Safety Car first for Supercars Eseries

  • Supercars Eseries
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  • 24/08/2021
  • By Charlie Bullis

For the first time in the Cash Converters Supercars Eseries, there will be an official BP Ultimate Safety Car and driver.

The 2021 Supercars Eseries BP Ultimate Safety Car is a Ford GTE.

The virtual vehicle will stand out every time it is on track, sporting a livery inspired by the colour scheme currently seen on the BP Ultimate Safety Car in the Repco Supercars Championship.

The Ford is set to feature in both the All Star and Pro Series competitions throughout the six-event series.

The All Stars races will see the BP Ultimate Safety Car complete one mandatory competition caution in each race.

The Pro Series will see the Safety Car deployed at race control’s discretion following on-track incidents, similar to how it operates in real life Supercars events.

It will be driven virtually by professional racer and pro gaming talent Josh Muggleton, who returns to the series following successful 2019 and 2020 campaigns.

The 2014 Nissan GT Academy finalist admitted it was an opportunity he couldn’t turn down.

“I’m really excited to be the first-ever BP Ultimate Safety Car driver for the Supercars Eseries,” Muggleton told Supercars.com.

“It looks awesome and will keep the racing exciting for fans.

“I wasn’t able to dedicate the time to the full series this year, but I’m still able to be involved which is really cool.

“It will be great to be up the front with the All Star guys and being a part of the action.”

For the first time, there will be two championships within the series.

The All Stars Series, featuring Repco Supercars Championship and Dunlop Super2 drivers, will race at five famous oval circuits including Charlotte, Pocono, Daytona, Michigan and Bristol, with one endurance event at Australia’s spiritual home of racing, Mount Panorama.

The Pro Series will race at Formula 1’s famous Red Bull Ring in Austria, IndyCar circuits Long Beach and Road America, Mount Panorama and a season-ending race at Victoria’s scenic Phillip Island circuit.

The Cash Converters Supercars Eseries will take place on the iRacing platform, running 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.

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

Muggleton (right) will steer the Eseries BP Ultimate Safety Car

Regular Eseries commentators Chad Neylon and Johnathon 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.

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