Fox Sports to launch Bathurst 1000 channel

Fox Sports will proceed extensive coverage of this year's Bathurst 1000

Fox Sports will provide extensive coverage of this year’s Bathurst 1000

Fox Sports will launch a dedicated Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 channel as part of a plan to provide extensive coverage of Supercars’ showpiece event.

From October 3, Channel 506 on Fox Sports will become the home of The Great Race throughout race week, providing viewers with a smorgasbord of content.

The network is set to combine its live coverage of every session with a selection of special feature programs on the history of the Mount Panorama classic.

The channel will broadcast a four-part documentary series called ‘Bathurst Legends’ which will take an in-depth look at the folklore of The Great Race, and the lives and stories of some of its biggest names.

Hosted by Jessica Yates, the first episode examines the greatest victories, memorable defeats and battles of a collection of Bathurst legends, as told by the drivers who raced against them.

Then the series will focus on the careers of Craig Lowndes, Peter Brock and the rivalry between Holden and Ford across a three-night span.

A special ‘Pit Lane Live’ show hosted by Neil Crompton and Russell Ingall on Friday evening of Bathurst weekend will feature interviews, challenges, while taking the viewer behind the scenes as teams prepare for the race.

“The Bathurst 1000 is one of the most iconic sporting events in Australia and with the 10-year anniversary of the Peter Brock Trophy adding to the occasion this year,” said Fox Sports CEO Patrick Delaney.

“It’s the perfect opportunity for us to dive deeper into the action and excitement than ever before with our new, dedicated 24/7 channel.”

Fox Sports Bathurst 1000 channel schedule 

Date

Content

Time

October 3

Dedicated channel switches on

12.00am

 

Bathurst Legends – Episode 1 (Bathurst Legends)

8.30pm

October 4

Bathurst Legends – Episode 2 (Craig Lowndes)

8.30pm

October 5

Bathurst Legends – Episode 3 (Holden v Ford)

8.30pm

October 6

Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 – Day 1

7.15am

 

Bathurst Legends – Episode 4 (Peter Brock)

8.00pm

October 7

Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 – Day 2

7.45am

 

Pit Lane Live

6.30pm

October 8

Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 – Day 3

8.45am

October 9

Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 – Race Day

7.30am

Times shown in AEST

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