WITH just 4000 spectators allowed in each day, race fans know luck was on their side to be able to attend this year's Bathurst 1000.
In a normal year, you would expect a very long walk from the car park to the track, a long line at the gate, and then plenty of ducking and weaving to get through the crowds at Mount Panorama.
But that's far from the case in 2020.
Among the limited fans at the Mount this weekend are Sean Graves and Tyarna Esposito.
The couple travelled to Bathurst from the Central Coast and are staying at the NRMA Bathurst Panorama Holiday Park over the four days of the event.
Mr Graves said it was the second year he had come to watch the race, deciding to attend after his sister moved to Bathurst for university.
He and Ms Esposito will be enjoying the race from Murrays Corner and are glad to have the opportunity.
"It's cool to get a ticket when they've cut down the number of tickets and to get to have a seat to watch from," Mr Graves said.
In addition to visiting the Mount, the couple have also patronised businesses, including having dinner at The Church Bar on Friday night.
Also in Bathurst for the race are Goulburn mates Tim Conquest and Shannon Bice, who made the pilgrimage to be on the Mount for the Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the event.
Mr Conquest said it was a seven-year tradition and he was happy to have been able to secure tickets.
"[We're] keeping the streak alive," he said.
Despite being best mates, they will be cheering on opposing manufacturers this weekend.
Mr Bice is a Ford fan and hopes to see any one of the eight Mustangs on the grid claim the Peter Brock Trophy, while Mr Conquest, a Triple Eight supporter, wants the #888 Holden of Jamie Whincup and Craig Lowndes to win.
For those who can't make it to Mount Panorama, they can watch live coverage on both free-to-air and paid television across the weekend.