iRacing pro driver Maarten van Loozenoord joins Romain Grosjean’s esports racing team.
Photo credit: iRacing
R8G Esports revealed their newest driver this Tuesday: Maarten van Loozenoord. The Dutchman is no stranger to the esports racing scene. He started playing racing games at 16 with Gran Turismo, as he revealed in an team interview with his former squad Apex Racing. Now 28-years old, van Loozenoord has been part of the competitive esports scene for several years and competed in several iRacing World Championships. He also represented his home country, the Netherlands, in the 2020 VCO Cup of Nations and claimed first place with his team RevMatch Esports in the 2019-2020 Sports Car Open Season.
🏁 DRIVER ANNOUNCEMENT. Maarten van Loozenoord joins R8G eSports. 🇱🇺 Dutch, 28 y.o., iRacing. 🔵 2020 Sports Car Open LMP2 Champion. 🔴 2019 F.Renault 3.5 & SRW GT Pro Champion. 🟠 2016 F. Renault 2.0 Champion. ⚪️ 2015 iRacing Road Pro Runner up #r8gesports #esports #simracing pic.twitter.com/YnzawKrRqn— R8G eSports (@r8gesports) September 8, 2020
Who are R8G Esports?
R8G Esports is still a fairly new name in the world of esports racing as the organization was founded in April 2020. Patron of the team is none other than French-Swiss Formula 1 racer Romain Grosjean. R8G has support from renowned brands such as Richard Mille and Predator and was founded in cooperation with Triple A E-Sports, a professional agency operating in esports racing.
Eight drivers are currently under contract with the team. While the roster has a focus on iRacing, rFactor 2 and Gran Turismo pro players are also represented.
R8G Esports’ line-up:
- Erhan Jajovski
- Risto Kappet
- Alexander Wolters
- Hany Alsabti
- Yuri Kasdorp
- Thibault Cazaubon
- Jeffrey Gallan
- Marin Čolak
- Maarten van Loozenoord
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