The crown jewel of the Supercars season, the Bathurst 1000 will be live from Friday, 16 October until Sunday, 18 October on 10, 10 play, Kayo, and Fox Sports with coverage starting at 8 am on the Sunday for the big race.
The Bathurst 1000 will begin 30 minutes earlier than planned following concerns over the weather at Mount Panorama.
The race will now begin at 11 am with the weather forecast predicting rain and scattered thunderstorms during the time cars are expected to be out on the track.
Supercars administrators fear that weather-enforced stoppages could result in their flagship race being red-flagged.
There is also a threat of rain Friday and Saturday, however, Mount Panorama is expected to stay dry until early on Sunday.
Memories of the 2014 Bathurst 1000 could come flooding back with the Bureau of Meteorology forecasting up to 10mm of rain when flash flooding caused the track to break up.
A minimum of 81 laps needs to be completed for a champion to be crowned, with the 1000km race usually taking around six hours to complete, but weather stoppages could see the race go into the night with a potential abandonment in failing light due to safety concerns.
A minimum of 81 laps needs to be completed for a champion to be crowned.
Bathurst 1000 Coverage on 10
Network 10’s coverage of the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 will begin Friday, 16 October from 12.00pm, Saturday 17 October from 11.30am and Sunday 18 October from 8.00am.
Grant Denyer will host Network 10’s broadcast of the Bathurst 1000, a Bathurst local, Denyer will offer expert opinion and an abundance of track knowledge to the free to air broadcasters coverage.
Joining Denyer for 10’s live race coverage are Bathurst winners Rick Kelly and Will Davison, as well as Michael Caruso, with Kate Peck and Sam Charlwood reporting from pit lane.
Fox Sports broadcasting dedicated Bathurst channel for one week
• Bathurst 1000 live and ad-break free during racing
• 24/7 dedicated Bathurst channel broadcasting October 12-18
• 38 hours of live coverage on Foxtel and Kayo
Fox Sports will celebrate the build up to Bathurst in 2020 with a dedicated 24/7 Bathurst channel for 2020 ahead of the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 next weekend.
Foxtel subscribers will receive the most comprehensive coverage of the 2020 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000, with every session live including the Top 10 Shootout and the Great Race live in HD and ad-break free during racing on Foxtel channel 506 and to stream on Foxtel GO, Foxtel Now and Kayo.
At Mt. Panorama in 2020, the commentary team assembled on Fox Sports will include Bathurst legends Craig Lowndes and Mark Skaife hosted by Jess Yates, giving Foxtel audiences exclusive insight and analysis.
Then covering every Live Supercars session will be Supercars commentator Neil Crompton, technical analyst Mark Larkham and pit lane reporters Riana Crehan and Andy Jones.