Maranello, April 5, 2023 - Today, Ferrari has announced the return of the Ferrari Esports Series for 2023, which kicks off with a live show on Thursday 6 April on the FerrariEsports Twitch. This year for the first time the competition is open to the Asia-Pacific region with local territories competing in their own heats before facing off against the winning racers from Europe and North America.
The Ferrari Esports Series is a six-month racing tournament bringing together sim racers from Europe, North America and Asian Pacific regions for a chance to race in the grand final on 12 October. Drivers will be going head-to-head playing on Assetto Corsa and Assetto Corsa Competizione to compete for the title of the 2023 Ferrari Esports Champion and the chance to secure their place on the Scuderia Ferrari Esports team.
Alongside the racing calendar, Ferrari’s 2023 Esports Series introduces a season of video content, opening with the Series’ launch show on the 6th April. Hosts Julia Hardy and Mike Channell will be your presenters as they bring viewers all the news, updates and action from the season of racing.
The season of content includes:
- Ferrari 101 – returning for 2023 across five episodes, sharing advice and tips for aspiring sim racers.
- Off The Grid – A three-part documentary series following last year’s Ferrari Esports Series winner Jonathan Riley, showing the emotional and personal experience of being a leading sim racer.
The schedule for all the action starts on 6 April with the Launch show before the season kicks off with the Qualifiers.
- Qualifier 1 - Thursday 20 July. Qualifier 2 - Thursday 24 August. Qualifier 3 - Tuesday 12 September.
- APAC Regional - Saturday 23 September. NA Regional - Sunday 24 September. EU Regional Saturday 30 September.
- Grand Final Pre-Show - Wednesday 11 October. Grand Final - Thursday 12 October.
"The Ferrari Esports Series is not like any other sim racing competition,” said Jonathan Riley, 2022 Ferrari Esports Champion. “It’s six intense months of high-speed racing against the world’s best amateur sim racers, all with one common goal in mind. It’s a chance to sit among the best sim drivers and compete for the greatest motorsport brand in the world."
The Ferrari Esports Series 2023 launch show airs on 6 April at [7PM CEST, 6PM BST, 10AM PST, 2AM AEDT APR 7] onTwitch.tv/FerrariEsports. Viewers will be treated to a detailed look at the season ahead, plus a live interview with the current champion, Jonathan Riley, as he talks about life on the team and his expectations for the season to come.
About Ferrari Esports Series
The Ferrari Esports Series is the premiere racing competition for amateur drivers, providing a global platform for drivers to showcase their skills. The series is open to drivers in the APAC, Europe, and North America regions. For more information, visit ferrariesports.com.
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