Sim racing is getting traction , having already produced motorists that have developed into competitive on real-life circuits . Now , Malaysia will quickly host the first round of the eRacing Grand Prix SEA in June , courtesy of Axle Motorsport .
Contestants will compete via PlayStation gaming consoles , and the top 40 contestants is going to be granted access to training by professional driving coaches who will train them to become race car drivers in real life.
“eRacing Grand Prix SEA is the best platform for virtual racers to prove that gamers can establish themselves in real-life motorsports successfully, said Axle Motorsport founder, ex-Formula 1 driver and three-time Audi R8 LMS champion Alex Yoong, who was inspired by the introduction of sim racing in Hong Kong last year.
First starting in Malaysia , the eRacing Grand Prix SEA will then head to the Philippines , Indonesia , Singapore , Vietnam and Thailand . The winner from each national round will be selected to train and be given a place in the Formula 4 South East Asia Championship ( F4 SEA ) as their first steps in direction of becoming a professional racing driver.