When Garth Tander crossed the road to win the 2000 Bathurst 1000 with Jason Bargwanna, he conquered the wettest Nice Race in historical past.
But when forecasts for this weekend are correct, that file may fall.
On that day, 20.8mm fell on Mount Panorama and the 54-car discipline produced a race file 13 security automobiles.
Tander stated whereas he remembers little of that race, expertise gained in his tons of of moist laps over his 24 Bathurst begins is what counts.
“You learn about how the weather affects the track – where there’s standing water, where there’s rivers, because given the racetrack is literally on the side of a mountain, the water will cascade down the hill,” he informed Broad World of Sports activities.
“So over that time you learn where all the rivers are and you learn where all the more treacherous parts of the circuit are. So that database in your brain is always evolving.
“I am in all probability nonetheless utilizing information from again then as a result of the observe hasn’t modified, however in actuality the way you drive the automobile and the way you go about it, I can not keep in mind that.”
The weather will also mean the race is now much more open in terms of contenders.
“We will provide you with all of the methods on the earth, however the one factor you may’t change is the climate. So we now have to take care of what we have been given.
“You probably take less risks early in the week, because there’s more chance of causing damage to the car in wet conditions.
“You simply should depend on your expertise and and simply not get too carried away with it.”