Using the market-leading Esports motor-racing game Project CARS, the ‘Ginetta x Project CARS Esports Cup’ is open to drivers of every level, across PC, XBOX One, and PlayStation 4 platforms. This online only competition will be contested over the course of two adrenaline-fueled weekends between 18th November, and 4th December 2016.
Andy Tudor, Creative Director for Slightly Mad Studios; “This partnership demonstrates how closely Project CARS mirrors the real-world of motorsport, and the accuracy with which the cars and tracks are replicated in the simulator. Using our precisely recreated Ginetta Cars in an official Ginetta-sponsored championship opens an exciting new chapter of manufacturer-based motor racing for our racing drivers.”
Ade Barwick, Commercial Director at Ginetta Cars; “Ginetta exists to provide accessible racing for all levels of driver and our unique motorsport ladder has taken drivers from their first race aged 14 all the way to international racing stardom. Sim racing is a new and increasingly popular entry-point into this world and we take it seriously as a discipline in its own right, so we are very excited to announce this partnership and look forward to seeing what the competitors can do.”
The qualifying round for all drivers across all platforms will be run from 18th to 21st November. All registered drivers will be invited to compete in a time-trial-based qualifying format using the Ginetta G55 GT4 car at the Donington National Circuit. To emphasise the importance of driving skills and level the playing field, all car setups will be fixed.
The Top 15 qualifiers on each platform will then move on to the Final weekend which will feature two rounds of exciting, live, online racing. First come the Semi-Finals, which will decide which 8 drivers on each platform move on to the culminating round of the championship: The Ginetta x Project CARS Esports Cup Finals.
The Finals will each feature a 30-minute race with one mandatory pit-stop, and will see the best 8 drivers on each platform fight-it-out for the Championship trophy, and a share of the £5,000 prize. The Finals will be live-streamed and feature live, play-by-play commentary.
Entry to the Ginetta x Project CARS Esports Cup is free and open to drivers of all ages worldwide. Drivers must register for the event on or before November 17, 2016, at this link: http://www.projectcarsesports.com/ginetta-x-esports-cup.html. Further details can be found at the same link.