Credit: ACL

The Automobile Club du Luxembourg (ACL) has announced it will launch a new form of motorsports competition with the “ACL F4 Esports Cup Luxembourg by Alpine”, a digital cup with rewards on offer.

This new competition aims to allow a large number of motorsport enthusiasts to participate in an official cup recognised by the National Motorsport Federation.

The Cup is open to anyone wishing to participate, the only condition being to have a license issued by the Federation. The request must be made via the ACL Sport website. With the sports license, the iRacing game becomes made available free of charge, with the core software content provided, including Formula 4.

The registration criteria and regulations are available online via ACL recommends for those interested to register before Thursday 18 April 2024, with the first round taking place on 25 April 2025. There is no registration deadline but it will not be possible to register retroactively.

Training sessions will be held monthly before the meetings, followed by qualifying sessions which will determine the starting grid for the races. Note that professional drivers, such as ACL Sport licensees and official Alpine drivers, could also occasionally be present.

At the end of the “ACL F4 Esports Cup Luxembourg by Alpine” in early October, the champion will be selected to represent Luxembourg at the FIA Motorsport Games in the “Esports F4” discipline which will be held in Valencia, Spain.

The ACL had already organised an eSports competition in the past - the “ACL Challenge”, a hybrid competition combining virtual and real which had two editions. This challenge was now transformed into a cup officially recognised by the national motorsport federation, ACL Sport, in the same way as its other existing championships, such as Hill Climbs and Rallies.

The realisation of this project is the fruit of a great collaboration between iRacing, the FIA and ACL Sport,” noted Florian Brouir, ACL Sport sporting director, adding: “We allow everyone to participate in a recognised Cup with a real title at stake. On the sporting side, participants will be on an equal footing thanks to our partner Alpine.”

Alpine is a brand present in motorsport, from F1 to the WEC including FRECA in particular, and eSport is in line with our brand strategy,” said Patrick Briolotti, Alpine Luxembourg manager, concluding: “We are delighted to be able to collaborate on this project in the eSports sector which has only grown in recent years.”