carsales ARG eSport Cup caps field at 40 entries
The Australian Racing Group has made the decision to reduce the carsales ARG eSport Cup field to 40 cars to ensure the best possible broadcast solution for Round 2 at Zolder in Belgium.
After an interesting, yet technically challenging opening round where internet and software glitches blighted the broadcast, the second round will see a reduced number of entrants that aims to bring a sound broadcast to the living rooms of the international audience.
The entry list, available below, retains the key drivers from the five ARG categories including TCR Australia, S5000, Touring Car Masters, V8 Touring Cars and Trans Am, plus a select number of special guests.
Headlining the drivers include TCR stars Will Brown, Garth Tander, Dylan O’Keeffe and John Martin, S5000 drivers Thomas Randle, Tim Macrow and James Golding, TCM hero Steven Johnson and Trans Am heavyweights Aaron Seton, George Miedecke and Nathan Herne.
After Round 1 at Mount Panorama, Herne leads the online cup from O’Keeffe and former British Touring car driver Ash Sutton.
CLICK HERE for the current series standings.
Like the opening round at Mount Panorama, the Audi RS 3 LMS will be the car of choice, this time competing at the Circuit Zolder.
The 16-turn, 4km layout includes three chicanes that will be sure to test ARG’s suite of real life racers as they try and conquer the online world.
The broadcast of Round 2 of the carsales ARG eSport Cup will start at 8pm AEST this Thursday.
CEO, Australian Racing Group
“While there were some clear challenges in our first broadcast, you could see beneath the surface an very interesting and enjoyable sporting event unfolding,” said Braid.
“Motorsport has the luxury of being an e-friendly sport – drivers can really be drivers from the comfort of their own homes, while offering entertainment to those who typically enjoy watching them at real race tracks.
“It’s great that all all of our key players will enter Round 2, and a 40 car field is still massive, covering the five classes run by the Australian Racing Group.”
ENTRY LIST, ROUND 2, CIRCUIT ZOLDER
|1||TCR||HMO Customer Racing||Will Brown||QLD|
|2||TCR||Melbourne Performance Centre||Chelsea Angelo||VIC|
|5||Trans Am||Retractable Tarps||George Miedecke||QLD|
|6||TCR||Garry Rogers Motorsport||Jordan Cox||VIC|
|8||Trans Am||Harris Racing Pty Ltd||Aaron Seton||QLD|
|9||TCR||Ashley Seward Motorsport / AWC||Jay Hanson||VIC|
|11||TCR||HMO Customer Racing||Nathan Morcom||NSW|
|12||Trans Am||RTC Motorsport||Peter Herd||NSW|
|17||TCM||Team Johnson||Jett Johnson||QLD|
|18||TCR||Team Valvoline GRM||Aaron Cameron||VIC|
|21||V8TC||United eSports||Harley Haber||NSW|
|22||TCR||Track Tec Racing||Jack Milligan||NZ|
|23||S5000||UCS Group||Tim Macrow||VIC|
|24||TCR||Wall Racing||John Martin||NSW|
|27||S5000||Milldun Motorsport||Barton Mawer||NSW|
|29||Trans Am||Gulf Western Oils||Nathan Herne||QLD|
|31||S5000||Team Valvoline GRM||James Golding||VIC|
|33||TCR||Renault Sport GRM||Dylan O’Keeffe||VIC|
|38||TCR||Wall Racing||Tim Mcreynolds||NSW|
|47||TCR||Track Tec Racing||Jaden Ransley||NZ|
|48||Trans Am||Melbourne Performance Centre||Nic Carroll||VIC|
|49||S5000||ACT Fence Hire||Thomas Randle||VIC|
|55||TCR||Signature Homes||Rhys Gould||NZ|
|64||TCR||Garage1 / Morris Finance||Tim Brook||NSW|
|67||TCM||Bilstien/JMG Racing||Jeremy Gray||NSW|
|68||V8TC||Turbo Brisbane||Jonathan Beikoff||QLD|
|75||TCR||Melbourne Performance Centre||Garth Tander||VIC|
|77||TCR||Track Tec Racing||Stan Van Oord||NED|
|92||S5000||Motum Simulation||Ricky Capo||VIC|
|99||Trans Am||TPS Group||Brett Holdsworth||VIC|
|116||TCR||Panta Racing Fuel||Ash Sutton||ENG|
|117||TCR||Burson Auto Parts Racing||Ben Bargwanna||VIC|
|133||TCM||Juice Plus +||Cameron Mason||NSW|
|777||TCR||Declan Fraser Racing||Declan Fraser||QLD|
Watch an online lap of Circuit Zolder, below