Full Supercars field set to star in upcoming Eseries
The Supercars Championship’s Eseries will feature all of the category’s drivers after it was announced today that the opening rounds will being on the eighth of April.
Using the iRacing simulator so Supercars fans can still watch the stars race while the sport is shutdown amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, Supercars CEO Sean Seamer confirmed all of the drivers in this year’s championship will take part.
Being broadcast as a live-stream on Supercars’ social media channels, Twitch and Fox Sports/Kayo, Seamer says there’s still a possibility that the Supercars All Stars Eseries may find its way onto overseas televisions.
“We expect to announce further broadcasters for the Supercars All Stars Eseries in the coming weeks,” Seamer said.
“This is about entertaining content.
“While we expect a strong and robust competition, ultimately this is designed to keep Supercars fans entertained during the period when we can’t race on the track.
“Fans watching from home will be able to hear the drivers during races, while a number of webcams will be set-up for broadcast as well.
“We expect to run a variety of different race formats across the series to ensure this stays fresh and entertaining.
“Expect traditional two-race formats in earlier rounds, however all variety of formats including enduros, mystery rounds, night races and reverse grid races are all expected.
“We are still finalising the entire list of tracks we will race on and can confirm Round 1 will be Phillip Island and Monza.”
Seven-time Supercars champion Jamie Whincup has tipped his Triple Eight team-mate Shane van Gisbergen to perform well as the championship competitors race over ten weeks for points.
“We always want to put on a good show, so it’s great for the sport and the fans knowing we can still race while the season is on hold,” Whincup said.
“I usually back myself, but the young blokes have the advantage here. My money’s on my teammate, SVG, to be up the front.
“I know he races against a few of the guys down pitlane, even some of the Formula 1 drivers, so hopefully he’ll be representing the Red Bull Holden Racing Team on the podium.
“It will be a learning curve for me as I haven’t used a sim in a very long time and don’t use it as part of my training, but I’m looking forward to a new challenge.
“Most of all, I’m rapt that we can still provide some entertainment when everyone needs it most.”
Kicking off at Phillip Island, it may be the only time the Supercars drivers race there this year after the iconic Victorian track was left off the 2020 calendar.