BWT Racing Point Esports Team has confirmed its entry for the Global Racing Series, created by Gfinity in collaboration with the Abu Dhabi Motorsport Management (ADMM).
The Global Racing Series will see eight teams from across motorsport and the broader automotive industry compete for honours on the latest edition of best-selling simulation game Assetto Corsa.
An all-new breed of virtual competition, the Global Racing Series will see teams go head-to-head in a seven-match league system, with each round featuring three race formats – team, relay and sprint.
With V10 single-seater machinery the weapon of choice, echoes of the team’s rich racing heritage is sure to evoke the passion of fans new and old as the lights go out and racing begins.
“Our Esports programme has gone from strength to strength in recent years and now forms a key pillar of our commercial operations. It’s testament to the hard work that’s gone into making us one of the most competitive outfits on the virtual grid that we’ll be lining up alongside some of the biggest names in automotive for the Global Racing Series, so all credit to the team for their hard work and our thanks to Gfinity and ADMM for the opportunity,” Jefferson Slack, Managing Director, Commercial and Marketing.
“We see this is a natural expansion of a programme that continues to grow in popularity and helps us connect with a new audience, so it’s a win-win all around. I’m looking forward to seeing what our guys can do.”
With a minimum of three drivers per squad, the team’s current roster of Lucas Blakeley and Daniele Haddad will be joined by new addition, to be confirmed in the coming weeks.
With battle set to commence later this month, the team is already putting in the hours ready to take on this exciting new challenge and aiming to come out fighting!