First season to include North American Racers, Set to Run from April to October
There were over 30,000 drivers who last year competed along the circuits of the Ferrari Esports Championship; numbers that will exponentially increase thanks to the expansion of the championship, which this year will land in North America for a formula that provides a double tournament and a single final that will elect the strongest driver at the beginning of October in a very special Grand Final in Italy.
Registration opened March 22 at 21:00 CET, with a special event streamed on the Ferrari Twitch channel (https://www.twitch.tv/
In a special moment for fans, joining in the celebrations for the new series are Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz, the Scuderia Ferrari Formula One drivers taking time out of their busy schedules to share their thoughts on the season ahead, and wish all virtual drivers the best of luck in advance of the main competition beginning.
Among many innovations this season, one thing is a certainty: the championship will be played on ‘Assetto Corsa‘ from Kunos Simulazioni, which for the first time will be flanked by ‘Assetto Corsa Competizione‘, including a proud moment for the series as we see the inclusion of some special Ferrari content on this exceptionally well-regarded platform.
The Ferrari Velas Esports Series winner will have the opportunity to access the highly successful Esports program of the ‘Scuderia Ferrari Velas Esports Team’ for 2023, an opportunity extended for the first time also to North American based sim racers: USA, Canada and Mexico.
The registered drivers will run two parallel championships in Europe and North America, divided into 8 qualifying phases (4 on ‘Assetto Corsa Competizione’ and 4 on ‘Assetto Corsa’) for each continent from April to August, concluding the double round with the respective regional finals in Europe on 13 September and in the USA on 14 September. The event will culminate in the Grand Final on October 2, 2022 in Italy, with the top 3 drivers of both regions battling in an innovative format that will be disclosed just after the regional finals.
The cars in which the drivers will compete are the Ferrari 488 Challenge Evo and the Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo.
With community very much at the heart of everything at Ferrari, 2022 offers a great opportunity to win a wide range of exclusive Ferrari prizes for competitors.
Starting with the welcome return of a prize draw initiative, any driver who participates within the competition, from the hotlap qualification stage onwards, will be entered into a random draw to win a range of dedicated prize fund items, all Ferrari branded, with further giveaways set to take place for the driver who ends up fastest at the end of each qualification round.
Visit ferrariesportsseries.gg for a full rundown of all the regulations, prizes and how to get involved in the Ferrari Velas Esports Series
All races will be streamed on the Ferrari Esports Twitch Channel https://www.twitch.tv/
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