Motorsport UK Esports teams up with Porsche Cars GB

Monday 04 September 2023

Porsche Cars GB is primed to bring an officially-licenced sim racing series to the SimGrid platform this October, with a two-class championship aimed at both Pro and Amateur iRacing users. 

Run in association with Motorsport UK ESports the Porsche Esports Sprint Challenge GB is a four-round series taking in Silverstone, Brands Hatch, Snetterton and Donington Park race circuits. A double-header format will be used, and includes a partial reverse grid for race two. 

Pro drivers (those who have achieved an iRating of over 3,500) will tackle iRacing’s challenging Porsche 911 GT3 Cup (992) car, while Am drivers will be treated to the more user-friendly Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport MR, with a total of eight 30-minute races set to showcase intense multiclass battling. 

To enter, interested racers must have a paid Motorsport UK Esports membership (£24.99 for 12 months) and have registered to race via the series’ SimGrid landing page

However, drivers who have previously qualified for Porsche’s other official iRacing series; including the Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup and Porsche Esports Carrera Cup Great Britain, are not eligible to compete. 

All races will be broadcast live by RaceSpot TV’s YouTube channel and will also be available to watch on Motorsport UK TV, with dedicated stewarding post-race. 

The top three drivers in each class at the end of the season will receive a half-day driving experience at the Porsche Experience Centre at Silverstone, with Pro drivers receiving a Porsche 911 experience and Am drivers getting behind the wheel of a Porsche Cayman. Five Porsche Motorsport caps will also be given away randomly at every round, with competitors who complete both races eligible.

Are you interested in taking part in the Porsche Esports Sprint Challenge GB series? If so, head over to the championship’s official website courtesy of Motorsport UK