A ton of awesome action awaits us this weekend. The highlight will undoubtedly be the F1 Virtual Chinese Grand Prix with drivers such as Charles Leclerc and Lando Norris. But also the second race of the Subaru iRX All-Star Invitational has a promising lineup: the race will feature the best rallycross drivers from all around the world as well as stars from both NASCAR and Formula Drift.
Subaru iRX All-Star Invitational: $10,000 for charity
A total of 25 drivers will compete in the second Subaru iRX All-Star Invitational on the shortened version of the Daytona International Speedway. The event will begin at 12pm CEST on April 17. Besides Subaru’s rallycross star Chris Atkinson, drivers from other motorsports like NASCAR will also compete.
The race is part of a charity event. The winner gets to choose the organization that will receive the $10,000 prize money. It will be broadcasted on the iRacing YouTube channel.
American television to broadcast IndyCar iRacing Challenge Round 4
The fourth race of the IndyCar iRacing Challenge takes the competitors to the virtual Twin Ring Motegi in Japan. The 33 drivers will have to complete 113 laps on the track. The event will be broadcasted on NBCSN at 2.30pm ET (8.30pm CEST) on April 18. Hélio Castroneves, who won on the Twin Ring Motegi back in 2006 and 2010, is among the many prominent contestants. Meanwhile NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt Jr. announced that he won’t take part in the upcoming race, after taking third place last week.
Brad Keselowski and Ryan Blaney competing on virtual Richmond Raceway
The eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational is also staging its fourth race at the Richmond Raceway on Sunday, April 19, at 1pm ET (7pm CEST). In the United Kingdom the event will be streamed by Premier Sports, while Americans can watch the action on FOX and the FOX Sports app. There will be broadcasts in 23 languages. A total of 30 drivers will compete. Among them are notable participants such as Brad Keselowski and Ryan Blaney from Team Peske.
Norris and Leclerc return to F1 Virtual Grand Prix China
The most prominent highlight of the upcoming weekend is the Chinese F1 Virtual Grand Prix that will start on Sunday at 7pm CEST. F1 stars such as Charles Leclerc and Lando Norris will once again compete at the virtual Grand Prix, joined by Alfa Romeo driver Antonio Giovinazzi, Red Bull’s Alexander Albon, and the Williams duo of George Russell and Nicholas Latifi. But not only well-known F1 pilots will join in on the action, but also Real Madrid soccer legend Thibaut Courtois. The Virtual Grand Prix will be broadcasted on the Formula 1 YouTube channel.
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