CAMPING sites for this year's Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 go on sale on Monday with racing fans expected to snap up most of the spots within days.
A total of 7100 sites are available across eight campsites: McPhillamy Park, Reid and Sulman, The Paddock, Max Cameron, The Chase, The Orchard, The Motorhome Park and Enduro.
The sites range from 4.8 square metres to 9.0 square metres and are all within walking distance of toilets and shower facilities.
Strong camping numbers are again forecast this year, with 60 per cent of sites set to be taken up by returning campers.
Campsites have become iconic on Mount Panorama, with fans from across the globe now spending months at a time preparing for the event, which this year will begin on Thursday, October 10 and run through until Sunday, October 13, when a new champion of the Great Race will be crowned King of the Mountain.
GALLERY: Camping at the 2018 Great Race
Event Manager Rachael White says demand is expected to be as strong as ever when tickets go on sale at 11am on Monday.
"There are eight campgrounds available across the event precinct as camping remains one of the most affordable and popular ways to watch the race," she said.
"Over the past few years the sites at the top of Mount Panorama and the paddock area campground have been extremely popular, taking just four days to sell out completely.
"Given their proximity to the track and family friendly facilities, our full-powered motorhome options remain hugely popular."
Last year's event was attended by 206,755, the second highest attendance in the history of the race, only behind record of 207,205 set on the 50th anniversary edition in 2012.
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