2023 Ferrari Esports Series

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Ferrari and Kunos Simulazioni team up again to host the 2023 Ferrari Esports Series: Open to every sim racer in Assetto Corsa or Assetto Corsa Competizione using three different cars in different stages of the tournament. The first round of hot lap competition is already underway, with racers competing for prizes and a chance to join the Ferrari Esports team.

For the first part of the tournament, AC and ACC are taking turns. Until June 4th, sim racers can set a hot lap time in the Ferrari 488 GT3 in Assetto Corsa at Monza, focus then shifts to ACC in the Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo at the Circuit of the Americas.

2023 Ferrari Esports Series - Schedule​






Hot LapAssetto Corsa CompetizioneSpa-FrancorchampsFerrari 488 Challenge EvoMay 1st - May 7th
Hot LapAssetto CorsaLaguna SecaFerrari 488 GT3May 8th - May 14th
Hot LapAssetto Corsa CompetizioneSuzukaFerrari 488 Challenge EvoMay 22nd - May 28th
Hot LapAssetto CorsaMonzaFerrari 488 GT3May 29th - June 4th
Race 1Assetto Corsa CompetizioneSpa-FrancorchampsFerrari 488 Challenge EvoJune 11th - July 20th
Race 2Assetto CorsaLaguna SecaFerrari 488 GT3June 11th - July 20th
Race 3Assetto Corsa CompetizioneSuzukaFerrari 488 Challenge EvoJune 11th - July 20th
Race 4Assetto CorsaMonzaFerrari 488 GT3June 11th - July 20th
Hot LapAssetto Corsa CompetizioneCOTAFerrari 488 GT3 EvoJuly 17th - July 23rd
Hot LapAssetto CorsaNürburgringFerrari 488 GT3July 24th - July 30th
Hot LapAssetto Corsa CompetizioneSilverstoneFerrari 488 GT3 EvoJuly 31st - August 6th
Hot LapAssetto CorsaImolaFerrari 488 GT3August 7th - August 13th
Race 5Assetto Corsa CompetizioneCOTAFerrari 488 GT3 EvoAugust 24th - September 12th
Race 6Assetto CorsaNürburgringFerrari 488 GT3August 24th - September 12th
Race 7Assetto Corsa CompetizioneSilverstoneFerrari 488 GT3 EvoAugust 24th - September 12th
Race 8Assetto CorsaImolaFerrari 488 GT3August 24th - September 12th
Regional Final - Asia-PacificAssetto Corsa CompetizioneTBDFerrari 296 GT3September 23rd
Regional Final - Americas
Assetto Corsa Competizione
TBDFerrari 296 GT3September 24th
Regional Final - Europe, Middle East & AfricaAssetto Corsa CompetizioneTBDFerrari 296 GT3September 30th
Grand FinalAssetto Corsa CompetizioneTBDFerrari 296 GT3October 12th

The fastest 24 drivers of each hot lap round advance to a race using the respective circuit and car used to qualify. Finishing in the top three in one of these qualification races lets participants advance to one of three Regional Finals with 24 drivers each, where they can qualify for the Grand Final.

From the regional finals onwards, racers are required to compete in ACC using the brand-new Ferrari 296 GT3, which was added to the sim in April, with the tracks yet to be announced.

The 2022 edition was won by Jonathan Riley, who prevailed against Christopher Severt and Michael Romagnoli. As a result, 20-year old Riley has been racing with the Ferrari Esports Team since. The Brit is in good company, with the likes of Andrea Capoccioa, Chris Harteveld or Jordan Sherrat being among his teammates. To get to know all the details, including the full rulebook, head over to the competition's official site.

Your Thoughts​

Are you going to give one of the competitions a try or have you already participated in the past - maybe even on-site at one of the GTWC Europe events in Lamborghini's case? Let us know in the comments below!
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