The news had been in the air for some time, and Charles Leclerc’s recent forays into simulating the toughest moments of the Covid 19 lockdown seemed like an appetizer of what lay ahead. After all, the nut, as far as the big Italian car companies are concerned, had already been thrown with Lamborghini and its Real Race. It is therefore not surprising that the announcement, which we witnessed live today at a virtual press conference, of the launch of the Ferrari Hublot Esport Series, Ferrari’s first official championship.
It will be an open-ended event based on Assetto Corsa Competizione using a Ferrari 488, a car that is part of the group of GT3 class cars that participate in the GT World Challenge competitions present in the Kunos Simulations game. But the surprise is that this is not a standard GT3 but the Challenge Evo, a model developed by Kunos Simulations exclusively for competition participants and which we are pretty sure will test the driving skills of all. participants.
Registration will begin August 7 in the AM category and will be open to all adults in Europe. Participants must register for free at www.ferrariesportsseries.gg. The first act of the tournament will be the qualifying phase for the AM series starting in September, the winners of which will reach the simracers invited by Ferrari in the PRO Series, a category in which 24 guest drivers will compete on the same tracks as the AM. The twelve fastest drivers from the four races in October in each category will advance to the final phase in November, where they will face off in three races that will elect the winner of the competition.
The final prize is a dream: next season the absolute champion will have the opportunity to join the FDA Hublot Esports team, which this year includes David Tonizza, reigning F1 Esports Series driver champion and Enzo Bonito, a simracer very talented. . And it won’t be a pro forma since the winner will train in all respects in the team and take over from both owners when needed. Charles Leclerc, ambassador of the championship and great esports enthusiast will closely follow all the stages of the championship and offer his experience as a real pilot and Esport to the participants.
The title partner of the championship will be Hublot, a brand that will also strengthen its collaboration with Ferrari in the esports sector, while the technical partner will be Thrustmaster, which already holds the Ferrari license for the creation and distribution of steering wheels and controllers. for PC and consoles. The Ferrari Hublot Esports series can be followed on official social networks.
Source : Reddit