The Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour, one of the world’s premier GT sports car events, is returning to Mount Panorama bigger and faster than ever.
The eighteenth edition of this prestigious motorsports event is one of the biggest GT and Supercar races on the Australian calendar, and will see a thirty car field of international and domestic drivers competing on one of the most unforgiving tracks in the world of endurance car racing. This year’s race takes place on Sunday, the 2nd of February, and you won’t have to miss a key moment using the options listed here.
2020 Bathurst 12 Hour Preview
Last year’s Bathurst 12 Hour saw forty cars start the race, with only 27 able to finish as the mountain put the best engines in the world to the test, while the safety car was only required three times making for great non stop racing conditions. The race was one of the closest in history, with only eight seconds separating the first three teams over the line. Earl Bomber Motorsport, featuring the three-pronged driving line up of Dirk Werner (Ger), Dennis Olsen (Nor) and Aussie Matt Campbell in a Porsche 911 GT3 claimed the overall win. Second place went to the R-Motorsport outfit in their Aston Martin Vantage, whilst third place was taken by Mercedes AMG, making it another great year for German manufacturers.
This year’s race, as in 2019, will again see an increased number of Australian V8 Supercar stars, with more than a dozen drivers confirmed. Names include the likes of Craig Lowndes, Garth Tander, Tim Slade and current V8 champion Scott McLaughlin. There are also some big international drivers from the world of endurance involved, with the likes of Laurens Vanthoor, Jordan Pepper and Christopher Haase arriving with a point to prove behind the wheels of the more fancied teams.
Where to Watch the Bathurst 12 Hour in Australia
As part of a new broadcast deal the entire Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour race will be broadcast for the first time on the Fox Sports channel (Foxtel/Kayo) in 2020, with a simulcast on the Seven Network. Fox Sports will lead the broadcast and offer the race ad-break free starting at 5.30am, Sunday the 2nd of February, where it will also be simulcast on channel 7.
Additionally, for the first time ever, Support races, Bathurst 12 Hour Qualifying and the Pirelli Top 10 Shootout will also be shown Live, Exclusive and ad-break free on Fox Sports via Foxtel and Kayo. This pre-race Bathurst action will be held on Saturday the 1st of February.
Bathurst 12 Hour Live TV Schedule and Times (AEDT)
|Saturday 1 February||LIVE: Combined Sedans Race 2||7.02am||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Saturday 1 February||LIVE: Group S Race 2||8.05am||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Saturday 1 February||LIVE: Bathurst 12 Hour Practice||8.45am||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Saturday 1 February||LIVE: Aussie Race Cars, Race 3||10.45am||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Saturday 1 February||LIVE: Bathurst 12 Hour Practice Q1||12.40pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Saturday 1 February||LIVE: Bathurst 12 Hour Practice Q2||1.35pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Saturday 1 February||LIVE: Group S||2.45pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Saturday 1 February||LIVE: Combined Sedans||3.25pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Saturday 1 February||LIVE: Aussie Race Cars, Race 4||4.10pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Saturday 1 February||LIVE: Group C||4.45pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Saturday 1 February||Class A Top 10 Shoot-out||5.05pm||Foxtel / Kayo / Seven|
|Sunday 2 February||Bathurst 12 Hour race||5.30am – 6.00pm||Foxtel / Kayo / Seven|
*Shown as Sydney Australia time, adjust for regional differences. Bathurst 12 Hour streaming available in select locations via 7Plus and the Bathurst 12 website.
Watch or Stream the Bathurst 12 Live
While you can watch the Bathurst 12 Free to Air on Australian TV (Channel 7), Foxtel and Kayo Sports will lead the coverage courtesy of the Fox Sports channel. Foxtel and Kayo Sports will also be televising the other big events on the weekend, including the start of the Super Rugby season, the very first round of the 2020 Six Nations, as well as this year’s 54th edition of the NFL Super Bowl and much more!
So if you’re a resident of Australia you may wish to review Foxtel Now, which currently has a 10 day free trial and offers fans an opportunity to watch the best in sport live online with a variety of internet connected devices. To watch on Foxtel Now with a Standard or HD TV, you can access the platform with a Foxtel Now Box.
Alternatively, Kayo Sports has a 14 day free trial and offers the same live sports programming as Foxtel. With Kayo you can stream the televised action with eligible mobile devices and browsers, including select PC and Macs, iOS and Android phones and tablets, Apple and Telstra TV, Google Chromecast, as well as Safari, Firefox, Chrome and Microsoft Edge. Kayo will also provide on demand replays of featured events so you can conveniently catch-up on the action you may have missed.
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Live Sport on Australian TV: Jan 31st – Feb 3rd (AEDT)
|Super Rugby – Brumbies v Reds||Friday 31 January||LIVE: 7.15pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Womens’s Cricket – Australia v England||Saturday 1 February||LIVE: 2.10pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Super Rugby – Crusaders v Waratahs||Saturday 1 February||LIVE: 5.05pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|A-League – Adelaide United v Melbourne City||Saturday 1 February||LIVE: 7.30pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Six Nations -Wales vs Italy||Sunday 2nd February||LIVE: 1.15am||Foxtel / Kayo|
|A-League – Central Coast Mariners v Western Sydney Wanderers||Sunday 2 February||LIVE: 4.00pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|NBL – Adelaide 36ers v Melbourne Phoenix||Sunday 2 February||LIVE: 5.00pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Six Nations – France v England||Monday 3 February||LIVE: 2.00am||Foxtel / Kayo|
|NFL – Super Bowl 54||Monday 3 February||LIVE: 10.30am||Foxtel / Kayo / Seven|