Scottish-Salvadoran driver Sebastian Melrose has made his debut in the Porsche Carrera Cup racing championship. The 25-year-old, who starred in a popular Netflix TV series last year, drives a Bitcoin-branded 911 that sports the cryptocurrency-enabled flag of El Salvador on his roof.
Bitcoin Racing Team joins Porsche Carrera Cup with Netflix Celebrity in the car
British racing team Bitcoin Racing has joined the Porsche Carrera Cup with Richardson Racing, not only to win prizes in one of the biggest racing championships in the UK, but also to promote crypto. The pair have taken on a newcomer to the series, Scottish-Salvadoran driver Sebastian Melrose, who made his debut last weekend at the Donington Park circuit.
Melrose, who owes much of his fame to his appearance on the Netflix dating game show “Too Hot to Handle,” sat behind the wheel of a “Bitcoin Porsche,” a 500-hp 911 GT3 that sports the bitcoin logo. on its door panels and on its roof, the flag of El Salvador, the Latin American nation at the forefront of the adoption of crypto as legal tender in the world.
Good morning #bitcoin! As we race in the UK’s most popular motorsport package, we’re excited to use this platform to spread positivity and education about the power of bitcoin. Let’s get together to share the beauty of bitcoin and the amazing things happening in El Salvador 🇸🇻 pic.twitter.com/yHKxw7ANVv
— BitcoinRacing (@bitcoin_racing) April 25, 2023
The racing team is committed to introducing a wider audience to cryptocurrency through motorsport and has been endorsed by El Salvador for this initiative. He announced his intentions on social media earlier this month.
“Bitcoin Racing is proud to announce that we will be driving bitcoin adoption in the Porsche Carrera Cup GB, and we are doing so with the help of our Salvadoran driver and Netflix star, Seb Melrose…As team, we believe in the power of bitcoin, and we are using the Porsche Championship to promote its adoption,” the team said in a series of tweet.
The Championship consists of eight race weekends across the UK and is broadcast live on ITV. “With a television audience of 2.2 million and over 400,000 live viewers per season, we are bringing bitcoin’s message to millions outside of the industry,” Bitcoin Racing said.
“This mission, to accelerate the adoption of bitcoin, will be amplified by our pilot Sebastian, who has nearly a million followers,” the team explained, adding that they are also proud to promote El Salvador in the world. hope to improve the perception of the country.
“I’m super excited and really motivated to compete in the Porsche Carrera Cup GB this season with Bitcoin Racing powered by Richardson Racing,” said Melrose. Richardson Racing will take care of the technical and mechanical maintenance of its car, winner of last season.
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