Motorsport UK Esports launches entry-level Rookie Sports Car Cup competition

Thomas Harrison-Lord
The UK governing body’s esports department is keen to see less-experienced drivers aged 16 and up take their first steps into organised virtual competition.
Motorsport UK Esports launches entry-level Rookie Sports Car Cup competition

For those just starting their iRacing journey, with half an eye on competitive events, Motorsport UK Esports has announced a Rookie Sports Car Cup competition – with the final broadcast live on RaceSpot TV and Motorsport UK TV.

The virtual racing division of the UK’s motorsport governing body will host the five-round championship for those aged over 16 and with under 2,000 iRating. 

All cars and tracks used are base content, included with the iRacing subscription, and entrants can use either the Mazda MX-5 Cup or Toyota GR86 Cup.

Each calendar entry will take place on a Tuesday (UK) evening, with two races – qualifying sets the grid for the first, and a reverse top-10 forms the line-up for the second.

iRacing Toyota GR86 Laguna Seca
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10 pairs of F33L SR2 sim racing gloves will also be distributed as prizes across the competition.

For those interested, access is gained via a Motorsport UK Esports membership. At £24.99 for 12 months, it also provides access to further organised events, discounts at sim racing training and equipment retailers, and for new sign-ups, a year of iRacing subscription plus the FIA F4 car.

The British F4 Esports Championship is expected to return later this year and the Probite eBritish Rally Championship is currently underway.

Registration for the Rookie Sports Car Cup is now open via The SimGrid, with the first race on 2nd July 2024.

Motorsport UK Esports Rookie Sports Car Cup 2024 schedule

  • Oulton Park – 2nd July
  • Laguna Seca – 9th July
  • Tsukuba – 16th July
  • Snetterton 300 – 23rd July
  • Lime Rock Park – 30th July
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