20 May 2021

ALPINE ESPORTS SERIES, ACT II!

  • Organised by Alpine Esports and Race Clutch, the inaugural Alpine Esports Series season will take place in two phases on 26 May and 1 June.
  • More than 1,100 applicants challenged the stopwatch on Assetto Corsa Competizione during the Alpine Esports Series qualifying round.
  • The 24 finalists will battle it out to win a driving course in an Alpine A110 GT4.
  • Eight guests from the esport world will join them while competing in the Am category.

In parallel to its preparations for its first F1 Esports Pro Series campaign, Alpine Esports and its official sim racing partner Race Clutch kicked off the first edition of the Alpine Esports Series in early May.

The first competition created by the Arrowed-A brand was a rounding success, with more than a thousand people in just six days taking on the challenge of an exclusive time trial on Assetto Corsa Competizione, the Alpine Esports Series technical partner.

After the qualifications, the top 24 sim racers with the Alpine A110 GT4 won their right to compete in the Alpine Esports Series Grand Final that will be held over two dates.

On Wednesday 26, May, the “Pro” competitors will battle in a sprint race, followed by a feature race on the Monza (Italy) and Spa-Francorchamps (Belgium) circuits. The following week, the Finale with a similar format will be held at Circuit Paul Ricard (France).

The points scored in each round will set the general classification and determine the first Alpine Esports Series title winner. The winner will then enjoy a driving course in an Alpine A110 GT4, which has already won at the national level and in the GT4 International Cup.

To commemorate this first-ever twin-bill event in the Alpine universe, eight iconic esport figures will join the 24 finalists as they battle it out in the Am category.

Among them is former Alpine Esports driver for the 2021 Virtual Grand Prix of Great Britain Theamusante, Alpine Esports Ambassador Thomb and Paralympic archer and esport enthusiast Yvonne van den Berg.

A driver in real life, Kazakh Lovefortysix will also participate as will the content creators and Assetto Corsa Competizione specialists Utorak and Boonatix, Trak Racer Spokesman Isaac Gillisen and French Twitcher Anastasia Lopes "Ana".

Contested on Wednesday 26 May and Tuesday 1 June from 19:00 CET, all races will be streamed live on the Alpine YouTube channel and the Alpine Esports Twitch channel. YouTuber Chris Haye and esport guru Paul Jeffrey will provide the race commentary.

Alpine Esports Series in brief

  • Qualifying phase (3-8 May)
    • Time-trial on Assetto Corsa Competizione
    • More than 1,100 participants
    • 24 finalists + 11 reserves
  • Alpine Esports Series
    • 26 May – 19h00 CET
      • One sprint race + one feature race per track
      • Monza (Italy) and Spa-Francorchamps (Belgium)
    • 1 June – 19h00 CET
      • One sprint race + one feature race
      • Circuit Paul Ricard (France)
  • The finalists
    • Pro Category
      • Gregor Schill
      • Fabien Piffet
      • Victor Nicolae
      • Jaroslav Honzik
      • Štěpán Koutník
      • Corentin Berges
      • Fabien Jeanblanc
      • Florian Bonjour
      • Jules Sky
      • Vanko Dimitrov
      • Paul Baty
      • Michaël Mazur
      • Jeremy Boudouda
      • Oliver Seitz
      • Samuel Long
      • Jan-Niklas Erbrich
      • Daniele Ricaldone
      • Akim Caroli
      • Djihed Naga
      • Alex Metié
      • Alexander Dorricott
      • Richard Monflier
      • Thomas Cheval
      • Redoine Messaoud
    • Am Category
      • Theamusante
      • Thomb
      • Lovefortysix 
      • Utorak
      • Boonatix
      • Isaac Gillisen
      • Anastasia Lopes (AnaOnAir)
      • Yvonne Van Den Berg         
  • Format
    • Sprint race : Qualifying (5min) / Race (15min)
    • Feature race: Qualifying (10min) / Race (25min)
  • Points (separate Pro & Am categories)
      • Sprint race:
        • 1st: 10 points
        • 2nd: 8 pts
        • 3rd: 6 pts
        • 4th: 5 pts
        • 5th: 4 pts
        • 6th: 3 pts
        • 7th: 2 pts
        • 8th: 1 pt
      • Feature race:
        • 1st: 15 points
        • 2nd: 10 pts
        • 3rd: 8pts
        • 4th: 6 pts
        • 5th: 4 pts
        • 6th: 3 pts
        • 7th: 2 pts
        • 8th: 1pt

Kunos Simulazioni is a software house specialized in developing driving simulations for the videogame market and professional applications. 

The company launched in 2005 as a one-man show, and now involves professional expertise capable of producing the technology required to satisfy a diverse range of requirements: from professional training software for car manufacturers and racing teams to advanced videogames dedicated to simracers looking for a driving model with maximum realism. 

The "Assetto Corsa" racing game is the best result of this vision, turning a driving simulation into one of the most recognized and popular brands of racing videogames. 

Its latest iteration, "ASSETTO CORSA COMPETIZIONE", is one of the most appreciated GT racing simulations on the market, representing a benchmark in terms of car handling, visual realism and track accuracy.

Founded in 1955 by Jean Rédélé, Alpine has asserted itself over the years with its French-style sports cars. In 2018, the brand presented the new A110, a sports car that is true to Alpine’s timeless principles of compactness, lightness, agility and driving pleasure. In 2021, the Alpine Business Unit was created, to become the dedicated brand for the innovative, authentic and exclusive sports cars of the Renault Group, benefiting from the heritage and know-how of its historic Dieppe factory and the engineering expertise of the Alpine Racing and Alpine Cars teams

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