The Red Bull Holden Racing Team has conquered on the Supercars circuit many times; now they’ve set their sights on reigning supreme in the world of Esport too.
The nine-time teams’ title winners have announced they will field Dayne Warren in their debut Gfinity Supercars Eseries campaign.
Warren brings with him credentials as a three-time iRacing V8 Supercars Official Series champion, two-time Oceanic Sim Racing V8 Supercars Series champion and 2017 Australian Online Supercars champion.
“I’m stoked to be launching the Red Bull Holden Racing Team Esport Supercars team and to be competing against some of the best sim racers across Australia and New Zealand,” he said.
“To be backed by the team is incredible and I was able to meet one of the drivers, Shane van Gisbergen, ahead of the competition, which was a massive highlight.”
Warren’s meeting with van Gisbergen involved a hot lap around Sydney Motorsport Park.
“I’m really excited to welcome Dayne into the extended Red Bull Holden Racing Team crew,” van Gisbergen said.
“After experiencing the simulator, there’s no doubt that Dayne is incredibly talented in sim racing.
“It’s exciting that the Red Bull Holden Racing Team is getting behind a sport with one of the biggest followings in the world.
“We will be supporting Dayne throughout the Eseries and who knows, hopefully we can both come away from the season with some podium finishes.”
Fellow RBHRT Supercars driver Jamie Whincup endorsed the team’s venture into the Eseries – though he’s not about to put his hand up for a drive.
“The world is changing and Esports are only going to get bigger, so it’s great to see Triple Eight Race Engineering supporting Esports and engaging in the Eseries space with Red Bull Holden Racing Team,” he said.
“Judging from my limited experience with gaming and simulators I will continue with what I know best and keep it on the racetrack.”
A total of 12 racers will be on the grid for the 2019 Gfinity Supercars Eseries, which will get underway with the opening round on September 24.