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Keithley and Högfeldt join fight for E1 Championship’s $20,000 prize pool

Keithley and Högfeldt join fight for E1 Championship's $20,000 prize pool

The E1 Championship, featuring star drivers Jack Keithley and Christopher Högfeldt, is set to get underway today with a prize pool of $20,000.

Spearheaded by ex-Minardi Formula 1 racer Alex Yoong, the E1 Championship returns today (7th September 2022) with participating drivers fighting it out for a prize pool of $20,000.

Using Sector 3 Studios’ RaceRoom sim, the E1 Championship has pitched itself as an esports competition for Asian-Pacific-based drivers. However, for its fourth incarnation, there will be an influx of European talent, including the likes of Jack Keithley, Christopher Högfeldt, Bence Bánki and Moritz Löhner (absent for Round 1), among others.

The European contingent has extensive experience in RaceRoom, with Keithley the reigning REMUS GT3 Champion, Högfeldt the ADAC GT Masters Esports champion and Löhner a multiple champion across both DTM Esports and ADAC GT Masters Esports.

Top European teams Williams Esports and TX3 are also set to join the fray, with real-world racing teams Mumbai Falcons – which won the Formula Regional Asia Championship with Arthur Leclerc – and Black Arts Racing, also returning.

Other notable entries include the Azlan brothers – Naquib and Nabil – driving for SEM9. The pair drove in the 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual earlier this year, with Naquib’s SEM9 Flash Axle team finishing an impressive fourth overall.

This is RaceRoom's X-22 extreme single-seater
Formula RaceRoom-X22

Using RaceRoom’s new Formula Raceroom-X22 car, can reigning teams champion Team Flash, and defending drivers champion Muhammad Ibrahim, hold off the European newcomers? With seven rounds across seven weeks it’s set to be an intense fight all the way to the chequered flag.

E1 Championship 2022, sanctioned by the Motorsports Association of Malaysia, gets underway from the Sepang International Circuit today at 2pm BST/9pm MYT/3pm UTC. Races will be broadcast live on E1 Championship’s Facebook page, Traxion.GG’s Facebook page and YouTube channel.

E1 Championship 2022 Entry List

Car NoDriver NameAgeCountryTeam NameCountry
12JYN MAZVILTON22SingaporeTEAM FLASHSingapore
44MUHAMMAD THASBEEH20SingaporeTEAM FLASH
4JOSH PURWIEN19AustraliaBLACK ARTS RACINGHong Kong
43KALEN CHIN15AustraliaBLACK ARTS RACING
3MIKKO NASSI33FinlandSAFEHOUSEKorea
33INIGO ANTON18PhilippinesSAFEHOUSE
17NAQUIB AZLAN21MalaysiaSEM9Malaysia
11NABIL AZLAN20MalaysiaSEM9
88LANCE LAU35BruneiAPEX ERACINGBrunei
22BEN SEEK28New ZealandAPEX ERACING
10MOHAMMAD DZIKRI23MalaysiaAPEX RACING ACADEMYBrunei
55JULIAN KUNZE31GermanyAPEX RACING ACADEMY
9MIHAI NEG20RomaniaTX3France
74CHRISTOPHER HOGFELDT26SwedenTX3
19MUHAMMAD IBRAHIM20IndiaMUMBAI FALCONSIndia
28BENCE BANKI23GermanyMUMBAI FALCONS
32PRESLEY MARTONO22IndonesiaJMX PHANTOMIndonesia
6RUSSELL REYES24PhilippinesJMX PHANTOM
99JACK KEITHLEY24UKWILLIAMS ESPORTSUK
98MARTIN STEFANKO24Czech RepublicWILLIAMS ESPORTS
15AXEL NOCOM10PhilippinesTEAM EGGMalaysia
16BERNARD CHAN34MalaysiaTEAM EGG
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