Round 4 of BP Supercars All Stars Eseries: What you need to know

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  • 29/04/2020
  • By Supercars.com

THE FORM GUIDE

Scott McLaughlin still leads the BP Supercars All Stars Eseries, holding an 89-point lead over fellow Mustang driver Cam Waters.

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Waters has four podiums and a race win to his name and continues to improve week after week.

Shane van Gisbergen’s Red Bull Holden has won three of the last five races and he is arguably the most in-form driver on the grid right now. He is third behind the Mustangs of McLaughlin and Waters on the Coates Hire Leaderboard.

Anton De Pasquale continues to be the qualifying king with four ARMOR ALL Pole Positions to his name from the opening 10 races, but race results haven’t gone his way. Expect the Penrite #99 Commodore to start at or near the front at both Watkins Glen and Montreal.



THE WILDCARDS

Tonight, fans get to see a former Champion take on current Champions when Marcos Ambrose returns to the Supercars grid for the first time since 2015.

The #40 PIRTEK Mustang driver knows Watkins Glen very well – he won a NASCAR Cup race on that circuit in 2012.

Ambrose’ simulator moves around with force, meaning he will have a great feel for the track under him.

Joining Ambrose as wildcards will be two other race winners at Watkins Glen, former NASCAR Champion Joey Logano and former Indy500 winner, Alex Rossi.

The US drivers have plenty of iRacing under their belt at both circuits.

Rossi raced a Commodore at the 2019 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 so that may play into his favour.

Joining Ambrose, Rossi and Logano is a rising star of Australian racing, Angelo Mouzouris – a Triple Eight driver and 2020 Dunlop Super2 rookie.

The 18-year old is the reigning Formula Ford Champion and a keen online racer so could be a surprise packet.

THE FORM SEEKERS

De Pasquale must record wins to keep his series hopes alive.

The Penrite #99 Commodore driver looked to have gotten his Eseries back on track in Round 2 with victory at Silverstone but as is the case with online racing, the 24-year old has found trouble in the pack on a number of occasions.

He’s within striking distance in 8th on the Coates Hire Leaderboard but needs strong results this wek to maintain pressure on the frontrunners.

Andre Heimgartner in the NED Ford Mustang sits fourth on the Coates Hire Leaderboard, with consistent results near the podium keeping him within striking distance of the top three.



His best result has been a 4th placing with two 5th’s and two 6th place finishes as well.

A win this week will help put pressure on the top three.

THE ROUGHIES

Milwaukee Racing’s Will Davison bagged his first podium finish in the Bathurst round last week and has three other top ten finishes to his name in the competition.

Has been the unlucky benefactor of early race crashes on more than one occasion, if he stays out of trouble could be an outside chance of an upset on the international circuits.

Brad Jones Racing’s Nick Percat and Matt Stone Racing’s Garry Jacobson have also clocked a handful of top ten finishes and could be among the podium winners this week.



THE CIRCUITS

Supercars have never raced at either Circuit Gilles Villeneuve or Watkins Glen.

Three of the wildcards; Ambrose, Rossi and Logano have raced at both circuits and all three have won a race at Watkins Glen.

The NASCAR Cup Series layout will be used at Watkins Glen International.

Circuit Gilles Villeneuve is 4.3km long with 14 turns.

Watkins Glen is 5.4km long with 11 turns.

THE FORMATS

Four races tonight. Two at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve and two at Watkins Glen.

There will be two timed ARMOR ALL Qualifying Sessions for Races 11 and 13.

The grid for Race 11 at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve will be set by a 15-minute qualifying session with Race 12 at the same circuit a reverse grid race.

The grid for Race 13 at Watkins Glen International will also be set by a 15-minute qualifying session with Race 14 once again a reverse grid race.

Each race will require a compulsory pit stop where drivers must take four tyres, no additional fuel is required.

WHERE TO WATCH

Qualifying for the fourth round will begin tomorrow night at 6:00pm AEST and will be broadcast exclusively on Fox Sports 506 before racing begins at 7:00pm.

From 7:00pm, 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 and Supercars’ Teams Facebook Pages.

10 Bold will show a full replay of Round Four on Saturday afternoon from 1:00pm – 3:00pm.

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