Hazelwood identifies his main Eseries challenges

  • Virgin Australia Supercars Championship
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  • 06/04/2020
  • By Connor O'Brien

Todd Hazelwood hopes taking a “damage control” approach to the early stages of races will pay off in the BP Supercars All Stars Eseries.

WATCH: TIMELAPSE OF HAZELWOOD SETTING UP NEW SIM

Brad Jones Racing tonight has released the #14 Commodore’s livery, featuring the Plus Fitness and Ola backing that was run at the short-lived Beaurepaires Melbourne 400.

Paint schemes have also been recently unveiled for Tickford Racing’s Jack Le Brocq and Matt Stone Racing’s Garry Jacobson (pictures below).

Hazelwood has identified the primary challenges he will face in the opening round of the virtual championship on Wednesday night.

“Qualifying well and getting through the first few laps without getting involved in carnage will be my biggest challenges,” he said.

“The great aspect of online racing is that practice is unlimited, and I can get ready for the first round during all hours of the day to try and be as prepped as I can.

“The cars are super sensitive on cold tyres and just trying to keep on the black stuff is going to prove a challenge.

“So early in the race, I’ll be in damage control and hopefully that pays off!”

The 24-year-old thanked Ola and Plus Fitness for their ongoing support, with the latter’s co-founder John Fuller lauding the Eseries initiative.

“Supercars have done a tremendous job bringing the iRacing championship to life,” said Fuller.

“It’s a tough time for everyone in Australia, and sport is something we all like to be a part of. Competition pushes us to be better, it’s the same in the fitness industry. I hope this gets people’s adrenaline running.

“I am looking forward to watching the All Stars Eseries on TV while we currently can’t physically be trackside.

“I want people to enjoy this spectacle and remember to stay inside, follow the rules so we can get back to doing the things we love to do outdoors and in gymnasiums.”

Le Brocq and Jacobson will don their usual Supercheap and Yellow Cover colours for the opening round, which will involve races at Phillip Island and Monza.

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