A new broadcast deal will see the entire Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour race shown ad-break free on Fox Sports for the first time.
Fox Sports and streaming service Kayo will also broadcast the qualifying session and Pirelli Top 10 Shootout – on the Saturday – live, exclusive and ad break free ahead of Sunday’s marathon 12-hour endurance classic.
The race will also be shown on Seven, while international audiences can tune in to a live free stream on the event’s official website.
The Bathurst 12 Hour continues to grow year on year, with the 2019 weekend featuring 40 cars in the main event, alongside hosting the opening round of the 2019 Intercontinental GT Challenge.
The 2019 Bathurst 12 Hour saw an audience from 132 countries stream at least some part of the now-world-revered event.
The stage is set for a thriller to ring in 2020 – in a breathtaking 2019 race, Australian Porsche star Matt Campbell steered home his 911 GT3 R to claim a memorable win alongside Dennis Olsen and Dirk Werner.
Event director Kurt Sakzewski was excited to see Fox Sports come onboard with Seven to show off the race to Australian race fans.
“It is a great vote of confidence that Fox Sports is coming onboard to broadcast live and ad-free the entire 12 hours of the Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour in 2020 as well as the exclusive coverage of the support races, qualifying and the Pirelli Top 10 Shootout on the Saturday,” said Sakzewski.
“With Seven on board to simulcast Fox’s Sunday race broadcast as well, the event can reach even more fans.
“This is a major boost for our partners, sponsors, supporters and competitors who will receive network television airtime around Australia and for our fans, who will be rewarded for their loyalty to the event.
“Having the entire 12 hours showcased live and ad free is rare in the world of endurance racing and we are excited to be able to offer this level of coverage again in 2020.”
Very few 12 Hour races at Mount Panorama haven’t gone down to the wire, with the level of international and domestic talent on show consistently providing epic contests at Australia’s most famous circuit.
Head of Fox Sports, Peter Campbell, was excited to kickstart 2020 with one of the most enticing events in world motorsport.
“The Bathurst 12 Hour has developed into one of the premier events on the Australian motorsport calendar and there is no better way to hit the ignition on our unrivalled motorsport offering in 2020 alongside Supercars, Formula 1 and MotoGP,” said Campbell.
“With a world class driver line-up featuring ex-F1 and current Supercars stars aboard the fastest cars on the planet of every variety in our own backyard, this will be like the Bathurst of old but at lap record speed.”
The 2020 event will run across January 31 to February 2.