Kelly is realistic about his chances of success, declaring: “My aim is to just have some fun with it.
“There’s not much chance of me being competitive with some of the other guys that have been doing this stuff for years so we want to just go out have some fun, show the fans what’s involved in sim racing and get them involved in this as much as possible.
“Obviously there are a lot of people doing it tough at the moment with everything that’s going on so hopefully we can provide them with some entertainment, give them a laugh and a bit of a distraction from all of the negativity.
In the middle of the sim experience spectrum is Kelly’s teammate Andre Heimgartner, who also stressed the importance of fun and entertainment for the All Stars Eseries.
“I do a bit of sim racing myself,” said Heimgartner.
“I generally use it to learn the tracks before race events but I’m not one of these guys that spends hours a day on it, so racing against a complete field of cars and drivers will definitely be interesting.
“I think we’re in for some carnage which should be pretty funny for everyone watching.
“I’ve started getting all my sim setup and doing some practice laps to try and get up to speed with some of the other experienced sim racers
“Hopefully we can get the NED Racing Mustang its first podium in the next few weeks even if it is in the virtual world!”
Round 1 of the Supercars All Star Eseries on April 8 will feature races at Phillip Island and Monza, with all rounds to be broadcast on Fox Sports, Kayo, Twitch and Supercars.com.