Last year’s winner will compete against a strong grid for a prize pool of €80,000.
Photo credit: ADAC Motorsport
The ADAC GT Masters eSports 2020 is set to kick off on Saturday, August 1. Twenty esports racers fight for a prize pool of €80,000 in the eight-race series held in RaceRoom. The competition presented a strong line-up on Friday, July 31, with some prominent names of the scene.
Several esports racing champions on the grid
Last year’s winner Moritz Löhner will try to defend his title in 2020. With Mahle Racing Team, the German starts under a new banner this year.
Williams Esports, who Löhner raced for in the 2019 edition of the competition, sends Niko Wisniewski, Kuba Brzezinski and Jack Keithley to the grid. Their sister team Williams JIM Esports partnered with Marc Gassner who already took part in the real-world ADAC GT Masters.
The Race All-Star Series winner and rFactor 2 expert Erhan Jajovski will compete for Romain Grosjean’s team R8G Esports. Team Redline sends Kevin Siggy, who won the Challenge Grid of the ABB Formula E #RaceAtHome Challenge 2020.
The full driver list can be found below.
|#1||Moritz Löhner||Germany||Mahle Racing Team|
|#4||Marc Gassner||Germany||Williams JIM Esports|
|#7||Erhan Jajovski||Mazedonien||R8G Esports|
|#8||Risto Kappet||Estonia||R8G Esports|
|#11||David Nagy||Hungary||M1RA Esports|
|#13||Gergo Baldi||Hungary||M1RA Esports|
|#24||Jesper Eriksson||Sweden||Virtualdrivers by TX3|
|#33||Bence Bánki||Slovakia||Red Bull Racing Esports Team|
|#44||Jack Keithley||Great Britain||Williams Esports|
|#53||Tim Jarschel||Germany||Euronics Gaming|
|#74||Christopher Högfeldt||Sweden||Virtualdrivers by TX3|
|#88||Kevin Siggy||Slovenia||Team Redline|
|#91||Néstor García||Spain||Red Bull Racing Esports Team|
|#92||André Santos||Germany||Euronics Gaming|
|#97||Adam Pinczes||Hungary||Triple A Esports|
|#99||Julian Kunze||Germany||Euronics Gaming|
Joining the grid in the first race will be Emre Cihan, Simone Prete, Marko Pejic and Leonard Krippner, who earned guest spots via an online qualifier.
Round one at Lausitzring
The first of eight rounds will be taking place at the virtual Lausitzring, Germany. The online series is also set to visit Nürburgring and Circuit Zandvoort before concluding at Motorsport Arena Oschersleben. The overall winner will take home €10,000 and a non-cash prize which has not been defined yet.