2020 Bathurst 1000 Live Stream and V8 Free to Air TV Guide

Bathurst 1000 free to air tv fixtures and live streaming times

Aside from the Melbourne Cup, Australia’s most celebrated sporting event is the Bathurst 1000, also known as ‘The Great Race’. Millions will be tuning in to see who will reign supreme at Mount Panorama – the most unforgiving track in the world of motor sports.

Now that it’s arrived, you won’t miss a key moment when enjoying the Free to air coverage, as well as mobile streaming options and replays of the day’s earlier events.

2020 Bathurst 1000 TV Preview

The Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 is the pinnacle of motor racing in Australia, and is rightfully known across the globe. The concept of this event goes back to 1950, when it was held at Phillip Island before it moved to Bathurst in 1963. Drivers race not only for the Supercars championship, but for the Peter Brock Trophy and the right to be called ‘King of the Mountain’.

For the past 15 years, the race has seen Jamie Whincup and Craig Lowndes dominate Mount Panorama. Whincup has won on four occasions while Lowndes, who was a close friend of Peter Brock and won the inaugural trophy in his honour in 2006, has conquered Bathurst seven times, including last year when he partnered with five-time winner Steve Richards. Whincup and Lowndes will once again partner together this year and are one of the favourites to win the event, with Scott McLaughlin and Frenchman Alexandre Premat their primary challengers.

Last year’s Bathurst 1000 was the 61st edition of the race and saw Lowndes move into equal second for most victories at the event, as his seventh victory came with a six second win over second-placed Scott Pye and Warren Luff. Rounding out the top three was McLaughlin and Premat, who were a further three seconds back. Perennial challenger at Bathurst in Jamie Whincup had a disappointing race, finishing almost a minute later in tenth place.

When: Friday 16 Oct – Sunday 18 Oct, 2020
Where: Mount Panorama, Bathurst NSW

Bathurst 1000 LIVE TV Schedule (Sydney time)

Event Day Time Channel
Bathurst replaysTBCTBC Foxtel / Kayo
Trackside Live TBCTBC Foxtel / Kayo
Eseries EnduroTBCTBC Foxtel / Kayo
Practice 1 TBCTBC Foxtel / Kayo
Practice 2 TBCTBC Foxtel / Kayo
Practice 3 TBCTBC Foxtel / Kayo
Practice 4 TBCTBC Foxtel / Kayo
Practice 5 TBCTBC Foxtel / Kayo
Bathurst 1000 Qualifying TBCTBC Ten / Foxtel / Kayo
Practice 6 TBCTBC Foxtel / Kayo
Practice 7 TBCTBC Foxtel / Kayo
Top Ten Shootout TBCTBC Foxtel / Kayo
Bathurst 1000 Warm-up TBCTBC Foxtel / Kayo
Touring Car Masters TBCTBC Foxtel / Kayo
Supercars Drivers Parade TBCTBC Ten / Foxtel / Kayo
Porsche Carrera Cup TBCTBC Foxtel / Kayo
Bathurst 1000 LIVETBCTBC Ten / Foxtel / Kayo
Bathurst 1000 ReplayTBCTBC Foxtel / Kayo

*Shown as Sydney time, adjust for regional differences. Bathurst race replays available daily on Foxtel and Kayo Sports.

Watch or Stream the Bathurst 1000 LIVE

You can find the Bathurst 1000 on Free to Air TV (ch. Ten), but Fox Sports 506 (Foxtel/Kayo Sports) will provide the most complete LIVE coverage with a dedicated Bathurst channel starting Monday, 7 October, until the final lap. This exclusive programming will include every practice, qualifying and support category, with entire Bathurst 1000 broadcast Live and ad-break free for the second-consecutive year. So whether it be 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 Bathurst 1000 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 a Kayo Minis on demand replay feature, so you can catch-up on any of the key events you may have missed.

Watch the Bathurst 12 Hour Live and Free

In addition to offering comprehensive LIVE coverage of the Bathurst 1000, Kayo Sports will be streaming the Bathurst 12 Hour (Feb 2nd) starting from 5.30am until its conclusion at 6.00pm. Kayo will also provide shortened on demand replays of the Bathurst 12 Hour for those that wish to watch again.

