The V8 Supercars may not be racing at homethis weekend, but that doesn’t mean fans aren’t able to keep up with theaction.
From Live coverage on 7Mate for the races,to options such as V8 SuperView – which also shows Practice Four and Qualifying live, offeringsubscribers the first chance to see the cars on the Circuit of the Americas– there are plenty of ways to follow the Austin 400, the V8 Supercars’ debutin Texas.
It’s a 15-hour time difference – here inAustralia you will be ahead – so get ready for an early rise on Sunday. Itwill be just like an early Bathurst Sunday, but the cars will be contesting abrand new circuit.
It will be an early morning to catchQualifying.
In Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane it willbe broadcast on Sunday and Morning mornings from 6am on 7mate; Adelaide from4.30am; and Perth from 3am.
While Qualifying will run on a one-hourdelay, races will be broadcast live.
Races will follow Qualifying coverage,running continuously until 9am EST.
There will be a one-hour highlights packageplayed on Sunday afternoon, with further highlights and replays over the comingdays.
Full replays of Races 13 and 14 will bebroadcast on 7mate from 1pm to 3pm in all markets on Monday May 20, and replaysof Races 15 and 16 will have the same timeslot on Tuesday May 21.
Over the race weekend, V8 Media isproducing SPEED’s opening segment – Bob Varsha, one of SPEED’s on-airpersonalities, will be joined by Neil Crompton and Mark Larkham to introduce the series.
From there, SPEED will take over what isusually Seven’s part of the program.
While Saturday will be delayed in the USdue to NASCAR programming, Sunday will be broadcast live.
Newly-launched V8 SuperView is a live anduninterrupted streaming that can be watched through your internet browser forthose residing in Australia.
In fact, V8 SuperView will be the firstplace fans can see the cars on-track in Texas, with Practice Four (Saturday morning 7.15am EST) exclusivelybroadcast live through the subscription service. As Qualifying will be shown on delay on TV, V8 SuperView is an option to see all sessions live.
Displaying live timing, lap by lap insiderinformation and news as it breaks, the V8 Supercars 2013 Official App is handyto have, whether you’re at the race and planning to watch away from a bigscreen; or if you want additional information watching from the comfort of yourown home.
Instant notifications will alert you to newavailable news stories and you can download a package of each session once it’scompleted.
Want to know what the drivers and teams hadto say about their performance on Twitter? It’s all linked up – followthat along with the action, whether it’s to hear more about the races or keepup with your favourite driver as they get to know Austin, Texas.
Plenty of drivers have exciting plansbefore and after the race meeting, so don’t miss a beat with the V8 SupercarsOfficial App, available for both Apple and Android.
Twitter and Facebook will run the regular lap by lap segments, as well asalerting you to current news on V8Supercars.com.au and giving you a place tointeract with other viewers.
Here’s the tip – if you’re planning onwatching the replays, stay off Twitter because information will be updated live.
However, on Facebook we are careful not tospoil the results for those who prefer to watch at a more comfortable time.
As always, V8Supercars.com.au will give youthe latest breaking official news with regular updates over the weekend at theAustin 400 and beyond.