After forming in March this year, the Logitech G Pro Invitational series has begun to take shape in the eSports sim racing world.
Available in Australia on the iRacing network, the series was formulated to elevate sim racing to a higher level of professionalism.
Using officials who have real world experience, the series reached its full capacity for the opening two races, which saw the 40 competitors take on the Sebring Raceway and Winton Motor Raceway.
With officials and stewards that have “real world” experience in motor racing part of the series, marketing and business the passionate sim racers developed the series with the emphasis on making the experience more professional and market driven to establish what is already the pinnacle of sim racing in the country.
Co-founder Brenton O’Brien was keen on making the experience more professional and market driven to establish the series as the pinnacle of sim racing in the country.
“Our team works really hard to produce the best experience for those that not only race in the series, but just as importantly, for those that watch, support and follow the series,” O’Brien said.
“This is not a short-term project; we are committed to being here for the long term and are hoping to introduce new opportunities for internal and external stakeholders to get involved in what is undoubtedly an important future in the motor sport landscape.
”We made sure that if you are going to be an official in this series, then you can’t just be an armchair expert, you need to have up to date qualifications, and, as such, all of our stewards have at minimum Motorsport Australia Bronze certification.
“The word got out quickly about this event (after forming March) and a careful procedure was followed to try and get as many teams involved in the inaugural series as possible.”
Although the Logitech G Pro Invitational series is restricted to 40 drivers per year, there will be two enduros that take place later this year, where no two professional drivers can pair together, giving an opportunity to have more people to compete with the best.
One of the most notable drivers to have secured a seat in the series is Repco Supercars Championship driver Brodie Kostecki, with the Erebus Motorsport star an avid sim racer himself.
"I joined this series based off the professionalism that has been shown. I was really excited to be amongst the first 40 drivers to be invited to race” Kosteki said.
“It’s a tough field throughout, winning a race will be hard. Whoever takes out the series will have earnt it.”
At the conclusion of the 2022 season, a qualifying series will begin, giving the opportunity for 20 drivers to attempt to qualify for the 2023 series.
Esports fans can watch the highlights from the opening two rounds or get more information here. https://www.supercarsproinvitational.com.au