As a part of the Italian automotive producer’s sim-racing push, it attracted greater than 20,000 opponents for the inaugural Ferrari Esports Collection in 2020, with Italian Giovanni Da Salvo triumphing and incomes a spot on its official Academy Esports Crew.
The competitors, which is hosted on the Assetto Corsa platform, will start once more with qualification rounds ranging from subsequent month, and can characteristic two unique vehicles – the Ferrari 488 Problem Evo and the model new Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo.
The qualification rounds will run till July, with the 48 quickest drivers going ahead to racing competitions that may run from August till November. The highest 24 drivers will then happen in a Grand Remaining in mid-December for the prospect to win a spot on Ferrari’s official Esports staff for 2022.
Ferrari hopes the brand new format, which now incorporates a single automotive class, will appeal to much more individuals.
Jane Reeve, Ferrari’s chief communications officer, stated that the success of final yr’s event meant it was a no brainer to extend its efforts for this season.
“All the things went rather well final yr however in fact, now we have the bug,” she stated. “We wish to be extra formidable this yr.
“So the provide to the digital drivers has been expanded, and we’ll be eliminating earlier classes in favour of a single and extra accessible championship. We have performed this to make it extra inclusive, providing extra participation slots for individuals who wish to attempt to fulfil their dream of being a part of Ferrari. So extra individuals we hope will take part.”
In addition to providing prize draw components for all opponents this yr, Ferrari can be together with a automotive livery design contest for the primary time.
Ferrari needs followers to submit liveries for vehicles used within the collection, with the preferred ones being included into the sport and used within the official Collection Races.
The Esports competitors is open to all European residents aged over 18, and additional particulars of the collection will be discovered at www.ferrariesportsseries.gg.