New Esports GT3 Championship

Photo Credit: Racing Edge

21 April 2020

Racing Edge has announced the launch of its brand new esports championship, the Racing Edge SimRacing Series, hosted by professional race car driver and GT3 Cup Champion Daniel Morad.

Racing Edge has always been thoroughly committed to the motorsport community and the launch of our new prize money esports championship reflects that.

The Racing Edge SimRacing Series will be contested over six rounds of races across two vehicle categories. Races will take place on Tuesdays, beginning on April 21 and held weekly thereafter, at 4pm EST (1pm PST).

Each vehicle category will offer prize money for podium finishers throughout the series.

Racing Edge will also match the total of all prize money awarded ($2,730) and donate to local charity Quest Food Exchange.

Each race will be broadcast live on the Racing Edge YouTube channel, with post-race results shared on our social media channels on result.

The broadcast will be done by Global Sim Racing Channel (GSRC).

Each vehicle class in the Racing Edge SimRacing Series will be limited to 25 competitors per race. Registration for each race opens 7 days before they take place and will be decided on a first come, first serve basis.

In order to register for the Racing Edge SimRacing Series, you must have a valid Racing Edge account. To sign up for a Racing Edge account, click here.

Races will be held on the iRacing platform and those wishing to compete will need an iRacing membership or account. Passwords for each race will be provided on completion of registration and ahead of the race.

Registrants will need to follow Racing Edge on Instagram, Facebook and YouTube to be eligible for races and prize money.

Race formats will include a practice session, qualifying and race itself. The six races will be contested as follows:

  • COTA – Tuesday April 21, 2020 (4pm EST)
  • Spa-Francorchamps – Tuesday April 28, 2020 (4pm EST)
  • Silverstone – Tuesday May 5, 2020 (4pm EST)
  • Road America – Tuesday May 12, 2020 (4pm EST)
  • Catalunya – Tuesday May 19, 2020 (4pm EST)
  • Suzuka – Tuesday May 26, 2020 (4pm EST)

The two race categories are:

Audi R8 GT3 – reserved for drivers with an iRating above 1800 and a minimum Safety Rating of 2.0.

Podium prizes:

1st. USD$125

2nd. USD$95

3rd. USD$80

Audi RS3 TCR – reserved for drivers with an iRating below 1800 and a minimum Safety Rating of 2.0.

Podium prizes:

1st. USD$70

2nd. USD$55

3rd. USD$30

 For more information, please visit Racing Edge’s Sim Racing Page.