The Australian Racing Group has revealed details of the upcoming ARG Esport Cup which will feature drivers from TCR Australia, S5000 and a host of other categories.
The 10-round virtual championship kicks off on April 3 at Mount Panorama using a full grid of Audi TCR cars. The series will switch to Formula 3 cars for the ensuing rounds.
With drivers able to design their own liveries, a handful of TCR Australia aces have all unveiled their Bathurst challengers ahead of schedule.
Aaron Cameron, who finished third in last year’s TCR Australia championship, has said he is looking forward to the exciting prospect of sim racing, though he added is no expert.
“I’m definitely no expert. I feel I’m better at the real race car stuff, but the ARG eSport Cup is a great way to keep racing and have some fun,” said Cameron.
“I’m looking forward to going up against TCR guys like Dylan O’Keeffe, Nathan Morcom and Jay Hansen, plus other drivers from the mix of categories. It is a great way to entertain the fans while we can’t do real racing.
“Bathurst is an interesting place to have the first race. There’s a lot of walls there, and I’m quite certain that I will end up in a few of them, but that will be a great learning experience.
“I actually find the simulators hard. I throw them around like a go kart, and that is not fast. There will be some carnage, but I know everyone is going to try and put on a good, clean, fun show.”
Each round will feature a 20-minute qualifying session followed by a 30-minute feature race and a 15-minute reverse qualifying order race.
Check out some of the liveries below: