The GT World Challenge Asia Esports Championship is kicking off soon on October 6 (the calendar dates have been revised since we last reported on it).
Ahead of the first race in virtual Monza (played in Assetto Corsa Competizione), Craft-Bamboo Racing has revealed their driver lineup as well as a new esports partnership with French oil and lubricant manufacturer Motul for 2020.
The four Mercedes-AMG GT3s fielded by Craft-Bamboo Racing will be sporting the red and white colours of Motul throughout the GT World Challenge Asia Esports Championship.
The Hong Kong-based team will have two drivers in the Real-PRO category, one for Real-AM, and one sim racer contesting the Sim-PRO category.
Malaysia’s Melvin Moh, who previously raced for Craft-Bamboo Racing in the 2019 GT World Challenge Asia, and China’s Alex Liang will be driving the two different cars in the Real-PRO category.
Kevin Tse will be contesting in the Real-AM category. The Macau racer recently won the famous Macau Grand Prix in the GT4 category, and has also won the Asian Le Mans championship with the team back in 2014.
The sole sim racer is Charles Theseira from Singapore. Theseira has competed in the Gran Turismo Asia Cup, as well as represented Singapore at the 2019 FIA Motorsport Games.
As you can see, all the cars are just a slightly different variant of white, red and black stripes of Motul Mercedes. Still, it’s interesting to see brands wanting to partner up in esports competition, even in motorsport.
The GT World Challenge Asia Esports Championship begins on October 6th with a race in Monza, followed by rounds at Laguna Seca, Silverstone, Spa-Francorchamps and lastly Suzuka as the finale in December. Like Craft-Bamboo Racing, all the other real racing teams that compete in the official GT World Challenge Asia championship will be joining the grid.