Night race this weekend practice starts tonight. It's cold here at night 6 to 10 degrees and might be wet Friday and Saturday. Looking forward to see how the fords go with the changes that have been made did ready that supercars still might make more changes hope not they are making this series look silly.
According to Supercars, the three-day attendance was 31,160, a rise of 23 percent on the 25,333 crowd at Barbagallo 12 months prior despite Saturday night’s race clashing with the West Coast Eagles versus Gold Coast Suns AFL fixture in the city (The Saturday afternoon race also clashed with an Eagles home match last year).
Television was a more close-run thing on pay television compared to the Perth SuperSprint of 2018.
Figures reported across Mediaweek and TV Tonight show that Saturday night’s Race 12 attracted 183,000 viewers on Fox Sports 506 while Friday night’s Race 11 was watched by 131,000.
Last year, 120,000 watched Race 11 when it fell on Saturday afternoon and 184,000 when it was run on Sunday afternoon.
However, the Barbagallo event had no live free-to-air component last year, whereas Network 10 drew 226,000 (five-city metro) on Friday night and 261,000 on Saturday night.
By comparison, only two of the day’s five AFL matches rated higher on Fox Sports channels, led by Brisbane Lions v Sydney Swans pulling in 198,000 viewers.
The two matches which overlapped with Race 12, Western Bulldogs v Richmond Tigers and West Coast versus Gold Coast, drew 189,000 and 70,000 respectively on pay television.