A QUEENSLAND race fan has been sent home by police after he was caught doing a burnout in one of the Mount Panorama campgrounds.
The 49-year-old is alleged to have done the burnout in a Ford ute at around 3.30pm on Monday.
A video on social media alerted police to the incident and late on Tuesday afternoon they identified the campsite and located the vehicle and male driver.
The incident was revealed as police launched Operation Bathurst, a high-visibility police operation over the duration of the Bathurst 1000.
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"It's often the case, people come in and they take it upon themselves to test us out," Operation Bathurst commander, Assistant Commissioner Geoff McKechnie, said.
"We've had one issue where a participant decided to do a burnout up in the campgrounds up there. That person was immediately dealt with.
"He travelled all the way from Queensland and he was sent home the next day.
"And that's the message we're sending to people. Come in, enjoy it, behave yourself, have a great time and you won't have a problem.
"If you behave in a manner that causes other people concern or endangers other people in the precinct, you will be dealt with and removed."
In addition to patrolling the Mount, police will be monitoring licensed premises around the city and be highly visible on roads conducting random drug and alcohol tests.
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