Early forecast points to perfect weather

THE LONG-range weather forecast indicates perfect race-going weather for this year’s Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 hour.

A break in the heatwave that has seen the Southern states sweltering in the last week is set to see fine and mild conditions for race week.

The Bureau of Meteorology suggests cool and mild conditions for the Central West region commencing mid-week, with Thursday and Friday both set to hit 23 degrees.

Saturday will then see perfect conditions for the Pirelli Top-10 shootout to produce stunning lap times with Partly Cloudy conditions and a top of 25 degrees.

Last year’s scorching temperatures in the mid 30s slowed the track, while Shane van Gisbergen’s qualifying (and Mount Panorama) record of 2m01.2 was set in much milder conditions – similar to those forecast – the year prior.

Milder conditions this year will not only help the turbo cars produce the most power, but will save the track from reaching the more than 50-degree track temperature they reached during the shootout last year, a major impediment to lap times.

Cool evenings will see temperatures drop to 10 degrees on most nights – perfect conditions for camping on the Mountain.

The long-range forecast for Sunday indicates similar conditions to Saturday, with some cloud and temps in the mid 20s for the big race.

Regardless, the conditions look perfect for getting trackside and catching the action live.

Tickets can be purchased at the gate, with Sunday access a bargain at just $46, including pit and paddock area access.

Click here to check out the ticketing options.

Selected campgrounds at the top of Mount Panorama are also avaialble in the Reid and Sulman Park campgrounds.

Camping options can be found here.