How to watch the FIA WEC season-closer in Bahrain
The final round of the 2023 FIA WEC will get underway later this week for the Bapco Energies 8 Hours of Bahrain (4 November).
Want to tune in? Read on for everything you need to know about how you can keep up with the action from home.
Action from Free Practice 3 on Friday (3 November) will be live to watch on the FIA WEC YouTube channel. For a small price of 6.99 Euros, the WEC action (including qualifying) is also available via the official FIA WEC app (more info below).
Fans who are based in the Middle East including Bahrain and who cannot attend the race in person can watch all the action on SSC.
Eurosport will broadcast the WEC action across Europe including Italy, UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain where the entire eight hour race will be shown live on Eurosport 2.
The live coverage on Eurosport will commence at 11:30am (CET) with highlights of the race scheduled for 7 November at 21:30 on Eurosport 1.
Free-to-air La Chaine L’Equipe will televise parts of the race live to fans who are residents in France. The full race will also be shown on L’Equipe.FR. Meanwhile, Germany – the home of Porsche – will show some of the race live via free-to-air channel RTL Nitro.
Robert Kubica fans can watch the full race live in Poland on Polsat Sport Extra while RTL7 will show highlights in the Netherlands and Luxembourg.
Ferrari fans can tune in from Italy via Sky Sport Max where the full race will be shown live.
The race action will also be available live online on several platforms including a deal with Discovery+ in the UK, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland and the Netherlands as well as on Eurosport Player.
USA + CANADA + THE AMERICAS
For American fans, automotive platform MotorTrend will show most of the race live across the USA. In Canada, pay TV channel Discovery Velocity will broadcast the full race live (starting from 06:30am ET).
For South America, Direct TV Sports will televise the WEC season-closer live on DSports Motor while Fox Sports has the rights in Mexico on Fox Sports MX. In Brazil, fans can tune in live via Bandsports or via Esport Na Band which is available on YouTube.
ASIA + AUSTRALASIA
A pan-Asian TV deal with Eurosport for the continent of Asia sees the race from Fuji broadcast on Eurosport Asia which also includes India.
Japan, the home of Toyota, has the full race live on J Sports 3 with quali on J Sports 2. Free-to-air channel Go! will televise the WEC in Australia via 9Go! In New Zealand, Sky Sport 5 will broadcast at 23:30 local time. Online platforms Doujin and Youku will cover the race in China.
Long-term WEC broadcast partner SuperSport will televise the race to residents living in Sub-Saharan Africa with the full race live on VR2/VR2A with multiple repeats on MSP/MSPA.
OFFICIAL FIA WEC APP
FIAWEC.TV will broadcast Bapco Energies 8 Hours of Bahrain live on its online platform. This is available worldwide. Individual race packages are available to buy for 6.99 Euros or fans. Available on the app will be qualifying, race replays and full English commentary from experts Anthony Davidson, Martin Haven, Graham Goodwin as well as pitlane reporter, Louise Beckett. For more information about the app, click HERE.
For a full breakdown of the broadcast coverage for the Bapco Energies 8 Hours of Bahrain, please click HERE.