Ministry of Sport

Opening Round Of Supercars Eseries Attracts Audience Of More Than 100,000

The opening round of the 2019 Gfinity Supercars Eseries has attracted a unique audience of more than 100,000 viewers across FOX SPORTS and on a number of digital and social channels, including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Twitch.

With 12 teams competing side-by-side in front of a live audience at GfinityAU esports arena in Moore Park, Sydney, the first of the six-round, 16-race series was won by Shannons Racing’s Madison Down.

The two-and-a-half-hour program achieved a 25 per cent increase on the corresponding opener in 2018 and generated more than 230,000 minutes of viewed content.

Sydneysider Down, who has nearly 10 years of experience on the iRacing platform, was the driver to beat from the outset, scoring pole and taking the win in the first race on the Phillip Island circuit.

He then drove from 12th to fifth under the reverse grid format for Race 2 at Monza, before chalking up a commanding victory in the third leg of the round at Suzuka.

“Can’t have finished that in a better way,” said Down, who scored 126 points for his efforts to lead by 12.

“Great once again to have the Shannons car up the front.

“A lights-to-flag win, really, really happy with my pace.”

The second round of the Gfinity Supercars Eseries featuring a single, 250km race at Mount Panorama will take place on October 8 to kick-off Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 week and will be broadcast live from 7.30pm-9.30pm on FOX SPORTS, Kayo and on supercars.com, the Supercars app or Supercars social media channels including YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Twitch.

Shaun Carney

Shaun Carney