The first-ever round of the new sim racing competition, the V10 R-League — a collaboration between Gfinity and Abu Dhabi Motorsports Management (ADMM) — was dominated by Williams Esports and Porsche24 Redline as the professional racers took on the iconic Monza track, in an exclusively designed V10 car featuring in the leading sim racing game Assetto Corsa.
Going head-to-head in three race challenges, across four “matches,” were Red Bull Racing Esports versus Team Fordzilla, Williams Esports against BWT Racing Point Esports, YAS HEAT paired up to battle with JAESA Team Suzuki, and BMW Motorsport SIM Racing Team competing with Porsche24 Redline.
Williams Esports and Porsche24 Redline won all three of the race challenges against their rivals, placing them at the top of the V10 R-League standings. The full standings after Monza are as follows:
All of the racing from Round 1 is free to view on btsport.com and via the BT Sport App tomorrow morning (Tuesday 8 September).
Highlights of the second round of the V10 R-League, Brands Hatch, will be broadcast on Monday 14 September at 7 p.m. (UK time) on BT Sport 2, with it all free to view again on btsport.com and via the BT Sport App the following day. ESPN will be carrying the content across its networks and platforms, with STARZPLAY Arabia coverage also available during Season 1.
Sports presenter Rachel Stringer, British Touring Car Championship driver Nicolas Hamilton and YouTube star Ben Daly host all of the action weekly from the Gfinity Arena based in London. All V10 R-League drivers compete from home on a full racing rig, ultimately for the £100,000 prize pool.
Gfinity (AIM: GFIN) is a world leading esports business. Created by gamers for the world’s 2.2 billion gamers, Gfinity has a unique understanding of this fast-growing global community. It uses this expertise both to provide advisory services and to design, develop and deliver unparalleled experiences and winning strategies for game publishers, sports rights holders, commercial partners and media companies.
Gfinity connects its partners with the esports community in authentic and innovative ways. This consists of on and off-line competitions and industry leading content production. Relationships include EA SPORTS, Activision Blizzard, F1 Esports Series, and the Forza Racing Championship.
Gfinity connects directly with competitive gaming consumers through its growing community of gamers on its own platforms: GfinityEsports, RealSport101 and StealthOptional.
All Gfinity services are underpinned by the company's proprietary technology platform, delivering a level playing field for all competitors and supporting scalable multi-format leagues, ladders, and knockout competitions.
Abu Dhabi Motorsports Management (ADMM), with its head office at Yas Marina Circuit, Yas Island, has created unique, world class experiences across Abu Dhabi since 2009.
ADMM has promoted and delivered globally significant events, including Formula 1 Etihad Airways Grand Prix, alongside over 400 events a year across motorsports, health and fitness, entertainment and major corporate conferences. The company also delivers a significant programme of motorsport retail experiences for business and consumer audiences at Yas Marina Circuit across the year. This combined experience means that ADMM has a region-leading team with expertise in event marketing, communications, promotions and project management. Such talent firmly positions ADMM as a leader in sports management.
The company is now seeking to diversify into activities and strategic ventures beyond Yas Marina Circuit in order to build towards a broader long-term vision aligned with its partners and stakeholders in Abu Dhabi.