How to watch 2021 Bathurst 1000 live in Australia
The final round of the 2021 V8 Supercars season is upon us with the Bathurst 1000, Australia's Great Race. Here's how you can watch.
The biggest race in Australian motorsport is finally with us, a little later than usual but promising to be even greater than ever.
That's because of a week-long festival of motorsport featuring races in classes including the Carrera Cup, GT World Challenge Australia, TCR Australia, Super2, S5000, Toyota 86s, Trans Am and Touring Car Masters.
There is also bigger television coverage than ever before, with dedicated channels and more racing.
When is the 2021 Bathurst 1000?
There has been racing and practice sessions from Thursday 2 December right through to the official race day on Sunday 5 December. Following 2 practice sessions on Saturday and the Top 10 Shootout, The Great Race begins at 12:15pm AEDT on Sunday 5 December. It is expected to finish around 7pm AEDT.
How to watch Bathurst 1000
The entire V8 Supercars Championship season has been live and exclusive to Kayo Sports and Foxtel. Channel 7 has had access to half of this year's races, including the Bathurst 1000.
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.
Stream Bathurst 1000 on Kayo Sports
Kayo Sports is a must for V8 fans and especially those who love Bathurst. It has a whole range of special features including RaceView, which gives you a range of alternative camera angles, including Heli-Cam channel and 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, Kayo Minis and also classic Mini Bathursts for you to enjoy. These are alongside the usual Kayo features such as SplitView, a Key Moments timeline and Interactive Stats.
New users can experience all of this for no cost using Kayo's 14-day free trial. After the free trial period, there are 2 subscription options: one costs $25/month and the other is $35/month, which gives you access to 2 and 3 screens respectively.
Stream Bathurst 1000 on Foxtel Now
Foxtel Now is another digital streaming service. It combines the Sport pack ($29/month) with the Essentials pack ($25/month.) That's a total of $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.
Who will win 2021 Bathurst 1000?
Shane van Gisbergen is this year's Supercars champion. The result was decided a month ago.
At Bathurst, Supercars hit the track for the first time on Thursday, blistering down Conrod Straight at 300km/h. The early pacesetters were Chaz Mostert and Lee Holdsworth in their Walkinshaw Andretti United Commodore.
Mostert sits fourth on the Supercars leaderboard and will be among the pace leaders all weekend.
It's worth remembering that 9 of the last 11 races have been won in times of less than 6 hours 30 minutes so we can expect a quick race, weather depending, although the later start and therefore finish adds a little intrigue.
The 2020 winners, van Gisbergen and Garth Tander, are again partnering in the race, the pair certain to be amongst the challengers on Sunday. Retiring 2013 winner Jamie Whincup has teamed up with Bathurst legend Craig Lowndes, the veterans highly fancied among racegoers.
Other teams likely to push for a win are Anton De Pasquale and Tony D'Alberto, and Cam Waters and James Moffat. At Finder, we'd love to see Lowndes make it Bathurst win number 8, edging ever closer to Peter Brock's famed 9 wins on the mountain.
Image source: Kayo Sports website