IMSA Esports Michelin Global Championship starts Sunday, Road Atlanta entry list unveiled

Justin Melillo
The first race of four in the IMSA Esports Michelin Global Championship on iRacing starts on Sunday, the Road Atlanta entry list has been unveiled.
IMSA Esports Michelin Global Championship starts Sunday, Road Atlanta entry list unveiled

44 entries among two classes have been unveiled for the first race of the IMSA Esports Michelin Global Championship. This Sunday, the inaugural season kicks off with a visit to Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta, the first of four events on the 2022 schedule, each contest set for a two hour and 40 minute time frame.

The two classes that will take part include the GT Daytona class, made up of various GT3 cars available on the iRacing service, and the Touring Car class which includes the Hyundai Elantra TC N and Honda Civic Type R machines in the TC division.

30 of the 44 entries will be listed under the GTD class. The six cars in the class include the BMW M4 GT3, Ferrari 488 Evo GT3, Lamborghini Huracán GT3 EVO, McLaren MP4-12C GT3, Mercedes-AMG GT3 2020 and Porsche 911 GT3 R.

Teams entered include some names familiar to us from other series such as the Le Mans Virtual Series and other various iRacing World Championships. They include the likes of Williams Esports, Team Redline, Apex Racing Team, BMW Team BS+COMPETITION, Altus Esports and Dörr Esports.

In the Touring Car class, 14 cars will be entered with further more notable names, such as R8G Esports. Some teams such as the Apex Racing Team are double dipping, racing with cars in both classes, and that list includes CrowdStrike Racing, Puresims Esports and Arnage Competition.

Michelin is now signed on as the entitlement sponsor of the series and all 44 cars will utilize the Michelin-branded tires.

A $25,000 total purse is up for grabs over the course of the series. The Virtual Competition Organisation (VCO) will provide media assets for the series, including the broadcast which will be available on both iRacing and VCO social channels.

The entry slots for the 2022 IMSA Esports Global Championship were awarded by invitation. Check out the entry list and full schedule below. Tune in for the first race of the season at Road Atlanta on Sunday, 16th October at 1:45 p.m. ET / 6:45 p.m. BST.


4CrowdStrike RacingMercedes-AMG GT3 2020Samuel Michaels Dion Fiallo
5Williams Esports RazerMercedes-AMG GT3 2020Daniel Lafuente Carl Jansson
7KOVABMW M4 GT3Matti Sipilä Antti Ahola
10TRITON RacingMcLaren MP4-12C GT3Jerzy Glac Mateusz Nogaj
11Dörr EsportsLamborghini Huracán GT3 EVOMoritz Lohner Michael Rachl
14MSI eSportsPorsche 911 GT3 RSalva TalensAlejandro Avín Ruisánchez
15Race ClutchFerrari 488 Evo GT3Eneric Andre Nathan A. Moore
16Puresims EsportsLamborghini Huracán GT3 EVODaniel Ferguson Alexander Davidson
18Arnage CompetitionMcLaren MP4-12C GT3David Toth Nicolás Rubilar
43Altus EsportsLamborghini Huracán GT3 EVOTristan Iglesias Carlos Fenollosa
44Monaco Esports #FinestFerrari 488 Evo GT3Elias Raikaa Jaidyn J Ladic
45Biela Racing Team EURONICSLamborghini Huracán GT3 EVOSven Haase Patrick Heinrich
47Aspar Esports TeamFerrari 488 Evo GT3Manu Rey O’largoJonathan Alvarez / Mario Salafranca
55Mercedes-AMG Team Williams EsportsMercedes-AMG GT3 2020Daniel Pásztor Louis Nahser
62Brabham EsportsMcLaren MP4-12C GT3James Armstrong Hunter McDaniel
66Carbon SimsportMcLaren MP4-12C GT3Patryk WerbowyMichał Rak
70Team RedlineBMW M4 GT3Gianni Vecchio Luke Bennett
71BMW Team RedlineBMW M4 GT3Patrik Holzmann Maximilian Benecke
75Team75 Bernhard by SimRCPorsche 911 GT3 RJamie Moone Bram van Putten
77KOVAFerrari 488 Evo GT3Tuomas Tähtelä Oskari Rinne
78Maniti RacingLamborghini Huracán GT3 EVOAlex Bennett Cas Hogenhout
83Altus EsportsMcLaren MP4-12C GT3Yannick Lapchin Rafaele Rezzag
88Monaco Esports #FinestFerrari 488 Evo GT3Arturo Melgar Alex Dunne
89BMW Team BS+COMPETITIONBMW M4 GT3Bruno Spengler Ryan Barneveld
90URANO eSportsMercedes-AMG GT3 2020Vlad Khimichev Niclas Laubisch
91Mercedes-AMG Team URANO EsportsMercedes-AMG GT3 2020Alexey Nesov Luca Kita
96BS+TURNERBMW M4 GT3Phil Denes Rainer Talvar
97Apex Racing TeamPorsche 911 GT3 RJamie Fluke Yohann Harth
98Apex Racing TeamPorsche 911 GT3 RAlejandro Sanchez Kevin Ellis Jr
99Hardpoint by DeltaSportPorsche 911 GT3 RChristophe Herbigneaux Alessandro De Tullio


107M1RA EsportsHyundai Elantra TC NGergo BáldiAttila Bucsi
108R8G EsportsHonda Civic Type RFlorian Lebigre Valentin Mandernach
116Puresims EsportsHonda Civic Type RRoss Macfarlane Steen Ledger
118Arnage CompetitionHyundai Elantra TC NCarlos Diegues Ricardo Ferreira / Coen Klopman
122Impulse RacingHyundai Elantra TC NChris T Shorter Marcel Jochheim
124CoRe SimRacingHonda Civic Type RPascal Stix Carl Winkler
133CrowdStrike RacingHyundai Elantra TC NBrandon Hawkin Scott Michaels
158Full Send RacingHonda Civic Type RAlex Torres Dominick Kortum
176SimRCHyundai Elantra TC NCorentin Guinez Kieran Harrison
179Semper RacingHyundai Elantra TC NJaroslaw Cebula Rafal Drzaszcz
185Full Send RacingHonda Civic Type RMichael Polasek Naveed Hussain
188R8G EsportsHonda Civic Type ROle SteinbratenMaarten van Loozenoord
193Honda Racing HPDHonda Civic Type RJacob Abel Karl Wittmer
199Apex Racing TeamHyundai Elantra TC NGael Valero Nicol Foggie

IMSA Esports Michelin Global Championship 2022 schedule

  • Sunday, 16th October: Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta – 1:45 p.m. ET
  • Sunday, 23rd October: WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca – 11:45 a.m. ET
  • Sunday, 6th November: Indianapolis Motor Speedway – 1:45 p.m. ET
  • Sunday, 20th November: Daytona International Speedway – 1:45 p.m. ET

Photos provided by VCO Esports

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