The pinnacle of motor racing in Australia is the V8 Supercars, and this year’s competition promises to be one of the best yet, with the return of your favourite drivers, teams and vehicles.
The 2018 championship chase now heads to Phillip Island, 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 mobile streaming options through a Free Trial.
2018 Phillip Island V8 Preview
Round four of the 2018 V8 Supercars Championship heads to Phillip Island in Victoria for the WD-40 Phillip Island 500 Supersprint. The events begin on Friday the 20th of April with a pair of practices, and concludes on Sunday the 22nd of April with a 250km race. The location is regarded by many as the fastest circuit on the V8 Calendar given the quick and flowing nature of the track, where vehicles can reach a speed of 280km/h, with average speeds in the 170km/h range.
After Red Bull’s Craig Lowndes claimed his first Supercars race victory in almost two years, during Race 8 at the Tasmania Supersprint a fortnight earlier, you can be sure he is going to bring the heat to Phillip Island this weekend. Last year’s Phillip Island Champion Mark Winterbottom will be looking to duplicate his success at the circuit, where he started from the pole position and dominated both races.
Friday 20 April – Sunday 22 April
Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, Victoria
So don’t miss a minute of the action as there’s no telling who will provide the most spectacular footage this time around, or which driver will claim the top spot when the weekend has been run.
Phillip Island V8 Live TV Times
Practice 1 – Friday at 11.25 am (Fox Sports 5)
Practice 2 – Friday at 2.35 pm (Fox Sports 5)
Qualify R9 – Saturday at 12.05 pm (Fox Sports 5)
Race 9 – Saturday at 3.45 pm (Fox Sports 5)
Qualify R10 – Sunday at 10.35 am (Fox Sports 5)
Race 10 – Sunday at 1.50 pm (Fox Sports 5)
Trackside – Sunday 5.00pm (Fox Sports 5)
*Sydney Australia time, adjust for regional differences. Full V8 Supercars replays available during the days that follow.
Phillip Island V8 Live Streaming and a Free Trial
You won’t find this year’s Phillip Island Supercars on Free to Air TV in Australia, but Fox Sports 5 will provide the most complete coverage including every minute of practice, qualifying and all championship races LIVE, as well as offering unique camera angles, spectacular graphics and daily replays of the key events.
So if you’re a resident of Australia you may wish to consider Foxtel Play’s Free live TV trial, which will likewise televise the Perth Supersprint (4-6 May) and other popular motorsport Online*, as well as offering live Phillip Island V8 streaming to eligible mobile devices through the Foxtel Go app within just minutes of getting started.
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Phillip Island V8 on Free to Air
If you wish to wait for replays well after the results are known and the action is over, the Phillip Island V8 on Free to Air will be shown on channel TEN at 11:30 pm Saturday, with more highlights on Sunday from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Channel ONE will likewise show Saturday highlights from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm, with replays at 8:30 pm Sunday.
The Americas MotoGP on the same Weekend
Grab double the motorsports action and watch the 2018 USA MotoGP live this same weekend (April 21-23), with full and exclusive coverage between Fox 4 and Fox 5, and available using the Foxtel Now 2 week free trial offer.
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.
Mark Winterbottom, better known as “Frosty”, is the in form driver at the moment after claiming his first ever Drivers’ Championship last year. His impressive season for Prodrive Racing Australia included nine wins, and a second in the Bathurst 1000. Things got nervous late in the season, but Frosty was able to cling on and secure that elusive title. Now that he has a championship on his resume, he can definitely go back-to-back.