SUPERCARS SEASON TO RESUME LIVE ON FREE TO AIR TV

The first of four Supercars rounds at Sydney Motorsport Park in 2021 will be shown live on Channel 7. Pic: Supercars

THE 2021 Repco Supercars Chamionship’s first races since July will be shown live on free-to-air television.

The Bunnings Trade Sydney SuperNight on October 29-31 will be the first championship round held since Townsville’s double-header rounds over three months prior, and it will also be the first of four rounds held on consecutive weekends at Sydney Motorsport Park.

After revealing the race formats for the four events last week, Supercars has revealed the schedule and support categories for the first event and confirmed that Supercars’ three 32-lap sprint races will be shown live on the Seven Network with coverage on both the Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon.

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Seven returned as Supercars’ free-to-air television partner at the start of this year with six rounds of the 2021 season – including the Beaurepaires Sydney SuperNight and Repco Bathurst 1000 – scheduled to be shown live on the network and the remainder as delayed highlights.

Of its live events so far Seven has shown the Mount Panorama 500, Darwin Triple Crown and Townsville 500 live, with the Bunnings Trade Sydney SuperNight effectively replacing the cancelled Gold Coast 500 among the network’s remaining allocation.

Seven’s coverage will begin at 3:30pm AEDT on Saturday and at 12:30pm AEDT on Sunday, while FOX SPORTS and Kayo will deliver their usual comprehensive live and ad-free coverage across Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Supercars’ on-track running will consist of two practice sessions in the afternoon and evening on Friday, qualifying and a Top 10 Shootout on Saturday afternoon for Race 20 that night, followed by back-to-back 10 minute qualifying sessions on Sunday morning for Races 21 and 22 that afternoon.

The support card for the first Sydney event will consist of the Toyota GAZOO Racing Australia 86 Series, V8 SuperUtes, NSW Sports Sedans and NSW Supersports.

Supercars will release ticketing information for the event in coming days.

SCHEDULE: Bunnings Trade Sydney SuperNight

All times in AEDT.

Friday 29 October

StartFinishCategorySession
13:5514:15NSW SupersportsPractice 1
14:3014:50NSW Sports SedansPractice 1
15:0015:20V8 SuperUtesPractice 1
15:3015:50TGRA 86 SeriesPractice 1
16:0516:35SupercarsPractice 1
16:5017:10NSW SupersportsPractice 2
17:2517:45NSW Sports SedansPractice 2
17:5518:15V8 SuperUtesPractice 2
18:2518:45NSW SupersportsQualifying
18:5519:15TGRA 86 SeriesPractice 2
19:3020:00SupercarsPractice 2

Saturday 30 October

StartFinishCategorySession
13:0513:25NSW SupersportsRace 1
13:3513:55NSW Sports SedansQualifying
14:0514:25V8 SuperUtesQualifying
14:3514:55TGRA 86 SeriesQualifying
15:0515:25NSW SupersportsRace 2
15:4015:55SupercarsQualifying – Race 20
16:1016:30NSW Sports SedansRace 1
16:4017:20SupercarsTop 10 Shootout
17:3517:55V8 SuperUtesRace 1
18:0518:25TGRA 86 SeriesRace 1
19:10SupercarsRace 20 (32 laps)

Sunday 31 October

StartFinishCategorySession
9:5510:15NSW Sports SedansRace 2
10:3010:40SupercarsQualifying – Race 21
10:5011:00SupercarsQualifying – Race 22
11:1511:35V8 SuperUtesRace 2
11:5012:15TGRA 86 SeriesRace 2
12:45SupercarsRace 21 (32 laps)
13:5514:15NSW SupersportsRace 3
14:2514:45NSW Sports SedansRace 3
14:5515:15V8 SuperUtesRace 3
15:2515:45TGRA 86 SeriesRace 3
16:25SupercarsRace 22 (32 laps)
Will Dale is V8 Sleuth's Head of Content - Digital. He began his media career as a breakfast radio newsreader before joining SPEED TV Australia and FOX SPORTS Australia in 2012 as its Digital Editorial Lead - Motorsport, covering all forms of motorsport both in Australia and internationally. He became part of the V8 Sleuth team in 2018.