Free to Air (ch 10) vs Foxtel vs Kayo Sports

Every race of the V8 Supercars Championship will be broadcast live on Fox Sports (Foxtel/Kayo), while channel Ten will be televising just seven of the events live, to include free to air Bathurst 1000 coverage, with the remaining races shown as highlights during the Monday evening after. The championship races on Fox Sports (Foxtel/Kayo) will also be shown without ad-breaks, and in HD where available.

Kayo Sports will also take the coverage of this year’s Bathurst 1000 to a new level, with the opportunity to catch every angle of Mount Panorama with Kayo’s Heli-Cam Channel, whilst the Race Centre Channel will keep viewers up to date with all the stats, data and leaderboards. Kayo will also offer the option of dedicated Ford or Holden Co-Pilot Cams. These new cameras will rotate through the two teams’ drivers and cars across Qualifying, the Top 10 Shootout and the big race, while those who jump in late have the choice to stream from Live or start at the beginning with the ‘From Start’ feature.

2020 Bathurst 1000 Live TV Start Times

Use this Australian TV broadcast guide to determine what time the Bathurst 1000 race will start in your city or state.

What time does the Bathurst 1000 start in Melbourne, Vic?

Date Event Time Channel
Sunday 18 October LIVE: Bathurst 1000 Race TBC Ten / Foxtel / Kayo

What time does the Bathurst 1000 start in Sydney, NSW?

Date Event Time Channel
Sunday 18 October LIVE: Bathurst 1000 Race TBC Ten / Foxtel / Kayo

What time does the Bathurst 1000 start in Brisbane, QLD?

Date Event Time Channel
Sunday 18 October LIVE: Bathurst 1000 Race TBC Ten / Foxtel / Kayo

What time does the Bathurst 1000 start in Canberra, ACT?

Date Event Time Channel
Sunday 18 October LIVE: Bathurst 1000 Race TBC Ten / Foxtel / Kayo

What does the Bathurst 1000 start in Adelaide, SA?

Date Event Time Channel
Sunday 18 October LIVE: Bathurst 1000 Race TBC Ten / Foxtel / Kayo

What time does the Bathurst 1000 start in Darwin, NT?

Date Event Time Channel
Sunday 18 October LIVE: Bathurst 1000 Race TBC Ten / Foxtel / Kayo

What time does the Bathurst 1000 start in Perth, WA?

Date Event Time Channel
Sunday 18 October LIVE: Bathurst 1000 Race TBC Ten / Foxtel / Kayo

Bathurst 1000 Drivers to Watch

Craig Lowndes and Jamie Whincup will be the most intriguing duo to take to the Mount Panorama circuit. The two won together in three consecutive years between 2006-2008, while Lowndes has won three times since with another partner and Whincup has saluted on one other occasion. With a wealth of experience and talent they will be extremely difficult to beat, and few would begrudge them a fourth victory together this year.

One man who might be their biggest threat is Scott McLaughlin, who will partner up once again with Frenchman Alexandre Premat in the search for a maiden win at Mount Panorama. McLaughlin, who won the Supercars Championship last year, has had a dominant season and is on track for a second consecutive title, having won an extraordinary 17 of 24 races in 2019. He has never won at Bathurst, however, and will be desperate to break through for an inaugural victory alongside Premat, who will be looking to become the first international winner since Sweden’s Rickard Rydell way back in 1998.

Another dangerous team will be that of Shane van Gisbergen and Garth Tander. Van Gisbergen has never won at Bathurst, but he is in second place in the 2019 Supercars Championship and will be paired with a man who has had plenty of success here. Tander won for the first time at Bathurst almost 20 years ago in 2000, and was again victorious in 2009 and 2011. Together, the two form a formidable duo and it would surprise no one to see them on the podium come Sunday evening.

Will the Bathurst 1000 be available in 4K

Last year Foxtel’s newest offering, the 4K channel, promised to televise the Bathurst 1000 in a way never before seen, and by all accounts they succeeded. However, due to programming conflicts with the Rugby World Cup, which is airing on Foxtel’s dedicated 4K channel, the 2019 Bathurst 1000 is not scheduled to be shown in 4K. Last year’s Ultra HD coverage enabled viewers to feel more immersed in the action, with the colours, sounds and movement of the Great Race being broadcast with incredible clarity straight to your living room. This allowed fans to see the intensity of every driver, sense the drama of every turn, and hear the revving of the engines so clearly, you felt as though you’re there.

Visit here for the already concluded 2019 Bathurst 12 Hour Live TV and Streaming guide.