While the upcoming Supercars Eseries is a chance for many drivers to showcase their sim-racing talent amongst a competitive environment, it seems some are out there looking to see who can be the most destructive driver.
“You’ll have probably two groups,” WAU’s Chaz Mostert told the Supercars website.
“You’ll have the super fast guys going for the win and then you’ll have guys down the back looking to get the biggest crash award.
“I’m sure I’ll be more in that second group.”
Mostert has already had an pre-series dig at rival Cam Waters earlier this week. The duo’s crash as teammates during last year’s Bathurst 1000 sparking the pair to both joke about aiming to replicate a similar incident in the virtual world.
Waters posted a cheeky video earlier in the week which showed the Tickford ace driving straight into a simulated Mostert at the end of the Conrod Straight.
Meanwhile, Mostert released his ‘Eseries To-Do List’ which featured ‘Take Out Cam Waters’ as the highest priority.
Nonetheless, Mostert is excited for the Eseries concept as his competitive nature has urged him to see just how successful he can be when it comes to sim-racing.
“All the drivers have been joking about just having some fun but the more practice I do, the more serious I’m starting to take it,” he told Fox Sports News.
“I’ve had my sim for about three days now and have done plenty of laps.
“It’s just good getting in some practice sessions with the other guys obviously before the race next week so I can’t wait to get in there and see how we fare through the championship.”
But Mostert’s ‘Biggest Crash’ notion isn’t completely off the cards. A handful of drivers who will be experiencing their first taste of virtual racing next week may just be out there to cause havoc.
“I’m going to be hopeless at it, like I’m just going to out it out that there is no chance of me winning,” Penrite Racing’s David Reynolds told Fox Sports.
“But I am going to have a good laugh doing it because, you know, you can crash into people.
“It doesn’t cost any money and no one gets upset. You just press reset and go again.”
The BP Supercars All Stars Eseries kicks off on April 8 from 9 pm on Sky Sports 5.