How to watch 2020 Bathurst 12 Hour race live and free
The 18th running of the Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour endurance race is all set for Mount Panorama this weekend.
V8 veterans Craig Lowndes, Jamie Whincup and Garth Tander plus TV personality Grant Denyer are among those ready to take on the challenging circuit outside of Bathurst.
Known as "Australia's International Endurance Race", the Bathurst 12 Hour is a race for GT3, GT4 and invited production-based or specialised endurance vehicles.
Alan Jones and John Bowe are among the former winners, along with Lowndes and Whincup. They teamed up with Finland's Toni Villander to win the 2017 event in a Ferrari 488 GT3.
When is the Bathurst 12 Hour?
The event is staged from Friday 31 January through to Sunday 2 February. A variety of practice sessions, qualifying and races are held over the first two days until the main race is held on Sunday. The drivers will need plenty of sleep as the 12 Hour race starts bright and early at 5:45am AEDT.
Where to watch Bathurst 12 Hour
Channel 7 has the rights for the Bathurst 12 Hour. It has dedicated the entire race day on Sunday to the event. It will be shown from 5:45am AEDT right through to 6pm AEDT on 7mate and 7mate HD.
If you want to catch any of the earlier action on Friday and Saturday, you will need to get yourself to Mount Panorama.
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Who will win the Bathurst 12 Hour?
There are so many variables in a race like this it's extremely difficult to pick a winner. This year's entry list is littered with drivers from Australia and all around the world. We'll plump for some local knowledge in Shane van Gisbergen, Whincup and German Maximilian Gotz in their Mercedes AMG GT3.
Image source: Bathurst 12 Hour website