TV Guide: Bathurst 12 Hour on Fox Sports across weekend

• Best drivers and best cars ad free in start to motor-racing year

Ferraris, Porsches, Lamborghinis, McLarens, Mercedes, Aston Martins, Bentleys and BMWs piloted by the best drivers in the world, on the toughest track there is – Mount Panorama, will battle it out when the Bathurst 12 Hour is live on Fox Sports on Sunday at 5.45am.

Getting underway in the dark on Sunday morning, 40 of the most exotic car brands in the world will light up the mountain with local legends Craig Lowndes, Jamie Whincup, Shane van Gisbergen, David Reynolds, Garth Tander, Chaz Mostert, Rick Kelly and multiple IndyCar World Champion Scott Dixon taking on the best GT drivers from across the world in their own backyard.

Fox Sports will be ad-break free during racing from Saturday, with the fastest laps you will see at Mt Panorama this year in Qualifying at 12.40pm followed by the Top 10 Shootout at 5.05pm – live and exclusive to Fox Sports.

Fox Sports head of television Steve Crawley said: “Our car racing continues to deliver in a big way with record ratings and stimulating competition, so we continue to build it. The Bathurst 12 Hour is a most welcome addition for our customers.”

Chris Stubbs and Neil Crompton will host Fox Sports’ Bathurst 12 Hour coverage with live race commentary from Radio Le Mans experts John Hindhaugh and Richard Craill.

Two-time Bathurst 12 Hour winner and Fox Sports Supercars expert Craig Lowndes said: “This is one of the toughest races anywhere in the world to win. Mt Panorama is challenging enough in normal conditions so racing it in the dark is a whole new challenge all together, as are the GT cars we jump aboard for 12 hours.

“Over the top of the mountain we go faster than a Supercar and with a lot more cars and drivers of mixed experience you really have to be on your game all day long.

“It’s a great way to start the year and as usual I’m expecting one hell of a race.”

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