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Old 04-05-2004, 04:44   #1 (permalink)
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Is Mt Panorama still open now?

Can anyone tell me with certainty,

Is Mount Panorama circuit still open with all the pit lane works?

I want to take my partner's young bloke to see the track and the meusem there after Easter and I'd like to know if the track is still drivable with all the works going on.

It's a long drive from here and I know that he would be very dissapointed if we couldn't get on the track.
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Re: Is Mt Panorama still open now?

um im pretty sure it is a mate drove a bus around it the other day
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From what I can gather, yes it's a public road that you can drive around,
BUT it's one way only, and that's the opposite too the way that the RACE is run !!!
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Old 04-05-2004, 05:15   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Is Mt Panorama still open now?

From the front window it looks pretty open. I live about 80 metres from the pits and i can tell you the track is open all day every day. It is a public road that runs both ways. The pit construction has only just begun and there is a fair bit of work going on, it will not block any access to the track though. The museum is also completing a new wing and should be bigger and better in the next few months.
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Re: Is Mt Panorama still open now?

Bathurst is a scenic route, and it's 2-way, with 60kmh speed limits around it all, and it would be heavily policed at easter. Last time I was there was in 2002 after the race, I did 2 laps of the track, then parked in the pit lane.

They have knocked the pit complex down, and are building another one, but i'm not sure if the pit lane will be open.
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Re: Is Mt Panorama still open now?

No access to pit lane at the moment. The best viewing of the work is up at hell corner and at the dunlop bridge. Whilst the police do come up and check the track its always pretty interesting up here.
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Re: Is Mt Panorama still open now?

I bet you get a lot of idiots racing around that track when its open to public..

I remember that dad drove around the track when I was really little in his ZG Fairlane... but I can't remember anything of it (plus I could barely see out the windows anyway )
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