THE broadcast line-up that will bring 18 hours of live coverage from the 2022 LIQUI MOLY Bathurst 12 Hour has been confirmed.
Four-time Repco Bathurst 1000 winner and 12-hour regular Garth Tander will join an experienced team that will bring the race live on both the screens of Seven and Fox Sports this May 14-15.
Coverage will also be streamed around the world via key streaming providers, including SRO’s GT World You Tube channel.
Network 7 identity Mark Beretta and Chad Neylon will present the coverage, and will both be joined in pit lane throughout the race by experienced reporter, Briony Ingerson.
Richard Craill – who has called every 12-hour since it’s 2007 return – and experienced and versatile race caller Matt Naulty will join Tander in the commentary box.
Tander has five LIQUI MOLY Bathurst 12 Hour starts to his credit, all of them with Audi Sport Customer Racing Australia.
He finished sixth in 2017 and seventh in 2016 and 2018 with the team, and has multiple wins in GT World Challenge Australia events to his credit alongside the 12-hour campaigns.
Tander also won the famous Bathurst 24-Hour race in 2002, adding to his four victories in the iconic Repco Bathurst 1000, and is part of the reigning GT World Challenge Australia championship winning squad.
Unfortunately, clashing events in both Europe and the United States will keep the popular Radio Show Ltd (Radio LeMans) crew away from Mount Panorama this year.
Their absence will be for this year only, with plans in place to return the team to the broader broadcast package in 2023.
“I love the 12-Hour, it’s a highlight of every motorsport season,” Beretta said.
“The 5:15am start time this year is particularly exciting, that first 90 minute of night time racing is going to be incredibly spectacular. It’s lucky I’m good with early morning starts!
“Pit lane is always a melting pot of the best overseas and local driving talent and I’m looking forward to seeing that again this year.
“The 12 Hour brings the best brands in the world to Mount Panorama, the best track in the world.
“There’s no other race where you get 13 hours of continuous, non-stop motorsport all day, there’s just nothing like it and for all motorsport fans it’s fantastic. I can’t wait.”
“I’ve raced in the 12-Hour for the last five years and even though we haven’t been able to deliver the kind of result we would expect, it’s always an enjoyable race,” Tander said.
“I’m looking forward to jumping into the commentary box this year and help tell the stories as the race unfolds, and give some of the insight I’ve learned from the last five years.
“It’s a competitive field and I’m looking forward to seeing how the race plays out this year.”
“The crazy world we live in has conspired to put obstacles in our path time and time again of late, and one of them is that I’ll be calling the Weather Tech Sports Car Championship for IMSA Radio in the USA the same weekend that the Bathurst classic we all love so much is on,” Hindhaugh said.
“I’m devastated to miss it, but that’s the world we live in. We’ve already talked to the promoters about 2023 and you can be sure that the whole team will be back on deck when the race returns to it’s traditional timeslot in February. I’ve already got my flight booked from Daytona..
“It has done my self esteem no harm at all knowing that Garth Tander, one of the great Bathurst heroes, will be filling in!
“The broadcast is in safe hands with he, Beretts, Chad, Craillsy and the team that always do a great job and we can’t wait to come back and be part of one of the world’s best endurance races again in 2023.”