The pinnacle of motor racing in Australia is the V8 Supercars, and the twenty-first edition of this popular competition promises to be one of the best yet with the return of your favourite drivers, teams and vehicles, who will compete in 15 fixtures over the course of the year.
The 2019 championship chase begins with the Adelaide 500 in South Australia, and finishes at the Newcastle 500 in New South Wales, and you won’t miss a minute of this motor sports action no matter your schedule when watching it live on your TV or streaming the Supercars to a mobile device.
Supercars 2019 TV Preview
While every event on the V8 calendar is must see TV, some of the fan favourites include the Phillip Island SuperSprint in Victoria on the 13-14 April, considered the most scenic track in the tour. Further into the championship’s chase you’ll find Queensland’s Townsville 400 races, where the streets become filled with the smell of high octane fuel and the sound of V8 engines fills the air, which will take place across three festive days in July, while the season’s only non-Australian fixture, the Auckland SuperSprint, runs full throttle in the middle of September.
2019 ITM Auckland Supersprint Free Air vs Fox Sports
|Friday 13 September||9.45am-2.15pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Saturday 14 September||7.45am-4.00pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Sunday 15 September||7.40am-3.40pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
The championship pursuit really turns up the heat after round 11, with the world-famous 2019 Bathurst 1000, the undisputed pinnacle of motorsport in Australia, held at the unforgiving Mount Panorama Circuit in New South Wales on the 13th of October. The Bathurst champion is awarded the Peter Brock trophy, and rightfully named the “King of the Mountain”. The season continues with the Gold Coast 600 in Surfers Paradise, Queensland, and will wrap up in the streets of Newcastle in November, where the Driver’s Championship could very well be decided in the year’s last race, the Newcastle 500.
So don’t miss a minute of this 2019 Supercars Championship action when you can watch every support session, qualifying event and the featured V8 races live, as there’s no telling who will provide the most spectacular footage, or which driver will greet the judge and claim the top spot when the circuit settles on the weekend.
When: Friday September 13 to Sunday September 15, 2019
Where: Pukekohe Park Raceway, Pukekohe, New Zealand
Auckland Supersprint LIVE TV (Sydney time)
|Practice #1||Friday||10.05am||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Practice #2||Friday||1.20pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Practice #3||Saturday||9.20am||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Qualifying (Race 23)||Saturday||11.55am||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Race 23||Saturday||2.10pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Qualifying (Race 24)||Sunday||11.40am||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Race 24||Sunday||2.10pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
V8 Supercars Live and Free
This season there will be seven live events on Free to Air, but as seen in the 2019 TV fixtures Fox Sports (Foxtel/Kayo) will provide the most complete V8 Supercars coverage. This includes every practice session, qualifying event and featured race shown live, with the championship races ad-break free, as well as unique camera angles and spectacular graphics.
Watch Supercars Live Online
If you’re a resident of Australia and don’t have access to Fox Sports you may wish to review the Foxtel now free trial which is good for 10 days. With Foxtel Now you have the option to watch the Supercars live online with a variety of compatible internet connected devices.
Stream the Supercars Free
Alternatively, Kayo Sports have a 14 day trial offering. With the Kayo trial you will have access to the same practices, qualifying and races shown on Fox Sports, and can stream the Auckland Supercars free and Live using eligible mobile devices. Kayo also have an exclusive on-screen RaceView feature that includes a timing camera, which displays a real-time leaderboard, and Co-Pilot, which has an in-car driver camera. There’s also Kayo Minis on demand replay feature, so you can catch-up on any of the key events you may have missed.
