Anton De Pasquale says he is excited by the prospect of the Supercars Esport series, saying it is a great way to stay race fit while providing some excellent entertainment for starved race fans.
The announcement of the Esport series comes after Supercars CEO Sean Seamer issued the long-awaited statement postponing the championship until early June.
“I’ll definitely put my hand up and take part because it’s something I do a bit of now anyway,”De Pasquale told Supercars.com.
“I’ve got a sim at home which I have a bit of fun on and hang out with some mates and do that kind of stuff, and then we have the one at Erebus too which we take a bit more seriously and use for development and training with myself.
“So I have a couple of options.”
The sim-racing championship is set to have the full grid of real-life drivers competing against each other in virtual races on the popular iRacing platform. The series will be broadcasted live on Fox Sports and across all Supercars social media platforms.
“I was going to do that anyway but obviously if we’re doing it as a series and on broadcast and everything like that, it will be pretty cool,”De Pasquale said.
“I think it will be very different to what everyone sees now when we go racing,”De Pasquale said.
“Obviously there’s still a large element of set-up stuff you can do on there so whether they open it up to that depth or not, we’ll find out, but I know there’s a good handful of drivers that do a fair bit of stuff on the sim already so I’m sure it will still be good entertainment.
“And then there’s guys like Dave [Reynolds] who aren’t really into it who will probably have a fun time learning and we might get a bit of entertainment from the other side of things too.”
De Pasquale even talked of the series being beneficial to all the drivers during this unusual break in the racing season.
“It keeps you in shape in terms of racing and stuff like that… you drive it like the real car so that always helps.”
Details on the Esport series including dates are set to be released shortly.
Photo: Anton De Pasquale
Story Source: Supercars.com