THE rapid growth of the Hi-Tec Oils Bathurst 6 Hour Production Car endurance race will be reflected in a significantly enhanced broadcast package this Easter.
The race will be shown live on FOX Sports on Easter Sunday (April 1) with the live coverage commencing at 11:15am (local time) and continuing throughout the race until after its conclusion.
The addition of national TV coverage on FOX Sports is a major step forward for the Event despite only entering its third year in 2018.
“Motorsports are key in our focus at FOX SPORTS, part of our DNA,” said FOX SPORTS’ Head of Television, Steve Crawley.
“Being able to present the Bathurst 1000 without any ad-breaks this year is a big deal for motorsport fans. And now a further bonus: the Bathurst 6 Hour begins on Easter Sunday and fans will be able to watch it all on FOX SPORTS.”
International audiences will be able to watch the race via the event website, while all of Sunday’s support category races will be able to be streamed both in Australia and overseas.
A full replay of the entire coverage will be available to view to all audiences via the Bathurst 6 Hour website from the early hours of Monday morning.
“This is an exciting announcement that showcases the growth of the Hi-Tec Oils Bathurst 6 Hour,” Event Director James O’Brien said.
“As the Event continues to grow we are continuing to find ways to expand the coverage and continue to make it more appealing for our partners and our competitors.
“FOX Sports commitment to motor sport in Australia is outstanding and we are very pleased to be included in that commitment this year.”
“We will also provide comprehensive live timing coverage via the website for fans at home.”
The Hi-Tec Oils Bathurst 6 Hour is now a staple of Mount Panorama’s annual racing program, firmly entrenching itself in the classic Easter weekend.
Last year saw major sponsor Hi-Tec Oils commit to an expanded three-year deal to remain title sponsor of the race.
“We are proud to announce that this event will be covered live by FOX Sports. This is a great win for the Hi-Tec Oils Bathurst 6 Hour,” said Hi-Tec Oils’ George Gambino.
“The event will be live streamed internationally, as well as over six hours of Live TV on Fox Sports on Sunday.
“The Hi-Tec Oils Team wishes to thank James O’Brien and his team for inviting Hi-Tec Oils back to this iconic event for another season. Hi-Tec Oils is the first independent oil company to be involved with the Bathurst 6 Hour and it has proven to be well worth it. To all the entrants, sponsors and spectators, thank you for your support over the years.”