Crompton to return to host desk as part of Eseries

  • Supercars Eseries
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  • 19/08/2021
  • By Supercars.com

Supercars Hall of Fame inductee Neil Crompton will return to Supercars’ broadcast panel to host the opening round of the Cash Converters Supercars Eseries.

Crompton was diagnosed with prostate cancer in May and was absent from the commentary team for the Repco Supercars Championship rounds in Darwin and Townsville.

After undergoing surgery and making a steady recovery, Crompton has confirmed his return to host the opening round of the Eseries which begins on Wednesday night.

Regular Eseries commentators Chad Neylon and Jonathan Simon will call the qualifying sessions and races from Melbourne. Qualifying begins at 7pm AEST and will be broadcast live on Facebook, YouTube and Twitch.

The live 90-minute television coverage of races will begin at 7:30pm AEST and will be broadcast on Fox Sports, Kayo, 7Plus, Sky NZ, Facebook, YouTube and Twitch.

This year’s online racing will feature a hybrid format of the competition, that sees two championships within the series: the All Stars – consisting of main game Supercars and Dunlop Super2 drivers; and the Pro Series – with elite gamers representing Supercars teams.

Fans will vote to decide where the Pro Series Drivers race in round four between a quartet of F1 circuits; Silverstone (England), Montreal (Canada), Monza (Italy) and Hockenheim (Germany).

The six-round series is based on the popular iRacing platform and features a $26,500 prize pool for the Pro Gamer portion of the Championship, with $10,000 going to the ultimate series victor.

In 2020, the All Star Eseries was watched by more than half a million fans around the globe and was recognised as the number one Australian sports eseries.

Teams have begun announcing their driver lineup with more names to be confirmed over coming weeks, while wildcards are set to feature in the All Star Series as they did in 2020.

The Cash Converters Supercars Eseries Draft has been launched to uncover some of the best Australian and New Zealand sim racers who will race within the Supercars Pro Series component of this year's Eseries. 

The Eseries will run over six weekly rounds from August 25th to September 29th and will be broadcast live on Fox Sports 506, Kayo, 7Plus, and Supercars’ Twitch, Facebook and YouTube channels.

2021 All Star Series calendar

Venue Date
Charlotte Wednesday August 25
Pocono Wednesday September 1
Daytona Wednesday September 8
Michigan Wednesday September 15
Mount Panorama Wednesday September 22
Bristol Wednesday September 29

2021 Pro Series calendar

Venue Date
Red Bull Ring Wednesday August 25
Long Beach Wednesday September 1
Road America Wednesday September 8
Fans' choice Wednesday September 15
Mount Panorama Wednesday September 22
Phillip Island Wednesday September 29
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