The action is hotting up in the Ginetta X Project CARS eSports Cup. The Online Qualifiers have concluded and we now know which drivers have made it through to the December Finals.
The Online Qualifiers took place as a time trial event on all three Project CARS platforms; PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. With only the fastest 15 pre-registered drivers on each system progressing through to the Finals, and with car setups fixed to their default values, we were treated to a phenomenally close fight on the leaderboards.
Norwich’s magnificent Snetterton circuit was the venue chosen for the time trial. This superb British track has enjoyed a renaissance in recent years, undergoing a massive refurbishment, but losing none of the character that has made it a firm favourite with UK racers over the years, including Ginetta themselves. The fast, sweeping corners that make up much of the lap are a perfect match for the sheer grip of the Ginetta G55 GT4 that our drivers were hustling around the course in this event.
As in the real-world Ginetta SuperCup series, setups were fixed for this competition, meaning that the drivers could not tweak the car to find extra performance. It’s all about the skill of the person behind the wheel. Of course, a fixed setup is by no means a limitation in the G55 GT4. It’s a well-balanced car right out of the box, allowing the drivers to push hard and explore the edge of grip without holding anything back.
Read on to discover which drivers pulled ahead on each platform to make it through to the Finals and race for one of three £1500 prizes.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR FINALISTS
If you have made it through to the Finals, you will receive an email on Wednesday November 23 from the Project CARS eSports Staff. This message will arrive at the email address that you used when you registered for this tournament. The message will include important instructions explaining how to join the lobbies for the Finals, what times you need to be online, and more. It is critical that you reply to this email to confirm that you will be available for the Finals. Failure to reply to the email by Wednesday November 30 may result in your place on the grid being given to another driver.
Since the initial release of this article, we have located BAM Balearic42's lost registration form. Therefore, he is now reinstated as a PC finalist. Unfortunately, this means that Maxence Huet(TX3) is no-longer in the top 15 on PC.