Williams Esports Academy Update - May 2024

Published on
22 Mar 2024
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Steffen Hjelvik and Tom Gorka join the Williams Esports Academy

New joiners and upcoming races means there are new topics to dive into with the Williams Esports Academy!
The iRacing Academy took part in the VCO Infinity event, a series of 24 races in 24 hours. The highlight of this event was three podium finishes, across two car classes. At the end of the event, the Academy finished 18th overall ahead of some very notable competition including experienced pro drivers and teams!
Next on the calendar is the Nurburgring 24h where the iRacing Academy will take the challenge in GT4, a new class for us. This event is much tougher than other 24h races, so more preparation will play a pivotal role. This lineup include the newest recruit, Steffen Hjelvik, alongside experienced teammates Jerzy Glac, and Santeri Martikainen.
On the Assetto Corsa Competizione platform, the next SRO Esports season is finally on the way! After a successful year in 2023 across multiple Championships, our pro team is working hard alongside the academy in their preparation to qualify for the Silver class in what is the top competition on ACC. We with pre-qualifying until May 20th, before we reach the first round at Suzuka on June 8th.
New Joiners:
Steffen Hjelvik, 17, Norway, iRacing Academy
Tom Gorka, 17, Germany, ACC Academy
Steffen Hjelvik - "I'm really honored to join the Williams Esports Academy. Racing with such great drivers and being part of a team with such an amazing history is a dream come true for me!"
Tom Gorka - “It is an absolute honor for me to be part of the Williams Esports Academy team and to represent one of the best sim racing teams in the world. I'm looking forward to the future and will give everything for the team and to make the most of this opportunity!”
The team are pleased to welcome Steffen and Tom to the Williams Esports Academy Program and look forward to working with both of the young, bright talents on their journey to the top of sim racing!

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