speedway style racing commenced in 1931 on what was known as the Vale Circuit. This continued until 1937, when the newly-built circuit at Mount Panorama was completed. The first race was held there in March 1938.
Mount Panorama has hosted various Australian Grand Prix, for both motor-cycles and open four-wheelers and, since October 1963, has been both the spiritual and physical home of touring car racing in this country.
Today, the City of Bathurst is virtually synonymous with motor racing, known throughout the world because of its challenging and picturesque motor racing circuit.
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