The GT World Challenge Asia Esports Championship will begin today. In light of the global pandemic, the GT3 race car championship in Asia will only do its racing in the virtual world this year via Assetto Corsa Competizione.
The first championship round, following the first Charity Cup race, will commence at the temple of speed: Monza. Which means we could see exciting slipstream battles. Or a chaotic start at the run to turn 1.
The 60-minute race features 89 cars from both real-world teams and drivers (like Craft-Bamboo Racing) as well as sim racers.
For Malaysians, this includes a few drivers from the country, most notable of which is Alex Yoong and his Axle Esports team which will be running the Lexus RC F GT3.
Where To Watch
The GT World Challenge Asia Esports Championship will be streamed live on the SRO GT World YouTube channel, the GT World Challenge Asia Facebook page as well as on SRO Motorsports Twitch channel. The championship will also be broadcasting on Huya for the audience in China, with native commentary.
The first race, featuring the sim-racing field, will begin at 7.40 PM Hong King (and Malaysian) Time, +8 GMT. The second race, featuring real-life drivers from GT World Challenge Asia, will commence on 9 PM. The pre-race live build-up begins at 7.30 PM.
The current race calendar for the 2020 GT World Challenge Asia Esports is as follows:
Charity Cup – August 29 – Suzuka, JPN (non-championship)
R1 – October 06 – Monza, ITA
R2 – October 27 – Laguna Seca, USA
R3 – November 10 – Silverstone, UK
R4 – November 24 – Spa-Francorchamps, BEL
R5 – December 08 – Suzuka, JPN