Torque Squad out in force for MotoGP weekend – European Gaming Industry News
The Torque Squad, part of Motorverse Corporation and subsidiary of Animoca Brands, took to MotoGP for the first time as they raced for the Monster Energy MotoGP™ British Grand Prix.
Brad Binder, MotoGP rider and Torque Squad ambassador, took the stage at Silverstone. A tough qualifying saw the 26-year-old sit 0.176 seconds out of Q2, but the Torqies cheered Binder from P14 on the grid to a P11 finish.
The South African currently sits seventh in the standings, with a podium under his belt, as MotoGP riders prepare to take on the tracks in Austria and Italy before heading to Spain for the MotoGP™ Gran Premio in Aragón, where Animoca Brands will star. sponsor.
This marks the final step for Torque Squad and Animoca Brands as they build on a growing partnership with MotoGP™, with Animoca Brands also serving as title sponsor of the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix in October.
The Silverstone Torqies secured their VIP experience at the Monster Energy MotoGP™ British Grand Prix via REVV Motorsport Discord and Torque Squad Discord.
As well as meeting Brad Binder, the lucky winners also came face-to-face with three-time MotoGP World Champion Jorge Lorenzo in a special experience that included meet-and-greets, paddock tours, rides through the pit lane, bike simulators and more.
The event also followed news that Torque Squad had teamed up with Lorenzo as part of the Spaniard’s involvement with X-Fuera.
Motorverse co-founder and CEO Matt Solomon said: “It was great to see so many Torqies at Silverstone for MotoGP. The event marked our first collaboration with the series and it was a huge success.
“We were delighted that our Torqies were able to experience the full VIP package at Silverstone and we look forward to our next event!”
Earlier this year, Motorverse Corporation announced the launch of Torque Squad – a collection of 8,888 NFT racing avatars called “Torqies”. Torqie NFTs are generated with individually styled details and intricate hand-drawn artwork to delight motorsport enthusiasts.
These Torqies will serve as an entry point to the Motorverse ecosystem. In partnership with the REVV Motorsport ecosystem, the Motorverse will support various NFTs from the REVV ecosystem in some of the upcoming Motorverse experiences.
These experiences include both the real and virtual worlds of motorsport, with Torque Squad NFTs offering genuine utility in multiple areas. Next up for the Torqies will be the Phillip Island circuit in Australia, where Binder and the rest of the MotoGP grid will face off as the season draws to a close.
Alongside Binder, the Torque Squad project has teamed up with many other top drivers from the world of motorsport, including Juan Pablo Montoya and his son Sebastian, Joey Logano and Rene Rast.