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V8 Supercars 2019 TV Fixtures
|Superloop Adelaide 500||Adelaide Parklands Circuit||28 February-3 March||Ten / Foxtel / Kayo|
|Beaurepaires Melbourne 400||Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit||14-17 March||Ten / Foxtel / Kayo|
|Tyrepower Tasmania SuperSprint||Symmons Plains Raceway||5-7 April||Foxtel / Kayo|
|WD-40 Phillip Island SuperSprint||Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit||12-14 April||Foxtel / Kayo|
|PIRTEK Perth SuperNight||Barbagallo Raceway||2-4 May||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Winton SuperSprint||Winton Motor Raceway||24-26 May||Foxtel / Kayo|
|BetEasy Darwin Triple Crown||Hidden Valley Raceway||14-16 June||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Watpac Townsville 400||Reid Park Street Circuit||5-7 July||Ten / Foxtel / Kayo|
|Ipswich SuperSprint||Queensland Raceway||26-28 July||Foxtel / Kayo|
|The Bend SuperSprint||The Bend Motorsport Park||23-25 August||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Auckland SuperSprint||Pukekohe Park Raceway||13-15 September||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000||Mt Panorama Circuit||10-13 October||Ten / Foxtel / Kayo|
|Vodafone Gold Coast 600||Surfers Paradise Street Circuit||25-27 October||Ten / Foxtel / Kayo|
|Sandown 500||Sandown International Motor Raceway||8-10 November||Ten / Foxtel / Kayo|
|Coates Hire Newcastle 500||Newcastle Street Circuit||22-24 November||Ten / Foxtel / Kayo|
Events shown as Sydney Time, adjust for regional differences. The V8 Supercars on Free to Air does not always include live coverage of the support sessions, practices, qualifying, or the Top Ten Shootout.
V8 Supercars Drivers to Watch
Scott McLaughlin got his revenge last year, winning his maiden Supercars Championship after losing in devastating fashion the year prior. McLaughlin only barely edged out fellow Kiwi Shane van Gisbergen after a fantastic showing in each of the last two events, where he finished in the top two in all four races. He is again tipped to be in the mix at the end of the season, but you won’t be able to catch all of his attempt to go back-to-back on this year’s free to air V8 coverage.
Jamie Whincup couldn’t make it eight driver’s championships in 2018, but he did still manage to finish third behind McLaughlin and van Gisbergen. Whincup, one of the sports’ greatest ever drivers and holder of a record seven Championships, will still be a major threat aged 36 in 2019, and you can catch all of his attempt to make it eight, and you won’t miss a key minute when watching motorsport action online.
Shane Van Gisbergen is another driver expected to be in the mix at the business end of the season. The Kiwi finished in second place last year, only 71 points behind McLaughlin in his hunt for a second Championship. He will be looking to improve on this result in 2019, and if the prognosticators are to be believed, he’s a great chance to do so.
Australia Supercars Broadcast Guide
Use this City and State chart to determine what time the Supercars action will be televised in your location based on Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), which began the first Sunday in April and will continue until the first Sunday in October.
Sydney, NSW: 3.00pm
Melbourne, VIC: 3.00pm
Newcastle, NSW: 3.00pm
Hobart, TAS: 3.00pm
Canberra, ACT: 3.00pm
Brisbane, QLD: 3.00pm
Gold Coast, QLD: 3.00pm
Adelaide, SA: 2.30pm
Darwin, NT: 2.30pm
Perth, WA: 1.00pm
How to Stream V8 Supercars in Australia
Not everyone currently has, or wants to take on a Foxtel or Telstra subscription. So with this consideration in mind, what other choices do you have when it comes to watching the Supercars Championship? Let’s look at some of the best streaming options available on the Aussie market.
Arguably the gold-standard of the lower-profile streaming device for years now, the Apple TV is popular because it delivers. This tiny box is now in its fifth generation, and has recently added 4K and HDR streaming. You can also download apps just like you would on your phone. And that means almost every major player is supported, including the Kayo Sports streaming service and Foxtel Now.
This amazing little device now comes in two options for streaming video, both with an HDMI connection linking them to your TV. You can choose from the standard or the Google Chromecast Ultra version – the difference is that the Ultra handles 4K video, which is becoming increasingly available in Australia thanks to HD. Once plugged in and connected to your home Wi-Fi network, the device can be reached by a vast range of apps to stream video or on demand replays including Kayo Sports. While it’s not as seamless as using a dedicated device – it’s still extremely versatile.
Foxtel Now Box
Another increasingly popular streaming device option would be the Foxtel Now Box. Launched over a year ago, it delivers the easiest way to stream Foxtel Now, as well as YouTube and Stan, directly to your TV. There’s no installation required so you can immediately start streaming the Supercars Championship and other sport on your TV. Simply plug it in and start watching. Of course, you’ll need to subscribe to the Foxtel Now Sports pack, which offers access to twelve channels including Fox Sports, Fox League, Fox Footy, ESPN, beIN Sports and all the live action available each and every week.