FREE TO AIR AND ONLINE COVERAGE RETURN FOR 2013 12 HOURTHE 2013 BATHURST 12 Hour will return to free-to-air television in 2013.
The race will be extensively covered in a three-hour, post-produced broadcast set to air just one week after the race on SBS, within a special presentation of the long-running SPEEDWEEK program.
Sydney production house AVE has been producing SPEEDWEEK for more than 20 years and will produce a three-hour show that will air on February 17th, 2013; capturing all of the excitement, colour and drama of the race for a national audience.
Live streaming of the race will return, with AVE set to introduce on-board footage into the coverage for the first time; four live on-board cameras to be positioned throughout the field for viewers watching online via the Bathurst 12 Hour website.
Live internet streaming has become a significant part of the Bathurst 12 Hour event with thousands watching online and interacting with others via social media like Twitter and Facebook.
Action will also be broadcast to those at the circuit across the weekend, via big screens placed on the main pit complex and at the top of Mount Panorama – with fans able to purchase their tickets for the event from August 1st this year.
AVE director Greg Sita said his company was committed to raising the bar of the Bathurst 12 Hour broadcast.
“As a company we are excited about returning to Bathurst to cover the 2013 12 Hour race,” he said.
“We are already in the planning stages of making it the best possible broadcast for fans watching online across 12 exciting hours, for those at the circuit, in the garages or watching from the spectator areas.
“With a quick turnaround we will then showcase all of the most exciting moments into a three-hour program on SPEEDWEEK the following weekend in what is set to be a big show.
“We are committed to raising the bar in 2013 and that includes the introduction of live onboard cameras throughout Sunday’s race, which will be coupled with cameras right around the circuit to get every angle and capture every moment.
“The online coverage is very important and 2013 will be the best yet.”
Tickets for the Bathurst 12 Hour go on sale on August 1 and will be available through Ticketek.
Advance tickets sold via Ticketek offer substantial discounts to the gate prices and fans are encouraged to book early – especially if seeking grandstand seating. The main, pit-straight grandstand sold out in 2012.
Tickets begin at $15 on Friday (February 8) for an Adult GA ticket, to a weekend grandstand pass for $75, ensuring the Event remains one of the best value motorsport weekends of the season.
Head to www.bathurst12hour.com.au/event-info/ticketing/ for more information and a full list of ticket prices.
The 2013 Bathurst 12 Hour will be held on February 8-10, with entries closing on December 12 this year.
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