12 of Australia and New Zealand’s best iRacers will take the wheel on Tuesday as the Gfinity Supercars Eseries makes its debut on iRacing with the first of six events. The championship, which will be broadcast live on Fox Sports in Australia and streamed live on all Supercars and Gfinity AU platforms, begins with a series of three sprint races at Phillip Island Circuit, Autodromo Nazionale Monza, and Suzuka Circuit, starting at 7:30PM AEST on September 24.
The brand new series features a unique mix of real-world race teams and professional eSports outfits. Real-world Supercar teams Boost Mobile Racing and Walkinshaw Andretti United were among the first teams to announce their participation in the series, followed by entries from Red Bull Holden Racing Team and Brad Jones Racing-Dunlop. Top drivers slated to participate include iRacing Porsche Esports Supercup front-runners Josh Rogers and Jarrad Filsell, as well as Emily Jones, the series’ first female driver.
The full series driver roster is as follows:
- Jake Burton, Brad Jones Racing-Dunlop
- Madison Down, Shannons Racing
- Jarrad Filsell, Walkinshaw Andretti United
- Ian Ford, Boost Mobile Racing
- Ethan Grigg-Gault, Boost Mobile Racing
- Richard Hamstead, Next Level Racing
- Brenton Hobson, The Roar
- Emily Jones, Workplace Law Racing
- Brady Meyers, Fox Sports Racing Team
- Josh Muggleton, Knight Rider Motorsports
- Josh Rogers, Walkinshaw Andretti United
- Dayne Warren, Red Bull Holden Racing Team
Five of the six events on the 2019 calendar will feature sprint race tripleheaders, taking on some of the premier road racing circuits in Australia and around the world. The lone exception is October 6’s endurance test at Mount Panorama Circuit, as drivers will take on 41 laps (roughly 250 kilometers) of the iconic course before that weekend’s Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000. The championship will be decided on November 19 with an Australian tripleheader at Oran Park Raceway, Phillip Island, and Mount Panorama.