TV Week Gold Logie winner Grant Denyer, will host Network 10‘s broadcast of the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000, live from Friday, 16 October until Sunday, 18 October.
The Mount Panorama track is the most recognisable race on the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship calendar, and the 1000km race will serve as the season finale.
Denyer has competed in the Australian motorsport event on three occasions and will lend his expert hosting skills and intimate knowledge of the track and racing to 10’s live broadcast.
Denyer said: “Racing has been my number one passion my whole life. I live for it. The honour to host 10’s Bathurst telecast is a proud coming of age for me because one of my first ever TV jobs was a pit lane commentator for the Supercars. I was a pimply-faced, squeaky-voiced rookie back then.
“Having raced in the event three times as a driver and now getting to spearhead the entire telecast, it’s an extraordinary opportunity to share my deep passion and love for that incredible mountain and what I reckon is the best motor race in the world. It’s simply phenomenal.”
Joining Denyer for 10‘s live race coverage are Bathurst winners Rick Kelly and Will Davison, as well as Michael Caruso, and Kate Peck who will be reporting from pit lane.