The 2021 Bathurst 1000 was pushed back to December 5 this year due to COVID and we have a later starting time this so strap yourself in for an afternoon on the couch or computer chair to watch the live stream or the race on TV.
This year’s race will start at 12:15pm (AEDT), the latest in the event’s history. If the rain stays away the race should be all wrapped up by 6pm.
The forecast is for a mild December day which will be a relief for drivers who would have been worried about slogging it out in the traditional extreme temperatures of Bathurst in December.
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 Seven who will have advertising but will keep the race in picture in picture mode in the corner during the commercials.
There are several 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 varies in cost, 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.
For free coverage, you can view the race on Channel Seven’s 7Plus which is available on the web and mobile app and select Smart TVs.