Aston Martin Racing broadcasts official Esports debut
Three Aston Martin Racing factory drivers contest the Pro Cup
Aston Martin will make its official debut in the Esport Arena this weekend when season two of the Race All-Star Series begins – a five-week battle for the Pro Cup teams and drivers' championships with three of its factory drivers. The brand will also fight three-time Le Mans winner Darren Turner for the Legends Trophy.
The Race All-Star series from ROKiT phones, sponsored by the Canadian game company Torque esportswas launched at the beginning of the corona virus pandemic to entertain motorsport fans while global motorsport is on hold. The first season was a huge success and attracted a variety of superstars, including several Aston Martin Racing aces.
Now, for the second season through May, The Race has launched a Pro Cup for the world's leading motorsport teams that gives Aston Martin Racing the perfect opportunity to make its debut in the competitive “virtual” racing world against some well-known rivals.
The team has three works drivers who are registered with five events in the first round of the All-Star series. Nicki Thiim (DEN), GTE leader of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC), reigning British GT Series champion Jonny Adam (GB) and multiple WEC GTE Am race winner Charlie Eastwood (GB). Only two drivers from each team are eligible to collect points in the Teams' Cup. The nominated esport racing drivers Thiim and Eastwood are selected for the first event.
All drivers will compete in high-performance seats on the rFactor 2-PC platform and will drive in a special livery with several FIA WEC partners from Aston Martin Racing.
The three-time winner of the 24-hour class at Le Mans, Darren Turner, who will be included in the separate Legends Trophy for Formula 1TM cars of the 1970s together with F1TM world champions Jenson Button and Emerson Fittipaldi, will be the Aston Martin Racing -Lead the winner. Indianapolis 500 winners Dario Franchitti and Juan Pablo Montoya; and rally world champion Petter Solberg.
David King, President of Aston Martin Racing, said: “Esports is becoming an important new part of the sport and a great place to promote and improve racing skills. The Race All-Star Cup turned out to be extremely entertaining and attracted an extremely high number of drivers. It is the perfect place for us to take our first steps into the esport universe. "
The first round of the Race All-Star series with ROKiT Phones Pro Cup takes place on Saturday, May 2nd from 1700 BST and can be watched live on YouTube / The-Race or on more than 70 TV channels including ESPN in the USA Eurosport.