Content creators and real-world racing stars will come together to contest the All-Star Cup as part of the ROKiT British F4 Esports Championship title decider next week (Friday 2 December).
The event, comprised of two, 15-minute races around the Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit, will be live-streamed on iRacing’s and RaceSpot TV’s YouTube channels alongside the final two rounds of the ROKiT British F4 Esports Championship.
The All-Star Cup will use the same IR-04 single seater as the ROKiT British F4 Esports Championship, and includes a reverse grid race to round out the evening’s action.
Real-world drivers already confirmed include Honda BTCC star Daniel Rowbottom, British GT champion Will Tregurtha, Wera Tools British Kart Championships competitor Kit Belofsky and former British Touring Car driver Mike Epps, plus content creators such as Sampsoid and Basic Ollie.
A full entry list will be unveiled before the finale, which takes place next Friday (2 Dec) at 18:00 GMT.
“Next week’s title decider at Brands Hatch is already shaping up to be a thrilling end to our inaugural ROKiT British F4 Esports season, and the All-Star Cup just takes that up another notch,” said Paul Crawford, Esports Manager at organisers Motorsport UK.
“It’s twice the action on track for everybody following the live stream on iRacing’s YouTube Channel and RaceSpot TV, and a great opportunity to pit some fantastic drivers from the Esports and real-world arenas against one another.
“Going forward, we really want to expand these events and bring in other elements around the championship races. This is a great first step on that process.”
Eight races have been held to-date in the ROKiT British F4 Esports Championship, which the All-Star Cup will support next week.
Held across the UK circuits visited in the real-world equivalent, the series has so far taken in double headers at Donington Park, Oulton Park, Knockhill and Snetterton, with tonight marking Round 5 – presented by Simucube – at Silverstone from 19:00 on RaceSpot TV’s YouTube channel.
Apex Racing Academy lead Apex Racing Team by just two points in the headlining Teams’ Championship, with Munster Rugby Gaming at close quarters in third, a further 13 points back.
Among the Drivers, Luke McKeown (Apex Racing Academy) has a 16-point buffer over Williams Esports star Josh Lad (Munster). Jamie Fluke and Peter Berryman (ART) arrive at a virtual Silverstone tonight as the in-form pairing, including a 1-2 finish at Snetterton last time out.