British luxury carmaker Bentley is keen on fighting the Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in style. By challenging the world of digital motorsports, it managed to raise money for charitable institutions that help people survive the pandemic.
Last March 29, four Bentley racing drivers “onboard” race-prepped Continental GT3s took on 46 other contestants (36 real-world racers and 10 sim racers) in the SRO E-Sports GT Series Charity Challenge.
SRO, organizer of the multiple real-world racing series, hosted the event from Monza, Italy, using the Assetto Corsa Competizione, a popular racing simulation video game. Just like many of its close rivals, Assetto Corsa Competizione blurs the line between real-world and virtual motorsports with its near-perfect digital design and physics representation of actual racecars and tracks. The action transpired via livestream on YouTube.