All of the sim racing series that have been set up in recent times came with good intentions. They offer fans some form of motorsport to tide them over during the current coronavirus-enforced pause.
But precisely because they're virtual competitions, each has taken on a whole load of flack. That's understandable as Esports is nowhere near as emotive or entertaining as real-world motorsport. It's a natural outcome when the stakes are so much lower.
As such, each video game-based series has needed to be squeaky clean to come out with any tangible glory in the face of oft-overpowering social media barrages. Yes, more attention and coverage comes from indiscretions and controversy, but it gives sceptics easy roam to shout their grievances.