SRO Motorsports Group and its technical partners, AK Informatica, stage Season Seven and Kunos Simulazioni have announced that the British GT Esports Championship is now added to the 2021 SRO Esports roster.
The championship will feature a five-round virtual series, using the Assetto Corsa Competizione platform. The virtual championship will feature all five of its regular UK circuits, and the majority of GT3 and GT4 cars as raced in the real world series. This multi-class format series will combine sim racing qualifiers with real-world teams and drivers.
The GT3 division will feature 20 drivers and teams with real-world GT experience, while the GT4 class, which shares the same grid as GT3, is reserved for 20 sim racers who qualify via a hot lap competition prior to round one. As well as scoring points, GT4’s top-10 finishers earn automatic entries for the following event, while the remaining spaces are determined by subsequent hot lap qualifying staged within a four-day period prior to each round. Both class champions will earn automatic GT World Challenge Europe Esports entries.
The five one-hour races, will feature a mandatory pitstop without driver change. the races will take place on Sunday evenings within a six-week period this March and April. As is tradition, the campaign begins at Oulton Park before visiting Snetterton, Brands Hatch and Silverstone ahead of the British GT Esports Championship’s Donington park finale on April 25.
2021 British GT Esports Championship Calendar
- March 21 – Oulton Park (Hot lap qualifying: March 15-18)
- March 28 – Snetterton (Hot lap qualifying: March 22-25)
- April 4 – Brands Hatch (Hot lap qualifying: March 29 – April 1)
- April 11 – Silverstone (Hot lap qualifying: April 5-8)
- April 25 – Donington Park (Hot lap qualifying: April 19-22)
The eventual GT4 title winner will receive a real-world Intelligent Money British GT VIP experience at a round of their choice. The champion will also win a Fanatec sim racing bundle featuring a Clubsport Steering Wheel Formula V2, Clubsport Pedals V3, and a Podium Direct Drive Wheel Base DD1, worth a good €2,000.
All the races in the championship will be livestreamed and commentated via SRO’s Youtube and Twitch channels, as well as the British GT’s Facebook page.
Those who are interested to compete in the GT4 class can Pre-register now at britishgt.com/esports. The public hot lap competition will begin on March 15 using the virtual Oulton Park track as the venue of choice.
At the time of writing SRO is still in the process of contacting the real-world British GT teams to discuss their GT3 entries and drivers. I will keep you posted when the entries are revealed.
Official Webpage – www.assettocorsa.net/competizione