How to watch 2019 Bathurst 1000 online: TV guide
The 2019 Bathurst 1000 is on this weekend. Finder has put together a full preview and details on how to watch.
The Bathurst 1000 is without a doubt Australia's most iconic motorsport event. It's so ingrained into Australian history, most simply know it as The Great Race.
Officially the track is called Mount Panorama and it's an unforgiving circuit. There's little margin for error, especially when cars will be travelling 300km/h down Conrod Straight.
Drivers compete in pairs and race 161 laps of the circuit. This equates to 1,000 kilometres, hence the name Bathurst 1000.
Teams will race for the glory to be King of the Mountain and win the Peter Brock Trophy. The moniker King of the Mountain stems from the nickname given to Peter Brock, who is the record holder of most wins at Bathurst with nine.
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The importance of the co-driver can't be understated in the Bathurst 1000. They're required to complete 54 laps minimum.
Supercars Championship leader Scott McLaughlin broke the track lap record on Thursday during practice. He has already locked up the Championship with three rounds to go. Add this with the fact that he hasn't ever won at Bathurst, McLaughlin will be sure to put give it some jandal when he partners with Alex Premat.
It'll be hard to go past the Red Bull Holden team car 88. On board this Commodore is Jamie Whincup and Craig Lowndes. Previously, they've won three Bathurst races in a row together.
The duo also has the most wins and podium finishes combined in this year's field. Fan favourite Lowndes has the second most Bathurst titles of all time and won again last year.
The other Red Bull car also has a superstar pairing with Shane van Gisbergen and Garth Tander.
Previous winners David Reynolds and Luke Youlden will team up again.
Mark Winterbottom and Steven Richards have the accolades to lay their own claims. Youngster Will Brown will be Anton De Pasquale's co-driver and set the pace during Friday's practice.
Chaz Mostert and James Moffat could be near the top in their Ford Mustang, while Fabian Coulthard and Tony D'Alberto could be too.
Drivers and teams in Bathurst 1000
|Number||Manufacturer||Team||Drivers||Co-driver||Bathurst podiums||Bathurst wins|
|2||Holden||Mobil 1 MEGA Racing||Scott Pye||Warren Luff||7||0|
|3||Nissan||RABBLE.club Racing||Garry Jacobson||Dean Fiore||0||0|
|5||Ford||Bottle-O Racing Team||Lee Holdsworth||Thomas Randle||1||0|
|6||Ford||Monster Energy Racing Team||Cameron Waters||Michael Caruso||1||0|
|7||Nissan||Plus Fitness Racing||Andre Heimgartner||Bryce Fullwood||0||0|
|8||Holden||Brad Jones Racing||Nick Percat||Tim Blanchard||3||0|
|9||Holden||Penrite Racing||David Reynolds||Luke Youlden||2||2|
|12||Ford||Shell V-Power Racing Team||Fabian Coulthard||Tony D'Alberto||2||0|
|14||Holden||Freightliner Racing||Tim Slade||Ash Walsh||0||0|
|15||Nissan||Castrol Racing||Rick Kelly||Dale Wood||1||2|
|17||Ford||Shell V-Power Racing Team||Scott McLaughlin||Alex Premat||3||0|
|18||Holden||IRWIN Racing||Mark Winterbottom||Steven Richards||6||6|
|19||Holden||Truck Assist TEKNO Racing||Jack Le Brocq||Jonathan Webb||0||1|
|21||Holden||Team CoolDrive||Macauley Jones||Dean Canto||1||0|
|22||Holden||Mobil 1 MEGA Racing||James Courtney||Jack Perkins||3||0|
|23||Holden||Milwaukee Racing||Will Davison||Alex Davison||1||2|
|33||Holden||Boost Mobile Racing||Richie Stanaway||Chris Pither||0||0|
|34||Holden||Boost Mobile Racing||James Golding||Richard Muscat||0||0|
|35||Holden||Bigmate Racing||Todd Hazelwood||Jack Smith||0||0|
|55||Ford||Supercheap Auto Racing||Chaz Mostert||James Moffat||1||1|
|56||Holden||Kostecki Brothers Racing||Brodie Kostecki||Jake Kosetecki||0||0|
|78||Nissan||Team Harvey Norman||Simona De Silvestro||Alex Rullo||0||0|
|88||Holden||Red Bull Holden Racing Team||Jamie Whincup||Craig Lowndes||10||11|
|97||Holden||Red Bull Holden Racing Team||Shane van Gisbergen||Garth Tander||3||3|
|99||Holden||Penrite Racing||Anton De Pasquale||Will Brown||0||0|
Bathurst 1000 winners since 2000
|2018||Craig Lowndes, Steven Richards||Holden|
|2017||David Reynols, Luke Youlden||Holden|
|2016||Will Davison, Jonathon Webb||Holden|
|2015||Craig Lowndes, Steven Richards||Holden|
|2014||Chaz Mostert, Paul Morris||Ford|
|2013||Mark Winterbottom, Steven Richards||Ford|
|2012||Jamie Whincup, Paul Dumbrell||Holden|
|2011||Garth Tander, Nick Percat||Holden|
|2010||Craig Lowndes, Mark Skaife||Holden|
|2009||Will Davison, Garth Tander||Holden|
|2008||Craig Lowndes, Jamie Whincup||Ford|
|2007||Craig Lowndes, Jamie Whincup||Ford|
|2006||Craig Lowndes, Jamie Whincup||Ford|
|2005||Mark Skaife, Todd Kelly||Holden|
|2004||Greg Murphy, Rick Kelly||Holden|
|2003||Greg Murphy, Rick Kelly||Holden|
|2002||Mark Skaife, Jim Richards||Holden|
|2001||Mark Skaife, Tony Longhurst||Holden|
|2000||Garth Tander, Jason Bargwanna||Holden|
When is the top 10 shootout?
