Racing has been around for centuries, with traditional racing being the main form of competition. However, with the rise of technology, esports has become a formidable force that has revolutionized the way we view competitive sports. In 2015, Burhall Racing emerged as a pioneer in the integration of these two worlds. Our commitment to developing esports racing leagues that would eventually lead to the Electric Production Car Series (EPCS) proved pivotal in advancing esports racing technology and taking the sport to a whole new level.
Our partnership with SPV Racing and the Electric GT teams was an essential component in the development of the esport racing . The goal was to create the world’s first e-sporting racing leagues on the Project Cars platform where esports and traditional racing can take place during the same weekends, allowing esports drivers to travel with the traditional drivers and their teams. Our objective was to bring a different level of competition to racing, where technology meets the thrill of high-speed racing.
The EPCS featured a modified and stripped-down Tesla S model that achieved an impressive 0-100 km/h (0-60 mph) speed of just 2.8 seconds. The winner of the esports version of the race would earn a chance to drive the actual car, just as Playstation has done before with Nismo Academy by Nissan. Our long-term goal was to introduce this concept to independent leagues involving significantly larger prize pools. By collaborating with various car brands that were developing electric cars, we wanted to encourage the rise of zero-emission international racing championships. Our team at Burhall Racing had a clear vision of introducing a new type of sporting competition that would appeal to the next generation of sports enthusiasts. We recognized that esports racing had the potential to revolutionize traditional racing, and we wanted to be at the forefront of this transformation. Signing Mexican driver Ricardo Sanchez, winner of the Nissan Playstation GT Academy to the SPV Racing team to drive the real LMP3 car at Le Mans was the proof of concept. Our focus on technology and innovation, coupled with our partnerships with key players in the industry, enabled us to create a platform for the development of esports racing that remains unprecedented.
At Burhall Racing, we understand that esports is a rapidly evolving industry. As such, we are continually looking for ways to enhance the experience of esports racing fans. Our commitment to using esports racing as a platform to drive positive change in the world of traditional racing has been at the core of all our endeavors. We are confident that esports racing will continue to grow, and we are excited about the future of the sport. Conclusion: The integration of esports and traditional racing initiated by Burhall Racing has been instrumental in the development of esports racing to what we see today. Our commitment to innovation and technology has brought a new dimension to traditional racing that allows esports drivers to compete alongside their traditional counterparts. Our partnership with SPV Racing and Electrig GT teams played a vital role in the successful development of the Electric Production Car Series. We continue to recognize esports as a valuable platform that could revolutionize the world of traditional racing. With the rise of electric cars, esports racing is on the verge of taking off, and we are excited about what the future of the sport holds.