Registration Now Open for GT World Challenge Esports Series

Prospective participants in this year’s GT World Challenge Esports series can now register to take part in the Assetto Corsa Competizione-based event.

With Fanatec now coming in as title sponsor for the real-world series, the 2021 GT World Challenge Esports series was always going to be something huge. The series will run 32 races between May and November, with both sprint and endurance series split across three continents. At its conclusion, there’ll be a grand final, uniting the drivers and teams from the six championships for a spectacular showdown.

Starting today, individual drivers can register for the sprint series, and esports teams for the endurance series. There’s a fee to register, set at €10 ($12) for each Asia and Europe sprint race qualifier — or €25 ($30) and €50 ($60) respectively for a pass for all qualifiers — and €500 ($600) to register a team for the endurance series on any continent. The Asia sprint race series appears to be free to register at the moment. Entry fees will contribute to the prize fund, which will be a minimum of €50,000 ($60,000).

Each sprint race will draw its 44-driver grid from an individual qualifying session, which takes place a week before the event. There’s a single qualifying session for each continent for the Endurance Series, which will determine the full-season grid — again with 44 cars in total.

GT World Challenge will stream each of the races live across its social media channels, including the official virtual Total 24 Hours of Spa. The full season calendar is below:

GT World Challenge Esports Championship Europe Series

  • May 21 – Sprint Round 1 – Monza
  • May 22 – Endurance Round 1 – Monza 3 Hours
  • June 5 – Endurance Round 2 – Paul Ricard 6 Hours
  • June 11 – Sprint Round 2 – Paul Ricard
  • June 25 – Sprint Round 3 – Hungaroring
  • July 9 – Sprint Round 4 – Brands Hatch
  • July 23 – Sprint Round 5 – Zandvoort
  • August 7/8 – Endurance Round 3 – Total 24 Hours of Spa
  • August 13 – Sprint Round 6 – Spa-Francorchamps
  • September 10 – Sprint Round 7 – Misano
  • September 11 – Endurance Round 4 – Nurburgring 6 Hours
  • September 24 – Sprint Round 8 – Nurburgring
  • October 15 – Sprint Round 9 – Imola
  • October 16 – Endurance Round 5 – Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya 3 Hours
  • October 24 – Sprint Round 10 – Barcelona

GT World Challenge Esports Championship Asia Series

  • May 20 – Sprint Round 1 – Brands Hatch
  • June 24 – Sprint Round 2 – Zandvoort
  • July 17 – Endurance Round 1 – Bathurst 3 Hours
  • July 22 – Sprint Round 3 – Misano
  • August 12 – Sprint Round 4 – Spa-Francorchamps
  • September 18 – Endurance Round 2 – Suzuka 10 Hours
  • October 14 – Sprint Round 5 – Suzuka
  • October 30 – Endurance Round 3 – Monza 3 Hours

GT World Challenge Esports Championship America Series

  • May 22 – Sprint Round 1 – Kyalami
  • June 26 – Sprint Round 2 – Donington Park
  • July 24 – Sprint Round 3 – Spa-Francorchamps
  • July 27 – Endurance Round 1 – Laguna Seca 3 Hours
  • August 14 – Sprint Round 4 – Hungaroring
  • September 25 – Endurance Round 2 – Bathurst 12 Hours
  • October 23 – Sprint Round 5 – Suzuka
  • October 30 – Endurance Round 3 – Monza 3 Hours

You can register yourself or your esports team on the official series website. Teams’ registration for the Endurance Series closes May 16 for Europe, and July 11 for America and Asia.

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