This week’s round of the ARG eSport Cup will look a little bit different than usual as drivers will have to race both the Audi TCR and Formula 3 car in back-to-back races.
The virtual championship has seen a host of kiwi drivers take to the grid across races at Mount Panorama, Barcelona, Watkins Glen, Monza and Zloder.
This week sees the field head back home with a pair of races around the picturesque Phillip Island Grand Prix circuit in Victoria.
But unlike other rounds, this week will be the first where drivers will have to adapt to the two different types of car in the same night.
“It will be interesting having the two different types of cars this week.” Track Tec Racing’s Jaden Ransley told Velocity News.
“I think it will provide some interesting racing because there’s people that are definitely faster in the TCR car compared to what they are in they are in the F3 car. I’m looking forward to it that’s for sure.”
The idea was initially purposed by ex-Supercar pilot Garth Tander.
“This will be a real test for all of the drivers, even the guys that we are regularly seeing up the front,” Tander said. “[And] it will offer the best of both worlds.”
The round’s format will include a 15-minute qualifying session in the Audi TCR car followed by a 25-minute race.
At the conclusion of race one the drivers must then swap into the F3 car which has been used in the last two rounds.
The event is scheduled to begin on May 7 from 10 pm NZT and will be livestreamed via the TCR Australia YouTube channel and official Facebook page.