Platform: RaceRoom Racing Experience
Prize Fund: €100,000
2020 Champion: Moritz Löhner (Germany)
Qualifying Series: Leaderboard/Shootout Races
Official Site: ADAC GT Masters Esports 2021
The ADAC GT Masters is one of RaceRoom’s premier eSports competitions. The official series has been running since 2019 and the latest season has just been announced for 2021. The series was developed with assistance from GT Masters champion and avid sim-racer, Kevin van der Linde.
In 2019 there were three ADAC GT Masters rounds at Nürburgring, Hockenheim and Sachsenring, and also at the ADAC SimRacing Expo stage. The 2021 event will take place entirely online due to COVID-19 restrictions, but it does have an increased prize fund of €100,000.
Qualification for places begins with two Time Attack Qualifiers in the form of two leaderboard events. The top 32 from each leaderboard will move forward to the shootout phase.
The shootout phase will consist of three 40 minute multiplayer races with the 32 winners from each leaderboard competing for a total of 28 qualifying spots who, along with 4 guest starters. This will complete the 32 driver line-up. These drivers will then compete for the main ADAC GT Masters Esports Championship.
The 2021 season has another new feature: the ADAC GT4 eSports Series, which starts on the support programme for the ADAC GT Masters eSports Championship. The participants must qualify via a specific leaderboard ahead of each race. The season’s three fastest GT4 drivers receive a wildcard entry to the 2022 ADAC GT Masters eSports Championship. The races will be streamed in live shows in the run-up to the ADAC GT Masters eSports races.
2021 Season Standings
Leaderboard Qualifying Phase
|Leaderboard 1||25.03.2021 – 29.03.2021||Hockenheimring GP|
|Leaderboard 2||01.04.2021 – 05.04.2021||Circuit Zandvoort|
Shootout Qualifying Phase
|Shootout 1||Thursday, April 1st||Hockenheimring, Oschersleben Moto A, Sachsenring||Watch|
|Shootout 2||Thursday, April 8th||Red Bull Ring, Circuit Zandvoort, Nürburgring Sprint|
Full ADAC GT Masters Season
|1||Tuesday, June 1st||Motorsport Arena Oschersleben|
|2||Tuesday, June 8th||Red Bull Ring|
|3||Tuesday, July 6th||Circuit Zandvoort|
|4||Tuesday, August 3rd||Nürburgring|
|5||Tuesday, August 31st||EuroSpeedway Lausitz ( Lausitzring )|
|6||Tuesday, September 28th||Sachsenring|
|7||Tuesday, October 19th||Hockenheimring (double header)|