The target for the champion of the esports series organised by Automóvil Membership del Uruguay (ACU) is an arena in terminate-of-season FIA Motorsport Games.
Mirroring the success of alternative sim racing series across the arena, Uruguay’s Gran Turismo Sport Championship is building momentum at some point of its second season in 2021, with the unbiased of offering the eventual winner an arena within the prestigious FIA Motorsport Games this one year.
While aged motor sport used to be badly impacted by the consequences of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, esports enjoyed a development length – one which mute shows no indicators of slowing down, even with valid-world racing reduction on-observe.
Enterprising ASNs in loads of assorted international locations occupy taken advantage of this fashion to abet and nurture the rapid-increasing discipline of sim racing – a technique of contesting motor sport competitions with out the identical old monetary outlay, and reaching an entirely new audience within the technique. The ACU’s burgeoning initiative is the apt instance.
Following the particular reaction to its inaugural campaign final one year, the country’s GT Sport Championship currently embarked upon a 12-date second version.
“In 2020, the Automóvil Membership del Uruguay along with Sim Racing Uruguay, the organiser and promoter of digital motor sport within the country, officialised the GT Sport Championship, which grants digital motor sport the identical set apart as non-digital motor sport,” explained an ACU spokesperson. “This represented gargantuan development for Uruguayan digital motor sport, which would possibly maybe maybe maybe were unbelievable lovely a one year before the pandemic.
“The unbiased is to produce an entry-stage arena for future skills to initiate up their careers within the sport. Sim racing makes motor sport extra accessible and inclusive for drivers enthusiastic to lift that first step. We are dedicated to building a solid championship and organisation, which is both a platform for finding upcoming stars and a stunning proposition for sponsors.
“A big piece of our overall vision is to instill digital motor sport in people’s hearts and minds. In focussing strongly on digital advertising and marketing, we occupy to invent digital motor sport a natural component of the nationwide motor sport ecosystem, by persevering with to ruin down the barriers between the aged motor sport community and the parallel gaming community.
“For this one year, our necessary function is to right the necessary funds to ship our GT Sport champion to the FIA Motorsport Games. That would possibly maybe maybe maybe elevate digital motor sport in our country to a entire new stage.”
Registrations for Uruguay’s 2021 GT Sport Championship would possibly maybe maybe maybe also very effectively be made right here. The ACU additionally currently launched the nation’s first good virtual rally championship – recognised by the FIA and CODASUR – which debuted at the tip of April.