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The Bathurst circuit is in New Siuth Wales, the most populated Australian state. The 6.123 km circuit, named "Mount Panorama", is one of the most difficult and technical in the world. With steep descents and a long straight. It has an elevation difference of 174m between its highest and lowest points. The Mount Panorama Circuit is the venue for the Bathurst 1000 km, Australia's most popular race is for V8 Supercars was over a distance of 500 miles (800 km) from 1963 to 1972, the 1000km began in 1973.
At the 2012 edition, won on the 7th of October by Jamie Whincup and Paul Dumbrell, the Porsche RS Spyder did a demonstration on the Bathurst circuit. It was the version painted yellow and red, run by Roger Penske in the American Le Mans Series, that won the 12 Hours of Sebring in 2008. That same year, the Dutch driver Jeroen Bleekemolen also won in LM P2 at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, with his compatriots Peter van Merksteijn and Jos Verstappen. The RS Spyder is the most recent Porsche prototype to seen in La Sarthe, pending their return to the top prototype class, LM P1 in 2014.
Click here to learn more about the Porsche RS Spyder and the Porsche prototype winners of the '24 Heures du Mans'.