“It’s brilliant to see the BRDC unite to help raise money for the NHS. Andy and the team at the BRDC have done a fantastic job organising this championship and I’m sure it’s going to be a lot of fun racing against the best in British Motorsport!”

- Callum Ilott

Callum Ilott will join an impressive list of British racing talents as he continues his esports action in the brand-new BRDC Esports Championship with iZone, which begins at 19:00 BST on Thursday, May 14, at Silverstone.

Set up by Andy Meyrick, BRDC SuperStars Director, to raise money for the NHS, the initial target of £5,000 has already been beaten before the five-race Championship has even begun.

Competitors range from Full Members to BRDC SuperStars and Rising Stars, with Callum joining eight Autosport BRDC Award winners: Dario Franchitti, Gary Paffett, Anthony Davidson, Oliver Jarvis, Oliver Turvey, Oliver Rowland, Tom Gamble, and Johnathan Hoggard on the grid.

The races will be streamed live, with commentary from BRDC Member David Addison, and BRDC Vice-President Derek Warwick will be acting as Chief Steward to ensure drivers conduct themselves in a sporting fashion.

Andy Meyrick, Director, BRDC SuperStars

“What started as a light-hearted idea during some of our Instagram live sessions with BRDC SuperStars has quickly turned into a professional championship and I am extremely grateful to everyone who has expressed an interest and donated to the cause. To have already raised over £5,000 for the NHS already is just incredible.

“It will be fantastic to see BRDC Members from different disciplines and generations competing in identical cars around some of the world’s best circuits. It’ll certainly be interesting to see who will come out on top after the first race.

“There have been a number of people who have been instrumental in helping set this up and I want to thank them for what they have done so far. I also want to thank all the drivers who signed up or are patiently sitting on the waiting list! Above all else, I hope those taking part have fun and everyone watching enjoys it. I now regret not taking part myself!”

Entry list

Callum Ilott    FIA Formula 2 Championship
Paul Rees    McLaren Automotive Drive Team
Enaam Ahmed    FIA Formula 3 Championship
Johnathan Hoggard    Porsche Carrera Cup Asia
Tom Gamble    European Le Mans Series
Adam Christodoulou    Mercedes AMG
Will Stevens    European Le Mans Series
Martin Plowman    British GT Championship
Dan Cammish    British Touring Car Championship
Sandy Mitchell    Lamborghini / British GT Championship / Super Trofeo North America
Dan Harper    BMW / Nürburgring Endurance Series
Seb Morris    Bentley / Intercontinental GT Challenge / GT World Challenge Europe
Nick Yelloly    BMW / ADAC GT Masters
Ben Barnicoat    Asian Le Mans Series / GT World Challenge Europe
Ian Loggie    GT4 South Series
Jody Fannin    VLN / British GT Championship
Jordan Albert    British GT Championship
Charlie Eastwood    Aston Martin / FIA World Endurance Championship
Kiern Jewiss    BRDC British F3 Championship
Gary Paffett    Mercedes AMG
Jonny Adam    Aston Martin / British GT Championship
Phil Hanson    FIA World Endurance Championship / European Le Mans Series
Ash Sutton    British Touring Car Championship
Alex Brundle    European Le Mans Series
Archie Hamilton    Porsche Cayman Sprint Challenge GB
Billy Monger    BRDC British F3 Championship / Euroformula Open
Mark Farmer    British GT Championship
Jason Plato    British Touring Car Championship
Oliver Jarvis    IMSA / Intercontinental GT Challenge
Oliver Rowland    FIA Formula E Championship
Anthony Davidson    FIA World Endurance Championship / Mercedes AMG F1 / Sky Sports F1
Ben Hanley    IMSA / Indycar
Steve Soper    British Touring Car Championship
Tom Blomqvist    Intercontinental GT Challenge / GT World Challenge Europe / Nurburgring 24H
Tom Ingram    British Touring Car Championship
Oliver Turvey    FIA Formula E Championship
Dario Franchitti    Indycar