UK FF1600 Esports Cup open to all members, starting this August

Monday 24 July 2023

The UK FF1600 Esports Cup, a dedicated feeder series to the British F4 Esports Championship, will open for pre-qualification this August with the Motorsport UK and Esports community invited to participate.

Using the Ray FF1600 car on iRacing, which is free for all members, the Championship is part of Motorsport UK’s new sim racing talent pathway to help aspiring drivers showcase their talent.

Open to non-professional drivers from every nation, competitors will have to take on pre-qualification from 14-20 August, tackling iRacing’s Time Attack discipline using the Ray FF1600 at Oulton Park, also free for all members. The top 30 drivers at the end of the period will then be invited to compete in the UK FF1600 Esports Cup.

The calendar mirrors that of British F4 Esports Championship, taking place on Wednesday evenings with the first round (Brands Hatch Indy) on 27 September followed by Donington National, Snetterton 300, Oulton Park International, Silverstone GP, Knockhill, Donington GP and Brands Hatch GP.

There will be a qualifying session and two 15-minute races at each event – the latter being a reverse grid – and all are broadcast live as the official support category for the British F4 Esports Championship.

At the end of the eight-round series, the top two in the championship will receive a free drive in the 2024 British F4 Esports season. More prizes will be announced at a later stage.

No Motorsport UK Esports membership or entry fee is needed for pre-qualifying but those who are invited to compete in the series will require the £25 12-month membership as well as paying a £50 entry fee.

Click here to find out more about the Motorsport UK Esports membership.

Additionally, a full vetting and approval process will take place before a driver can be officially accepted for entry. The driver must also not be affiliated to any professional Esports or real-world team, company or organisation.

Full rules and regulations can be found here. Please note that these are subject to change.

Furthermore, you can stay up-to-date with the championship on the official Discord server here.

For more information on how to get involved in Esports and sim racing, the Motorsport UK Esports website has everything you need to get started.