Beware, the Gran Turismo field just got more competitive! Former Formula 1 driver Romain Grosjean expands his esports racing team R8G Esports as they announce a new line-up of Gran Turismo talents.
Five drivers have been revealed already over the past weeks. The most recent addition to R8G is French player Baptiste "TsuTsu" Beauvois. The 24-year-old previously competed for Team Redline and made it to several high-level tournaments, including a fourth place finish at the Nation's Cup World Final 2019.
🏁 DRIVER ANNOUNCEMENT 🏁— R8G eSports (@r8gesports) February 16, 2021
Baptiste Beauvois alias TsuTsu joins R8G eSports Sim Racing Team.
🇫🇷 French, 24 years old, Gran Turismo.
🔵 2020 European Nation Season Winner.
🔴 Third of the 2020 Manufacturer Series World Final.
🟠 3rd of the 2020 Regional Final. pic.twitter.com/Pgl5psvtaN
TsuTsu will join 16-year-old Kaj "Kajracer" De Bruin as new teammate. The young newcomer doesn't yet have a long tournament history, but shows huge potential with his high driver rating.
🏁 DRIVER ANNOUNCEMENT 🏁— R8G eSports (@r8gesports) February 12, 2021
Kaj De Bruin alias « Kajracer » joins R8G eSports Junior Sim Racing Team.
🇳🇱Dutch, 16 years old, Gran Turismo.
🔵 P5 overall in the FIA Nations cup
🔴 2 times in Top 16 Superstars
🟠 80.7K Driver Rating pic.twitter.com/nuRFpFrUBs
The same applies to Callum "Haku" Lux who was announced last Wednesday, February 10. At only 15 years of age, he is yet to enter the main stage but brings a lot of talent to the table.
🏁 DRIVER ANNOUNCEMENT 🏁— R8G eSports (@r8gesports) February 10, 2021
Callum Lux alias « Haku » joins R8G eSports Junior Sim Racing Team.
🇩🇪German, 15 years old, Gran Turismo.
🔵 P3 in 2021 Round 8 Nations Cup Race
🔴 x21 Top 10 Time Trial
🟠 76.9 K Driver Rating pic.twitter.com/8txo5i1EQg
Alexander "AURA" Buller was added to the team on February 8. The German driver is quite experienced with several tournament participations, including the Manufacturer Exhibition Champion and the Nation Cup Exhibition.
🏁 DRIVER ANNOUNCEMENT 🏁— R8G eSports (@r8gesports) February 8, 2021
Alexander Buller alias AURA joins R8G eSports Sim Racing Team.
🇩🇪German, 22 years old, Gran Turismo. 🔵 2020 Manufacturer Exhibition Champion with Citroen (GT Sport). 🔴 P2 in the 2020 Nation Cup Exhibition (GT Sport). 🟠 3 World Records on GT Sport. pic.twitter.com/CkAn7ciIgl
The US-talent Randall "Originals" Haywood was the first driver to be announced for R8G's GT squad. The 19-year-old made it to the World Finals twice and reached second place in the GT World Manufacturer finals.
🏁 DRIVER ANNOUNCEMENT 🏁— R8G eSports (@r8gesports) February 1, 2021
Randall Haywood alias "Originals" joins R8G eSports Sim Racing Team
🇺🇸 American, 19 years old, Gran Turismo.
🔵 2x World Tour finalist.
🔴 First in the USA Nations online season.
🟡 2nd in the GT World Manufacturer finals. pic.twitter.com/oJE3eQWNth
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