Bathurst Mayor Ian North says the crowd’s return to Bathurst 1000 will be a “huge boost” for the entire region.
“We had a good race last year but it didn’t make sense and the crowd makes sense,” he told Sky News host Paul Murray.
“And that makes this city really good, it’s the people.
“When you get up on the mountain and see mom, dad and kids and they put their hands over their ears and go around the cars that first time Bathurst is alive.
“And what it is, we’re alive, it’s important.