One of the most popular events in the Australian racing calendar, Bathurst is often considered the home of motorcar racing, with the Mountain steeped in heritage, heartbreak and glory. And if you’re a big fan of V8s, Bathurst will likely be circled on your calendar every year, but just where can you tune into for all the action, and what time do the races kick off? Find out below.
How to watch Bathurst in Australia
With Bathurst an Australian icon, Aussies have plenty of options to catch all the action, including both paid streaming services and free-to-air coverage.
Bathurst on Kayo
One of the most prominent sports streaming services available, Kayo covers the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship, with both live coverage and replays available for every practice, qualifying session and race throughout the season, including Bathurst.
- Kayo subscriptions start from $25 per month, with a 14-day free trial.
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Bathurst on Foxtel
Showcasing all events from the weekend, Foxtel coverage starts from 7:15am AEDT on both days, meaning if you like a bit of V8 engines with your cornflakes, Foxtel may be the place for you.
Bathurst on Channel 10
If you’re looking for a free-to-air option for all the weekend action, Channel 10 will be the place to be, offering coverage all Saturday and Sunday. However, you’ll only be able to catch the races live, with no streaming or replay options available through Tenplay, meaning you may need to turn to other streaming options if you can’t make it to the couch in time.
What time does Bathurst start?
The green light for the 161-lap race will begin on Sunday, October 13 and will conclude the same day. Here’s when you can tune into for every twist, turn and overtake, with all times listed in Australian Easter Daylight Time (AEDT):
- Perth, WA: 8:30am
- Darwin, NT: 10:00am
- Brisbane, QLD: 10:30am
- Adelaide, SA: 11:00am
- Sydney, NSW: 11:30am
- Canberra, ACT: 11:30am
- Melbourne, VIC: 11:30am
- Hobart, TAS: 11:30am
But if you’re looking to stay in front of the TV all weekend, the Bathurst races also include practice sessions, as well as the Top Ten Shootout, which will begin at 9:40am AEDT on Saturday, October 12.
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