13 October 2020
Esports: Laguna Seca public hot lap qualifying now open
> Qualifying closes October 22
> 19 Sim-AM spaces available at Round 2
> Laguna Seca takes place on October 27
> Register and qualify here
Round 2 of the GT World Challenge Asia Esports Championship Powered by Tarmac Works takes place at Laguna Seca on October 27. And YOU can be part of it!
Amateur sim racers from across the Asia-Pacific region can set hot lap times on the PC version of Assetto Corsa Competizione – the official game of GT World Challenge Powered by AWS – in an effort to qualify for the second of this year’s championship rounds.
19 of the fastest drivers will compete against the continent’s best professional sim racers and Monza’s top-five Sim-AM finishers – Karl Petersen, Andrew O’Hara, Fadhli Rachmat, Philippa Boquida and Terry Rayton – who have all automatically qualified.
Points will once again be awarded at the end of two 60-minute races – one for real-world professionals and amateurs, the other for sim drivers – which take place at the demanding Laguna Seca Raceway in California later this month.
Amateur sim racers from across the Asia-Pacific region should visit asia.sro-esport.com to register and qualify before October 22.
ABOUT GT WORLD CHALLENGE ASIA ESPORTS
SRO Motorsports Group’s officially sanctioned sim racing franchise extends to Asia this autumn with the creation of the GT World Challenge Asia Esports Championship Presented by Tarmac Works. The five-round campaign begins on October 6 and follows standalone, non-championship Charity Cup races at Suzuka on August 29.
Assetto Corsa Competizione – the official game of GT World Challenge Powered by AWS – will host all six events after successfully staging SRO’s European and US esports championships earlier this year.
Indeed, following the success of its other esports series, SRO is now fully focused on providing Asia’s real-world drivers, pro sim racers and general public with a professionally managed and highly competitive online racing environment. Experience gained in Europe and America will make GT World Challenge Asia Esports SRO’s most polished sim racing product to date and introduce several new aspects familiar to fans of real-world competition.
Like its continental counterparts Asia’s esports series will be staged on Assetto Corsa Competizione’s popular PC platform with the help of ACC’s developers, Kunos Simulazioni, while AK Informatica will once again provide first-class technical assistance and management.
2020 GT WORLD CHALLENGE ASIA ESPORTS CALENDAR
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
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