The first online challenge of the new MotoGP™ eSport World Championship packs a punch. For the first time gamers from around the world will have to master a legendary bike-machine combination, as well as one of the most famous race tracks from years gone by.
After a total of four votes, MotoGP™ eSport fans chose Dani Pedrosa’s 2007 Repsol Honda RC212V to take on the legendary Laguna Seca venue in California, USA.
Laguna Seca was the venue of the American Grand Prix from 1988 to 1994 and then from 2005 to 2013. In that time, its short, undulating layout meant riders saw it as one of the most challenging circuits on the entire calendar.
It’s narrow layout and terrifying undulations – including the world famous Corkscrew bend – mark this as a truly unique challenge for those seeking to post an early score on the Pro Draft leaderboard. The Challenge will take place between 18th-21st March.
In this challenge all gamers will be able to compete across multiple platforms. In 2021 the MotoGP™ eSport Championship will once again be played on the official MotoGP™ videogame from videogame developer, publisher and longstanding partner Milestone.
The Pro Draft kicks off in March as four Online Challenge decide which names make it into the next phase, the Pro Draft Selection. A total of 22 names can qualify for this phase (with the three winners of last year’s Rising Stars Series also achieving a place, meaning there will be 25 in total), where MotoGP™ teams pick the competitor to represent them in the main event: the Global Series.