This time, it’s the turn of Team Redline, the Max Verstappen-affiliated Dutch outfit known for, well winning practically everything.
There’s little surprise that Enzo Bonito is part of the entry – the Italian was nominated for the 2022 Autosport Esports Driver of the Year competition and won Rennsport’s test event, Summit 1, in May last year.
Joining him is Kevin Siggy. The reigning DTM Esports champion, Siggy is also a back-to-back GTE Le Mans Virtual Series champion, alongside Bonito. Speaking of which, the 2022 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual race winner Jeffrey Rietveld is also part of the lineup.
Rounding out the BMW-using quartet is Luke Bennett, this time the 2023 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual winner.
“The platform feels fairly suited for my driving style,” said Siggy to Traxion.GG.
“Also it’s a new game, which I hope becomes the king of sim racing in the future sometime next year.
“The goal is to win as much as we can, get a positive run in Katowice, and then use that trajectory to win the title in May.”
Redline is clearly relying heavily on its rFactor 2 talent, each driver having tasted Le Mans success in some form and now driving on the new, yet-to-be-released, Rennsport platform.
The inaugural season starts at the IEM Expo Katowice 11th-12th February 2023, followed by a series of online events, with the team aiming to secure the €500,000 prize pool.
Team Redline ESL R1 DRIVER LINE-UP
- Enzo Bonito
- Kevin Siggy
- Jeffrey Rietveld
- Luke Bennett