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.
The Qualifying Round for the Ginetta X Project CARS eSports Cup is now open.
Enter via the Community Events screen in-game, on all platforms. You will be driving the Ginetta G55 GT4 at Snetterton 300.
Only drivers who pre-registered before Friday November 18 will be eligible to progress to the Finals. The top 15 valid times on each platform will progress to the Finals.
There are separate competitions for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 drivers.
Please note that setups are fixed to default for this event, as they were for rounds in the NVIDIA Challenger Series in 2016. If you have custom force feedback settings for this specific car, they will also reset to default while you are competing in this event. However, you may still adjust your force feedback settings, by using the universal settings available in "Help & Options."
Read on for more important information about this round. Please play close attention to the rules on track limits as described below.
Results Updated: Following an investigation which has resulted in several addition driver eliminations in the Console Division.
For the final round of the Logitech G Championship Series we travelled to Barcelona's Circuit De Catalunya for one last showdown in the almighty Formula Renault 3.5.
The Catalunya GP circuit is one of the most technical in the world, requiring our drivers to find a perfectly balanced setup to tackle its many challenges. It has an eclectic mixture of high speed and slow speed corners, both left and right, as well as a long start-finish straight to contend with. Compromising the setup with maximum or minimum downforce simply won't cut it here. Balancing your pace and momentum around the entire lap is the key to success.
In the Console Division the championship has been almost too close to call, with just 9 points separating SDL Motorsport and Team Shark Racing coming into this final round. On the other hand, in the PC Division SDL arrived in Barcelona with a commanding lead over its rivals.
Read on to find out which teams are going home with their share of €10,000 in cash prizes as the 2016 season comes to a thrilling climax.
The UK's fastest Project CARS eSports drivers will be among the eSports Pros competing at the Red Bull 5G Final in Birmingham on November 20.
Visit RedBull.com to enter the ballot for free tickets, and come on down to get a taste of what sim-racing eSports is all about. Can't make it to Birmingham? Check out the Red Bull website on November 20 to watch the live stream and see who can win the all expenses paid trip to Japan.
Amongst the Project CARS Pros heading to the Final are Luke "Unduebow" Hobs and Tim "DJ-Purenoise" Pateman, who will represent the North in this heated battle North vs South. Representing the South will be John "CAR_ralphy" Ralph, a member of the eSPORTS+CARS team and a familiar face from our NVIDIA and Logitech Series. John will be joined by Thomas "Thomaso" O'Rega.
With €10,000 in cash prizes up for grabs and two teams fighting it out for first place in the Console Division, everything is at stake this weekend for the concluding round of the Logitech G Championship Series, Project CARS’ elite eSports competition.
We’ve enjoyed a year-long fight with over 200 teams registered to race, and it all comes down to this: Round 10, in the Formula Renault 3.5, at Circuit de Catalunya, to crown this season’s champions.