Your complete guide to the Bathurst 1000: Full schedule, drivers, how to stream and how to watch on TV

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    Australia’s greatest motorsport race, the Bathurst 1000 is upon us. While the race itself isn’t until Sunday, there is a full four days of action for us to sink our teeth into with the Supercars Championship battle also starting to heat up at the pointy end of the season.

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    After a second place finish behind Cameron Waters and Richie Stanaway at the Sandown 500, Scott McLaughlin, who is driving with Frenchman Alexandre Premat for the endurance season, leads the Championship by more than 100 points to Jamie Whincup.

    Fabian Coulthard, Chaz Mostert and Shane Van Gisbergen round out the top five in the championship, with 300 points on offer for the winner of the Bathurst 1000.

    The weekend will see six practice sessions, a qualifying and shootout, before the race on Sunday. There are also plenty of support acts, making it a full four days on track.

    Full weekend schedule

    All times are listed in AEDT.

    Thursday

    Start time (AEDT) Finish time (AEDT) Series Session Other information
    7:25 AM 7:45 AM Australian V8 Ute Racing Series Practice 1
    7:55 AM 8:15 AM Toyota 86 Racing Series Practice 1
    8:25 AM 8:45 AM Touring Car Masters Practice 1
    8:55 AM 9:35 AM Dunlop Super2 Series Practice 1
    9:45 AM 10:45 AM Supercars Practice 1
    10:55 AM 11:15 AM Australian V8 Ute Racing Series Practice 2
    12:35 AM 1:35 PM Supercars Practice 2 Co-drivers only
    1:45 PM 2:05 PM Toyota 86 Racing Series Practice 2
    2:15 PM 2:35 PM Touring Car Masters Practice 2
    2:45 PM 3:45 PM Supercars Practice 3
    3:55 PM 4:45 PM Porsche Carrera Cup Australia Practice 1
    4:55 PM 5:15 PM Australian V8 Ute Racing Series Qualifying

    Friday

    Start time (AEDT) Finish time (AEDT) Series Session Other information
    7:40 AM 8:00 AM Toyota 86 Racing Series Qualifying
    8:10 AM 8:30 AM Touring Car Masters Qualifying
    8:45 AM 9:45 AM Supercars Practice 4 Co-drivers only
    10:00 AM 10:30 AM Porsche Carrera Cup Australia Qualifying
    10:40 AM 11:20 AM Dunlop Super2 Series Practice 2
    11:40 AM 12:40 AM Supercars Practice 5
    2:05 PM 2:50 PM Porsce Carrera Cup Australia Race 1 16 laps
    3:05 PM 3:35 PM Dunlop Super2 Series Qualifying
    3:50 PM 4:30 PM Supercars Qualifying
    4:45 PM 5:05 PM Australian V8 Ute Racing Series Race 1 6 laps

    Saturday

    Start time (AEDT) Finish time (AEDT) Series Session Other information
    8:00 AM 8:25 AM Australian V8 Ute Racing Series Race 2 8 laps
    8:40 AM 9:00 AM Toyota 86 Racing Series Race 1 6 laps
    9:10 AM 9:30 PM Touring Car Masters Race 1 6 laps
    9:40 AM 9:55 AM Dunlop Super2 Series Warm-up
    10:10 AM 11:10 AM Supercars Practice 6
    12:35 PM 12:55 PM Toyota 86 Racing Series Race 2 6 laps
    1:05 PM 1:25 PM Touring Car Masters Race 2 6 laps
    2:05 PM 3:45 PM Dunlop Super2 Series Race 1 41 laps
    4:00 PM 4:20 PM Australian V8 Ute Racing Series Race 3 6 laps
    4:30 PM 4:55 PM Porsche Carrera Cup Australia Race 2 9 laps
    5:10 PM 5:55 PM Supercars Shootout 1 lap (top 10 only)

    Sunday

    Start time (AEDT) Finish time (AEDT) Series Session Other information
    8:05 AM 8:25 AM Supercars Warm-up
    8:35 AM 8:55 AM Touring Car Masters Race 3 6 laps
    9:05 AM 9:20 AM Supercars drivers’ parade
    9:30 AM 9:55 AM Porsche Carrera Cup Australia Race 3 9 laps
    11:10 AM 6:00 PM Supercars Race 161 laps

    Driver pairings

    The drivers below are listed in order of their championship positions heading into the Bathurst 1000.

