The pinnacle of motor racing in Australia is the Supercars Championship, and the 2019 edition is shaping up as an exciting one after the last round at Ipswich in Queensland, which marked veteran Jamie Whincup’s return to the winner’s list.
The championship now heads to South Australia for the Bend SuperSprint, so don’t miss a minute of this exciting motorsports action no matter your schedule when watching live at home on TV, or with the online and mobile streaming options listed here.
2019 Bend Supercars Review
The previous round of the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship saw Scott McLaughlin’s incredible 2019 campaign continue, with the leader strengthening his position atop the standings with a win in the second race. All the while one of the greats of the sport in Jamie Whincup won for the first time this year.
McLaughlin is now more than 400 points over second-placed Fabian Coulthard, whose position is suddenly in jeopardy after faltering at the last event. McLaughlin has been dominant, winning 14 of 20 events so far this season including a run of six successive race wins. He appears a certainty to take out the Drivers Championship, and the competition for second place – likely to be fought between Coulthard, Shane van Gisbergen and Chaz Mostert – is looming as the most exciting battle in the run home. So don’t miss a minute of this 2019 V8 Supercars Championship action 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: August 23-25
Where: Motorsport Park, Tailem Bend
Live TV Times
|Practice #1||Friday||1.10pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Practice #2||Friday||3.40pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Practice #3||Saturday||10.00am||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Qualifying (Race 21)||Saturday||12.35pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Race 21||Saturday||3.25pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Practice #4||Sunday||9.00am||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Qualifying (Race 22)||Sunday||10.50am||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Race 22||Sunday||1.40pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
All events shown as Sydney time, adjust for regional differences.
How to Stream the Bend Supercars Free in Australia
This year’s Bend SuperSprint will only be shown in one hour highlight packs on Free to Air TV in Australia, but Fox Sports 5 (Foxtel/Kayo) will provide the most complete Live coverage with the broadcast of all sessions of each event. Whether it be practice, qualifying or the actual race itself, you’ll have access to unique camera angles, spectacular graphics and the option to watch online if you choose.
If you’re a resident of Australia you may wish to consider the Kayo Sports free 14 day trial. With the Kayo trial, you will have access to the same coverage shown on Fox Sports and can stream the Bend 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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Bend SuperSprint Drivers to Watch
Scott McLaughlin broke through for an inaugural Series Championship in 2018, and he hasn’t wasted anytime trying to add to that collection with a blistering start to the 2019 season. He has dominated all year and appears to have an insurmountable lead atop the standings, and with 14 wins from 20 races this year it would be a surprise if he doesn’t take out at least one race at this event.
Jamie Whincup has won one of the two races at the inaugural Bend SuperSprint last year, and though the veteran hasn’t been at the level to which we’ve become accustomed so far in 2019, he has come into some good form of late.
Shane van Gisbergen is coming hard at Fabian Coulthard for second place, and having taken out the only Bend SuperSprint in history he will feel confident heading into this event. Another victory would see him close the gap further and set up an exciting final few events of the season.
Bend SuperSprint on Free to Air TV
If you want to wait for replays well after the results are known and the action is over, the Bend SuperSprint Free to Air coverage only includes one hour highlights on channel 10Bold from 8:30pm-9:30pm on Saturday and Sunday, and on Channel Ten from 11:30pm-12:30am on Saturday and 4:00pm-5:00pm on Sunday.