Mount Panorama Records

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The current official lap record is held by Christopher Mies, who set a time of 1:59.2910 during the 2018 Challenge Bathurst on 16 November 2018, driving a GT3-spec Audi R8 Ultra.

Faster laps have been recorded at Mount Panorama but not during a race so do not qualify as records. As part of publicity for the 2011 Australian Grand Prix, McLaren provided a MP4-23 Formula One car for Jenson Button and Craig Lowndes. Button recorded a time of 1:48.88. On 2 February 2019 Luke Youlden recorded 1:58.694 in a Brabham BT62.

The fastest lap of the pre-1987 circuit was a 2:09.7 set by Formula 5000 driver Neil Allen in 1970 driving a McLaren M10B-Chevrolet.

Kevin Bartlett set the first ever 100 mph (161 km/h) lap of the Mount Panorama Circuit at the Easter meeting in 1967 driving a Repco Brabham BT11A, recording a 2:17.7 lap. For his achievement he was awarded 25 bottles of champagne. Later in the weekend he won the NSW State Road Racing Championship and lowered his lap record to 2:17.4, which earned him another 100 bottles. With a time of 2:17.8, Allan Grice set the first 100 mph lap of the circuit for a touring car (under Group C regulations) during qualifying for the 1982 James Hardie 1000 driving a V8 powered Holden VH Commodore SS. Four years later at the 1986 James Hardie 1000, Grice also set the first 100 mph lap in a Group A touring car driving a Holden VK Commodore SS Group A, recording a 2:16.16 in official qualifying.

Lap records for the various racing classes are:

+ - time was set on the original 6.172 km (3.835 mi) layout

Class/Driver

Country/Vehicle

Time/Date

Outright
Christopher Mies
Germany
Audi R8 Ultra
1:59.2910
16 November 2018

Racing Cars

Formula Three
Simon Hodge
Australia
Mygale M11-Mercedes-Benz
2:02.6701
20 April 2014
Formula 5000
Niel Allen
Australia
McLaren M10B-Chevrolet
2:09.7+
30 March 1970
Formula Ford
Anton De Pasquale 
Australia 
Mygale SJ08a-Ford
2:17.9144
5 October 2012
Formula Ford (1600)
Neil McFayden
Australia 
Van Diemen RF94-Ford
2:24.1300
11 October 2002
Formula Vee (1200) 
Paul Sherman
Australia
Spectre
2.55.7162
21 February 2009
Formula Vee (1600)
Benjamin Porter
Australia 
Checkmate JP02
2:43.2401
5 February 2012

Sports Cars   

Track Day 
Luke Youlden
Australia
Brabham BT62
1.58.69
6 February 2019
GT3 Sports Cars
Shane van Gisbergen
New Zealand
McLaren 650S GT3
2:01.5670
7 February 2016
Production Sports
Benny Simonsen
Denmark
Ferrari 488 GT3
2:03.419
27 March 2016
Carrera Cup 
Jaxon Evans
New Zealand
Porsche 991 GT3
2:06.2285 
7 October 2018
Radical Cup
Peter Paddon
Australia
Radical SR3S
2:12.193 
6 February 2016
Radical Cup
Neale Muston
Australia
Radical SR8
2:07.7654
8 February 2014
Nations Cup
Garth Tander
Australia
Holden Monaro 427C
2:14.3267 
17 November 2002
Aussie Racing Cars 
Adrian Flack
Australia
Euro GT-Yamaha
2:32.0659
9 October 2015

Historic Sports Cars   

Group Sc 
Geoff Morgan
Australia
Porsche 911 Carrera
2:32.9968
3 February 2018
Group Sb
Terry Lawlor
Australia
Shelby GT350
2:40.8391
2 February 2018
Group Sa
Brian Duffy
Australia
Austin-Healey 3000 MkI
2:48.837
26 March 2016

Touring Cars

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