National sports governing body Motorsport UK and sim racing platform Simracing.GP have joined forces to launch an all-new esports series, the British GT Esports Cup 2024, starting in February.
The series will feature not only professional sim racers but also community drivers, giving newcomers a chance to take part in a competitive championship that aligns with the real-life version of the racing series, Intelligent Money British GT Championship.
The Motorsport UK Esports series will take place across British tracks on Assetto Corsa Competizione (ACC) as well as the Spa circuit in Belgium to mirror the real-world 2024 British GT calendar. Races will adopt a mix of formats from the GT series, ranging from a sprint-style event at Oulton Park with two 60-minute races to endurance races in Silverstone.
There will be a total of 40 teams with two drivers. Each team will have a Pro-level driver and an amateur driver. Rankings will be based on Simracing.GP’s system: each driver must complete five races on the game with Simracing.GP to get an accurate rank. The championship will also feature prizes, including hospitality tickets to a 2024 British GT round for the top three, as well as four Grid Walk passes for the winners.
Simracing.GP Head of Sales and Marketing, Adam Eley, commented: “It’s thrilling to be able to provide the first Motorsport UK racing on ACC, and what better way to do it than partnering with the iconic British GT series.
“For Simracing.GP it is always important that we continue to provide opportunities for drivers of all abilities, which is why the Pro-Am format is just so exciting.”
Founded in 2021, Simracing.GP has been establishing itself as a notable platform in the sim racing space. Last year in August, the platform partnered with Intel to collaborate on the SGP Rivals sim racing competition, and later in October, the racing platform formed a partnership with Chillblast to support sim racers on the virtual racetrack.