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Sydney Supernight: Supercars’ Get Ready for Bathurst 1000

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The world’s greatest touring car championship, Supercars, blasts back into prime time on the Seven Network this weekend, when the stakes will be sky high at the season’s penultimate event, Beaurepaires Sydney SuperNight.

Shane van Gisbergen will be out to clinch the 2021 Repco Supercars Championship at Sydney Motorsport Park this weekend, which would cap an extraordinary year for the flying Kiwi when not even a broken collarbone and fractured ribs could slow him down.

This weekend’s two 250km Supercars races are also shaping up as crucial final tune-ups for drivers and their teams as they prepare to tackle Australian motorsport’s ultimate event, the Repo Bathurst 1000, live and free on Seven and 7plus from 3 December to 5 December.

The round’s opening Supercars race roars into action at 7.00pm AEDT this Saturday on Channel 7, 7mate and 7plus, when fans can look forward to two-and-a-half hours of elite motorsport action in prime time.

Saturday night is just part of a huge weekend of motorsport on Seven, with the live and free coverage from Sydney Motorsport Park kicking off at 4.30pm AEDT on Saturday on 7mate and 7plus, before continuing on Sunday from 12.30pm AEDT on Channel 7 and 7plus.

In addition to Saturday’s and Sunday’s Supercars races, the high-octane action on Seven will also include Supercars Top 10 Shootouts and support categories.

Fans will once again be able to watch both Supercars races uninterrupted during commercial breaks via cutting-edge picture-in-picture (PiP) technology.

Leading sports broadcaster Mark Beretta and rising star Jack Perkins will again lead Seven’s broadcast from Sydney Motorsport Park, while Australian Rally Champion Molly Taylor returns to Pit Lane reporting this weekend, following a highly successful year racing overseas that sees her leading the Extreme E Championship for Nico Rosberg’s team, RXR.

Motorsport icons Neil Crompton, Mark Skaife, Craig Lowndes and Garth Tander will also be part of the telecast.

Managing Director Seven Melbourne and Head of Network Sport, Lewis Martin, said:

“It’s set to be a huge weekend of Supercars on Seven as we reach crunch time in the 2021 Championship.

“Fans will again see the world’s best touring car drivers do battle under the bright lights of prime time, while this year’s Champion could be crowned by the end of the weekend.

“After three weeks of sprint racing, teams will also be desperate to finetune their pit strategies and gain some momentum ahead of their date with destiny at Mount Panorama in two weeks’ time. The countdown to Australian motorsport’s most iconic race, the Repco Bathurst 1000, is well and truly on.”

In addition to this weekend’s live and free racing, viewers will also enjoy a trip down memory lane when 7’s Motorsport Classics returns to relive some of the greatest moments in Australian motorsport, with thanks to Shannons.

Join host Jack Perkins for episode seven, The Streets of Surfers Paradise, at 4.00pm AEDT Saturday on 7mate and 7plus, when we look back at some of the great racing that has unfolded on the unforgiving streets of Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast.

Episode eight, Championship Deciders, revisits three incredible championship-deciding races that saw the title fight go down to the wire. Relive all the action on Channel 7 at 12.00pm Saturday in Adelaide, on Sunday at 12.00pm in Sydney and Melbourne, and 2.30pm in Perth, and on 7plus nationally.

On both race days this weekend, Seven will show a 90-minute highlights package, with viewers in all capital cities able to catch the very best action on 7plus just a few hours after the day’s racing finishes, and then on demand. Saturday’s highlights will also be shown on Channel 7 at 12.00am Sunday in all capital cities, while Sunday’s highlights will screen on Channel 7 at 12.00am Monday in all capitals.

A three-hour encore featuring both Saturday’s and Sunday’s highlights will also run in all capital cities next Monday on 7mate, starting at 1.30pm local time.

Next Monday on 7th GEAR, Seven’s unmissable new motorsport show covering every angle of world racing, Chris Stubbs, Jack Perkins and Garth Tander will bring viewers up to speed with all the fall-out from the Sydney SuperNight at 4.30pm nationally on 7mate, 7plus and 7Sport social platforms.

Supercars: Beaurepaires Sydney SuperNight from 4.30pm AEDT Saturday and 12.30pm AEDT Sunday Channel 7, 7mate and 7plus