Kiwi sportscar ace Will Bamber has confirmed his spot on the grid for Monday morning’s fifth round of the SRO America GT Rivals Invitational Esports series.
Bamber, who co-owns and drives for Earl Bamber Motorsports, is set to make his GT World Challenge Asia debut with the team later this year in an all new Porsche GT3 R.
But with the racing on year on a global hiatus, SRO America, like many other motorsport series, have taken to the virtual world to keep competitor and fan interest buoyant.
Monday morning’s race sees 38 real-life GT drivers and pro sim-racers take to the Suzuka Circuit in Japan.
Having won three of the opening four rounds of the virtual competition, Pirelli GT World Challenge driver Bryan Heitkotter will face his toughest trial to date as a star studded lineup of wildcard entries join the field.
Sim racing aficionado and GT World Challenge Europe ace David Perel will strap into a Rinaldi Racing Ferrari 488 GT3. While, Former F4 and FR Americas driver Ben Waddell will also make his ‘online’ debut and will pilot his Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT3.
Bamber meanwhile has been also involved in the realm of sim racing, competing in the Porsche Carrera Cup Australia eseries, as well as the Racing Local iRacing challenge.
GT Rivals Esports Invitational utilises the Assetto Corsa Competizione platform. Designed for esports, Assetto Corsa Competizione brings sim racers into an immersive experience behind the wheels of today’s top GT3 racecars.
The race is scheduled to get underway from 7 am NZT on Monday, May 11 and will be livestreamed via the GT World official YouTube channel.
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