June 14th, 2023

Alfa Romeo F1 Team KICK Esports joins R8G e-Sports Sim Racing Team to go for glory

Alfa Romeo F1 Team KICK Esports will have the nous, experience and talent of one of the foremost esports organisations in the world – and of its Grand Prix podium-scoring CEO – by its side as it announces a partnership with R8G e-Sports Sim Racing Team, the organisation created and led by former Formula One star, Romain Grosjean.

R8G, which boasts a wealth of talent, both in the driving department and in its extensive support team of engineers, coaches and managers, will work with Alfa Romeo F1 Team KICK Esports as it goes for the biggest prize of all, the World Championship crown in the F1 Esports Pro Championship.

R8G e-Sports Sim Racing Team is racing across various platforms: with many titles and wins to its name, as well as million impressions on social media, the organisation became a major online racing force in the last three years. R8G won the 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual and the ESL Drivers’ World Title, finishing runner-up in Formula E Accelerate, DTM eSports and the SimRacing World Cup. In 2021, they took part in the first ever Olympic Virtual Games, earning a silver medal. They entered the F1 Esports scene in the same year, rising quickly thanks to their team structure and their emphasis on developing young talent.

Alessandro Alunni Bravi, Team Representative: “R8G is the partner we need to help Alfa Romeo F1 Team KICK Esports make another step forward. Our strategy is ambitious, both in terms of what we expect from the competitions we take part in, to what we want to deliver to our partners and fans: to achieve this, we need top-tier partners, and R8G fits the bill perfectly. They have a proven track record of success, both in F1 Esports and in the wider world of simracing, and they know how to deliver strong results. In Romain, they have a leader who has competed at the highest levels throughout his career and is translating his expertise into benefits for the whole team. We are excited about the season ahead and the future of our esports team.”

Romain Grosjean, CEO of R8G e-Sports: “In the three years since I created my esports team, everything has been geared towards detecting young talent and winning titles. We have emerged from zero in just three years, to become one of the best structures in the world. It is obviously an honour to work with Sauber Esports and Alfa Romeo F1 Team KICK Esports to play a leading role in F1 Esports. On track and off track. I know most of the people in the team since years all around in F1 paddocks. Our experiences in both the real and virtual world will help us to take the final step. There is a lot of talent in the team and a lot of energy, desire and ambition. I cannot wait for the season to start.”