Fans of the fender bashing Australian V8 Supercar Championship are in for a Festive Season bonanza on Supersport.

Starting on December 23 on High Octane Motorsport on Supersport 2 viewers can tune in every Tuesday for five successive weeks for highlights of the legendary Bathurst 1000, which will be broadcast in two parts on December 23 and December 30, the Gillette V8 Supercar Challenge on the streets of the Gold Coast on January 6, the New Zealand V8 International at Pukekohe on January 13 and the VIP Pet Foods Main Event at Sydney's Eastern Creek on January 20.

The championship was closely fought with Russell Ingall (Ford), Marcus Ambrose (Ford), Greg Murphy (Holden) and reigning champion Mark Skaife (Holden) all in with a chance of winning the coveted title. Marcus Ambrose clinched the championship in style by winning the season finale, which was the 27-year old's sixth win of the year, Ford's ninth win of the year and Ford's first title since 1997.

Broadcast times are as follows:

Bathurst 1000 - Part 1
23 December 22:00 - 23:00 CSN/SS2
24 December 07:00 - 08:00 SS2 Repeat
24 December 28:00 - 19:00 SS2 Repeat
27 December 00:00 - 01:00 SS2 Repeat

Bathurst 1000 - Part 2
30 December 22:00 - 23:00 CSN/SS2
31 December 07:00 - 08:00 SS2 Repeat
31 December 19:00 - 20:00 SS2 Repeat
1 January 15:00 - 16:00 SS2 Repeat
2 January 09:00 - 10:00 CSN/SS1 Repeat

Gillette V8 Challenge
6 January 22:30 - 23:30 SS2
7 January 01:30 - 02:30 CSN/SS1 Repeat
7 January 05:00 - 06:00 SS2 Repeat
8 January 14:00 - 15:00 SS2 Repeat
9 January 09:00 - 10:00 CSN/SS1 Repeat

New Zealand V8 International
13 January 22:30 - 23:30 CSN/SS2
14 January 03:30 - 04:30 CSN/SS1 Repeat
15 January 15:00 - 16:00 SS2 Repeat
16 January 09:00 - 10:00 CSN/SS1 Repeat
16 January 23:00 - 24:00 SS2

VIP Pet Foods Main Event
20 January 22:00 - 23:00 CSN/SS2
21 January 04:00 - 05:00 SS1 Repeat
22 January 17:00 - 18:00 SS2 Repeat
23 January 08:00 - 09:00 SS1 Repeat

Broadcast dates and times are subject to change at the sole discretion of the broadcaster.

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