2023 Bathurst Channel details revealed

29 Sep
All-new specials produced, over 40 hours of live programming
3 mins by James Pavey
  • Bathurst Channel to run from Monday October 2 to Sunday October 8

  • Three all-new 60-minute specials have been produced

  • Over 40 hours of live programming set for this year's event

Fox Sports has released details of its special Bathurst Channel coverage, will commences on Monday October 2.

From Monday October 2 to race day on Sunday October 8, Fox Sports 506 will be the go-to place for fans to get their Great Race fix.

This year’s Repco Bathurst 1000 celebrates the 60th anniversary of the Great Race’s first staging at Mount Panorama, which has become the Mecca of Australian motorsport.

Fox Sports will broadcast over 40 hours of live programming in race week, with this year’s Bathurst Channel to show three all-new 60-minute Bathurst specials alongside regular throwback material.

Live coverage on Fox Sports and Kayo begins Thursday at 7:25am and runs to 6:15pm. Friday’s coverage begins at 7:25am and runs to 5:30pm.

Saturday’s coverage will kick off at 8:15am and ends at 6:30pm, with the day’s action highlighted by the ever-popular ARMOR ALL Top Ten Shootout.

Teaser: The crazy story of the 2014 Great Race

Race day, Sunday October 8, will see the broadcast commence at 7:15am and run through to 7:00pm, with the 161-lap race scheduled to commence at 11:15am. All times are in AEDT, and are subject to change.


The first special, the 2023 Bathurst Preview Show, will air on Monday October 2 at 6:30pm. Jess Yates, Neil Crompton and Mark Skaife will preview the biggest race on the Repco Supercars Championship calendar.

The second special, Fox Theatre: Bathurst 2022, will air on Tuesday October 3 at 6:30pm. Shane van Gisbergen and Garth Tander will re-live last year’s Great Race, which was one of the wildest Bathursts in recent memory.

The third and final special, Beyond the Chase, will air on Saturday October 7 at 6:30pm. This special tells the story of the remarkable 2014 event, with a cliff-hanger ending capping off four days that would test the endurance of those who raced.

This year’s Bathurst Channel also features a number of other specials, starting with 20 Greatest Bathurst Laps hosted by Jess Yates. Chaz Mostert also re-lives his 2021 triumph in Fox Theatre: Bathurst 2021.

Holden legends also re-live some of their greatest wins at the Mountain in Holden: Thanks for the Memories. Holden won a record 36 times at Mount Panorama, including the last three.

There is also a look back at some of the greatest races in Bathurst Fast Finishes: Top Five, as well as Brock: Over the Top, a documentary spanning the incredible life of nine-time Bathurst winner Peter Brock.

Live on-track coverage on Fox Sports 506 commences on Thursday October 5, with all sessions to be broadcast live on Fox Sports and streamed on Kayo.

The Seven Network will take the free-to-air coverage of the event, starting from Friday October 6.

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