A new global virtual motorsport championship will be developed by Abu Dhabi Motorsport Management (ADMM) and Gfinity.
The two parties have signed a five-year deal to design, develop and deliver the new esports event.
Gfinity’s have vast experience in the esport and virtual gaming arena, while ADMM is behind the Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
The new championship will feature some of the fastest professional simulation racing drivers with a roster of teams from digital motorsport. There will be two seasons in each calendar year, with the first season taking place in 2020.
The races will be hosted by Gfinity, with drivers joining remotely from around the world competing behind the wheel of a bespoke, single seater car.
Gfinity’s technology, Race Control, will be used for in-race adjudication and data feeds delivering new levels of insight to fans about driver and car performance.
The races will be broadcast digitally on three new channels, details of which are still to be released.