The Australian Racing Group (ARG) has reduced the carsales ARG eSport Cup field to 40 cars ahead of Round 2 following technical gremlins during the first event last week.
Poised to head to Zolder for Round 2 on Thursday, the series will boast a capacity field as a result.
“While there were some clear challenges in our first broadcast, you could see beneath the surface an very interesting and enjoyable sporting event unfolding,” said Matt Braid, CEO of ARG.
“Motorsport has the luxury of being an e-friendly sport – drivers can really be drivers from the comfort of their own homes, while offering entertainment to those who typically enjoy watching them at real race tracks.
“It’s great that all all of our key players will enter Round 2, and a 40 car field is still massive, covering the five classes run by the Australian Racing Group.”
The entry list retains the key drivers from the five ARG categories including TCR Australia, S5000, Touring Car Masters, V8 Touring Cars and Trans Am, plus a select number of special guests.
TCR drivers Will Brown, Garth Tander, Dylan O’Keeffe and John Martin, S5000 drivers Thomas Randle, Tim Macrow, and James Golding are all set to return.
Nathan Herne heads the standings after the opening round at Mount Panorama from O’Keeffe and British Touring Car Champion Ash Sutton.
The broadcast of Round 2 of the eSport Cup will start at 8pm AEST on Thursday, April 9, with coverage streamed on Speedcafe.com.
ARG eSport Cup, Round 2 Entry List
|1||Will Brown||HMO Customer Racing|
|2||Chelsea Angelo||Melbourne Performance Centre|
|5||George Miedecke||Retractable Tarps|
|6||Jordan Cox||Garry Rogers Motorsport|
|8||Aaron Seton||Harris Racing Pty Ltd|
|9||Jay Hanson||Ashley Seward Motorsport / AWC|
|11||Nathan Morcom||HMO Customer Racing|
|12||Peter Herd||RTC Motorsport|
|17||Jett Johnson||Team Johnson|
|18||Aaron Cameron||Team Valvoline GRM|
|21||Harley Haber||United eSports|
|22||Jack Milligan||Track Tec Racing|
|23||Tim Macrow||UCS Group|
|24||John Martin||Wall Racing|
|27||Barton Mawer||Milldun Motorsport|
|29||Nathan Herne||Gulf Western Oils|
|31||James Golding||Team Valvoline GRM|
|33||Dylan O’Keeffe||Renault Sport GRM|
|38||Tim Mcreynolds||Wall Racing|
|47||Jaden Ransley||Track Tec Racing|
|48||Nic Carroll||Melbourne Performance Centre|
|49||Thomas Randle||ACT Fence Hire|
|55||Rhys Gould||Signature Homes|
|64||Tim Brook||Garage1 / Morris Finance|
|67||Jeremy Gray||Bilstien/JMG Racing|
|68||Jonathan Beikoff||Turbo Brisbane|
|75||Garth Tander||Melbourne Performance Centre|
|77||Stan Van Oord||Track Tec Racing|
|92||Ricky Capo||Motum Simulation|
|99||Brett Holdsworth||TPS Group|
|116||Ash Sutton||Panta Racing Fuel|
|117||Ben Bargwanna||Burson Auto Parts Racing|
|133||Cameron Mason||Juice Plus +|
|777||Declan Fraser||Declan Fraser Racing|