    Main driver Co-driver Team Car
    Scott McLaughlin Alexandre Premat Shell-V Power Racing Team Ford Falcon FG-X
    Jamie Whincup Paul Dumbrell Red Bull Racing Team Holden Commodore VF
    Fabian Coulthard Tony D’Alberto Shell-V Power Racing Team Ford Falcon FG-X
    Chaz Mostert Steve Owen Supercheap Auto Racing Ford Falcon FG-X
    Shane van Gisbergen Matthew Campbell Red Bull Racing Team Holden Commodore VF
    Mark Winterbottom Dean Canto The Bottle-O Racing Team Ford Falcon FG-X
    Garth Tander James Golding Wilson Security Racing Holden Commodore VF
    Craig Lowndes Steven Richards Team Vortex Holden Commodore VF
    Cameron Waters Richie Stanaway Monster Energy Racing Ford Falcon FG-X
    David Reynolds Luke Youlden Erebus Penrite Racing Holden Commodore VF
    Lee Holdsworth Karl Reindler Preston Hire Racing Holden Commodore VF
    James Moffat Richard Muscat Wilson Security Racing Holden Commodore VF
    Will Davison Jonathon Webb Tekno Woodstock Racing Holden Commodore VF
    Rick Kelly David Wall Sengled Racing Nissan Altima
    Tim Slade Ash Walsh Freightliner Racing Holden Commodore VF
    Michael Caruso Dean Fiore Nissan Motorsport Nissan Altima
    Nick Percat Macauley Jones Mongrel Boots Racing Holden Commodore VF
    Scott Pye Warren Luff Mobil 1 HSV Racing Holden Commodore VF
    James Courtney Jack Perkins Mobil 1 HSV Racing Holden Commodore VF
    Todd Kelly Jack Le Brocq Carsales Racing Nissan Altima
    Jason Bright Garry Jacobson Mega Racing Ford Facon FG-X
    Simona de Silvestro David Russell Team Harvey Norman Nissan Altima
    Tim Blanchard Todd Hazlewood Cooldrive Racing Holden Commodore VF
    Dale Wood Chris Pither Erebus GB Racing Holden Commodore VF
    Alex Rullo Alex Davison Repair Management Aust Racing Holden Commodore VF
    Aaren Russell Taz Douglas Repair Management Aust Racing Holden Commodore VF

    Broadcast information

    The race itself will be broadcast in Australia on both free-to-air TV (through Network 10) and pay TV (through Fox Sports). However, the only way to watch every session across the whole four days will be on Fox Sports. Fox Sports coverage will be available on Channel 506.

    Their coverage is comprehensive, while Network 10 will begin their coverage on Friday at midday (AEDT).

    Here is a guide to coverage times for both networks this weekend.

    Day Channel 10 Fox Sports
    Thursday N/A 7:15am – 5:30pm
    Friday 12pm – 5pm 7:30am – 5:30pm
    Saturday 11:30am – 6pm 8am – 6:30pm
    Sunday 7:30am – 6pm 7:15am – 6pm

    If you want to watch coverage on Foxtel, then you will need a valid Foxtel TV subscription with the sports package included.

    For those looking to stream coverage, the best way will be to use one of Foxtel’s dedicated streaming applictions. If you are only looking to stream channels of Foxtel, then Foxtel Now is your best option, with sports packages starting from $29 per month.

    If you already have Foxtel on TV, then the Foxtel App should be free for you to download and use.

    Although you can usually stream Channel Ten’s coverage through the Tenplay website, this will not be the case for Bathurst.

    For those in New Zealand, you will need to use Sky Go to stream the action, while those outside Australia and New Zealand can use Superview.

    The Roar will also be providing a live blog of every Supercars’ session from Friday to Sunday.

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    How to watch the match on TV
    Foxtel offers the best choice of live sport from Australia and around the world.

    Sport on Foxtel’s iQ3 is the championship viewing experience including HD quality, the ability to record your favourite team and shows, as well as stream live sport anytime, anywhere on your favourite devices with the Foxtel app^ included in your subscription.

    How to live stream the match online
    Stream the best choice of live sport from Australia and around the world instantly with Foxtel Now. Foxtel Now is the more flexible and accessible way to stream live sport to your devices. Plus, you can start watching today with a two-week free trial^.

    If you already have a Foxtel subscription that includes the Sport pack, you can stream live sport anytime, anywhere to your devices through the free Foxtel app~.

    ^Requires internet and compatible device. Data charges may apply. Australia only.

    ~Just connect your compatible device to the internet. Data charges may apply. Shows only available if they’re in your pack, some shows/channels not available. Sorry, Australia only.