McLaren Formula 1 team boss Zak Brown and five-time motorcycle grand prix racing 500cc champion Mick Doohan are among the entries for Supercars’ celebrity virtual race at Bathurst.
Brown and Doohan will join a host of Australian sports celebrities in the May 18 event, an offshoot of Supercars’ current official virtual championship held on iRacing.
In addition to motorsport names like Brown, Doohan, Australian rally champion Scott Pedder and KTM’s two-time Dakar Rally winner Toby Price, the grid will also feature the likes of A-League footballer Daniel Bowles and New Zealand rugby player Angus Ta’avao, who was part of the national team when it finished third in last year’s Rugby World Cup.
The event will comprise a single race at Mount Panorama, with the broadcast scheduled for 9am GMT on Monday, to be carried by the series’ Facebook, Twitch and YouTube pages.
Doohan’s son Jack, a Red Bull F1 junior, competed in the main virtual Supercars series as a wildcard in the latest round at Spa-Francorchamps.
Also present was McLaren F1 driver Lando Norris, who scored a debut podium racing for the Walkinshaw Andretti United team co-owned by Brown, and made it clear that he would be looking to continue in the series.
Zak Brown (Walkinshaw Andretti United co-owner)
Ryan Story (DJR Team Penske co-owner)
Barry Ryan (Erebus Motorsport co-owner)
Brad Jones (Brad Jones Racing co-owner)
Neil Crompton (Supercars ex-driver and commentator)
Scott Pedder (rally driver)
Mick Doohan (retired MotoGP rider)
Toby Price (cross-country rider)
Blake Williams (freestyle rider)
Dan Reardon (motocross rider)
Brad Hodge (cricketer)
Peter Siddle (cricketer)
Angus Ta’avao (rugby player)
Nathan Hindmarsh (former rugby player)
Daniel Bowles (footballer)
Jack Riewoldt (Aussie rules footballer)
Jarmen Impay (Aussie rules footballer)
Luke Egan (surfer)