Motorsport UK – the governing body for all four-wheeled motorsport in the United Kingdom – recently launched an esports hub as a way to inform and attract prospective sim racers to the sometimes intimidating hobby.
As well as esports series and one-off races – like the ROKiT British F4 Esports Championship and the Buttkicker Britcar 24hrs of Silverstone – Motorsport UK has today (6th April 2023) announced a Hot Lap Challenge using Assetto Corsa Competizione, with British GT Championship tickets, IMB Racewear products and ButtKicker haptic feedback controllers available as prizes.
To participate, players must sign into the event on the SimGrid sim racing platform and become a paid-up member of the Motorsport UK Esports hub at £24.99 for 12 months. Members enjoy discounts from Motorsport UK’s brand partners and access to exclusive esports events with more on the way. Non-members can still participate but are ineligible to receive prizes.
The quickest driver after three weeks of hot lapping across three different British tracks will receive four hospitality tickets to either of the two Silverstone rounds of the 2023 British GT Championship, as well as a ButtKicker Gamer Pro. Weekly prizes are also available for the fastest driver in each round.
The first round commences on the 10th of April at 9 am BST at Brands Hatch Grand Prix, with players able to freely select any of the available GT3 cars. Rounds 2 and 3 will then see the competition move to Donington Park GP and the Silverstone Grand Prix Circuit respectively.
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Motorsport UK Hot Lap Challenge Season 1 prize breakdown
- 1st place – x2 General Admission tickets for a British GT Round of their choice*
- 1st place – x4 Hospitality tickets to either of the Silverstone rounds of the 2023 British GT Championship plus a ButtKicker Gamer Pro
- 2nd Place – x2 Hospitality tickets to either of the Silverstone rounds of the 2023 British GT Championship plus a ButtKicker Gamer Pro
- 3rd Place – A pair of IMB Racewear V2 NO LIMITS gloves with your own customisation
*Except the Algarve Round of the Championship
Motorsport UK Hot Lap Challenge Season 1 calendar
- Week 1 Server: 10th April 09:00 BST to 16th April 22:00 BST
- Week 2 Server: 17th April 09:00 BST to 23rd April 22:00 BST
- Week 3 Server: 24th April 09:00 BST to 30th April 22:00 BST
Images courtesy of Motorsport UK