Supercars Media and Gravity Media Australia today confirmed details for the all-encompassing coverage of the LIQUI MOLY Bathurst 12 Hour.
The field, which includes 18 teams from six countries representing eight world-class brands including Audi, Mercedes-AMG, Porsche, Lamborghini and BMW, will tackle Australia’s internationally acknowledged endurance race at the iconic Mount Panorama across 3 – 5 February.
Drivers already confirmed include MotoGP world champion Valentino Rossi, Bathurst legend Craig Lowndes, current Supercars champion Shane van Gisbergen, reigning DTM champion Sheldon van der Linde, two-time Bathurst Champion Chaz Mostert, Porsche factory pilot Matt Campbell and a host of leading drivers from here and abroad.
Across 52 television cameras on-track, in-car, in the pits, around the track, embedded in concrete kerbs and walls, and accessing state of the art high definition outside broadcast facilities, 16 kilometres of broadcast cable and a total production crew of 100, Gravity Media Australia and Supercars Media will capture every moment on Fox Sports, Kayo, the Seven Network and 7plus across race weekend.
In addition, coverage of this year’s race will be broadcast on Sky Sports NZ and around the world on YouTube through SRO’s “GT World” platform and other international streaming partners. Radio Show Ltd, the home of Radio Le Mans, will also carry the international video and audio feed coverage.
This is the 8th year for Gravity Media’s broadcast facilities and technology collaboration with Supercars Media which produces the global and Australian television coverage of the LIQUI MOLY Bathurst 12 Hour.
Gravity Media Australia also has a long partnership with Supercars Media in the television production of the Repco Bathurst 1000 and each of the rounds in the Repco Supercars Championship, including Gravity Media’s acknowledged speciality and in-car camera technologies.
David Tunnicliffe – Supercars Head of Broadcast
“The LIQUI MOLY Bathurst 12 Hour is one of the premier motorsports events in the world and we’re thrilled to be working with Gravity Media to deliver the biggest ever television production for the race.
“With over 50 television cameras on-track, in-car, in the pits, around the track, embedded in concrete kerbs and walls, and accessing state of the art high definition outside broadcast facilities, 16 kilometres of broadcast cable and a total production crew of 100, we’ll be capturing every moment of the action for fans around the world to enjoy.
“This year’s race is shaping up to be one of the most exciting ever and we can’t wait to bring all the action to viewers on Fox Sports, Kayo, the Seven Network and 7plus across race weekend.”
Ben Madgwick – Director, Media Services and Facilities at Gravity Media:
“Gravity Media is delighted to expand its partnership with Supercars Media.
“It is a significant broadcast and technology undertaking across a demanding circuit and we look forward to playing a key role working with Supercars Media in delivering the coverage of the Bathurst 12 Hour to a global audience.
“It is a tremendous event that continues to grow and we are delighted to once again provide Gravity Media’s internationally acknowledged specialised broadcast services and camera technologies. We are also pleased to build on our strong working relationship with everyone at Supercars Media.”
Gravity Media Australia
Gravity Media’s partnership with Supercars Media in delivering the broadcast and technology solutions for the Bathurst 12 Hour builds on Gravity Media’s acknowledged broadcast technology and production partnerships across major sports in Australia, including the Australian Open and Summer of Tennis, the Melbourne Cup and all major horse racing events in Australia, the Tour Down Under, the PGA Tour of Australasia, the Supercars Championship including the Bathurst 1000, the FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) in Melbourne, the Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, the FIM World Supercross Championship, along with a partnership with Cricket Australia for the coverage of multiple competitions in Australia, and the rapidly expanding and developing AFLW.
Through its studios, production, and post-production centres, outside broadcast facilities and specialist camera technologies, Gravity Media Australia is currently involved with major production companies, television networks and pay television and streaming platforms in Australia across projects including Australian Ninja Warrior, The Masked Singer, Australia’s Got Talent, and I’m A Celebrity. Gravity Media also has technology, facilities, and production partnerships across many of Australia’s major sports events.