When is the Bathurst 1000? – Start time, date, full schedule

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    Australia’s greatest motorsport race is here, with the Bathurst 1000 set to roar to life on Sunday, October 8 at 11:10am (AEDT).

    Bathurst 1000 live blog

    Mount Panorama, a 6.213-kilometre section of public road which is closed for the race weekend has played host to some of Australia’s biggest motorsport races. From Peter Brock to Jim Richards and Mark Skaife to Craig Lowndes, it’s the mountain of dreams and horrors. Only the best will rise over a distance of 1000 kilometres.

    The race, which is 161 laps in length and takes around six hours to complete was won by Will Davison and Jonathon Webb last year.

    Key information

    Race start time: 11:10am (AEDT)
    Track: Mount Panorama Circuit, Bathurst
    Track length: 6.213km
    Laps: 161
    Race distance: 1000 kilometres
    Expected race finish: 5:30pm (AEDT)
    TV: Live, Fox Sports and Network Ten
    Online: Live, Foxtel go and Foxtel app
    Betting: Jamie Whincup/Paul Dumbrell $4.20, Scott McLaughlin/Alexandre Premat $6.50, Fabian Coulthard/Tony D’Alberto $8, Shane Van Gisbergen/Matthew Campbell $8.50, Craig Lowndes/Steven Richards $11
    2016 champion: Will Davison/Jonathon Webb

    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

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