V8 Supercars fans will be awarded the biggest ever TV coverage presence for this weekend’s season-opening Clipsal 500 at Adelaide, with host broadcaster, the Seven Network, announcing that it will broadcast Friday’s qualifying and Top 10 Shootout sessions live on Friday afternoon.
The network’s hand was effectively forced when event organisers announced that they were moving Race 1’s qualifying sessions to Friday afternoon in a bid to attract greater spectator interest on the Friday. Seven will air the two-part qualifying sessions live between 1:30-5:00pm AEDST.
The broadcast coverage has also been extended for Saturday, with the series’ magazine show V8Xtra kicking off at 1:00pm, to serve as a preview for the day’s main action, the 250-kilometre opening race, which will be broadcast from 1:30pm.
The broadcast will also include three support category races, including the Dunlop Series (the newly rebranded Development Series), the V8 Utes and Aussie Racing Cars.
Sunday’s broadcasts will kick off at 1:00pm, and will feature support race highlights from the Touring Car Masters, V8 Utes and Porsche Carrera Cup, before leading into Race 2 of the V8 Supercars’ event.
Aside from live broadcasts on the Seven Network, the race will also be streamed live for Telstra BigPond web customers at www.v8supercars.com.au or via 3G-capable Telstra Mobile handsets.
The RichardsF1.com team will also be providing you with complete coverage of the Clipsal 500, including an extensive race preview and full reports of each qualifying session and both races.