Following on from the successful half marathon undertaken by over 40 British Racing Drivers’ Club (BRDC) Members on the 18th April that raised over £35,000 for the NHS, Andy Meyrick is supporting further fund-raising efforts with the launch of a brand-new online racing series, the BRDC Esport Championship with iZone.
To continue the fight against the Coronavirus and commitment to supporting frontline staff, the BRDC SuperStars Director has today launched The Championship for the BRDC to raise money for NHS Charities Together.
Pitting all generations of BRDC Members against each other, from BRDC Rising Stars and BRDC SuperStars to international champions, races will take place on iRacing, in an F3 car. With one contest each week and run to FIA rules and point-scoring systems, the top three racers after the five-race series will top the virtual podium.
The Championship will begin on Thursday 14th May, with the first race taking place at the virtual home of the BRDC, Silverstone, on the full Grand Prix circuit. Entrants will then compete at Monza, Spa-Francorchamps and Suzuka before the deciding race at Interlagos.
Entries will be limited to a maximum of 40 BRDC Members, and thanks to series partner iZone, coverage will be live-streamed for fans to watch. Series highlights will be shared across the BRDC social media channels.
Donations and messages of support can be made here – https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/brdcesports
Andy Meyrick: “With the current global pandemic, the BRDC’s focus is on supporting the NHS and frontline workers at a critical time. For many drivers who have relied on medical services at one point or another means we all want to do our part in giving back. While we can’t physically race a car on the track, we can still race online, which means we can, in turn, raise funds for the NHS.
“I thought the BRDC Esport Championship with iZone would be a perfect way of pitting different generations against each other while raising money in the process. We’re also very excited to see Members from different disciplines facing off against each other, from GTs and touring cars to single-seaters.
“I want to thank everybody for their support so far given that a significant amount has been raised already from the running efforts. Still, we can and will do more.”