Bathurst 1000 draws second highest ever attendance figures

a total number of 201,416 attending this year's event. Photo: V8 Supercars

a total number of 201,416 attending this year's event. Photo: V8 Supercars

THE second highest number of Bathurst 1000 fans have made their way through the gates during 2015 with a total number of 201,416 attending this year's event. 

The four day attendance figures was up three per cent on last year's crowd figures of 195,261. 

"This is one of the biggest sporting events in Australia and one of the world's iconic motor races and to crack the 200,000 mark is a great endorsement by our fans," V8 Supercars CEO James Warburton said.

"I want to thank all our loyal and passionate fans for their outstanding support. I  also want to acknowledge all our teams, drivers, officials and volunteers who make this event what it is.

"Thank you also to the NSW Government, Destination NSW, the Bathurst Regional Council and our naming rights partner Supercheap Auto for their fantastic support.

"Our crowds continue to grow with over a million fans attending V8 Supercars events so far this year and millions more watching on television around the country and the rest of the world."

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