It’s time for Australian motorsports fans to get excited again as the 2020 edition of The Great Race is set to get underway. The Bathurst 1000 is the pinnacle of motorsport on these shores, and this year’s event is shaping up to be a memorable one. Find out when and where to watch it right here.
Bathurst 1000 Preview
Some of the biggest names in Supercars join up with a co-driver exclusively for this event, with line-ups featuring the likes of David Reynolds, Craig Lowndes and Scott McLaughlin who have all taken wins here in recent years.
Each team will have to complete 161 laps of the world-famous Mount Panorama circuit in Bathurst, New South Wales, which can take up to seven hours to complete. Speed and reliability are key at a track which has seen Ford and Holden dominate the podium since the 1990s.
The event takes place over five days, with multiple practice sessions, qualifying and a Top 10 Shoot Out to whet the appetite before the race on Sunday. There’s also a number of support races featured across the weekend, so you won’t want to miss a minute of this Australian motorsports extravaganza.
When: 14-18 October
Where: Mount Panorama, NSW
How to Stream Bathurst 1000
All five days of the Bathurst 1000 event will be broadcast on Foxtel and Kayo. If you’re a resident in Australia and don’t have access to Fox Sports you may wish to review the Foxtel Now free trial which is accessible for 10 days. With Foxtel Now you have the option to watch the Supercars live online with a variety of compatible devices.
Catch the action on your PC, Mac, iOS or Android mobile device, as well as Telstra TV, the Google Chromecast, Playstation 4 and more. Foxtel Now can also be renewed month-to-month, requires no set-up fees and can be accessed instantly.
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Bathurst 1000 Supercars Live TV Times
|Thursday, 15th October||Practice 1 (All Divers)||LIVE: 9.30am||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Thursday, 15th October||Practice 2 (Co-Drivers)||LIVE: 12.45pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Thursday, 15th October||Practice 3 (All Drivers)||LIVE: 4.00pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Friday, 16th October||Practice 4 (Co-Drivers)||LIVE: 8.35am||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Friday, 16th October||Practice 5 (All Drivers)||LIVE: 12.00pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Friday, 16th October||Qualifying||LIVE: 4.05pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Saturday, 17th October||Practice 6 (Co-Drivers)||LIVE: 9.45am||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Saturday, 17th October||Practice 7 (All Drivers)||LIVE: 1.30pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Saturday, 17th October||Top 10 Shoot Out||LIVE: 5.05pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Sunday, 18th October||Race Warm Up||LIVE: 8.40am||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Sunday, 18th October||Bathurst 1000 Race||LIVE: 11.30am||Foxtel / Kayo / Ten|
Stream Bathurst 1000 Live and FREE
Alternatively, you can watch the entire Bathurst 1000 race weekend with Kayo’s 14 day FREE trial. With the Kayo trial, you will have access to every practice session, qualifying run and race shown on eligible mobile devices. Compatible devices include PCs, Macs, iOS and Android phones and tablets, Apple and Telstra TV, Google Chromecast, as well as Safari, Firefox, Chrome and Microsoft Edge browsers.
Kayo also has 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 Kayo Minis on demand replay feature, so you can catch-up on any of the key events you may have missed.
Devices supported on Kayo
– PC/Mac: Yes – MacOS 10.12+ (Chrome, Safari, Firefox) & Windows 10 (Chrome, Firefox, Edge); web browser only
– iOS/Android Phones/Tablets: Yes – Via native apps (iOS 11+ and Android 6+)
– Google Chromecast: Yes – Chromecast Ultra, 3rd Generation and Chromecast with Google TV for optimal streaming
– Telstra TV: Yes – Split View not available; Telstra TV1 limited to 720p
– Android TV: Yes – Via
– Samsung Smart TVs: Yes – 2017 and later models
– PS4 and Xbox One: Soon – App in development
– Apple TV: Yes – 4th Generation or higher
Supercars on Free to Air TV
The full 161 lap Bathurst 1000 race will be available to watch on Free to Air with Ten. Ten does not have rights to any practice sessions, qualifying or support races, meaning you will miss out on a whole four days of action. There is no on demand replays available on Ten if you want to catch up on the race at a more appropriate time.
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Bathurst 1000: Drivers to Watch
Scott McLaughlin and Tim Slade
DJR Team Penske has dominated Supercars 2020 all season. This is thanks in large part to the talents of star Kiwi driver Scott McLaughlin, who won the 2019 edition of this race alongside Frenchman Alexandre Premat. This year he teams up with Aussie, Tim Slade, and if their Ford Mustang stays in good shape throughout the race, it will take a big effort to stop them taking the chequered flag.
Jamie Whincup and Craig Lowndes
Two of the biggest names in the history of the sport make for a mouthwatering driver line up this year. Jamie Whincup and Craig Lowndes have won an incredible 10 Supercar titles between them over the years. This year they hold the hopes of Holden and the Triple Eight Race Engineering team. Lowndes was part of a successful winning line-up, again with Holden, in 2019, so they have a great chance of victory.
David Reynolds and Will Brown
Another famous Holden win came back in 2018 as David Reynolds claimed victory alongside Luke Youlden. This year the New South Welshman will race alongside 22-year-old starlet, Will Brown in a Holden Commodore ZB. As we know, there are many factors that come into play during an epic Bathurst race and the fact that Reynolds has been there and done it means he has to be considered one of the favourites.
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