Kiwi Supercars ace, Andre Heimgartner, has expressed his excitement for the upcoming Supercars All Star Eseries championship.
With the series on pause until at least June, all 24 full-time Supercars drivers will head to the virtual world and compete in a 10-round online championship.
“It is very exciting to be able to do the E-racing Series,” Heimgartner told Supercars.
“Obviously we are vey lucky from a sport point of view to be able to do this. A lot of other codes unfortunately are not able to, but this [Supercars All Star Eseries] is something that the sponsors will get behind and the fans will also love.
“It is a bit of fun also to talk between the drivers, something we aren’t able to do during the [real-life] racing.”
Heimgartner is in his third consecutive season with Kelly Racing, switching to the Ford Mustang for this year after two seasons competing with the Nissan Altima.
However, despite his proven speed in the real-world, Heimgartner admits that the Eseries offers plenty of opportunity to have the usual pecking order shaken up.
“With the Eseries there is all sorts of different tracks. A lot of tracks I haven’t driven on from around the world,” he added.
“There may be some oval tracks, reverse grids, all sorts of stuff to mix it up so it will be quite exciting.
“It is very interesting will all the different levels of experience. I am one of the middle-class guys. I’ve had the simulator for a while but I have never really raced it, but just used it for practice. And then you have people like Rick [Kelly] who has never seen one or used one in his life.
“So it is going to be very interested in the different levels of speed and then over the series who catches up or who falls back.”
The inaugural round of the Supercars All Star Eseries begins on April 8 with races from Phillip Island and Monza, both of which will be broadcasted live on Sky Sports 5.