Global push for local sim racing
The Jamaica Simulation Racing Association (JSRA) opened 2024 successful in its aim of putting Jamaican sim racers and eAthletes on the world stage when two of its racers, Jayden Harrision and Joshua Brady, were in their international debut at the Esports Ukraine DAU GT3 Solo Endurance Series on Friday, February 2.
Harrison finished second on the podium. Florida-based Brady, who qualified 10th would finish 13th. Having missed the first round of the series, the two now sit 20th and 24th in the points.
The DAU GT3 Solo Endurance Series is played on the iRacing sim racing platform and is a Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA)-recognised event.
The FIA is the world governing body for motorsports.
The participation of the two Jamaican sim racers is part of the recent announcement, on Thursday, February 1, that the JSRA had received FIA affiliate status from the Jamaica Millennium Motoring Club (JMMC), the local FIA representative and governing body for local motorsports.
The JSRA received 2,000 iRacing licences, valid for one year, to help introduce and develop sim racing in Jamaica. The JMMC has further created an Esport commission headed by Nicholas Donald, a seasoned motor sport official.
Stephen Stewart, president, JSRA, indicated that JSRA members would be eligible for the iRacing licences.