BBC To Broadcast W Series Esports League

W Series is pleased to announce a partnership with the BBC, in which every race of the brand-new W Series Esports League season will be broadcast across the BBC’s digital platforms.

Working closely with Logitech G, Beyond Entertainment, iRacing and Whisper, W Series will stage W Series Esports League races on 10 of the greatest circuits in the world, and three races of varying lengths and durations will be run at each of the 10 circuits. The BBC will show every race in 10 x 90-minute broadcasts across BBC iPlayer, BBC Red Button and BBC Sport website on the following dates and times:

June 117:00pm BSTAutodromo Nazionale di Monza (Italy)  
June 187:00pm BSTCircuit of the Americas, Austin (Texas, USA)
June 257:00pm BSTBrands Hatch Grand Prix Circuit (UK)
July 27:00pm BSTAutódromo José Carlos Pace, Interlagos (Brazil)
July 97:00pm BSTCircuit de Spa-Francorchamps (Belgium)
July 167:00pm BSTWatkins Glen International (New York, USA)
July 237:00pm BSTSuzuka International Racing Course (Japan)
July 307:00pm BSTMount Panorama Circuit, Bathurst (Australia)
August 67:00pm BSTNürburgring Nordschleife (Germany)
August 137:00pm BSTSilverstone Grand Prix Circuit (UK)

Unlike any other sim-racing initiatives, the W Series Esports League will be contested by women only, and all 18 drivers who have qualified to race in the on-track W Series this year are expected to take part, using identical equipment.

A brand-new initiative, the W Series Esports League aims to inaugurate, publicise, promote and empower a shared commitment to raising female sim-racing visibility in order to encourage more women and girls everywhere to take up eracing, thereby opening up a new world of equality and diversity in what has previously been seen as a predominantly male-dominated activity.

Every race of the brand-new W Series Esports League will be broadcast across the BBC’s digital platforms: BBC iPlayer, BBC Red Button and BBC Sport website.

Catherine Bond Muir (Chief Executive Officer, W Series) said:

“We want the brand-new W Series Esports League to be intensely competitive, serious and authentic. Our partnerships with Logitech G, Beyond Entertainment and iRacing are going a long way to help us realise that ambition, and this new partnership with the BBC takes us further still. The W Series Esports League can open both W Series and the world of esports to a wider audience, and the BBC’s unrivalled experience, trusted voice and diverse platforms will be the perfect conduit for that.”

No decision has yet been made in respect of any W Series Esports League prize money.