The 2020 Bathurst 1000 is set to get underway shortly, with the famous Mount Panorama circuit set to feature the main event on the Supercars calendar once more. This is The Roar’s guide to catching a Bathurst 1000 live stream, or watching the race on TV.
Due to weather concerns, the start time of the race has been brought forward to 11am (AEDT) on Sunday, October 17. The race typically takes just over six hours to complete.
We’re set for another cool day in Bathurst, with temperatures not expected to top 19 degrees, but it’s a thunderstorm warning that has race officials nervous. The Bureau of Meteorology has only forecast three to six millimetres of rain, but there is the chance of lightning in the afternoon.
How to watch the Bathurst 1000 on TV in Australia
You’ll have two options if you want to watch the Bathurst 1000 on TV.
If you want to watch ad-free coverage, you can do so through Fox Sports’ temporary Bathurst 1000 channel – Fox Sports 506. They’ll have rolling coverage throughout the day which will, of course, include the race proper.
Just make sure you have valid Foxtel TV subscription, complete with the sports package, so you can tune into their broadcast.
There is a free-to-air option too in Channel Ten, who’ll have coverage starting closer to race time.
How to live stream the Bathurst 1000 online in Australia
There are a handful of options if you’d like to live stream Bathurst 1000.
To catch Fox Sports 506’s ad-free coverage, you’ll need to tune in via Kayo Sports, a streaming service that costs $25 a month, but comes with a two-week free trial if you’ve never used the service before.
Other options to catch Fox Sports’ coverage include Foxtel Now, which lets you stream all of Foxtel’s content – not just sport – or Foxtel GO, which is included as standard in any Foxtel TV subscription and lets you watch whatever channels you’re subscribed to on your preferred device.
As always, The Roar will have the race covered with a live blog from 11am (AEDT), as well as video highlights of all the key moments.