Williams Esports: Academy Update - October 2023

Published on
06 Oct 2023
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Introducing eight of our iRacing Academy Drivers!

Williams Esports have expanded our driver roster with one eye on the future, adding several new names to the Academy programme.
We now number 17 Pro iRacing drivers and 9 Academy Drivers, and have proven ourselves one of the most active names in Esports, with touchpoints across a large number of professional championships internationally, on one of the world’s leading SimRacing platforms.
The aim is to provide rising talent with the opportunity to fulfil their professional SimRacing aims, as well as to work with us in developing both their on-track and off-track performance.
This means giving drivers as much experience as possible, preparing them for their future careers, and providing them with chances to prove they’ve got what it takes to make it as a Williams Esports Pro Driver.
Our Academy is firmly involved in all races, events and activations at which Williams Esports has a presence, whether that be behind the wheel itself, on the pit wall, testing and preparations, events with partners or exclusive promotions.
They will receive the same time and dedication as our Pro team gets, across a variety of different areas and perspectives, and will have the opportunity to build their profiles.
All of this effort will only further the value they hold within the Williams Esports roster.

The iRacing Academy Drivers:

Kamil Grabowski

Age: 17 Nationality: Poland Career Highlights: Qualifying for the Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup 2022, P2 in Porsche Cup Class at 2023 Nürburgring 24h. Background: Karting driver between 2011-2021 in Poland, Czech Republic and Italy. Looking to study aerodynamic engineering in the future! Favourite Car: Porsche 911, Porsche 992 GT3 Favourite Track: Nürburgring Nordschleife Other Interests: Basketball, Football, Music, Physics, Aerodynamics/aerospace engineering.

Jerzy Glac

Age: 17 Nationality: Poland Career Highlights: SimRacing Karting Champion, real Polish Kart Champion & 3x Vice-Champion. Background: Health & fitness enthusiast, favourite film is Cars from Disney. Favourite Car: Porsche Cup, Porsche 911 GT3 Favourite Track: Daytona Road, Mount Panorama, Hockenheimring Other Interests: Snowboarding, fishing, downhill sports, and an avid gamer.

Mateusz Nogaj

Age: 19 Nationality: Poland Career Highlights: Polish Digital Motorsport 2022 Vice Champion, 3rd place in ADAC Digital GT500 2022 Favourite Car: Porsche 911, Porsche GT3 Cup 992 Favourite Track: Mount Panorama

Nicolas Mateo

Age: 19 Nationality: Spain Career Highlights: First started SimRacing on F1 2017. In 2020 he began his professional career and placed 3rd in the F1 Esports Challenger Series, winning other international championships. Nicolas moved to iRacing at the end of 2019 and in 2022 started to compete in Esports stages once again. Favourite Car: Mercedes-AMG GT3 Favourite Track: Spa Other Interests: Music, movies and socialising with friends.

Thibaud Prevot

Age: 27 Nationality: Luxembourg Career Highlights: Luxembourg SimRacing Champion 2021 & 2022, P7 Spa 24h 2023 Background: Currently in Flight School Favourite Car: BMW M4 GT3 Favourite Track: Nordschleife, Mount Panorama

Jaden Munoz

Age: 18 Nationality: United States Career Highlights: Majors Le Mans 24h and Bathurst 12h Winner Background: Collector of several F1 Driver Signatures! Favourite Car: BMW M Hybrid V8 Favourite Track: Circuit Le Mans Other Interests: American Football and Basketball

TJ Mclean

Age: 20 Nationality: Great Britain Favourite Car: Radical SR8 Favourite Track: Fuji Speedway Other Interests: Music Production/Sound Design, 3D Modelling

Santeri Martikainen

Age: 16 Nationality: Finland Career Highlights: IVRA Series Champion with Porsche Cup Background: Real Karting Driver – Finnish Champion, Vice-Champion Favourite Car: Porsche Cup 992 Favourite Track: Barber Motorsports Park

iRacing Academy Team Events in October:

Sunday 1st October 2023: iRacing 24H Series Endurance Esports, Round 1 – Spa 6hr
Saturday 7th October 2023: iRacing Petit Le Mans, IMSA Final Round - Road Atlanta 10hr
Academy Races & Events are promoted by the Williams Esports team on all Social Media Platforms @WilliamsEsports and broadcast LIVE on twitch.tv/williamsesports.

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