Opening hours of Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 will be announced closer to this event. The 2018 Supercars Membership is available for early entry. The 2018 Supercars Membership will help you to gain early entry on the gate at Bathurst 1000. You have to flash a card at Harris Park entrance (main gate). You can get entry almost 30 minutes early.
The on-track action begins early at 7:25 am AEDT on the morning of the first three days. Teams and drivers perform warm-up sessions before Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000.
How do you watch?
Every qualifying and practice race of Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 will broadcast live without ad breaks on Fox Sports 506. Ten will air live coverage on weekend and broadcast it from 12:00 pm Friday. On Saturday and Sunday, you can catch the transmission at 11:30 am and 7:30 am.
Supercars.com provides the latest updates and news throughout the week. You can follow the supercars on social media like facebook and twitter.
Sporting Regulation for Practice and Qualifying
At each Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 session, race drivers can practice in a practice session of 20 minutes. Individual practice sessions are not necessary, but each driver should become a part of almost one practice session. It is important to become eligible for the race.
The intervals between practice sessions may be variable. Stewards of race cab drop grid positions of drivers as per their commitment in practice. Every qualifying segment is designed for one hour. This segment may see several drivers on track at the same time. Each driver is allowed to run several laps.
What time is the Bathurst 1000 Start?
Each practice session of supercars, shootouts, qualifying and the final race will be live on Bathurst channel Fox Sports. All times AEDT:
- Practice Day: 7:15 am to 5:30 pm
- Qualifying Day: 7:30 am to 5:15 pm
- Shootout Day: 8:00 am to 6:15 pm
- Race Day: 7:15 am to 6:00 pm
You will need a Fox Vision App that offers latest news and enhancement features to deliver the best experience of the race to the fans of Supercars.
Practice day is important for all drivers to understand the complications of the Mount Panorama circuit. Qualifying day requires you to show your skills because stewards will choose you or disqualify you for the race. The final race is the ultimate day to get Peter Brock Trophy and cash price.
The Bathurst 1000 has 161 laps of Mount Panorama Circuit. The drivers have to complete these laps in two teams. Every entrant of Bathurst 1000 nominates a co-driver and a lead driver. The leader driver should complete more than 107 laps and co-drivers have to complete almost 54 leaps.
Each team has to complete almost seven pit stops; however, the safety cars are available to use at the time of a crash on the circuit. It means pit policies are not permanent and they keep evolving throughout each race.
The race will be expected to finish after 161 laps and 1000 km. Almost 10 to 15 cars are expected to finish the lead lap, with the abrasion rate may be influenced by accidents, mechanical reliability, and weather.
Tech Specifications of Circuit
- Slowest Point: Forrest Elbow
- Fastest Point: Conrod Straight
- Top Speed: 300 km/h
- Average Speed: 178km/h
- Direction: Anti-clockwise
- Length: 6.213
The accreditation center is situated to the right off Ave Panorama. Opening times are not confirmed yet.
Parking and Transport
Supercars are partnered with Australia Virgin to offer a range of packages to all around of Supercars championship. Virgin Australia is operated from Sydney. Supercar Travel will be the only place for the gateway of Australia Virgin Supercars championship.
You can get flexible travel packages, such as airfares, accommodation options, and race tickets. Fans can get exclusive benefits at Pit Lane Walk, Australia Lounge Virgin Entry, and others. Moreover, business Bathurst will operate an extensive network of comfortable buses for the convenience of customers. You can get details of services near the event.
Schedule for Bathurst 1000 Supercheap Auto championship 2018 will be available near the event. You can get this schedule on their official website or different channels. Make sure to book your journey in advance to enjoy all practicing and final racing events.