The pinnacle of motor racing in Australia is the V8 Supercars Championship, and this year’s edition will be one of the best yet, with live and uninterrupted viewing of every practice, qualifying session and featured race.
The 2018 championship chase now heads to Tasmania, and you won’t miss a minute of this exciting motor sports action no matter your schedule when watching it live using a standard or HD TV, as well as internet and mobile streaming options through a Free Trial.
Tasmania Supersprint 2018 Preview
Round three of the 2018 V8 Supercars Championship heads to Symmons Plains at Launceston for the Tyrepower Tasmania Supersprint. The events begin on Friday the 6th of April with a pair of practices, and conclude on Sunday the 8th of April with the 200km race. It is one of the longest serving circuits on the Supercars calendar, and includes a couple of hairpin bends that offer a chance for overtaking, albeit leaving no margin for error.
Last year’s overall winner was Fabian Coulthard who won the 200km race on Sunday, after no points were awarded for the 120km event that took place on Saturday, because the completed race destination was less than seventy-five percent of the original length. Coulthard would surely like to duplicate the success he enjoyed last year as he’s currently sitting in the middle of the standings, while points leader Shane van Gisbergen will be looking to continue his momentum and a visit to the podium in Tasmania would do much to reinforce his strong start.
So don’t miss a minute of the action as there’s no telling who will provide the most popular racing footage this time around, and which driver will claim the top spot when the dust settles on the weekend.
Live Tasmania Supercars TV Times
Practice 1 – Friday at 11.30 am (Fox Sports 5)
Practice 2 – Friday at 3.00 pm (Fox Sports 5)
Practice 3 – Saturday at 11.05 am (Fox Sports 5)
Qualify R7 – Saturday at 12.55 pm (Fox Sports 5)
Race 7 – Saturday at 4.45 pm (Fox Sports 5)
Practice 4 – Sunday at 9.15 am (Fox Sports 5)
Qualify R8 – Sunday at 10.35 am (Fox Sports 5)
Race 8 – Sunday at 2.05 pm (Fox Sports 5)
Trackside – Sunday 3.35pm (Fox Sports 5)
Events shown as Sydney Time, adjust for regional differences.
Free Live TV Trial – Stream the Supercars Championship
This year’s Tasmania Supersprint will not be on Free to Air, but as seen in the Live TV fixtures Fox Sports 5 will provide complete supercars coverage including every practice session, qualifying event and featured race shown live, as well as unique camera angles and greater access to the drivers and their teams.
So if you’re a resident of Australia you may wish to consider Foxtel Play’s Free live TV trial, which will also televise the Formula One Bahrain Grand Prix (April 6-8) and other popular sports online*, as well as offering live Tasmania V8 Supercars streaming to eligible mobile devices through Foxtel Go within minutes of getting started.
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F1 Grand Prix on the same Weekend
Grab double the motorsports action and watch the Bahrain Grand Prix live this same weekend (April 6-8), with full and exclusive coverage between Fox 4 and Fox 5.
Tasmania V8’s on Free to Air
If you wish to wait for replays long after the results are known and the action is over, they will be shown on Free To Air channel TEN at 11:30 pm Saturday, with full highlights on Sunday from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Channel ONE will likewise show Saturday highlights from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm, with replays at 8:30 pm Sunday.
V8 Drivers to Watch
Jamie Whincup is the six time Drivers champion who is fast becoming one of the all time greats of the sport in Australia. His title defence last year didn’t go as he hoped, finishing fifth in the standings, but he did come on strong at the end winning five of the last nine races on the season. He was very good at Albert Park recently and his record at Launceston is excellent, so he looks the man to beat again.
Shan van Gisbergen joined the team alongside Whincup and it looked a lethal combination at Albert Park, with he and Whincup dominating the weekend. He is best known as the best driver if there is wet weather about, and despite the forecast being fine, he showed in Melbourne that he can just as lethal on a dry track.
Craig Lowndes will be at the helm for Team Vortex, which was formed by Caltex Australia and Triple Eight Engineering to run in the 2018 V8 Supercar Championship. The 2015 Bathurst 1000 champ finished second in the Drivers’ standing last year, so he will be eager to go one better after going so close to winning the title at Sydney in the final race. He is a veteran of the field but is driving as well as ever, and he was probably the pick of the drivers from Albert Park.