Despite uncomfortable heatwave conditions and the ongoing NSW bushfire situation, the Bathurst 12 Hour still managed to pull a record three-day crowd at Mount Panorama over the weekend.
The event drew a crowd of 43,111 people across the three days, improving on 2018's figure of 41,610.
Last year's event drew 49,495 fans to Mount Panorama across four days.
Event director Kurt Sakzewski said it's pleasing to see the event grow its audience each year.
"The crowd figure is a solid result given the challenging weather conditions over the last week that have potentially impacted on people's plans to make it to Bathurst," Mr Sakzewski said.
"We see fans travelling from all over Europe to see their teams and drivers compete and the attraction for domestic fans is also big, as this is the only time they can see these cars and drivers compete in Australia."
Mr Sakzewski said the international pull of the event allows it to stand out from any other race meeting on Mount Panorama's diverse calendar.
"This truly is Australia's most international motorsport event," he said.
"With drivers from over 22 countries who all have their fan bases back home, we have an incredible amount of interest from overseas viewers though our broadcast partners, live streaming options and social media channels."
Mr Sakzewski said the event is an entirely different beast from the Bathurst 12 Hour in the sense that it promotes a wider range of car manufacturers and a different style of racing.
"Not only are the cars technically very different from a Supercar, but running for a full 12 hours adds a lot more complexity to the strategy you have to apply," he said.
"Also, starting the race in the dark creates a spectacle that is hard to beat and the view of the cars going across the top of the mountain as the sun rises really is magical."
Outside the race, Mr Sakzewski said it was encouraging to see the Bathurst community engage with the Town to Track event in its second year.
It's great to be able to bring the cars in to town and have the people of Bathurst get up close with the drivers," he said.
We are always looking at ways to improve the event and no doubt, we will come up with a list of areas to improve the experience for the fans and our visiting teams for next year."
Bathurst mayor Bobby Bourke said the event means a lot to the community from both a tourism and economic perspective.
"We are very lucky to have the capacity to host such high-profile events," Cr Bourke said.