ROKiT British F4 Esports Championship confirms exciting roster of partners
Six industry-leading brands have pledged their support to the upcoming 2022 ROKiT British F4 Esports Championship, which kicks off at a virtual Donington Park this Friday [14 October].
Britain’s FIA Formula 4 series will enter the sim racing arena, with 12 teams set to battle it out for a share of a £6,000 prize pool, plus a fully sanctioned Motorsport UK British Esports title and a spot at Night of Champions for the overall champion.
But now, with confirmation of the series’ exciting rosters of partners, also comes the announcement of several new prizes set to be contested over six events, and 12 action-packed races live on RaceSpot TV’s YouTube channel.
In parallel with the real-world series, ROKiT have been confirmed as the Title Partner, and will provide prizes including an E-Mountain bike for the champion.
They will also be represented on the grid with their Racing Star team, and the hugely successful talent scouting programme will soon deliver its first two winners, Deagen Fairclough, and Monica Boulton Ramos, into real-world competition with paid-for places on the 2023 ROKiT British F4 grid.
Simulator hardware company Simucube also join the roster as an Official Partner, and for the winner, a Simucube Pro 2 wheelbase is up for grabs.
Simucube’s mission statement is to ‘challenge the norm’, consistently setting new benchmarks for the industry with their durable, ethically produced, high-performance equipment, developed in symbiosis with the sim racing community.
With the goal of creating memorable sim racing experiences, the Finland-based organisation’s drive to reach even greater heights made them the perfect partner at this, an exciting chapter in Motorsport UK’s fledgling Esports strategy.
Such is the regard in which Simucube is held, Motorsport UK Academy uses them at the governing body’s Bicester HQ when training the next generation of promising British talents as part of their simulator programmes.
Base Performance Simulators already support ROKiT British F4 through their state-of-the-art Formula 4 simulator in Banbury, and will extend that to Esports, with three days – two to the winning team, one to second place – on offer, complete with a driver coach and an engineer for the sessions.
Also offering simulator time are the Virtual Reality Racing Club (VRRC). Based at Silverstone, just a stone’s throw away from the home of the Formula 1 British Grand Prix, the VRRC are putting forward six hours of simulator time at their new facility to the team finishing third, and the top three drivers will receive an hour of online coaching apiece. VRCC will also gift the champion with a SimRace5 chassis, and GTF1 race seat.
World Sim Racing (WSR), who are vastly experienced in managing online sim racing championships, will be the championship’s Sporting Partner, providing organisational and sporting expertise to the series.
Given their previous experience in delivering premier sim racing categories, WSR were the perfect choice for Motorsport UK when looking for a partner capable of delivering a world-class series.
For the season finale, Noblechairs will be offering one lucky viewer the opportunity to win a gaming chair from its Hero Black Edition range, as well as helping to kit out the studio from which the finale will be broadcast live on iRacing’s YouTube channel.
“These partnerships are far more than just logos on cars,” commented Motorsport UK’s Esports Manager, Paul Crawford, “As in the real-world series, we have been very deliberate in approaching brands who can enhance both the championship, and the benefits on offer for drivers competing.
“Everybody at Motorsport UK is hugely excited for the start of the season, and I can’t wait for Donington Park this Friday.”