Ryan Walkinshaw has thrown his support behind the upcoming Supercars All Stars Eseries, where Walkinshaw Andretti United drivers Chaz Mostert and Bryce Fullwood will compete weekly from Wednesday April 8 through to June 10.
Walkinshaw, who has been on record about the benefits of Esports in the past, is excited to see teams and drivers compete during the break in regular proceedings.
“To have the ability to compete on a platform, which is as close to the real thing as it gets, is a privileged position we find ourselves in as a sport,” Walkinshaw said.
“Through the Eseries, we’ve got an incredible opportunity to continue to compete and entertain, on an authentic, relevant platform, in a way that’s accessible to the public. You’ll still see Chaz in the Mobil 1™ Appliances Online No. 25, Bryce will still be in the Mobil 1 Middy’s Racing No. 2, battling it out with the same names and faces we saw in Adelaide.
“It’s a great way to stay visible, give the fans something to watch, and importantly, continue to help our fantastic partner group.
“Fans can still watch their favourite teams and drivers from home, through Fox Sports, Twitch, or Facebook, it’s easy to access, and it will be a lot of fun.
“We’ve seen how well the Supercars Eseries did last year, the new audience it allowed us to reach, and I’m sure that will continue in 2020.
“I understand there will still be a few people who aren’t fully sold on Esports, but all I can say to them is tune in and give it a chance, I think you’ll be surprised at the quality of product and how much you enjoy it. It’s different, yes, but it’s still great to watch.”
Walkinshaw also stressed the role everyone has to play in limiting the spread of COVID-19.
“We all have a role to play in this, every single one of us. Please listen to the advice, stay home, and look after each other. We will all get through this, together,” he said.
Both Mostert and Fullwood will take part in the Supercars All-Star Eseries Round 1, which beings on Wednesday April 8, 2020, racing at the Phillip Island and Monza circuits.