This weekend it was the final round of January’s ESL Go4 Cups. This time the drivers headed to Spain to test themselves against the long, sweeping bends of the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. It was also the final outing for the Formula Gulf 1000 car, as voting is now underway to decide the car class that the drivers will switch to in February’s Go4 Cups. GT4 is currently leading the vote.
Back to Barcelona though, and the Formula Gulf presents some unusual headaches for the drivers around this circuit. The car’s open-wheel shape and large wings make it a great match for the long, fast corners that dominate most of the track. However, Catalunya also has two very long straights, in particular the start-finish, where the relatively small engine of the FG1000 will be straining with all its might! It’s critical that the drivers come off the final corner carrying as much speed as possible to maximize the time spent at top speed on this straight.
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. This was the last weekly Cup in January, so it would decide the top 8 drivers with the most points on each platform; PC, PS4 & XB1. They will then be invited to compete in the January ESL Finals for an additional €450 of prizes!
All of the drivers who have qualified for the January Finals will be contacted directly by ESL staff to make the necessary arrangements for them to appear in the Finals.
The next ESL Project CARS open tournament is the Go4 Cup #19 on Sunday February 7 with a €150 prize fund! This will be the first race with our next car class, which at the moment looks likely to be GT4.
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 Go4 Cup. 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.