The most iconic and celebrated car racing event in Australia – Bathurst 1000, will happen between October 15-18 at the Mount Panorama Circuit. The race features drivers in pairs in 26 cars fighting for the Peter Brock trophy and the title of ‘Kings of the Mountain.’
Due to COVID-19, the event will only 4000 spectators per day, who can get their valid tickets via Ticketek. Therefore, we don’t expect to see a mammoth of fans during the 2020 Bathurst 1000, and that’s why we recommend you watch the race online.
Bathurst 1000 TV Guide
Here, we will look at the best channels for watching the race online: Network 10 and Fox Sports. Read on!
- Network 10
This free-to-air TV channel is the same as Channel 10, and it has one of the simplest registrations ever. You only need to sign up using a valid email address. Once that is done, you can watch Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 online and free.
Most Australians can find Network 10 via their local TV provider, but international viewers may need to use a VPN service to bypass geo-restrictions on this streaming TV service.
However, the main disadvantage of watching Bathurst 1000 via Network 10 is dealing with multiple ads during the race. If that doesn’t bother you and you got a reliable internet service, you can stream the race online and free.
- Fox Sports
Fox Sports is the leading broadcasters of Bathurst 1000 with absolute rights to bring the race’s full coverage. They plan to offer a dedicated 24/7 Bathurst channel, and we believe it will be Channel 506, which brings the race to us.
To watch via Fox Sports Channel 506, you require a valid Foxtel subscription, which can be obtained via different channels.
Foxtel Now, which you can use to watch the race in 4K by subscribing to the Sports HD package costing $64/month, and have a Foxtel iQ4 box configured to a 4K UHD TV. You can also watch on the go via your mobile phone by downloading the Foxtel GO app either for Android or iOS devices.
Kayo Sports has a 14-day trial period followed by two subscriptions; $35/month for three screens and $25/month for two screens. You can access this channel on its official website using a laptop or computer, or still, you can download their app to watch on the go.
Using a VPN
A VPN is a Virtual Private Network service that allows you to use supported countries’ servers while residing in another country to unblock geo-restrictions on streaming websites.
You can use a VPN to watch Bathurst 1000 online via Network 10 or Fox Sports, no matter your location. Some of the best VPNs on the market today include:
- Express VPN ($12.95/month)
- Nord VPN ($11.95/month)
- Pure VPN ($10.95/month)
- Proton VPN (4€/month)
- Ivacy ($9.95/month)
There you have it. You can now watch Bathurst 1000 live stream online or on TV via Network 10 or Fox Sports as you witness the crowning of a new champion come mid-October. It will be a thrilling race for 2020 amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and worth watching.