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Mount Panorama Records

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

Supercars Championship
Chaz Mostert
Australia
Ford Mustang GT
 2:04.7602
13 October 2019
Super2 Series
Paul Dumbrell
Australia
Holden VE Commodore
 2:06.7352
10 October 2015
Sports Sedan
Steven Lacey
Australia 
Chevrolet Camaro
2:10.9911
3 February 2018
Group A
Mark Skaife
Australia
Nissan Skyline GT-R R
32 2:14.50
6 October 1991
Group C
Peter Brock
Australia 
Holden VK Commodore
2:15.13†
30 September 1984
Super Touring
Jason Plato
United Kingdom
Renault Laguna
2:16.8034
5 October 1997
NASCAR
Jim Richards
New Zealand
Chevrolet Lumina
2:18.1027
24 February 1996
Improved Production
Ray Hislop
Australia
Ford BF Falcon
2:19.7120
21 April 2019 
Goup C Improved Production Touring Cars
Allan Moffat
Canada
Ford Boss 302 Mustang
2:22.4†
3 April 1972
GT Production
Neil Crompton
Australia 
Ferrari F355
2:24.6065
14 November 1998
Group 3E Series Production
Chaz Mostert
Australia
Ford Focus RS LZ
2.25.802
16 April 2017
Mini Challenge
Jason Bargwanna
Australia
Mini Cooper S
2:30.2732
11 October 2008
Commodore Cup 
Steve Owen
Australia
Holden VS Commodore
2:30.7639
24 April 2011
V8 Ute Racing Series
Kris Walton
Australia
Ford FG Falcon Ute
2:31.1318
12 October 2014
Saloon Cars 
Shawn Jamieson
Australia
Holden VT Commodore
2:35.9685
23 April 2011
Group E Series Production
Allan Moffat
Canada
Ford Falcon XY GTHO Phase III
2:36.5†
1 October 1972
HQ Holden
Peter Holmes
Australia
HQ Holden
2:56.0330
19 October 1997

 Historic Touring Cars  

Touring Car Masters
John Bowe
Australia 
Holden LH Torana SL/R 5000
2:17.4462
8 October 2017
Group Nc Australia
Vince Macri
 Australia
Chevrolet Camaro
2:28.070
27 March 2016
Group Nb Australia
Bradley Tilley
Australia
Ford Mustang
2:31.6091
5 April 2015 
Group Na Australia
K. Smith
Australia
MG ZA Magnette
3:21.3310
11 April 2009

 Motorcycles  

Formula Xtreme 
Kevin Curtain
Australia
Yamaha YZF-R1
2:15.45
23 April 2000
Superbike
Kevin Curtain
Australia
Yamaha YZF-R1
2:15.83
23 April 2000
Sidecar
G. Biggs/L.Genova
Australia
LCR Krauser
2:30.28
10 April 1993