The second Online Challenge of the 2021 MotoGP™ eSport Championship comes from the glorious Losail International Circuit in Qatar, a track that not only guarantees close racing and competition, but is fun to ride.
In this Challenge gamers will be competing as the new reigning World Champion Joan Mir, the first new name to be added to the exalted list of premier class champs since 2013. The Majorcan’s brilliantly balanced Suzuki GSX-RR should be the perfect match for the track’s series of fast, open turns.
Qatar found a place on the MotoGP™ calendar for the first time in 2004 and has been the series’ opening race since 2007. A year later and an eye-catching set of floodlights were installed around the track, allowing MotoGP™ to run its first ever night race.
Held just outside the country’s capital city of Doha, the flowing 5.4km track is a classic blend of a long straight and fast, flowing corners. Close times are guaranteed with the 2018 and 2019 MotoGP races being decided by just 0.027s and 0.023s! This Challenge will take place between 25th-28th 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.