Tatiana Calderón will make her debut in the exciting world of Esports this weekend as she enters Torque Esports’ The Race All-Star Cup - Powered by ROKiT Phones.
Tatiana’s main race programmes this season are in Super Formula with ThreeBond Drago Corse and the European Le Mans Series with Richard Mille Racing, but both championships are on hold as a result of the global coronavirus pandemic.
In the absence of real-world racing, Esports has boomed in popularity in recent months, with a variety of race organisers establishing championships featuring a mix of current racing stars, past legends, pro sim racers and, in some cases, celebrities from outside of motorsport.
One of the widest watched globally is The Race All-Star Cup - Powered by ROKiT Phones, run by the Torque Esports. This competition uses the rFactor 2 platform and has already featured the likes of Sebastian Vettel, Jenson Button, Juan Pablo Montoya, Jacques Villeneuve and Emerson Fittipaldi taking part since it was launched in March.
Today, sporting the livery she will be running in Super Formula, Tatiana will join the pro driver contest, which begins at 18:00 CET (11:00 Colombian time) with qualifying and will be broadcast on Eurosport, ESPN and motorsport news outlet The Race’s own social platforms.
Tatiana Calderón: “I’m very happy to be able to make my Esports debut after a long process setting everything up and I want to say a huge thank you to my partner ROKiT for making it happen by helping with my sim. Esports are something completely new to me and very different to the sim work I have done in the past, but right now, I think it’s the perfect time to learn something new, keep myself busy and see what I can do against the other top sim racers and drivers. I’m definitely ready to ROKiT!”