Qualifying for the race is on Friday afternoon. Then on Saturday at 5pm AEDT is the all important top 10 shootout. The top 10 shootout is only contested by the top 10 qualifiers from Friday.
It's a thrilling time as each driver is given just one lap to fly around Mount Panorama to try to claim pole position. The 10th fastest qualifier does their lap first, then ninth and so on.
Top 10 Shootout results:
Scott McLaughlin has claimed pole after breaking his own Bathurst lap record with a 2:03.38.
- Scott McLauglhin, Alex Premat
- Chaz Mostert, James Moffat
- Cameron Waters, Michael Caruso
- Jamie Whincup, Craig Lowndes
- Shane van Gisbergen, Garth Tander
- Will Davison, Alex Davison
- Anton de Pasquale, Will Brown
- Nick Percat, Tim Blanchard
- Tim Slade, Ash Walsh
- Mark Winterbottom, Steven Richards
When is Bathurst 1000?
The big event takes place on the Sunday. The Bathurst 1000 officially begins at 11:30am AEDT on 13 October. Due to the length of the race it usually finishes somewhere around 6:30pm AEDT.
How to watch Bathurst 1000
The broadcast of the V8 Supercars Championship is live and exclusive to Kayo Sports and Foxtel. Free-to-air broadcaster Channel 10 is limited to just 6 races this year, though the Bathurst 1000 is included. To watch from overseas see our how to watch V8 Supercars guide.
It's worth noting though that only Foxtel and Kayo Sports won't have any ad breaks during the race. In addition to the Supercars Championship, the pair also has every F1 and MotoGP race live and on demand.
Subscription services Kayo Sports and Foxtel will have full running coverage of the entire weekend too. Plus Kayo Sports has created a special RaceView feature for viewers this weekend.
Stream Bathurst 1000 on Kayo Sports
In exciting news for motorsport fans, you could watch the entire Bathurst weekend for free with a 14-day free trial. Kayo Sports is a digital streaming service with over 50 sports. So what we're really saying is you can watch Bathurst 1000, Japan F1 Grand Prix and the Rugby World Cup for free this weekend.
After the free trial period you can continue on with a subscription. There are two options with subscriptions: one costs $25/month and the other is $35/month, which gives you access to watch from two and three screens respectively. You could make it even cheaper too by splitting the bill with a friend.
Kayo is offering the innovative RaceView option for viewers to use when watching the race. In short you can watch with alternative camera angles, Heli-Cam channel and Ford or Holden Co-Pilot Cams.
Or you can use the Race Centre Channel to keep track of the action and see essential stats, special data and live leaderboards. The whole experience sounds like you'll feel that you're doing a lap of the mountain yourself. For more information see our RaceView article.
These aren't the only special features Kayo offers. SplitView allows you to watch four sports at once. There's also a Key Moments timeline, Kayo Minis, Interactive Stats and for further information see our comprehensive Kayo Sports review.
You can watch on Kayo from a heap of devices too. There's an app available for iOS and Android devices. You can watch on your TV with the assistance of Telstra TV, Android TV, Apple TV or Chromecast. Or watch direct from Kayo's website on your PC or Mac.
Watch Bathurst 1000 on Foxtel IQ
Foxtel IQ is the only way to watch the Bathurst 1000 in 4K. To watch with the set-top box existing customers can add the Sport pack for $29/month and HD pack for $10/month.
For new customers you probably won't be able to do this option, because there's an installation and set-up process that typically takes some time to complete.
Stream Bathurst 1000 on Foxtel Now
Foxtel Now is another digital streaming service. It's a good option if you're after more than just Sport at $29/month. Users will have access to a mix of Pop and Lifestyle channels with the mandatory base Essentials pack for $25/month. This brings the monthly bill to $54/month.
Your subscription will allow you to watch on the go with the Foxtel GO app on iOS and Android devices. Otherwise you can watch on the Foxtel Now box, Android TV, Telstra TV, Playstation 4, Chromecast, Airplay, PC and Mac. Try it out with a 10-day free trial.
Watch Bathurst 1000 on Channel 10
As we mentioned Channel 10 will show the Bathurst 1000 race. It's worth remembering that there will also be advertisements throughout. A pretty important factor for a race that doesn't stop. If you're not fazed by that simply watch on Channel 10.
Full Bathurst 1000 schedule
Supercars itinerary times are listed in AEDT.
- Practice 1: 9:55am–10:55am
- Practice 2 (co-drivers): 12:45pm–1:45pm
- Practice 3: 4pm–5pm
- Practice 4 (co-drivers): 8:25am–9:25am
- Practice 5: 11:05am–12:05pm
- Qualifying: 4pm–4:40pm
- Practice 6: 9:40am–10:10am
- Practice 7: 12:10pm–12:40pm
- Top 10 shootout: 5:05pm–5:50pm
- Warm-up: 8:20am–8:40am
- Bathurst 1000 race: 11:30am–6:30pm
There's more than just the Bathurst 1000 race over the entire weekend. The Porsche Carrera Cup, Touring Car Masters, Toyota 86 Racing Series, Dunlop Super2 Series and ECB Super Utes will be held too.
For a full schedule breakdown visit the Supercars Championship website.
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