The confinement intervals have shed much more mild on e-sport, particularly in motorsport, the place on-line races have changed canceled occasions. “We carried out a reflection beyond the purely training and competition aspect and we wanted to develop e-sport”, explains Serge Saulnier, the director of the Magny-Cours circuit. “In 2020, we noticed that every one these video games exploded and we wished to take the prepare on the manner. “
Our common clientele begins with karting earlier than creating a ardour for motorsport. Young individuals are actually going by way of e-sport. It’s as much as us to then make them wish to go actual.
A diversification that can materialize in a couple of days, with the launch of a platform accessible from the circuit web site and which will permit contributors to take part in races (for 0.99 €), first on the Club observe, i.e. on F4 Mygale, or on Fun Boost. But the vary will rapidly be enriched with different vehicles – in explicit BMWs, to go in the path of the partnership between the German model and the Nivernais circuit – and the two different tracks (Grand Prix and karting).
Despite an unsure horizon, the Nevers-Magny-Cours circuit can dream of MotoGP
To play, you have to a PC and a controller or a steering wheel. “We know that 95% of people play from home,” continues Serge Saulnier. “For us, this is the begin of diversification. Our common clientele begins with karting earlier than creating a ardour for motorsport. Young individuals are actually going by way of e-sport. It’s as much as us to then make them wish to go actual. “
In addition, as part of the GT World Challenge, from May 7 to 9, every construction engaged in the GT3 world championship must have an e-sport staff that can compete in a parallel occasion, the winner bringing extra factors to these acquired on the observe.