Jim Richards Bathurst Legend Hot Laps at Mount Panorama Bathurst
|There’s no other circuit like Mount Panorama and no racer knows the mountain like Jim Richards. Hot Laps don’t get any better than this.
Imagine the ride of a lifetime, hot laps at Bathurst in the passenger seat of a Porsche race car driven by the legendary Jim Richards. Jim is a 4 times Australian Touring Car Champion, 7 times Bathurst 1000 winner, 8 times Targa Tasmania winner and Carrera Cup champion.
These are adrenalin-fuelled hot laps around the full 6.213km circuit that is the spiritual home of Australian motorsport. Strap into the Porsche, hook up to the in car communications, then sit back as ‘Gentleman Jim’ shows why Mount Panorama is so revered.
Experience the rush heading up Mountain Straight, hold on as the circuit seems to disappear across Skyline, feel the G forces through the Esses and be amazed at the speed down Conrod.
And if all that isn’t enough, lunch with members of the Jim Richards Racing Team is included.
The Jim Richards Bathurst Experience is the ultimate gift for any motorsport fan. It will definitely leave a lasting impression and it will forever change the way you view the Great Race.
The hot laps with Jim were truly remarkable. The performance of the car was phenomenal, but made even more so by Jim’s skill guiding it around the track. There were several times where I was convinced we could not possibly make it around the corner, but he stuck it in there and it held on like it was on rails – absolutely brilliant!
As you may remember my siblings and I bought the experience for our dad for Father’s Day, and I don’t think we have ever or will ever get him a better gift. The sheer joy on his face before, during, and particularly after is exactly what we were hoping for when we chose the experience for him.
One of the most enjoyable parts of the experience for both of us was getting to spend time with Jim, asking questions, looking at the cars, talking to Ken in the garage and in general just absorbing all the parts that go into sending a race car around a track at high speed. Everyone involved was friendly and helpful and really made the experience all it could be. Dad is still raving about “Gentleman Jim”!
On behalf of us all, thank you for such an outstanding day – the experience certainly delivered on the promise of being the ride of a lifetime!
Please also pass our thanks onto Jim for making it such a memorable day.
Fitness and Experience
- No experience is necessary
- Min age is 16. If under 18 a parent or guardian must be present on the day and must complete the acknowlegement of risk
- Maximum weight 110kg
What to Bring/Wear
- Bring loose-fitting, comfortable clothes suitable for the weather on the day.
- Sunscreen, hat and water.
What is Supplied
- Hot Laps with Jim Richards in a Porsche Race Car
- Driver/passenger in-car communication
- Lunch with members of the Jim Richards Racing Team
- 2 full speed passes
This is a rare opportunity to experience Mount Panorama in full race set up. Normally a public road, state legislation heavily restricts use of the full circuit and there are just 4 motorsport events held there annually. Adrenalin has exclusive access to the Jim Richards Bathurst Experience.
Please advise Adrenalin when booking if guests will be attending on the day. Guests are most welcome – the cost is $130 per person and this includes refreshments and lunch.
Jim Richards was inducted into the Australian Motorsport Hall of Fame in 2006. His career records are extraordinary but it is his results at Mount Panorama that have earned him his greatest accolades. Jim holds the record for the most Bathurst 1000 starts, a continuous run of thirty five through to 2006. He also shares the record for the most number of race finishes, twenty four, netting him thirteen Top 10 finishes along with his seven outright victories.
The record for the greatest winning margin belongs to Peter Brock and Jim Richards and the record for the fastest race time for the full 1,000km also belongs to Jim and was set back in 1991 when he and Mark Skaife steered their turbo Nissan GT-R to victory.
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