The FIA Motorsport Games will crown its esports champion today, with the semi-finals and final taking place live from the Mistral Hall at Circuit Paul Ricard.
Aside from the final, all of the races are of the same basic format, consisting of a 60-minute race in GT3 machinery — with free choice of car from the 10 GT3 cars available — at Circuit Paul Ricard in Assetto Corsa Competizione; the final will be 110 minutes long. There’s a mandatory pit stop, within a mid-race window, during which all racers must pick up one liter of fuel.
Yesterday’s quarter finals whittled the 57-car field down to 40, across three main races and two “last-chance” repechage events — and it largely went to expected form. Igor de Oliveira Rodrigues (Brazil) and Martin Kadlecik (Czechia) won their quarter-final races off-screen, before James Baldwin (UK) destroyed the field in his live streamed QF.
Rodrigues and Baldwin will go together in the first semi-final, along with QF2 polesitter Chris Harteveld (Netherland), which will set the odd-numbered grid slots for the final; semi-final two will set the even-numbered slots. Only the top ten in each SF will qualify for the final, with no second-chances this time round.
The racing gets underway at 1130 UTC with the first semi, followed by the second at 1400 UTC. That will all lead into the final at 1635 UTC, which will determine the gold, silver, and bronze medal positions.
Esports is one of 16 disciplines across the FIA Motorsport Games 2022, with the overall winning nation being the one with the most gold medals across all of the events.
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