We’ve had ten weeks of virtual carnage whilst not being able to go racing in real life and the Supercars Eseries finale is happening tonight! Let’s see how it’s all going down.
Where are we going this week?
We’re back in the best country for the final round – Australia of course! Drivers will be fighting it out for one race at Oran Park and the last race will be held once again at Mount Panorama. It’s straight forward this week - two quali sessions and two races. Oran Park is a 27 lap race with 2 compulsory pit stops and Bathurst a 14 lap race, also with 2 compulsory pit stops. We know anything can happen at the Mountain so it goes without saying, we’re in for a nail-biting finale!
Coregas Racing #8 Nick Percat
Nick remains in the Coregas Racing commodore for the final round and the Bathurst winning champion is set to bring it home strong and finish the Eseries on a high. It’s a close leaderboard and Nick sits just 225 points away from a top ten overall finish. He’ll be one to watch tonight with the knowledge of Bathurst behind him.
The word from Nick:
“Tonight will be a great night of racing no doubt. We’re all so competitive and will want to go all out for the final round and leave nothing on the line. It’s great to be racing back in Aus too and especially Bathurst, a track we all know so well. Everyone will definitely have their elbows out fighting tonight. I’m pumped!”
Brut Military Grade #14 Todd Hazelwood
After last week’s impressive 4th place finish, this has nudged Todd to 13th in the overall championship and now leading the unofficial “BJR Cup” by 48 points. Showing progression each round in the Eseries, we’re looking forward to seeing what he can bring to the table tonight in the Brut Military Grade Commodore for the final round.
The word from Todd:
“It’s going to be intense tonight but so much fun no doubt too. I’m excited to race at Oran Park as this will be my first time there and then to finish at Bathurst will be awesome. Anything can happen at the mountain so I hope it plays nice with me and I can get some solid points for Brut and BJR. I’ve learnt so much during this time on the sim and loved all the challenges that have come with it. I’m excited to give it one more shot, let’s hope it’s a good night for me.”
Team CoolDrive #3 Macauley Jones
Macca is geared up for the final round and has shown huge improvements throughout the championship. Finding his sim groove and putting in the hours and practice to perfect his sim racing, we know if he can get the Team CoolDrive commodore in a good position in both quali sessions he’ll be in a great position for the night. C’mon Macca!
The word from Macca:
“Can’t believe this will be our tenth week of sim racing. It’s been up and down for me, having some good results and then some frustrating rounds too but I’ve learnt a lot from the whole experience. It’s just been great to have something to race during this time. Oran park will be fun as it’s a new track and then Bathurst will be intense as we’ll all be fighting to the end. I’m looking forward to it.”
SCT Motor Sports #4 Jack Smith
Jack’s set for the final round of the competition in the SCT Motor Sports Commodore. Sim racing being a whole new world for the Supercars Rookie, Jack has stepped it up and has risen to the challenge, adding some new skills to his racing resume. Jack’s eager to finish the competition on a high!
The word from Jack:
“I love Bathurst so I’m looking forward to getting another shot at racing there and improving on my results back in round 3 when we raced in Eseries. Oran Park is a new one for me but it’s cool we’re racing there as it used to be on the Supercars calendar. Some final battles on the sim will be fun before we get back to real life racing.”
We’ll see a 33 car grid for tonight’s finale with six Wildcards. Among them, Supercar legend Craig Lowndes, Team Sydney boss Jonathon Webb, four Super2 Drivers – Will Brown, Broc Feeney, Brodie Kostecki, Zak Best and V8 Touring Car Series Driver – Harley Haber.
For the final time - You know the drill! 6pm quali broadcast exclusively live on Fox Motorsport 506 then racing kicks off at 7pm on Fox and live streamed on all team Facebook pages. Let’s get those virtual engines going one last time!