McLaughlin, Power & Virtual Bathurst

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It’s off to Mount Panorama…but don’t bring your tents or eskies.

This is the ESupercars version of Bathurst so you’ll have to be satisfied with a cold one from your own fridge at home.

The Supercars ESeries has been warmly received, especially on the back of last week’s guest appearance by Formula 1 star Max Verstappen.

This week, another star from another form of motorsport drops in, as Indianapolis 500 winner Will Power gets a wildcard spot.

Power will join forces with Penske teammate Scott McLaughlin, one of the best E drivers in the world.

Ironically, McLaughlin and Power were involved in a controversial (virtual) crash in last week’s Indy Car iRace caused by the lapped car of Oliver Askew.

Neither man was overly impressed, with Power sending an angry text to Askew.

McLaughlin, with an Indy Car iRace win under his belt, is favoured to win the first race at Mount Panorama.

Shane van Gisbergen and Anton De Pasqueale are equal second favourites, while former Supercars driver Simona de Silvestro has also been granted a wildcard and will drive from her virtual setup in Switzerland.

When and Where

Wednesday, 7pm AEST on Fox Sports and Kayo. Also on Twitch.

Format

Qualifying

The first part of qualifying will set the grid for positions 11 to 29 on the grid. That will be followed by a Top 10 Shootout.

Races

The first race (Race 8 in the series) will be eight laps and require one compulsory pit stop.

Race 9 will take the final classification from the previous race to form a reverse grid order. It will again be eight laps with one compulsory pit stop.

Race 10 will take the final classification from the previous race to form the grid. The final race will be 14 laps with two compulsory pit stops.

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