The Race All-Star Series – Fully Charged by ROKiT Phones will be shown live on TV on ESPN, beginning with this Saturday’s edition.
Both the All-Star Cup, with a grid joined by Jaguar Formula E driver Mitch Evans this week, and the Legends Trophy races set to be contested by 1997 Formula 1 world champion Jacques Villeneuve among others will be broadcast live in the United States on ESPN 2.
A full repeat of the programme will follow the next day.
“For more than 40 years, ESPN has been the leader in sports with its groundbreaking coverage, and we’re immensely proud to have The Race All-Star Series – Fully Charged by ROKiT Phones now shown live on the network,” said Torque Esports President and CEO Darren Cox.
“When we debuted our esports racing events, our live streaming numbers were off the charts, and now our agreement with ESPN along with our entire international broadcast package is taking virtual racing to an unprecedented global audience.
“This is an incredible opportunity for Torque Esports to introduce this genre of racing to new fans around the world.
“Many ESPN viewers have watched the likes of Fittipaldi, Villeneuve, Montoya, Franchitti, Castroneves, and more before but never all together in such an incredible field.
“We’re also introducing the stars of tomorrow to fans too. ESPN viewers saw the journey of World’s Fastest Gamer winner Rudy van Buren as he earned his title in 2017 – now they get to see him and the rest of the world’s top esports racers fight with top real-world racing stars as well.”
As well as accessing the livestream of The Race All-Star Series -Fully Charged by ROKiT Phones on The Race’s YouTube channel as normal, viewers will also be able to find coverage on Eurosport’s homepage and social media channels this weekend.