FIRST PIC: WHAT A COVID BATHURST LOOKS LIKE

Zoned seating makes Pit Straight look very different for the 2020 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000.

RACE fans attending this year’s Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 at Mount Panorama will see a venue that will look very different to previous years – and we’ve been able to get a glimpse of what the spectator areas will look like.

As this exclusive photo in this story shows, zoned seating has been set up as part of the event’s COVID requirements. 

The photo shows Zone 1 at Murray Corner with Zone 2 to fill the middle part of Pit Straight and Zone 3 at Hell Corner and the start of Mountain Straight.

Each zone has its own dedicated car park and assembly point.

In terms of particulars, patrons will not be permitted to sit on the grass banks as per previous years and must sit in the provided zoned seating. 

These seats will be numbered and allocated with fans to be permitted to only be able to move to go and get food and for toilet breaks. They must return to their seats to eat.

Up to 4000 spectators will be permitted each day of the event. This number is not including teams, officials and race event personnel. 

The limitations have been stipulated by the New South Wales Government and must be followed by Supercars for the event to be permitted to occur.

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With over 20 years in the Australian motorsport industry, Noonan is the head of V8 Sleuth. He’s held a range of roles including working in television with Seven and Ten, print media and public relations. With a specialty in Australian motorsport history, he’s known around racing paddocks as ’the Sleuth’ and started his motorsport media career in 1997.