What you need to know: Round 4 Supercars Eseries

  • Supercars Eseries
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  • 15/09/2021
  • By Charlie Bullis

This year’s Cash Converters Supercars Eseries will feature a hybrid format of the competition, with two championships within the series.

The All Stars consists of main game Supercars and Dunlop Super2 drivers, while the Pro Series features elite gamers representing Supercars teams.

The remaining three weeks of virtual-world racing will see some new circuits enter the fray.

The All Stars grid will shift away from ovals and compete on road courses.

This Wednesday, the All Stars drivers will tackle Monza, with the Pro Series heading to Phillip Island.

FAVOURITES

Brodie Kostecki broke his Eseries duck at Daytona, with the Erebus driver his first Supercars Eseries race last Wednesday.

The result saw Kostecki claim the series lead, having also claimed two Swyftx Pole Positions so far this season.

New Zealand racer Richie Stanaway won at Charlotte and Pocono, but a connection issue saw him cut out on Lap 16 at Daytona, costing him his series lead.

The Kiwi will likely be a frontrunner at Monza and will be keen to regain his points lead.

Hot contender Cameron Waters is yet to record a race win in the series, but hi consistency has him second overall.

Pioneer DJ Racing’s James Golding recorded his first podium result at Daytona, improving on his seventh-place finish at Pocono.

The Team 18 Bathurst 1000 co-driver is fourth in the points heading to Monza.

Defending Pro Series champion Dayne Warren is proving hard to beat, with the Walkinshaw Andretti United gamer topping all qualifying and race sessions this year.

Erebus Motorsport’s Jarrad Filsell and Dunlop Racing’s Jake Burton continue to battle for the spoils, with only 18 points separating the pair in the standings.

Jackson Souslin-Harlow is hot on their heels, with Brady Meyers making a return to form to finish fifth at Road America.  

THE WILDCARDS

Nick Percat will join the All Stars grid for Round 4 at Monza, accompanied by his popular chocolate Labrador 'engineer' Nelson.

THE FORM SEEKERS

Brad Jones Racing’s Todd Hazelwood will be looking to continue his third-place form at Daytona last week, with Justin Ruggier also a consistent top 10 runner.

Chaz Mostert has struggled for consistent results this season, recording only one top 10 finish.

The Walkinshaw Andretti United ace will be looking to turn his season around at Monza.

Tickford Racing’s Thomas Randle will be one to watch, having recorded three top 10 results in the series.

Shell V-Power Racing Team’s Will Davison was a front runner at Daytona, until an issue in pit lane saw him needing to fight his way back through the pack.

Sam Brabham came home fifth at Daytona, with the Repco Racing driver keen to make his mark against the Repco Supercars Championship field.

THE ROUGHIES

Scott Pye continues to improve throughout the series, climbing back from being two laps down in Daytona to finish 10th.

Working with Ruggier and Super2 racer Jayden Ojeda to better their qualifying results, the Team 18 driver recorded a season-best fifth at Pocono.

Super2 talent Tyler Everingham is subbing in for Matt Chahda in the Shannons Racing Mustang, while Matt McLean recorded ninth at Daytona.

Zane Goddard returns to the All Stars grid for Matt Stone Racing, swapping in for his teammate Jake Kostecki.

THE CIRCUIT

The Autodromo Nazionale di Monza - affectionally known as the 'Temple of Speed' - is home to the iconic Formula One Italian Grand Prix.

The 5.7km-long Grand Prix circuit consists of iconic corners such as the Curva Grande, the Curva di Lesmo, the Variante Ascari and the Curva Parabolica.

It was one of the highlights of the 2020 Eseries with a chaotic opening lap seeing several cars spear off the circuit.

THE FORMAT

Round 4 sees the All Stars tackle Monza with the Pro Series heading to the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit in Victoria.

Both series will complete one 10-minute qualifying session that will set the grid for their races.

  • 19:00-19:10 - Qualifying for Pro Series Race 4, Phillip Island Circuit
  • 19:15-19:25 - Qualifying for All Stars Race 4, Autodromo Nazionale Monza
  • 19:45 – Pro Series Race 4, Phillip Island Circuit, 14 laps or 22 minutes, one pitstop, 150 points available
  • 20:30 – All Stars Race 4, Autodromo Nazionale Monza, 12 laps or 24 minutes, one pitstop, 150 points available.

TRACK CONDITIONS

Pro Series

Track state for qualifying and Race 4 will be set to 69 percent.

  • Weather conditions will be 20°c (68°F), Partly cloudy, humidity 70, wind 8mph.
  • Dynamic sky with no weather.
  • Time of day: Morning.

All Stars

  • Track state for qualifying and Race 4 will be set to 100 percent.
  • Weather conditions will be 18°c (65°F), Partly cloudy, humidity 55, wind 2mph.
  • No dynamic sky or weather.
  • Time of day: Afternoon.

COMPULSORY PIT STOPS 

  • Pro Series Race 4 – 1 CPS
  • All Stars Race 4 – 1 CPS
  • Drivers must take 4 new tyres during each CPS
  • No fuel required

THE SAFETY CAR

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 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 to occur between laps 7 and 9.

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.

WHERE TO WATCH

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.

Qualifying coverage for Round 4 begins at 7pm AEST and will be broadcast live on Facebook, YouTube and Twitch.

From 7:30pm AEST, racing will be broadcast live on Fox Sports 506, Kayo, 7Plus and Sky NZ from 9.30pm NZST.

Online fans from around the globe can watch races via the Supercars’ Facebook page, Supercars teams' Facebook pages, Twitch and YouTube.

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