Honda is opening new opportunities for aspiring sim-racers who are looking to go pro. Through its partnership with Europe-based JAS Motorsport, Honda Performance Development (HPD) will start searching across several continents to recognize talented sim-racers.
With the help of SRO Motorsports America, the HPD JAS Esports Academy will scour North America, Europe, and Asia for drivers using the Acura NSX GT3 Evo platform on Assetto Corsa Competizione to create a team of skilled sim-racers that will be appointed as factory e-sports drivers under the HPD JAS banner.
“HPD is thrilled to expand its challenging spirit through our HPD JAS Esports Pro Team,” said HPD commercial motorsports manager John Whiteman. “The HPD JAS Esports Pro Team is an extension of HPD’s commitment to motorsports activities at all levels of racing; bringing the adrenaline of driving Honda and Acura racecraft to a new generation of racing talent.”
“This is a unique opportunity for racers, both virtual and real-world, to put their skills to the test,” said JAS Motorsport commercial manager Mads Fischer. “JAS is looking forward to offering talented sim racers in Europe and Asia a chance to refine their racing through the HPD JAS Esports Pro Team.”
The selected team members will compete during the kickoff of the SRO Esports season and join various GT World Challenge Esports Sprint and Endurance Championships around the world. They will also be given access to HPD coaching sessions, discounted rig equipment, and marketing support from HPD and SRO marketing executives.
What’s more, the selected members will be given the chance to drive a Honda factory racecar with the help of JAS Motorposrt and Skip Barber Racing School. They will be entitled to a three-day racing school experience and those from North America will be able to try out vehicles like the TC America Honda Civic Type R and Civic Si TCA racecars, while those from Europe and Asia will have test days in the Civic Type R TCR and the NSX GT3 Evo.
We reckon some of you may be interested in this, so if you want to give it a shot, click these blue words to send in your registration. The qualification closes on May 14, 11:59pm PDT.
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