Tony D'Alberto's Honda during a lighting test earlier this year. Pic: Supplied

THIS weekend’s first-ever TCR Australia race to take place under lights will be broadcast live on free-to-air television.

SpeedSeries organisers have announced a special two-hour Saturday evening broadcast on 9Gem for the Sydney Motorsport Park event.

It will run from 5:30pm-7:30pm AEST and feature the opening races for the S5000 Australian Drivers Championship, Turtle Wax Trans Am and Supercheap Auto TCR Australia Series.

The 9Gem broadcast will run alongside the regular Stan Sport coverage, which is scheduled for 11:30am-7:30pm AEST on Saturday and 11am-5pm AEST on Sunday.

9Gem ordinarily only runs delayed highlights under a multi-year deal unveiled on the eve of the 2022 season.

TCR, S5000 and Trans Am will be joined at the Sydney event by the Touring Car Masters, Porsche Michelin Sprint Challenge, Radical Cup Australia, Production Cars and the Prototype Series.

Honda driver Tony D’Alberto leads the TCR standings after three rounds over Erebus Motorsport Supercars regular Will Brown, who campaigns an Audi in the two-litre class.