This time out in the ESL Project CARS Go4 Cups, we were back in the UK again at Silverstone, the home of British motorsport. After a hotly contested day of racing at Brands Hatch last week, we were hoping for more of the same great action, and the drivers duly delivered. With plenty of new drivers and new teams coming to the fore in Cup 17, the January ESL Cups have proven once again that Project CARS is home to some of the world’s best sim-racing.
Once again, the drivers were behind the wheel of the Formula Gulf 1000, and although we haven’t travelled far from our previous venue of Brands Hatch, Silverstone throws up some entirely different challenges. Where Brands is known for its undulating terrain and blind corners, Silverstone offers a massive, wide and mostly flat circuit, where maintaining momentum from corner to corner is the key for putting together a fast lap. The Formula Gulf cars also have a relatively low top speed compared to other open-wheel machines, so momentum is doubly important in these cars. It was crucial for the drivers to maximise their time spent at full throttle.
As always, the drivers were competing for a €150 prize fund - €50 on each platform - and the chance to collect some all important championship points. At the end of the month, the top 8 drivers with the most points on each platform; PC, PS4 & XB1, will be invited to compete in the January ESL Finals for an additional €450 of prizes!
The next ESL Project CARS open tournament is the Go4 Cup #18 on Sunday January 31 with a €150 prize fund! It’s the last chance for the drivers to claim their place in the top 8 for January and earn a slot on the grid for the Monthly Finals.
Go4 events consist of 4 or 5 weekly cups and a monthly final each month. The Cup Series is free and open to everyone and has €50 waiting for the best player on each platform. The weekly cups take place every Sunday and start at 19:00 CEST. All players earn ranking points to qualify for the Monthly Final where the winners on each platform will receive a $150 bonus.
Don’t forget, you can now vote for the circuit you want to race at in the next event. Please visit the ESL Project CARS forums to make your choice!
For more information about the ESL Project CARS Go4 Cups and to register to race, please visit the ESL website for the platform you play on.