Join the Race: Motorsport UK Launches Hot Lap Challenge Season 1 for Esports Members

Thursday 06 April 2023

On April 10, Motorsport UK Esports will launch its inaugural Hot Lap Challenge, an online time trial competition spanning three weeks.

Taking place on the Assetto Corsa Competizione game, utilising GT3 cars, drivers can enter the online server and set their fastest lap time on the designated track each week.

Different circuits, including Brands Hatch GP, Donington Park GP, and the internationally renowned Silverstone Grand Prix Circuit, will be featured, and the quickest driver on each track will receive a prize. Additionally, the top three fastest drivers over the course of the three weeks will earn Grand Prizes.

This competition is open to anyone with the Assetto Corsa Competizione game and will be hosted on The Sim Grid website.

Find out more and register here

Interested drivers may register through the website, although in order to claim prizes, drivers must hold a paid membership with Motorsport UK Esports. This new Esports Membership offers members opportunities for prize-winning in events, such as this one, and discounts from a variety of well-known esports-related companies.

The weekly prizes up for grabs are:

  • General Admission tickets to a British GT round of the winner’s choosing
  • Hospitality tickets to either of the Silverstone rounds of the 2023 British GT Championship
  • From our prize partners Buttkicker and IMB Racewear: a ButtKicker Gamer Pro and IMB Racewear V2 NO LIMITS gloves with the winner’s own customisation

Motorsport UK’s Esports Manager, Paul Crawford, said: “We believe this event will be a great opportunity to bring together our esports members to showcase their skills on the virtual track. With the competition being hosted on the Assetto Corsa Competizione game in GT3 cars, drivers can expect a challenging experience as they compete for the top spot each week at three of the UK’s most iconic circuits.”

Written by Rahil Hashmi