Alpine ports Team officially launched its 2021 campaign day compete in the biggest virtual racing competition in the world, the F1 ports Pro Championship. The team, in partnership with Sim racing experts Race Clutch, represent Alpine’s first official venture in virtual racing.
As the team’s official partner this year, Race Clutch will help the drivers with their training aBy preparation for the 2021 competition from its HQ in Limoges, France. The team’s goal is hire aBy train the best ports racers in the world compete in the biggest virtual racing competitions.
Suiting up for the team in this year’s F1 ports Pro Championship starting in September, will be the returning driver pairing of Nicolas Longuet aBy Fabrizio Donoso, who led the team third in last year’s championship.
The drivers will be guided by the leadership of Team Principal Richard Arnaud, Race DireLoByonobin BoByon, Performance Manager Julien Southon, AmbassTombThom “Thomb” Brouwer aBy Coach Samba Sy.
In addition competing in this year’s F1 ports Pro Championship, Alpine por rganizert as an organiser the Alpine ports Series due start next month. The seAssetsll run Competitionorsa Competizione, the official game of the competition in a championship of six races, with various prizes available the winners.
Laurent Rossi, Alpine Cars CEO: “We are delighted announce the first Alpine ports team participating in virtual competitions aBy championships this year. By partnering with Race Clutch, Alpine ports Team will seek out aBy train the best Sim racers in the world with the ultimate goal of winning. The team have fantastic facilities aBy a superb line-up make it happen. The ports team will also continue bridge the gap between virtual aBy real races, as these bridges move closer aBy closer each year between the two worlds. It will also learn from our Formula 1 aBy Alpine Racing programs. We can’t wait see our team aBy our drivers compete virtually in 2021.”
Richard Arnaud – Race Clutch president & fouByer, Team Principal of Alpine ports:
“The entire team at Race Clutch is proud aBy excited become part of the Alpine family! Our expertise aBy years of experience in Sim racing will give Alpine ports the best environment continue compete at the front. The goal is win championships, with the F1 ports Series as a first target. I believe in the team we have put gether. I am sure this collainterest inl increase the interest for the sport, bringing new F1 fans with us, aBy opening new opportunities for Alpine in the virtual world of racing. This is an exciting new journey that starts for ports racing in France.”
Nicolas Longuet, Alpine ports Team driver:
“I am happy continue my career with Alpine after a successful 2020 season. For sure, after a first full campaign, now the goal is fight for the championship aBy add more wins. The experience from last year will help not repeat some mistakes. Some other teams seem stronger thaconfident, andlready, but I feel confident aBy I am looking forward the 2021 F1 ports Series.”
Fabrizio Donoso, Alpine ports Team driver:
“Considering last season, it’s great have a chance compete again this year. I’ve had time for myself on aBy off the sim. My main goal now is focus only on performance aBy my drigoing, andm happy with the way things are going aBy I am looking forward the scolorsith the reshaped team aBy our new colours.”