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How to watch 2020 Bathurst 1000 live online in Australia

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How to watch Bathurst 1000


There are four ways to tune into the Bathurst 1000 weekend in Australia: Channel 10, Kayo Sports, Foxtel and Foxtel Now.

Channel 10 is the easy option, but doesn't have full coverage. Kayo is the best option, with special features, a dedicated Bathurst channel and Bathurst Classics dating back to 1997.

  • Event: Bathurst 1000
  • When: 15–18 October 2020
  • Where: Mount Panorama, Bathurst, NSW
  • Highlight: The 1,000km, 161-lap Bathurst 1000 race, starting at 11:30am AEDT on 18 October

Channel 10

  • Qualifying, shootout and race live
  • Stream on 10 play
  • No special features or 4K
  • More ads
  • No practice coverage

Kayo Sports

  • Free trial
  • Dedicated Bathurst features
  • Full weekend coverage
  • No 4K content
  • Requires Internet connection

Foxtel iQ

  • Watch in 4K
  • Full weekend coverage
  • Very expensive at $74 a month
  • Installation wait time
  • No free trial

Foxtel Now

  • Free trial
  • Non-sports content too
  • Full weekend coverage
  • Requires Internet connection
  • No 4K content

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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 are 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. Sadly this is set to be the final year Holden Commodores will compete at Bathurst, so be sure to tune in.

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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When is the 2020 Bathurst 1000?

The big event runs from Thursday 15 October through to the official race day on Sunday 18 October. The Bathurst 1000 race itself was schedule to begins at 11:30am AEDT on 18 October, but has since been moved forward by 30 minutes due to expected bad weather. The new official start time is 11:00am AEDT and is still scheduled to finish at 5:45pm AEDT.

How to watch Bathurst 1000

The entire V8 Supercars Championship season has been live and exclusive to Kayo Sports and Foxtel. Free-to-air broadcaster Channel 10 also had limited access to half of this year's races, including the Bathurst 1000. To watch from overseas see our how to watch V8 Supercars guide.

It's worth noting that only Foxtel and Kayo Sports won't have ad breaks during the race. Both platforms also have a special channel dedicated 24 hours a day to all things Bathurst. 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, plus Kayo is bringing back its special RaceView feature for viewers this weekend. More on that below.

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Watch Bathurst 1000 on Channel 10

As we mentioned Channel 10 will show the Bathurst 1000 race. There will be ads throughout the coverage, a pretty important factor for a race that doesn't stop. If you're not fazed by that simply watch on Channel 10 or 10 play.

Stream Bathurst 1000 on Kayo Sports

Kayo really is the only option for diehard Bathurst fans. It has a whole range of special features you won't find anywhere else. RaceView gives you a range of alternative camera angles, including Heli-Cam channel and Ford or Holden Co-Pilot Cams. The Race Centre Channel allows you to keep track of the action and see essential stats, special data and live leaderboards.

There is also a Super SloMo Channel for key moments in the race. Kayo Minis will be available for the Top 10 Shootout and race day, plus there are 20 Mini classic Bathurst races for you to enjoy on-demand.

These are alongside the usual Kayo features such as SplitView, a Key Moments timeline and Interactive Stats. The best part is new users can experience all of this for free using Kayo's 14-day free trial. There's more information in our Kayo Sports review.

After the free trial period, there are two subscription options: one costs $25/month and the other is $35/month, which gives you access to two and three screens respectively.

Watch Bathurst 1000 on Foxtel iQ

Foxtel iQ is the only way to watch the Bathurst 1000 in 4K, although it is significantly more expensive than Kayo Sports. New customers need to combine the Sports HD pack ($25/month) with the Foxtel Plus package ($49/month), a total of $74 per month. You may also face some installation costs, though Foxtel IQ deals are regularly available.

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 the Sport pack ($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.

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Full Bathurst 1000 schedule

Supercars itinerary times are listed in AEDT.

Thursday

  • Practice 1: 9:30am–10:30am
  • Practice 2 (co-drivers): 12:45pm–1:45pm
  • Practice 3: 4pm–5pm

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

2020 Bathurst 1000 preview

The entire V8 Supercars season had to be rescheduled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Bathurst is now the final round of the championship and Scott McLaughlin has already locked up his third straight V8 Supercars title.

The Ford Mustang driver is also this week's defending champion, having claimed his first Bathurst title 12 months ago alongside Frenchman Alex Premat. This year his co-driver is Australian veteran Tim Slade.

Among the other contenders, Jamie Whincup and Craig Lowndes will be aiming for a fourth title together in their Triple Eight Holden Commodore. That duo won Bathurst three straight times from 2006-2008. Whincup is currently trailing only McLaughlin in this year's drivers standings.

Shane van Gisbergen and Garth Tander, another Triple Eight entrant that finished runners up to McLaughlin and Premat last year, will also be right in the mix. All up there are 17 Commodores scheduled to take part and 8 Mustangs.

Drivers and teams in Bathurst 1000

Number Car Team Drivers Co-driver
2 Holden Commodore ZB Walkinshaw Andretti United Bryce Fullwood Kurt Kostecki
3 Holden Commodore ZB Brad Jones Racing Macauley Jones Tim Blanchard
4 Holden Commodore ZB Brad Jones Racing Jack Smith Jack Perkins
5 Ford Mustang GT Tickford Racing Lee Holdsworth Michael Caruso
6 Ford Mustang GT Tickford Racing Cameron Waters Will Davison
7 Ford Mustang GT Kelly Racing Andre Heimgartner Dylan O'Keeffe
8 Holden Commodore ZB Brad Jones Racing Nick Percat Thomas Randle
9 Holden Commodore ZB Erebus Motorsport David Reynolds Will Brown
12 Ford Mustang GT DJR Team Penske Fabian Coulthard Tony D’Alberto
14 Holden Commodore ZB Brad Jones Racing Todd Hazelwood Jordan Boys
15 Ford Mustang GT Kelly Racing Rick Kelly Dale Wood
17 Ford Mustang GT DJR Team Penske Scott McLaughlin Tim Slade
18 Holden Commodore ZB Team 18 Mark Winterbottom James Golding
19 Holden Commodore ZB Team Sydney Alex Davison Jonathon Webb
20 Holden Commodore ZB Team 18 Scott Pye Dean Fiore
22 Holden Commodore ZB Team Sydney Chris Pither Steve Owen
25 Holden Commodore ZB Walkinshaw Andretti United Chaz Mostert Warren Luff
34 Holden Commodore ZB Matt Stone Racing Zane Goddard Jake Kostecki
35 Holden Commodore ZB Matt Stone Racing Garry Jacobson David Russell
40 Holden Commodore ZB Garry Rogers Motorsport Tyler Everingham Nathan Herne (TBC)
44 Ford Mustang GT Tickford Racing James Courtney Broc Feeney
55 Ford Mustang GT Tickford Racing Jack Le Brocq James Moffat
97 Holden Commodore ZB Triple Eight Race Engineering Shane van Gisbergen Garth Tander
99 Holden Commodore ZB Erebus Motorsport Anton De Pasquale Brodie Kostecki
888 Holden Commodore ZB Triple Eight Race Engineering Jamie Whincup Craig Lowndes

Bathurst 1000 winners since 2000

Year Drivers Manufacturer
2019 Scott McLaughlin, Alex Premat Ford
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

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