Get Ready For A Racing Start With A Virtual 2020 SRO E-Sport Series Starring Jenson Button

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on 25 April 2020

McLaren Automotive will be represented by a star-studded driver line-up for the 2020 SRO E-Sport GT Series, a new virtual race series, which is taking place this Sunday, April 26.

Jenson Button, the 2009 Formula 1 World Champion and former McLaren Grand Prix race-winner, is heading the list.

Factory Drivers Ben Barnicoat and Martin Kodrić  will also join the new virtual race programme, as professional drivers and e-sports stars compete in McLaren 720S GT3 race cars. 

With the SRO GT World Challenge motor racing events postponed due to the Covid-19 crisis, an online e-sports series has been devised using Assetto Corsa Competizione, the official GT World Challenge Powered by AWS racing simulation game.

The 5-round series features three classes competing in separate races, followed by a grand finale race featuring the top performers in each class.

The opening round of the 2020 SRO E-Sport GT Series action begins with one-hour races for both the Pro and Silver Series at 13.35 CET on Sunday, April 26. Coverage will be provided across a range of channels, including the GT World YouTube and Dailymotion accounts and the SRO Motorsports Twitch and Facebook pages.

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