Esports Champion Brendon Leigh To Race in Formula Ford
April 19, 2019
Dominant. For the past two years in a row, Brendon Leigh has mastered the art of virtual racing, winning both the inaugural F1 Esports Series in 2017, and following it with the championship in the sophomore year of the series in 2018. Now, not for the first time, he’s putting his skills to good use in the real world, with a foray into the Formula Ford 1600 series coming up.
As reported by the FF1600 website, Leigh will participate in the opening round of the BRSCC Formula Ford 1600 series at Snetterton Circuit, fulfilling a part-time role at Kevin Mills Racing, over the weekend of April 20-21. He’s also in the frame to take part at Oulton Park on May 11, with additional race weekends potentially opening up later down the line.
Leigh’s triumph at the 2017 F1 Esports Series Finale in Abu Dhabi set him up to take part in the eROC (Race of Champions) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, where he got behind the wheel of a real car for the first time, giving him his first taste of on-track racing. Clearly, the 19-year-old from Reading caught the bug, as he’s since gone on to pedal several track cars.
Most recently, Leigh competed at the 2019 Race of Champions in Mexico, where he faced off against fellow esports stars in the eROC, giving them the chance to compete for team Sim Racing Allstars in the Cup of Nations. He made the final of the eROC, where he was narrowly bested by Veloce’s James Baldwin.
It’s another exciting chapter in the young career of the two-time F1 Esports champion, but he will need to keep his diary free as the year goes on, with the F1 Esports Pro Draft taking place on July 17, and the first live event kicking off on September 11!
Get acquainted with all the new features and important dates for the 2019 series here.