Now that it’s arrived, you won’t miss a key moment when taking advantage of the Free to air coverage, a Live TV Trial that provides access to Fox Sports, as well as mobile streaming options and replays of the events you may have missed.
2017 Bathurst 1000 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 V8 Championship, but for the Peter Brock Trophy and the right to be called ‘King of the Mountain’.
Since 2000, 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 2006, has conquered Bathurst six times, including 2015 when he partnered with four time winner Steve Richards. Whincup and Lowndes are favoured to take the title again, despite just average efforts at the recent Sandown 500.
Last year’s Bathurst 1000 was marred by a collision with ten laps to go with Garth Tander and Scott McLaughlin crashing on the final corner, largely due to Jamie Whincup, who endured a time penalty which ultimately cost him the race. 12 months on and that event is not forgotten at all. Will Davidson and Jonathon Webb scored a remarkable win after coming from near the back of the grid. Their effort at Sandown was remarkable and they are going to take some beating at Bathurst.
So don’t miss a minute of this exciting V8 Supercars action as there’s no telling who will provide the most spectacular footage, or which driver will greet the judge when ‘The Great Race’ settles on the weekend.
When: Thursday 5 Oct – Sunday 8 Oct
Where: Mount Panorama, Bathurst
Bathurst 1000 Fox Sports LIVE TV Times
Sun 8 Oct: Bathurst Race Day (Fox Sports)
- 8.05am — 8.25am: Bathurst Warm Up
- 8.35am – 8.55am: Touring Car Masters
- 9.05am — 9.20am: Supercars Drivers Parade
- 9.30am – 9.55am: Porsche Carrera Cup
- 11.10am — 6.00pm: Bathurst 1000 Race: 161 laps
Bathurst 1000 Channel Ten TV Times
- Sun 8 Oct: Bathurst Race from 9.00am – 6.00pm
*Shown as Sydney Australia time, adjust for regional differences. Bathurst 1000 replays available daily on Fox Sports 5.
Bathurst 1000 Live Streaming and a Free Trial
You can find the Bathurst 1000 on Free to Air TV (ch. Ten), but Fox Sports will provide the most complete LIVE coverage with a dedicated Bathurst channel starting Monday, 2 October, right through until the final lap. This exclusive programming will include every minute of practice, qualifying, support categories and the championship race Live, as well as offering unique camera angles, spectacular graphics, greater access to the drivers and daily replays of the key events.
So if you’re a resident of Australia you may wish to consider Foxtel Play’s 2 weeks Free live TV trial, which will likewise televise the 2017 Japanese Grand Prix (October 6-8) and other popular sport online*, as well as offering live Bathurst 1000 streaming to eligible mobile devices through the Foxtel Go app.
Bathurst 1000 Drivers To Watch
Mark Winterbottom is looking to claim his second title at Mount Panorama after breaking the drought in 2013. His recent form has been okay and his overall 2017 has been mixed. He sits sixth in the standings and needs to improve on his ninth finish at Sandown, but one thing we do know with ‘Frosty’ is that he can drive some very fast times at Bathurst.
Will Davidson had been in the wilderness for a couple of years after leaving HRT but he got back in the spotlight with a great win at Bathurst last year alongside Jonathon Webb. And it might not have been a fluke, because the pair were very good at Sandown, starting from 25th and eventually finishing 12th, which does say the car has pace and will be suited to Bathurst once again.
Jamie Whincup is a multiple V8 Championship winner who has struggled to recapture his winning form overall, with a lot of second placings including the Sydney Supersprint this past August. He sits second in the championship race behind Scott McLaughlin. But he loves Bathurst, having won on four occasions, and he wasn’t far away at Sandown, finishing sixth, with a couple of engine malfunctions costing he and co-driver Paul Dumbrell badly. They’re proven at Mount Panorama and will take some beating.
Free to Air (ch 10) vs Foxtel (Fox Sports)
Every race of the V8 Supercars Championship will be broadcast live on Fox Sports, while Free to Air TV (channel Ten) will be televising just six of the events live, with the remaining races shown as highlights during the Monday evening after. The championship races on Fox Sports will also be shown without ad-breaks, and in HD where available.
Visit here for the already concluded 2017 Bathurst 12 Hour Live TV and Streaming guide.