Eseries finale: What you need to know

  • Supercars All Stars Eseries
  • |
  • 10/06/2020
  • By Supercars.com

THE CONTENDERS

And then there were two.

After many years of on-track battles, virtual bragging rights go on the line tonight between Shane van Gisbergen and Scott McLaughlin.

WATCH: A VIRTUAL SUPERCARS LAP OF THE MOUNTAIN

Van Gisbergen looked near impossible to beat until last week’s strategy mishap in the final race at Michigan, where McLaughlin claimed line honours and brought his rival’s BP Eseries lead back to just 78 points.

There’s two races tonight where the winner will claim 150 points in each. McLaughlin will need to finish well ahead of ‘SVG’ to overtake the Red Bull Holden ace but if this Eseries has proved anything, it is never assume a result is in the bag until the chequered flag drops.

THE WILDCARDS

Seven wildcards tonight, that’s a record:

  • Craig Lowndes
  • Brodie Kostecki
  • Broc Feeney
  • Will Brown
  • Jonathon Webb
  • Zak Best
  • Harley Haber

Brodie Kostecki seems the man most likely and wants to round out his involvement in the Eseries with a victory. He came within a whisker at Mount Panorama in Round 3 but a post-race penalty for a late nudge on McLaughlin meant he finished the night with two podiums and no wins.

Broc Feeney did win a reverse grid race at Spa, so has the pace to compete.

Will Brown was impressive filling in for Dave Reynolds in Round 2, Jono Webb has won the Supecheap Auto Bathurst 1000 and Zak Best is arguably one of the brightest talents coming through the Dunlop Super2 Series.

Sim racing guru and 2018 V8 Touring Car Series driver Harley Haber is another confirmed starter.

As for the other guy? Name is Lowndes. You might have heard of him. Knows his way around Mount Panorama. Has only won the Bathurst 1000 seven times. Also won five career races at Oran Park.

Arguably the biggest All Star in the pack tonight and although he’s not a well-versed sim racer, never rule out another Bathurst win for one of Supercars’ all-time greats.

THE ROUGHIES

Four drivers in tonight’s field won Supercars races at Oran Park, so if either Lee Holdsworth, Rick Kelly, Jamie Whincup or Lowndes take victory there, it will not be the first time.

As for Bathurst winners, there are 10 in tonight’s field who have earned the right to call themselves the King of the Mountain. 

Will Davison is one of those and after a tough few weeks, the two-time Bathurst winner will want to end his time in the Eseries on a high.

THE FORMATS

18:05-18:25 – Qualifying for Race 31, Mount Panorama

18:35-18:55 – Qualifying for Race 30, Oran Park

19:19 – Race 30, Oran Park, 27 laps or 30 mins, two compulsory stops, maximum 150 points

20:19 – Race 31, Mount Panorama, 14 laps or 33 mins, two compulsory stops, maximum 150 points

Four new tyres must be taken during each compulsory pitstop.

TRACK CONDITIONS

  • Track state for each race will be set to 100 percent for each race
  • Weather conditions will be 65°F (18°C), partly cloudy, humidity 55, wind 2mph. No dynamic sky or weather.

INCIDENT POINTS

  • Race 30 will have a 25-incident point limit before a black flag is shown. iRacing will apply an in-race penalty every 25 incident points accrued. 
  • Race 31 will have a 25-incident point limit before a black flag is shown. iRacing will apply an in-race penalty every 25 incident points accrued. 

WHERE TO WATCH

Qualifying for the final round of the BP Supercars All Stars Eseries will begin at 6pm AEST and will be broadcast exclusively on Fox Sports 506 before racing begins at 7pm.

From 7pm, racing will be broadcast live on Fox Sports 506, Kayo, Sky Sports (NZ) and 10 Play.

Online fans from around the globe can watch races via the Supercars Facebook page, Supercars teams’ Facebook pages, Twitch and YouTube.

10 Bold will show a full replay of Round 10 on Saturday afternoon from 1-3pm.

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