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View­ers are in the driver’s seat as Bathurst clocks up 50 years

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - FRIDAY EXTRA -

THE V8 Su­per­cars Cham­pi­onships head to Mt Panorama for a 50th an­niver­sary run­ning of the Bathurst 1000.

Garth Tan­der and Nick Per­cat last year held off Craig Lown­des and Mark Skaife in a fi­nal-lap thriller to win the Peter Brock Tro­phy by a mar­gin of 0.29 sec­onds.

Driv­ers who will com­pete this year in­clude Jamie Whin­cup and Paul Dum­brell, Mark Win­ter­bot­tom and Steven Richards, Will Dav­i­son and John McIn­tyre, James Mof­fat and Alex Dav­i­son, Ja­son Bright and An­drew Jones, Rus­sell In­gall and Chris­tian Klien, Lown­des and War­ren Luff. Some 22 hours of live ac­tion will be broad­cast from Fri­day to Sun­day on Chan­nel 7, Prime7 and mul­ti­chan­nel 7MATE.

The broad­cast will fea­ture 72 in-car cam­eras for V8s and 125 cam­eras in-car, on-track, in con­crete kerbs and walls, in the air and in the pits. 3D CADCAM will take view­ers inside the cars and a com­put­er­gen­er­ated graph­ics sys­tem will track cars around the cir­cuit.

The race will be broad­cast to more than 140 coun­tries.

Matthew White, Neil Cromp­ton and Skaife will host the broad­cast, with Aaron Noo­nan in the com­men­tary booth.

Mark Beretta and Mark Larkham will re­port from the pits and Neil Kear­ney will speak with rac­ing per­son­al­i­ties who have re­turned to the track to help the event cel­e­brate its 50th an­niver­sary.

Fri­day, 1-4pm, Seven, Prime7; 6.30-8.30pm, 7MATE; Satur­day, noon-6pm, Seven, Prime7; Sun­day, 5am to 4pm Seven, Prime7.

Team Voda­fone’s Craig Lown­des and War­ren Luff.

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