Hyundai joins Mercedes-AMG Petronas Esports, BMW, Bentley, Aston Martin, and ROKiT Venturi Racing
•Dutch World Touring Car Cup and Dakar Rally ace Tom Coronel joins Legends Trophy with long-time sponsor DHL
Hyundai is the latest brand to enter a team in conjunction with INDYCAR legend Bryan Herta.
The 10-time INDYCAR pole winner’s Bryan Herta Autosport team runs the three-car factory Hyundai squad in the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge Championship in the U.S.
Herta’s driver Gabby Chaves is already a regular in The Race All-Star Series and is fourth in the points after last weekend’s opening race on the rFactor 2 version of the former Malaysian Grand Prix circuit.
Hyundai will now be part of the Pro Cup team’s championship alongside Mercedes-AMG Petronas Esports, BMW, Bentley, Aston Martin, and ROKiT Venturi Racing.
In addition, Herta has joined the sim racing world in the Legends Trophy events – running in factory Hyundai and N Performance livery alongside the likes of ex-Formula 1 World Champion Jenson Button; Herta’s former INDYCAR teammates Dario Franchitti and Tony Kanaan and sports car teammates David Brabham and Jan Magnussen.
Also expanding for week two of series two of the championship, is ROKiT Venturi Racing. Argentinian FIA World Touring Car Cup racer Esteban Guerrieri joins the team alongside French racer Norman Nato.
Another high-profile World Touring Car Cup star, Dutchman Coronel, is also a new entrant for the Legends Trophy. Coronel brings his long-time sponsor DHL into the virtual racing world as backer for his All-Star Series entry.
“Torque Esports’ first All-Star Series event went from concept to creation in only 72 hours, but eight weeks later the championship continues to go from strength to strength,” Torque Esports President and CEO, Darren Cox said.
“We’ve made tremendous steps along the way with the establishment of the Legends Trophy; our partnership with ROKiT Phones; our international television deals with ESPN and Eurosport; our highlights content partnerships with 71 networks reaching 610 million homes and now the establishment of the team’s championship attracting major manufacturers.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Hyundai and Bryan’s team to the series and can’t wait to see the great team’s championship battle that will be fought out in the weeks ahead.”