> Hot lap qualifying for the general public ends on August 23
> 24 public slots reserved for Suzuka’s Charity Cup race on August 29
> 100% of charitable proceeds will be donated to Save The Children
> Event organisers to hand-pick real-world drivers and sim pros
> Register for Charity Cup qualifying here
Hot lap qualifying is now open for Asian sim racers eager to contest the GT World Challenge Asia Esports Charity Cup at Suzuka on August 29.
24 public spaces have been reserved for the event, which will see Asia’s fastest real-world and virtual drivers take part in one of two 60-minute races staged on the PC version of Assetto Corsa Competizione – the official game of GT World Challenge Powered by AWS.
Amateur sim racers have until 21:59 ICT / 22:59 CST / 23:59 JST on August 23 to register their details and set qualifying times at Suzuka. Each of the 12 manufacturers’ two fastest drivers will then be selected to compete with the same GT3 model in the Charity Cup sim race on August 29. Custom Balance of Performance will be applied for public qualifying and the event itself.
The successful amateur sim qualifiers go head-to-head with their pre-selected professional esports counterparts in Race 1 before real-world professional and amateur drivers contest the second.
All those taking part in hot lap qualifying are required to make a $10 charitable donation during the registration process. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to Save The Children. #SavetheChildren
Real-world teams and drivers as well as Asian sim racing professionals will be personally invited by championship organisers. They can also request further information by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meanwhile, amateur sim racers can register for 2020’s five-round GT World Challenge Asia Esports Championship – which begins at Monza on September 15 – from August 31. 24 of the fastest qualifiers will compete against 22 sim racing professionals hand-picked by championship organisers. Further details and regulations will be confirmed in due course.
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. The five-round campaign begins on September 15 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 the GT World Challenge Asia Esports Championship 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
August 29 – Suzuka, JPN (non-championship Charity Cup)
September 15 – Monza, ITA – Qualifying opens August 31
October 06 – Laguna Seca, USA
October 27 – Silverstone, UK
November 10 – Spa-Francorchamps, BEL
November 24 – Suzuka, JPN
Main image: Xynamic Automotive Photography Video production: Dizzy Media
Click below to watch the GT World Challenge Asia Esports Championship trailer.