This year’s race will celebrate the King of the Mountain, Peter Brock
Network Ten’s coverage of the Supercars Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 will commence today at 12pm AEDT, kickstarting a bumper weekend of motorsport for fans around the nation.
This year’s race will celebrate the King of the Mountain, Peter Brock, on the 10th anniversary of his death. Brock had nine Bathurst victories, nine Sandown wins and 37 ATCC victories to his name.
TEN Sport’s Matt White will lead the Network Ten commentary team, alongside former Supercars driver and expert commentator Mark Larkham, current Nissan Motorsport Supercars driver Rick Kelly, Family Feud and All Star Family Feud host Grant Denyer, TEN Sport’s Mark Howard and rev-head model Kate Peck.
Network Ten will screen more than 20 hours of live coverage from Mount Panorama throughout the weekend, followed by what is being branded as the most highly anticipated television drama event of the year, Brock, premiering at 8.30pm on Sunday.
Over two nights, Brock will follow the life of the Australian icon. From his early racing days to his tragic death in Perth, the special television event traces the soaring highs and brutal lows of one of the country’s most remarkable sportsmen.
Featuring Matt Le Nevez as Peter Brock, Brock comprises an all-star cast that includesBrendan Cowell as Peter’s adversary Allan Moffat, Ella Scott Lynch as Bev Brock, Natalie Bassingthwaighte as Julie Bamford, Steve Bisley as Harry Firth, Axle Whitehead as Colin Bond andMartin Sacks as Peter’s father Geoff Brock.