Lockdown Cup Kick-Starts 2021

Here we go again!

As the country once more moves through a period of heightened COVID restrictions, forcing people to stay home as much as possible, the Scottish Motor Racing Club have announced the Lockdown Cup iRacing eSports Series! Not only will it mean a chance for racers to scratch their competitive itch whilst staying home, the series will also bring live motorsport action to everyone in the same way that 2020's iRacing Summer Championship did.

With four rounds - one every Wednesday evening from the 20th of January - each streamed live on the SMRC YouTube Page with commentary and driver interviews, everyone can enjoy the thrills, spills and excitement as a full grid of 40 identical Mazda MX5 Cup racing machines battle-it-out for the win. Kicking-off at Oulton Park, the series then moves around the world to Okayama International in japan, Oran Park in Australia and then finishes at the world-famous Laguna Seca Raceway in the USA.

Of course, we wouldn't be quite as excited if we weren't competing and we are delighted to unveil our livery for the series right here! Scroll down to check out the full photo gallery at the bottom of the page.

Jordan spoke enthusiastically about the prospect of getting back into the virtual driving seat:

"The Lockdown Cup is another fantastic initiative by the SMRC to help bring the motorsport community together during these difficult times. Last year's sim-racing championships were great fun to be a part of and I jumped at the chance to register again when the news broke of this one.'

'Personally, I grew up with racing games, from just pressing buttons on a keyboard to control the cars in 'Grand Prix 2', to the gamepad controller TOCA games in the 90's and now the explosion of the sim-racing genre over the last decade or so where you can have a full racing cockpit in your home and enjoy realistic physics models. As a sportsperson, to be able to actually go through the motions and compete in your sport during a national lockdown is very unique and we are so lucky in motorsport to have these opportunities.'

'The live-streaming and professional presentation are also fantastic elements and really help to turn this from a bit of fun for the drivers into something the fans can also get excited about.'

'I really hope everyone enjoys the show!"

You can find out more about the Lockdown Cup here and watch the races live here.

Stay tuned to the team's social media feeds for all the latest news as they prepare to take on the virtual racing world once more!

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