Jersey eRally rally event set to raise charitable funds, entries close soon

Thomas Harrison-Lord
Jersey eRally rally event set to raise charitable funds, entries close soon

The Jersey eRally returns for 2022 later this week and will use DiRT Rally 2.0 to raise funds for both Philip’s Footprints and the Gareth Roberts Memorial Fund.

The visual esports event is open to anyone with the game on PC, PlayStation or Xbox, and recreates the real-world Jersey Rally event, except using the simulation platform’s German asphalt stages.

Over 180 drivers from 30 nations have already signed up for the event, which utilises the title’s Clubs feature, with the rally taking place between Friday 25th and Sunday 27th November.

Once registered online, you have from Friday at 8 am GMT until 10 pm GMT Sunday to complete the stages. As ever with Clubs, there is no restart or flashbacks once you’ve started – mess up, grab a puncture, you must continue. Gamepads or steering wheels can be used and all leaderboards are cross-platform.

Jersey eRally Mini comptition

There are four classes you can sign up for: R5, classic Mini Cooper, Historic Rear-Wheel-Drive and Group A. You can compete in just one, or up to all four.

Italian Nicolò Ardizzone, who has won the event on the last two occasions, will also be taking part. WRC Esports round winner Kazuho Iwata will also take part, alongside 2021 podium finisher Australian Luca Giacomin.

Real-world talent will also be participating. British Rally Championship drivers James Williams and Ruairi Bell, plus co-drover Dai Roberts, are taking part, with multiple British Hillclimb Champion Scott Moran and British Touring Car Championship competitor Jack Butel also involved.

Jersey eRally British Rally Championship drivers James Williams
British Rally Championship drivers James Williams

Entry is just £5 and it nets you a raffle ticket, with the funds going to the aforementioned charities. Prizes up for grabs include a passenger ride with rally driver Williams, signed motorsport memorabilia, clothing and video games.

“I can’t believe we are into our third year already,” said Jersey eRally Director Ben Buesnel.

“The event like the real version has become a fixture on the calendar that everyone seems to look forward to. We have a fantastic entry from across the world allowing people to come together and enjoy virtual rallying.

“Everyone is out to enjoy themselves and at the same time, we are raising funds for two very important charities which are personally, very close to my heart so it is fantastic to give something back from this event.”

Several of the Traxion.GG team will be taking part, so keep your eyes peeled on the leaderboard for our names. Upon entering, to compete directly with the team, tick the Traxion.GG Community Event option.

We will also be releasing a video of our recce on Thursday on the Traxion.GG YouTube Channel and live streaming our efforts in the same place on Friday morning at 11 am. Don’t forget to join the event’s Facebook Group too for further information.

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