Australian Jordan Caruso is hopeful that his successful season in the 24H Series Esports can help steer a potential career in Esports.
Racing with Logitech G Altus Esports alongside Italian Simone Maria Marcenò for the six-round virtual series, Caruso was instrumental in helping the team take out the teams’ championship in the 992 category.
The team ended up winning three rounds in the series, including last month’s virtual 12-hour race in Spa, where Caruso had to pull an overnight stint to contest the event.
In what was a fierce battle amongst the top contenders, the team’s biggest challenge came through CORE Sim racing, however Caruso and Marcenò managed to overcome the battle and take out the victory, which ultimately helped the team seal the title for the second time.
Following on from the 12-hour endurance race, Caruso along with 90 others from around the world were flown out to Munich to test and take part in the Rennsport Summit where they trialled a new racing simulator.
Although Caruso competes in the National Sports Sedan Series on a regular basis, the 24H Series Esports win and the summit has helped pave a pathway into the Esports community for Caruso.
“The 24H Series was the first real championship win I have had with the team and to do it with a good friend like Simone was a great feeling,” Caruso said.
“We put in a lot of hours week in, week out on the sim in the lead up to the races because we had to make sure we were up to speed so it made the win even more special.
“It was definitely the hardest I have ever done as it started at 11pm our time and went to 11am, so I had to wake up at 3pm and have three two-hour stints. By the end of the race I was even more knackered.
“To then be invited to the Summit was even more amazing and I didn’t expect sim racing to give me an opportunity like that – especially going overseas which is something I had never done
“The competition we had was a lot of fun against people I had only ever spoken to online. Meeting people from the sim racing was fantastic.
“Even though I am focusing on the Sports Sedans Series now, I am definitely keen to continue with Esports as Sim Racing has become a lot bigger and I am still pretty new.
“I don’t know if there is a future career in Esports, but right now I am doing it professionally and I think that the win is a sign of what could potentially come – I just need to keep improving.”