Australia’s premier motorsport championship, Supercars, will once again be running its virtual Eseries within iRacing. The action starts in July.
Following popular virtual events in 2020 and an Eseries championship in 2021, the Australian Supercars championship will once again run a virtual competition this year starting in July.
The 2022 Supercars Cash Converters Eseries will, like last season, be split into two sub-championships. The Pro Series will feature sim racers, each competing for a share of the $26,000 AUD prize pool. The All Stars Series will see current real-world Supercars and Super2 drivers competing.
Alongside the main prizes, Supercars teams will be racing for a $1000 charity donation each week.
There will be six races in total, all using the iRacing platform. Of note, Winton Motor Raceway is on the roster, having been added to the service in March, and the upcoming Sandown Raceway will also feature as an endurance event.
One of Australia’s oldest permanent circuits, which may be dropped from the real world championship this season, Sandown is scheduled to be added to iRacing in June. A second endurance race will take place in August at Mount Panorama.
Last season, Coanda Esports driver Dayne Warren took the Pro Series laurels for Walkinshaw Andretti United, ahead of Jake Burton and Jackson Souslin-Harlow.
Erebus Boost Mobile Racing driver Brodie Kostecki took the All Stars title, ahead of 2022 Bathurst 1000 wildcard entrant Richie Stanaway and former full-time Supercars driver and recent S5000 race winner James Golding.
Exact race lengths, formats and the draft process for the Pro Series will be revealed ahead of the opening round, 20th July. All races will be broadcast live on the Supercars YouTube, Facebook and Twitch feeds alongside Fox Sports 506, Kayo and 7plus in Australia plus Sky New Zealand.
2022 Supercars Cash Converters Eseries schedule
Winton – 20th July
Sandown, endurance race – 27th July
Fans’ choice – 3rd August
Phillip Island – 10th August
Mount Panorama, endurance race – 17th August
Oran Park – 24th August
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