Team BRIT driver, 21-year-old Bobby Trundley, has finished in the top 10 in the first round of the British GT ESports Championship.
Bobby, who was diagnosed with severe autism when he was 7, was confirmed in the line-up of the prestigious championship last week.
Run by SRO Motorsports Group, the organisers of the physical British GT Championship, the 60-minute race was held yesterday (Sunday 21st March) at Oulton Park. Real-world teams and drivers joined their sim racing counterparts on the 40-strong multi-class entry.
Bobby, who is a GT4 driver for Team BRIT, was given a place in the GT3 line-up, reserved for ‘real world’ racers. He lined up alongside the likes of former F1 champion Jenson Button, former Le Mans winner Jonny Adam, the world’s fastest gamer, James Baldwin and reigning GT3 champion, Sandy Mitchell.
After a tough virtual race, seeing Bobby being hit during a race incident, he made an impressive recovery and finished P9, ahead of Jenson Button, Jonny Adam and Sandy Mitchell.
Bobby said: “I couldn’t believe it when I heard that I’d secured a place in the British GT eSports Championship. This is the pinnacle of Esports and run by the same body as the physical race, so is highly regarded across the entire motorsports industry.
“To come away with P9 and to finish ahead of some of the legends of racing that I’ve followed over the years is just fantastic and I can’t wait for the next round.”
You can watch live coverage of the next race at Snetterton on Sunday 28th March on SRO’s Youtube and Twitch channels, as well as British GT’s Facebook page.
Bobby takes to the real world track with Team BRIT at Silverstone on the 25th April in the Britcar Championship.