BRP-Rotax is organising an online eSeries on the iRacing platform, and will have a ticket to the Rotax Grand Finals as a prize.
The Rotax SIM RACING Challenge will be open to the worldwide Rotax family of racers, as well as anyone else interested in participating.
“During this COVID-19 situation, where we all have to stay safe at home, BRP-Rotax has created a possibility for the racing community to fight for the podium against drivers from all over the world in a virtual eSport formula” Rotax said in a statement.
The first Rotax SIM RACING Challenge will take place from April 27 to May 3rd 2020 where competitors have the chance to win a ticket for the Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals 2020 in Bahrain, driving the Rotax Project E20 eKart.
The Rotax SIM RACING Challenge is organized the same as a real race event. In the first 3 days, all drivers have the chance to qualify for the pre-finals. On each of these 3 days, the servers will be open for approximately 5 hours for the qualifying.
The fastest 72 drivers are then able to show their skills during the pre-finals, which are divided into 2 groups with 36 drivers in each.
The first 18 from both pre-finals will qualify for the final race, where they will battle for the ultimate prize of a ticket to compete at the RMCGF 2020 in Bahrain.
The entire Rotax SIM RACING Challenge can be followed via Rotax’s live streaming over YouTube, supported by live commentary.
How to Join
Step 1 – Register at the Rotax EVA-System
To enter for the first Rotax SIM RACING Challenge, you have to register first in the Rotax EVA-System. Registration costs 15Euro. Afterwards you receive a confirmation email with a promo code for the platform iRacing.com
Step 2 – Subscribe at iRacing.com
With your registration at the Rotax EVA-System you receive a promo code for iRacing.com which includes a 3 months membership of the game as well as the required car for the event (Skip Barber Formula 2000 – existing iRacing members will need to buy the car).
- More information about registration and regulations on the Rotax website HERE.
Sim Racing is already regarded as an immensely valuable training tool for professional racers where they can stay ‘race-fit’ when they are not on track. F1 hotshots, who were Rotax champions during their karting career, like Max Verstappen, Lando Norris, George Russell, Nicholas Latifi and many
others, are now honing their own skills from home keeping active with eSport racing.
Another former karter, Rudy van Buren, became the first ever McLaren F1 “World’s Fastest Gamer” eSports cham-pion, where his amazing talent enabled him to achieve his F1 dream as a simulator development driver and this season, continues this role for the Mahindra Racing Formula E Team.
“With the Rotax SIM RACING Challenge, BRP-Rotax is entering a new level of eTechnology and we are very pleased to offer this exciting opportunity to our worldwide Rotax racing family and fans, along with the wider Motorsport community”, said Peter Ölsinger, General Manager BRP-Rotax / Member of the Management Board, Vice President Sales, Marketing RPS-Business & Communica-tions.
“Rotax has already set the pace in the real world of eKarting for the past two seasons and when the racing begins again this year, the new Project E20 will undoubtedly boost electric karting.”