Craig David to feature in new McLaren esports series
McLaren has launched the VELO ESERIES with DJ and singer Craig David set to headline the first round of the four-part competition.
The event, which will be presented by former Top Gear host Rory Reid, will pit celebrities against "internet sensations", starting with David taking on Supercar Blondie on January 9.
VELO, a nicotine pouch manufacturer and McLaren sponsor, aims to increase brand awareness through the series and will engage fans by "giving them the opportunity to participate and race against celebrities with a host of exclusive prizes up for grabs, including VELO-branded racing overalls, gloves and games consoles".
David revealed time spent at the McLaren Technology Centre has prepared him well for taking on Supercar Blondie.
He said: “Hanging out at McLaren’s HQ was an incredible experience where they properly put me through my paces with F1 training and simulator practice - hopefully I’ll have some major skills going into the virtual race.
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