Fox Sports ready to launch dedicated week of coverage for Bathurst 1000
Foxtel subscribers will receive the most comprehensive start-to-finish coverage of the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000, with every session LIVE including the Top Ten Shootout and the Great Race LIVE in HD and ad-break free during racing on FOX SPORTS 506 and Foxtel GO.
Before history is made on Sunday, October 13 at Mount Panorama, the pop-up Bathurst channel will feature new entertainment programs, classic Bathurst 1000 races, and behind-the-scenes access and insight available nowhere else.
Peter Campbell, Head of FOX SPORTS said:
“Bathurst is Grand Final day for Australian motorsport and FOX SPORTS, on Foxtel, is the ultimate place to watch all the action unfold. We have a dedicated channel, starting on October 7, and are LIVE from 7.30am on race day, then completely ad-break free for the entirety of The Great Race from 11.30am with the best commentary team in the business. It’s an event not to be missed.”
At Bathurst in 2019, the best commentary team in Supercars will assemble on FOX SPORTS with reigning Bathurst 1000 champion Craig Lowndes joining Mark Skaife and Jess Yates to give Foxtel audiences exclusive insight and analysis, plus Chris Stubbs will have all the latest breaking news.
The team is joined by Supercars commentator Neil Crompton, pit lane commentator Greg Murphy, technical analyst Mark Larkham, and pit lane reporter Riana Crehan.
Dedicated 24/7 Bathurst Channel line-up/highlights:
From Monday, October 7 at 12.00am – the dedicated channel switches on and viewers can build up to the Bathurst 2019, and over a full day can relive all the classic races, legendary cars and drivers that have taken on the mountain.
Monday, October 7 at 7.30pm – The Loud Pedal Podcast: Bathurst Special, hosted by Chris Stubbs and Lee Holdsworth, premieres with some of biggest names in Supercars joining them to lift the bonnet and reveal Bathurst stories that haven’t been told before.
Guests will include defending Bathurst winner Craig Lowndes, current series leader Scott McLaughlin, and seven-time series champion Jamie Whincup.
Wednesday, October 9 at 4:30pm – Supercars Trackside: We’re LIVE from the mountain for the first time in 2019 as Jess Yates, Mark Skaife, and Craig Lowndes preview the big weekend ahead.
Wednesday, October 9 at 7.30pm – Bathurst Winners Debrief relives the 2018 fairytale victory for Craig Lowndes and Steven Richards when they sit down together in the FOX SPORTS theatre to reminisce about conquering the mountain 12 months ago, giving viewers never seen before insight.
Thursday, October 10 at 9.55am – the Supercars climb the mountain for the first time with Neil Crompton and Mark Skaife behind the microphone for every Supercars session, with Jess Yates covering all the big talking points from the panel. Plus, special guests from the international motorsport world will feature across the weekend.
Friday, October 11 at 6.30pm – Pit Lane LIVE and it’s time for some Friday night fun in front of a LIVE audience. Neil Crompton hosts the annual pit lane spectacular from Mount Panorama. See a different side of the drivers as they take on some unusual challenges, and of course we’ll find out who wins the Golden Rattle Gun Trophy in the PIRTEK Pit Stop Challenge.
Saturday, October 12 at 5.05pm – the Top Ten Shootout and the intensity on track goes up a gear. Who will be the fastest man around the mountain in 2019?
Sunday, October 13 at 11.30am – it’s time for 1000km ad-break free and only on FOX SPORTS. Who will conquer the mountain in 2019?
FOX SPORTS’ Supercars Race Centre will be the ultimate companion to the TV broadcast. Available via foxsports.com.au, the Race Centre will offer fans unrivalled access to team radios, LIVE timing and racing stats, car telemetry from every car and an up-to-the-minute blog of key events during each race.
Broadcast Facts and Figures
Over 160 track and speciality cameras
45 Hours of LIVE coverage
257 television crew members
295km/hr fastest corner in Australian motorsport, The Chase
1285 nights of accommodation