LIQUI MOLY Bathurst 12-Hour broadcast details set
THE 2023 Australian Motorsport Season will launch spectacularly this February 3-5 with two days of live coverage of the LIQUI MOLY Bathurst 12 Hour.
Coverage will air locally and around the world on Saturday and Sunday of Australia’s International Enduro.
In Australia, local audiences can watch the race live and ad-break free on Fox Sports and Kayo Sports, with live, free-to-air coverage on the Seven Network and 7plus around Australia.
Coverage begins at 12:30pm AEDT Saturday on both networks, with coverage of LIQUI MOLY Bathurst 12 Hour qualifying, followed by support race action and the Pirelli Top-10 shootout.
Fox, Kayo and Seven will then be live from 5:30am AEDT on Sunday, February 5 for the race start, with coverage continuing through to 6:00pm local that day.
New Zealand audiences will be able to view via Sky Sports NZ, while global fans will be able to watch on YouTube via SRO’s ‘GT World’ platform and other international streaming partners.
Radio Show Ltd, the home of Radio Le Mans, will also carry the international broadcast in sound and vision, including exclusive audio coverage of Friday’s practice sessions.
The on-air team will be highlighted by the return of Radio Show Ltd’s John Hindhaugh and Shea Adam, adding their international voices back to the coverage after missing the 2022 race.
Hindhaugh will be joined in the commentary box by reigning Repco Bathurst 1000 winner and five-time 12-Hour starter Garth Tander, and long-time 12-Hour voice, Richard Craill.
Adam will be joined in pit lane by fellow pit lane reporter Chad Neylon and Mark Beretta, who will also host the broadcast throughout the event
Matt Naulty, meanwhile, will add his voice to the support race program on Saturday, which will include coverage of the Oracle Red Bull Racing Formula 1 demonstration on Saturday afternoon.
On track, a 28-strong field of cars, teams and drivers from around the world will tackle Australia’s International Endurance race this year, with representation from Mercedes AMG, Audi, Porsche, Lamborghini and BMW, among others.
Drivers already confirmed include MotoGP World Champion Valentino Rossi, Bathurst legend Craig Lowndes, current Repco Supercars Champion Shane van Gisbergen, reigning DTM champion Sheldon van der Linde, Porsche factory pilot Matt Campbell and a host of other superstar drivers from here and abroad.
David Tunnicliffe, Head of Television, Supercars
“The world returning to Mount Panorama is a theme for this year’s race and it’s as true on track as it is in our broadcast.
“We’re looking forward to welcoming back our international voices after a few years away to truly capture the international nature and spirit of the event.
“It’s a great team with lots of experience covering this race and they will work throughout to explain, inform and entertain as the day unfolds on Sunday.
“Having the current Repco Bathurst 1000 winner within the team will only add to it – there are few better who know about winning endurance races at Bathurst than Garth Tander.
“We’re thrilled to be live for 17 hours across Fox Sports and the Seven Network around Australia, and our streaming partners around the world taking the international coverage.”