RAFA Racing Club, a supercar club focused on driver development, based in Houston, Texas, has collaborated with SRO Motorsports Group to become the lead partner, with naming rights, to the SRO Esports Sim Pro Series powered by RAFA Racing.
With the partnership activated at the CrowdStrike 24 Hours of Spa at the end of June, RAFA Racing introduced two wildcard entries for the Esports Sim Pro Series hosted on-site, at the renowned Fanatec arena. Racing against the world’s best virtual racers and teams, on Assetto Corsa Competizione, it was a RAFA Racing wildcard making a big impression with a top 10 finish in the overall standings.
There will be further wildcard entries at the two remaining rounds of the 2023 SRO Esports Sim Pro Series powered by RAFA Racing, which will be hosted on-event and trackside at the upcoming German and Spanish rounds of the GT4 European Series powered by RAFA Racing Club.
Anyone can take part and players qualifying with the fastest times are offered the wildcard entries. At the end of the season, RAFA Racing will also be launching its first-ever esports team ahead of 2024.
The performance of all wildcard entrants, racing against the pros, will be monitored closely – with all of those competing in the Esports Sim Pro Series having the opportunity to showcase their skills. Players that catch the attention of RAFA Racing will potentially be invited to try out for the new esports team.
To be the first to hear more about all the esports opportunities coming up with RAFA Racing, sign up to the exclusive RAFA Racing esports team mailing list.
Rafael Martinez, founder and principal of RAFA Racing Club, said, “It is an honour for RAFA Racing Club to be able to support talented individuals looking to progress in the world of sim racing. We are enjoying working alongside SRO to elevate the Esports Sim Pro Series, as part of our new three-year deal, to provide unforgettable competition for all involved.
“It’s also fantastic to watch those taking part in the series race our McLaren Trophy RAFA Racing liveried car in-game. While at Spa-Francorchamps, my on-track team-mate Jem Hepworth commentated on the Esports Sim Pro Series which really made all the action come alive for us.
“We can’t wait to officially launch our RAFA Racing esports team later this year, which will be hugely exciting and a brand-new initiative for us – offering opportunities to upcoming esports stars.”