Every session of the Bathurst 1000 is Live, continuous and in HD on FOX Sports from today, with a dedicated channel on Ch 506.
FOX Sports’ popular FOX Vision App, powered by Supercheap Auto, is back, with a number of enhancements and new features set to deliver Supercars fans the best second screen experience for this year’s Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000.
The new and improved app will offer Supercars fans the chance to experience The Great Race like never before, with two 180 degree cameras delivering a Live video stream from inside Pit Lane and on top of the mountain, during every session.
The cameras will offer a fresh perspective, allowing fans to experience the drama and excitement of the pits and the exhilaration as the high performance Supercars speed down the mountain.
Fans will also be able to track the position of the top ten drivers on the track, through an interactive 3D replica map of Mount Panorama.
Not only that, but with fully integrated live track data and cockpit telemetry, Supercars fans will be able to follow the drivers’ lap times and stay across key information including speed, acceleration, braking and gear selection.
FOX Vision includes 3D Play, a fun racing game that gives fans the chance to drive their very own Supercar on a virtual Bathurst track. This year, drivers will be able to challenge their friends by uploading their best time to social media.
A third section of the app, ‘The Vault’, houses a selection of videos featuring some of Bathurst’s biggest moments, plus users can access 360 degree VR camera footage featuring behind the scenes videos and Hot Laps from the roof of the Supercars.
FOX Sports’ Head of Innovation, Todd Procter, said: “FOX Vision is about giving Supercars fans the ultimate companion app for the biggest race of the season. The app will compliment the broadcast by delivering all of the key information and statistics while viewers watch the race on TV. The live 180 degree camera will let fans taste the adrenaline of Pit Lane and watch from the top of the mountain. And with features like our 3D interactive map and driver race statistics, the app is the ultimate Bathurst 1000 second screen experience.”
FOX Sports’ presenter, Jessica Yates said: “Bathurst is one of my favourite races on the Supercars calendar. It’s non-stop action and this year’s race will have the extra intensity of a close championship battle between Jamie Whincup and Scott McLaughlin; one mistake and it could be game over for either drivers. It really is all on the line in 2017. And between our 24/7 dedicated Bathurst channel and the new FOX Vision App, fans will be able to experience the Great Race like never before.”
FOX Sports’ dedicated 24/7 Bathurst channel is up and running on FOX Sports 506, with classic races and a number of entertainment programs including the all new Bathurst Top 10 Shootout and Bathurst Heroes & Legends, plus Inside Supercars, Supercars Life and Pit Lane Live capturing all of the build-up and excitement ahead of the big race.
The on-track action launches from 7.15am EDT on Thursday, with every session Live in HD, plus continuous coverage of the qualifying sessions and Race 20 broadcast across the weekend.
Mark Skaife and Neil Crompton return to call the action, while Russell Ingall and Yates analyse the action and all the big talking points across the weekend.
Thu 5 Oct: Bathurst 1000 – Day 1 at 7.15am
Fri 6 Oct: Bathurst 1000 – Day 2 at 7.30am
Fri 6 Oct: Pit Lane Live at 6.30pm
Sat 7 Oct: Bathurst 1000 – Day 3 at 8.00am
Sun 8 Oct: Bathurst 1000 – Race Day at 7.15am