The ESL R1 grid keeps filling up: Six of the 12 teams that are going to take part in the RENNSPORT-based competition had already unveiled their driver lineups, and now Romain Grosjean’s R8G eSports team has made it known who is going to pilot their Audi R8 LMS GT3 Evo II cars starting February 11th at IEM Katowice.
Likely the best-known name in the R8G quartet is Erhan Jajovski: The Macedonian has been with the team since 2020 and made it to the final of the 2019 World’s Fastest Gamer Competition, having won the 2017/18 Virtual Endurance Championship in the LMP1 class before that. Known as an rFactor 2 specialist, Jajovski should bring some serious speed to the table in RENNSPORT as well.
Another World’s Fastest Gamer finalist joins Jajovski in R8G’s ESL foray: Risto Kappet actually made it to the end in the competition on 2019 as well and has established himself as one of the top Esports athletes in his native Estonia. Recently, Kappet finished second overall in Sim Formula Europe 2023 by a mere four points to winner Damian Skowron.
Meanwhile, the 2022 edition of the competition holds great memories for Jiri Toman: The Czech beat Kevin Siggy, who takes to the ESL R1 grid with Team Redline, by 12 points to become the 2022 Sim Formula Europe champion. Taking part in the 2023 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual with Mathias Beche, Arthur Rougier and Marcell Csincsik, he finished in P12 overall driving an LMP2 car.
Csincsik completes the ESL quartet. The Hungarian made history for R8G in the summer of 2022 when he scored the first Formula Pro Series for the team at Donington. In doing so, he beat well-known Esports drivers like Bono Huis, Siggy and his Redline teammate Jeffrey Rietveld, or Alex Siebel and Dennis Jordan of Red Bull Racing Esports.
R8G also unveiled two support drivers: Both Macedonian Timotej Andonovski and Frenchman Thibault Cazaubon will be on standby for the team.