This is the 10th exclusive Supercars.com column by Supercars Hall of Famer Craig Lowndes. Seven-time Bathurst winner Lowndes will preview each round of the 2023 Repco Supercars Championship from his own perspective, continuing with this weekend’s Repco Bathurst 1000, where he will race a Triple Eight wildcard with Zane Goddard.
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I’m really excited for Bathurst this year. It was great to have a Sandown 500 before Bathurst, so teams and drivers could get their eyes in before the Great Race.
I’ve really enjoyed working with Zane. Sandown was a strong weekend for us, and he’s feeling more confident every time he gets in the car. He’s past what happened here 12 months ago, and he’s working really well with the team and how it operates. I think we’ll be even stronger for Bathurst, and I can’t wait to share the week with him and the team.
Bathurst is our Holy Grail. It’s such a big week in and out of the car. From my experience, you have to ensure you get to Sunday morning fresh and ready to go, rather than being tired and burnt out. Experience counts for a lot here. Sunday is a very a long day.
The Repco Supercars Championship shifts to country New South Wales on October 5-8 with the 60th anniversary of the Great Race, the Repco Bathurst 1000.
International race fans can stream every session of the event, held at historic Mount Panorama, on SuperView. For existing SuperView subscribers, please visit this page to follow instructions on how to regain access to your account.
Kayo Sports and Foxtel boast their most comprehensive coverage of Bathurst ever. You can stream every practice, qualifying session and race of the 2023 Repco Supercars Championship with no ad-breaks in racing on Kayo Sports. Every session of the Repco Supercars Championship is broadcast live in high definition on Foxtel. Exclusive coverage includes five live viewing feeds and special 60th anniversary channel, including:
Heli-Cam: Watch the great race from above Mt Panorama, with a live helicopter camera across the entire weekend
Live Timing: Keep across the latest figures from on-track. Fastest laps, sectors and timing from all teams
Gazoo Dipper: A live feed from the third corner of the Esses. This iconic part of Bathurst folklore live on Kayo all weekend
Camaro Channel (Race Day): For Chevrolet fans, this channel will rotate across Camaro drivers across race day, including key place battles
Mustang Channel (Race Day): For Ford fans, this channel will rotate across Mustang drivers across race day, including key place battles
In-Car Channel 1 (Qualifying & Shootout): A rotating live in-car shot of drivers on track throughout Friday and Saturday
In-Car Channel 2 (Qualifying & Shootout): A rotating live in-car shot of drivers on track throughout Friday and Saturday
The Seven Network and 7plus will show live coverage of the event from Thursday.
Jess Yates will lead the Bathurst broadcast, and will be joined by regular co-hosts and lead commentators Neil Crompton and Mark Skaife.
Sunrise sports presenter Mark Beretta will suit up for his 25th Bathurst 1000 coverage alongside 7SPORT’s Mel McLaughlin. Erebus Motorsport co-driver Jack Perkins will provide expert commentary, with fan favourite Emma Freedman bringing viewers all the colour, excitement and atmosphere from the mountain and the campgrounds.
Mark Larkham, Chad Neylon, Riana Crehan and Chris Stubbs will feature in pit lane. Matt Naulty and Richard Craill will call various support categories. Four-time Bathurst winner Greg Murphy also returns to broadcast duties in Australia for the first time since 2019.
SEN (Sports Entertainment Network) will also broadcast action live on Saturday and Sunday. Aaron Noonan is lead caller for the new-for-2023 radio coverage.