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 2019 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.
2019 Phillip Island V8 Preview
Round four of the 2019 V8 Supercars Championship heads to Phillip Island in Victoria for the WD-40 Phillip Island SuperSprint. The event begins on Friday the 12th of April with a pair of practices, and concludes on Sunday the 14th of April with a 200km 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 two years of the annual Phillip Island event racing as the Phillip Island 500 – which consisted of two 250km races – the 2019 edition will return to the Phillip Island SuperSprint, which sees the first race run over 120km and the second over 200km. The last time it was held using this format, in 2016, Scott McLaughlin managed to be first past the post in both races, something he also achieved during last year’s longer event, and he’ll be looking for a repeat of that feat in 2019.
Friday 12 April – Sunday 14 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 11.35am (Foxtel/Kayo)
Practice 2 – Friday at 3.10pm (Foxtel/Kayo)
Practice 3 – Saturday at 10.40am (Foxtel/Kayo)
Qualifying Race 9 – Saturday at 1.15pm (Foxtel/Kayo)
Race 9 – Saturday at 3.50pm (Foxtel/Kayo)
Practice 4 – Sunday at 9.20am (Foxtel/Kayo)
Qualifying Race 10 – Sunday at 11.10am (Foxtel/Kayo)
Race 10 – Sunday at 2.15pm (Foxtel/Kayo)
*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
This year’s Phillip Island Supersprint will not be on Free to Air, but as seen in the TV fixtures Fox Sports of Australia (Foxtel/Kayo) will provide the most complete live supercars coverage including every practice session, qualifying event and featured race shown live, as well as the option to watch the weekend’s racing in Phillip Island online.
So if you’re a resident of Australia you may wish to consider the Kayo Sports free 14 days trial, which will also televise the Americas MotoGP and Formula One Grand Prix on China on the same weekend. With the Kayo trial you can stream the V8 Supercars live to eligible mobile devices, and with their pause and rewind options you won’t have to miss a key moment if you have to take a break during the action.
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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, replays of the Phillip Island V8 on Free to Air will be shown on channel TEN at 11:30pm Saturday, and Sunday at 8.30pm on 10Bold. More highlights will be aired on 10Bold at 10.30pm on Saturday, as well as on Sunday from 4:00pm to 5:00pm.
The Americas MotoGP on the same Weekend
Grab double the motorsports action and watch the 2019 USA MotoGP live this same weekend (April 13-15), with full and exclusive coverage on Fox Sports 6, and available using the Foxtel Now 2 week free trial offer.
V8 Drivers to Watch
Jamie Whincup is the seven 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 as he finished third in the standings, but he came home strong with three consecutive top three finishes to end the year.
Scott McLaughlin claimed his inaugural Drivers Championship in 2018 after a season which saw him win nine individual races. Four top two finishes, including two victories, to finish the season enabled him to outlast Shane van Gisbergen, if only barely, and having taken out both races at Phillip Island last year, he’ll be feeling confident heading into this one.