Motorsport UK has announced that BTCC driver Daniel Rowbottom and British GT champion Will Tregurtha are among the drivers taking part in its All-Star Cup, supporting the final round of its ROKiT British F4 Esports Championship.
The final round of Motorsport UK’s inaugural ROKiT British F4 Esports Championship is set to take place on Friday the 2n.d of December with a live broadcast on RaceSpot TV from Brands Hatch’s Grand Prix layout.
As part of the final, featuring professional real-world and esports stars such as Luke McKeown, Jamie Fluke, Peter Berryman and Dion Gowda, an All-Star Cup will support with two 15-minute races using iRacing’s IR-04 single-seater.
Drivers confirmed to take part so far include current and former BTCC stars Daniel Rowbottom and Mike Epps; British GT Champion Will Tregurtha; British Kart Championship competitor Kit Belofsky as well as popular content creators Sampsoid and Basic Ollie.
The All-Star Cup is the latest in a line of high-profile esports events organized by Motorsport UK. The UK-based governing body has intimated a desire to create a non-profit sim racing hub to help promote esports and motorsport in the UK, described to us in a recent edition of the Traxion.GG podcast.
The All-Star Cup follows the announcement of a virtual 24-Hour endurance race in association with Britcar, the ROKiT British F4 Esports Championship and the running of an Australia vs UK test race.
“Next week’s title decider at Brands Hatch is already shaping up to be a thrilling end to our inaugural ROKiT British F4 Esports season, and the All-Star Cup just takes that up another notch,” said Paul Crawford, Esports Manager at Motorsport UK.
“Going forward, we really want to expand these events and bring in other elements around the championship races. This is a great first step on that process,” he continued.
The ROKiT British F4 Esports Championship final and All-Sar Cup support races will be broadcast on RaceSpot TV’s YouTube channel on Friday 2n.d December from 6pm GMT.
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