By 26th February 2021Uncategorised
  • Emirati squad prepared for one of sim-racing’s most challenging events
  • Ultra-fast iRacing competitors Joao Vaz and Johnny Guindi representing Yas Marina Circuit-based team
Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, UAE, 26 February 2021: YAS HEAT ESPORTS are set to compete in the prestigious iRacing Bathurst 12 Hour Special Event, to be held this Saturday at 12:00 GMT. The driver line-up comprises three talented racers in the shape of Joao Vaz and Johnny Guindi who head-up the race squad, and Dean Woods filling the Reserve Driver position.

The race itself will take place on the Mount Panorama Circuit in Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia – known for its tight and technical mountain section – which is a challenge for even the most skilled drivers, so a 12-hour endurance race is sure to put the entrants through their paces.

Amongst those YAS HEAT will be competing against are squads from the ever-competitive Team Redline, VRS Coanda Simsport, and Apex Racing Team.

Although YAS HEAT ESPORTS was launched just six months ago, the iRacing team are in fine form and head into this weekend’s competition currently sitting 3rd in the reputable Sports Car Open (SCO) Championship.

Cam Royal, Team Principal, YAS HEAT said:

“We’re really excited to be racing in the iRacing Bathurst 12 Hour, the circuit is so iconic and well-regarded but also really challenging for the drivers. Of course, the endurance aspect will play a big factor in everyone’s mindset but I think we have the pace to be very competitive.

“We’re going up against some big names in the esports world but I have every confidence that our drivers can get the job done. They’ve been recording some strong results recently so we’re ready for a great race around Mount Panorama!”