BMW and Porsche finalize V10 R-League racing simulation lineup
The V10 R-League announced that Bmw and Porsche will be the last participants of its inaugural season, bringing the total to eight competitors.
The two esports divisions of the company (BMW Motorsport SIM Racing Team and Porsche24 Redline) will represent companies with the full range, including Red Bull Racing Esports, Williams Esports, Team Fordzilla, YAS HEAT, BWT Racing Point Esports and JEASA Suzuki Team.
Rudolf Dittrich, the Managing Director of BMW Motorsport Vehicle Development said: “We are pleased to see an entry of BMW Motorsport SIM Racing into the V10 R-League. Our drivers have ties to various simulation racing teams and are now joining forces to carry the flag of BMW Motorsport.
“For us, sim racing has become an additional pillar in our racing program and we want to play an active role in this world by contributing our experience and our technologies. Our BMW SIM 120 and BMW SIM M2 CS Racing Cup programs prove it. We are determined to be a key player in the exciting and forward-looking field of simulation racing. In the first season, we want to learn as much as possible and provide entertaining races for our fans. ”
The V10 R-League is a new sim racing competition created by Gfinity and Abu Dhabi Motorsport Management (ADMM), with the esports tournament featuring a prize pool of £ 100,000. Overall, the sim racing world has seen a huge growth spike in the wake of the global health pandemic as famous drivers have teamed up with eRacers to compete in a variety of competitions in all of the major titles of sports car.
Diederik types from Porsche 24 by Team Redline added: “The Global Racing Series is an exciting new esport concept with a new and refreshing concept. The car is fantastic to drive and engaging to watch, and the variety of matches makes it an exciting event for our drivers and fans.
“Since our inception in 2000, the Redline team has been a pioneer in esports and we are proud to be a part of the very first V10-R season – especially as our main drivers Atze Kerkhof, Ben Cornett and Michal Smidl are fighting against the highest level of Esport racing teams. We believe that Gfinity and ADMM have created a gem here, and we look forward to competing on this platform and helping to make it a global success. ”
Nick westwood, executive producer at Gfinity concluded, “The team roster is now complete and the leads have been chosen. The countdown to high octane, pressurized and noisy races has well and truly begun. The new format is guaranteed to provide a level of competition that will delight motorsport fans and any sports fan who enjoys exciting competitions. Bring it on!”