Motorsport UK launches UK FF1600 Esports Cup feeder series

Thomas Harrison-Lord
The new-for-2023 championship will utilise iRacing to find the best up-and-coming driving talent not currently associated with a professional team.
MSUK UK FF 1600 esports

The championship will allow for 30 entries, each will be individually vetted and approved beforehand, helping find true non-professional sim racers with exceptional talent.

As a support category for the recently announced second season of the British F4 Esports Championship, and teased last month, the top two at the end of the Cup receive a free drive in the leading series’ 2024 running, plus additional prizes to be announced at a later date.

MotorsportUK FF 1600 esports championship

To enter, the Ray FF1600 car at Oulton Park Island circuit will be used – both of which are included content for iRacing subscribers – for a time attack leaderboard between 14th – 20th August 2023. The top 30 drivers at the end of the week will progress into the championship.

It’s free to enter the qualifying stages, then a £50 entry fee and a £25 Motorsport UK Esports membership if you make it through to the main Cup. Just to be clear, while the championship is affiliated with Motorsport UK, it’s open to competitors based in any country.

Each race of the eight-round season will be broadcast live online as part of the British F4 Esports Championship broadcast, too. The format includes two 15-minute races per round, with qualifying setting the first race’s grid, and the order reversed for the second.

The stated aim is to find a new generation of sim racing stars, acting as an undercard to the F4 series and finding talent for future seasons. Further details can be found on Motorsport UK’s website or via its Discord.

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