Quantum Autosport will campaign in its first eSports series soon. The series is hosted by the Martin Sports Car Club (MSCC) iRacing league. The packed schedule includes two 20-minute races every Wednesday evening, starting on January 5th. The full schedule can be found below. The team hopes to contest in as many of the events as possible. The series will utilize touring cars which meet the current TCR specifications., which must be based on five-door production vehicles and are powered by 1.75-2.00 liter turbocharged powertrains. The team have decided to run the Honda Civic Type R TCR for the entirety of the series.
Quantum Autosport will contest two drivers in the series, starting with team leader Olivier Bellanger. As an iRacing veteran and TCR fan, Bellanger hopes to be competitive and fight for podiums at each event. When asked what he looks forward to the most in this series, Bellanger stated: "After having done a full season in the GT3 class, I've been looking for a new challenge. The TCR cars are a different animal compared to any other cars I've raced, and they're new to most of us running in the MSCC series. This makes it more of a level playing field for everyone. Additionally, the TCR cars typically lead to closer racing throughout the field. The event format with one heat race and an inverted grid for the feature race is sure to be exciting too." Driving alongside him will be Quentin De Boever, who recently rejoined the eSports category after a long sabbatical. De Boever aims to improve over the course of the season and enjoy some mid-pack battles throughout. He said "this series will be huge learning experience for me. Hopefully I can get up to speed and battle for some solid points, but I still haven't completely conquered the driving style required to be quick in the TCR car. I'll be leaning on Olivier to help me out a bit in that department."
The drivers will run a Pink Panther inspired livery on their Civics, with the distinguishing feature being yellow accents for Bellanger and green accents for De Boever. A few more screenshots to show off the livery can be found below. If you're interested in joining the Martin Sports Car Club iRacing league, feel free to reach out to us! Also a massive thanks to all of our supporters and sponsors! More information on our sponsors can be found in the Partners section of our website. Lastly, we hope everyone enjoyed the New Year and has a great 2022!