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31 Mar 2021 ------

R8G ESPORTS: Can the brand new team upset the odds in Season 2 of the V10 R-League?

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Romain Grosjean's new sim racing outfit is looking to hit the ground running in the V10 R-League.

It's not long to go now until the start of Season 2 of the V10 R-League! Before the season kicks off, we're profiling all of the series' ten teams and today we bring you one of the new boys!

R8G Esports has been founded by professional racing driver Romain Grosjean and will make their V10 R-League debut in Season 2.

How will the new kids on the block fare? We've got everything you need to know right here!

Drivers

R8G Esports have opted for an all-rookie line-up for their debut V10 campaign.

That's not saying that they have an inexperienced line-up though, far from it. Erhan Jajovski is an rFactor 2 champion, Thomas Petitjean is famous for his iRacing exploits and Samuel Libeert is very experienced in the F1 game.

Team founder Romain Grosjean explained to us that the strength in diversity of these drivers will be key to the team's success:

"We selected rFactor 2 champion Erhan Jajovski, Thomas Petitjean from iRacing, and Samuel Libeert from the F1 game. That’s three drivers from three different games and hopefully they work well together.”

As for the reserve drivers, R8G have opted for Risto Kappet and Thibault Cazaubon. Both of these drivers also have never raced in the V10 R-League.

Season 2 expectations

As a new team to the series, you’d think that R8G’s expectations wouldn’t be the highest in the competition. You’d be wrong to believe that though, as Erhan Jajovski and his team have very high ambitions:

“You’re always aiming to beat the top dogs. I would say Team Redline and Red Bull [are our main competition].

“It’s going to be tough, but you have to aim high to achieve.”

It won't be easy to beat any team in this league, as they all have a season's worth of experience already under their belts. However, because of the V10 R-League's unique format, anybody can beat anybody on their day, even the new boys against the reigning champions.

JAESA Suzuki proved this last season, as they regularly upset the odds amongst the big teams, including an incredible victory over Red Bull.

How to watch

V10 R-League Season 2 kicks off on Monday, 12 April.

Viewers in the UK can watch all the action from the best matchup of the week on BT Sport every Monday, with the remaining matches shown throughout the week!

Fans in the Middle East and North Africa can get all the action through StarzPlay.

ESPN will be showing the races to all those in the USA, Canada, the Caribbean, Latin America, and Oceania.

Make sure to check local listings and video-on-demand services for exact times!

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