News 21 Nov 2023

SBS coverage from The Bend spans through Saturday

Increased streaming at final round of the 2023 ASBK season.

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Round seven of the 2023 Mi-Bike Australian Superbike Championship (ASBK) at The Bend will feature live coverage from both Saturday and Sunday on SBS On Demand, the expanded streaming allowing viewers to watch qualifying in addition to the races.

With live and free coverage at standalone ASBK rounds traditionally only provided on Sunday, the Saturday telecast on SBS On Demand will begin at 9:20am (ACDT) and conclude at 5:30pm (ACDT), as all qualifying sessions and five races that day will be featured via the platform.

The Superbike, Supersport, Supersport 300, R3 Cup and bLU cRU Oceania Junior Cup (OJC) titles are still up for grabs, and Sunday’s championship-deciding races will be telecast live and free on SBS from 12:30-3:30pm (ACDT) on Sunday.

“In four decades of the Australian Superbike Championship, this is the first time two riders have gone into the final round deadlocked on points,” said Motorcycling Australia CEO Peter Doyle. “That means every minute of racetrack action at The Bend will be must-viewing, and SBS On Demand will be there to make sure we get the full picture.

“Extra special thanks to SBS for its unwavering support of Australia motorcycle racing, and I’m sure it will be rewarded with exceptional streaming numbers on Saturday as the ASBK Championship reaches its exciting crescendo.”

Troy Herfoss (Penrite Honda Racing) and Josh Waters (McMartin Racing Ducati) enter the final round level on points, with the final round set to be an intense and exciting outing in South Australia.