V8 Supercars will stage at least 16 hours of racing in primetime next year with two early-season and two late-season races to be run at either twilight or at night, as part of their next broadcast deal.
The Sunday Telegraph reports Seven, Nine and TEN are all vying for broadcast rights for the sport when the current contract expires at the end of the year.
FOX Sports is also hoping to simulcast races live.
The combined media rights deal, including digital rights, for V8 Supercars is tipped to fetch up to $350 million over five years. That’s more than double the current $168 million contract.
Nine were expected to drop out of the race after the pricey NRL rights deal, but the newspaper reports they held discussions with V8 officials last week.