Marta Garcia accepts Carlos Sainz’s challenge to compete in the virtual charity event Gran Turismo All Star by Circuitcat

The 19-year old Spanish driver Marta García has accepted the challenge organised by the Formula 1 driver Carlos Sainz and the Circuit of Barcelona-Catalunya with Playstation, by joining the Gran Turismo All Star by Circuitcat to promote donations for the Spanish Red Cross this Friday, May 29.

Barcelona, 27 May 2020 – W Series driver Marta García (19) will compete in the Gran Turismo All Star by Circuitcat virtual race this Friday, May 29, organised by Formula 1 driver Carlos Sainz and the Circuit of Barcelona-Catalunya.

Some of best Spanish-based drivers from top motorsport disciplines, on two or four wheels, will line-up in this virtual race where drivers will help the call to raise funds for the essential role of the Spanish Red Cross during the Covid-19.

The race will be streamed on U-BEAT, Marca.com and GolTV from 18:30 (CEST) May 29.

The W Series driver is currently in her family home in Denia, Spain where lockdown began 72 days ago for the Covid-19 pandemic. Apart from her daily physical training routine and continuing her studies in advertising and public relations, the race simulator has become a new priority in her season preparation. On June 11 the opening round of the W Series Esports League takes place, featuring 10 rounds in total, with the first virtual event being at Monza.

In real competition, Marta will also participate in the Formula Renault Eurocup and has been invited to enter the Formula Renault Esport Series, although she will unfortunately miss the first virtual round now because she has been selected for the Gran Turismo All Star event.

“I’m happy to accept Carlos’s challenge and one thing is definitely guaranteed; that we’re all going to have a lot of fun! Wait to see the grid joining this charity race for Cruz Roja! Besides the day-to-day prep for my 2020 season with W Series and Formula Renault Eurocup, racing on the Circuitcat is always a pleasure! And one thing is for sure - eSports is here to stay!”