Supercars announced a partnership with Gfinity Esports Australia in April, with Boost Mobile Racing and Walkinshaw Andretti United already confirming their respective two-driver line-ups prior to this week’s draft.
The series will take place on iRacing, the world’s leading online racing simulation service.
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The tournament attracted some of the best sim racers in the country, with 100 drivers registering for the process.
The fastest 16 drivers took on a series of races to determine the draft seeding.
Brady Meyers was the top seed in the Closed Qualifiers and was assigned as the driver for the FOX SPORTS team.
24-year-old Meyers emerged as the top seed ahead of Madison Down and Josh Muggleton, with Richard Hamstead and Hawzan El-Nabi rounding out the top three.
With a driving style self-described as being “smooth, controlled and precise”, Meyers has an extensive record and is in good form, running in the top three in the iRacing Official V8 Supercars Series.
Away from driving trucks delivering groceries for Coles, Meyers has been involved in sim racing for over 10 years and his progression is only getting better.
Meyers is a racing tragic, and listed three racing models – David Reynolds for being “lax but fiercely competitive”, Mark Skaife for being a “benchmark operator” for over 20 years, and Shane van Gisbergen for having “grit and determination to get the best out of himself and the car”.
Gfinity Esports Australia’s James Cowan told foxsports.com.au that Meyers is part of the “cream of the crop” of sim racers, all of whom will make for an incredibly competitive series.
“These guys have invested a lot of time to get to this point,” Cowan said.
“They’ve also invested money into it as well, as iRacing is subscription-based and they have to pay for tracks and cars.
“Nonetheless, they’ve given themselves the best chance possible to open new doors.”
The Gfinity Supercars Eseries will be broadcast live on Fox Sports, Kayo, Supercars.com, and Supercars and Gfinity AU social media channels.