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9 April 2020 | News

Track advantage could play into Stan van Oord’s hands

Stan van Oord will make his debut in the carsales ARG eSport Cup at Zolder tonight.

The Dutch racer competed at the ill-fated Albert Park event last month, but due to a late-arriving simulator, missed the opening round of the online racing league.

Van Oord is one of only two drivers in the 40 car field to have actually raced at the Belgian circuit for real. Van Oord has competed in various TCR series at the former Grand Prix venue, while Honda TCR regular John Martin has raced at the venue in the Super Formula open wheel competition.

He says he is ready to challenge the fast online racers.

“Zolder feels like a home race for me. I drove quite a lot of laps there in both the Audi and Cupra TCR.  It will be my first ever online league race and I’m really looking forward to it,” he said.”

“I have been doing a lot of online practice with my coach, Niels Langeveld, and I already noticed that there is still a lot to learn even though I know the track

“I think the main reason we do the eSport Cup is to learn and improve our skills, as well as to entertain the fans. For us drivers, it is great to get some good on-track fun  We need to make the best of the current situation.”  

All 40 drivers competing in Round 2 have a connection to the Australian Racing Group’s suite of motorsport categories, including TCR Australia, TCR New Zealand, S5000, Touring Car Masters, Trans Am and the V8 Touring Cars.

See below for the full 40 car field.

Round 2 at Zolder will feature the Audi RS 3 LMS car, with set-ups frozen to ensure a level playing field.

Racing kicks off at 8pm AEST and can be seen live on YouTube (live stream below) and Facebook.

Round 2 Entry List

Car #

Category

SPONSOR

DRIVER

STATE

CAR COLOUR

1

TCR

HMO Customer Racing Will Brown

QLD

White/Blue
2

TCR

Melbourne Performance Centre Chelsea Angelo

VIC

White/Blue
4

TCR

Carsales Mike Sinclair

VIC

White/Blue
5

Trans Am

Retractable Tarps George Miedecke

QLD

Red
6

TCR

Garry Rogers Motorsport Jordan Cox

VIC

White/Green/Red
8

Trans Am

Harris Racing Pty Ltd Aaron Seton

QLD

Yellow
9

TCR

Ashley Seward Motorsport / AWC Jay Hanson

VIC

White/Green/Red
11

TCR

HMO Customer Racing Nathan Morcom

NSW

White/Blue
12

Trans Am

RTC Motorsport Peter Herd

NSW

Black
15

TCR

Wurth Michael Clemente

VIC

White/Red
17

TCM

Team Johnson Jett Johnson

QLD

Blue
18

TCR

Team Valvoline GRM Aaron Cameron

VIC

White/Red/Blue
21

V8TC

United eSports Harley Haber

NSW

White
22

TCR

Track Tec Racing Jack Milligan

NZ

Orange/Silver
23

S5000

UCS Group Tim Macrow

VIC

Black/Orange
24

TCR

Wall Racing John Martin

NSW

White/Red
27

S5000

Milldun Motorsport Barton Mawer

NSW

Black/White
29

Trans Am

Gulf Western Oils Nathan Herne

QLD

Orange/Silver
31

S5000

Team Valvoline GRM James Golding

VIC

White/Red/Blue
33

TCR

Renault Sport GRM Dylan O’Keeffe

VIC

Yellow
35

V8TC

Unit Jason Gomersall

QLD

Silver/Grey
38

TCR

Wall Racing Tim Mcreynolds

NSW

White/Red
39

ARG

Michelin Ben McMellan

VIC

Blue/Yellow
41

TCR

Wolfchester Trent Harrison

VIC

Black
47

TCR

Track Tec Racing Jaden Ransley

NZ

Orange/Silver
48

Trans Am

Melbourne Performance Centre Nic Carroll

VIC

Blue
49

S5000

ACT Fence Hire Thomas Randle

VIC

Black/Orange
55

TCR

Signature Homes Rhys Gould

NZ

Black/Red
64

TCR

Garage1 / Morris Finance Tim Brook

NSW

White/Red
67

TCM

Bilstien/JMG Racing Jeremy Gray

NSW

Blue
68

V8TC

Turbo Brisbane Jonathan Beikoff

QLD

White/Blue/Red
75

TCR

Melbourne Performance Centre Garth Tander

VIC

Grey/Red/Black
77

TCR

Track Tec Racing Stan Van Oord

NED

Grey/Orange
89

S5000

SignageOne Braydan Willmington

NSW

Green
92

S5000

Motum Simulation Ricky Capo

VIC

Red
99

Trans Am

TPS Group Brett Holdsworth

VIC

Red
116

TCR

Panta Racing Fuel Ash Sutton

ENG

Black/White
117

TCR

Burson Auto Parts Racing Ben Bargwanna

VIC

White
133

TCM

Juice Plus + Cameron Mason

NSW

Green
777

TCR

Declan Fraser Racing Declan Fraser

QLD

White