Rafael Martinez (on the left), Founder of RAFA Racing Club, attending the SRO Esports Sim Pro Series powered by RAFA Racing in Spa. Image credit: RAFA Racing Club
Exclusive supercar club RAFA Racing Club has announced plans to debut its first-ever sim racing esports team ahead of 2024.
The Houston-based club solidified its commitment to sim-racing by securing a three-year deal with SRO Motorsports Group, becoming the lead partner and acquiring naming rights to the SRO Esports Sim Pro Series powered by RAFA Racing.
During endurance racing event CrowdStrike 24 Hours of Spa in late June, RAFA Racing officially launched its partnership and fielded two wildcard entries in the Esports Sim Pro Series held at the Fanatec arena.
Additional wildcard entries are scheduled for the last two rounds of the 2023 SRO Esports Sim Pro Series. These entries will be hosted on-event and trackside during the forthcoming German and Spanish legs of the GT4 European Series, which is also powered by RAFA Racing Club.
The official launch of RAFA Racing’s esports team is planned for the conclusion of the competitive season. Standout performers from the Esports Sim Pro Series may receive invitations to try out for the team, offering them a potential pathway into RAFA Racing’s new esports endeavour.
Rafael Martinez, Founder of RAFA Racing Club, commented: “It is an honour for RAFA Racing Club to be able to support talented individuals looking to progress in the world of sim racing. We are enjoying working alongside SRO to elevate the Esports Sim Pro Series, as part of our new three-year deal, to provide unforgettable competition for all involved.
“We can’t wait to officially launch our RAFA Racing esports team later this year, which will be hugely exciting and a brand-new initiative for us – offering opportunities to upcoming esports stars.”
Radina has been a Freelance Journalist for Esports Insider since 2021. When not playing Apex Legends, she enjoys writing about tech, equality and education in esports.