Sim racers based in Asia, this one’s for you. SRO Motorsports, the organisers behind the GT World Challenge has announced the GT World Challenge Asia Esports Championship.
This is a sim racing tournament played on what else but the official GT World Challenge game, Assetto Corsa Competizione, on PC. Sorry, console folks.
And judging by the scheduled races, you’ll also need the International GT Pack DLC to access several tracks.
The calendar, with dates subject to change, are as follows:
August 29 – Suzuka, JPN (non-championship Charity Cup)
September 15 – Monza, ITA
October 06 – Laguna Seca, USA
October 27 – Silverstone, UK
November 10 – Spa-Francorchamps, BEL
November 24 – Suzuka, JPN
This championship will see real-world drivers of GT World Challenge Asia as well as any interested sim racers join. The six-race calendar includes the invite-only Charity Cup before the championship kicks off proper on September 15 at Monza.
The races will be held on the weekdays to not clash with the real-world counterpart happening on the weekends. Each race will have a qualifying session and 60-minute race (with one mandatory pit stop). The races will be broadcasted on SRO’s GT World YouTube channel and GT World Channel Asia’s Facebook page with English commentary.
There will be four classes racing on track, divided between real racers and sim racers. The classes are “Real-Pro”, “Real-Am”, “Sim-Pro” and “Sim-Am”.
Real-Pro class will contribute points towards a Teams Championship, while all class will contribute to the Manufactures’s Title championship.
Aspiring sim racers interested in participating can register your interest here.
Source: GT World Challenge Asia