Autosport is delighted to announce the launch of a new Esports Driver of the Year Award as part of its annual celebration of motorsport.
The 2020 edition of the Autosport Awards will be online, with increased digital coverage, and will continue the tradition of highlighting the best of the motorsport season across several categories.
The Esports Driver of the Year Award has been added in recognition of this growing branch of motorsport, which has experienced a boost during this most extraordinary of years.
Autosport.com subscribers and magazine readers will be able to vote for the nominee they think performed best during the season. The winners of all the Awards will be announced in December, again across multiple digital platforms, as well as Autosport magazine, which is celebrating its 70th birthday in 2020.
To have your say on the 2020 winners, go to awardsvoting.autosport.com
Esports Driver nominees
The 20-year-old British Red Bull competitor was crowned world champion in the prestigious Porsche Esports Supercup for the first time this year. Battling off some of the world’s top drivers on the iRacing platform, his victory was made even more impressive by the winning margin over 2019 champion Josh Rogers.
Dutch driver Opmeer has placed himself as the firm favourite for the 2020 F1 Esports title with several dominant performances. He has also crossed over into other platforms, most notably as part of the Veloce Esports #23 entry in the 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual. He produced a number of impressive stints as his team secured fifth.
Despite conceding his Porsche title, the Australian Coanda Simsport driver had another impressive year. Rogers achieved victory in the GT class of the 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual, driving for Porsche alongside Nick Tandy, Ayhancan Guven and Tommy Ostgaard. He also displayed some fine performances in Formula E’s Race at Home challenge and currently leads the Supercars Eseries.
It has been a huge year for Williams Esports, and Wisniewski has been a pivotal figure. Claiming overall victory in the 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual, with team-mates Louis Deletraz, Raffaele Marciello and Kuba Brzezinski, was the highlight. Wisniewski and Brzezinski, joined by Isaac Price, also won the Autosport International Invitational Le Mans Esports Series and took third in the Super Final.
Head to awardsvoting.autosport.com to register your vote on the best of motorsport in 2020.
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