IndyCar finale & Virtual Grands Prix ahead

IndyCar finale & Virtual Grands Prix ahead

We have a long weekend with many great events ahead of us. Here’s our preview to those you shouldn’t miss.

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Subaru iRX All-Star Invitational Round 4 – Who can stop Mitchell deJong?

In this event series, an All-Star line-up from NASCAR, IndyCar, and more battle for $10,000 prize money. The winner of the rallycross invitational gets to choose a charity which will benefit from the prize money.

SUBARU
Source: Subaru Twitter

Many famous names from real racing take part at the event such as four-time US rallycross champion Scott Speed. But the event also features some professional esports racers. The most shining star among them is certainly iRacing Rallycross world champion Mitchell de Jong. The young Californian has one every single event of the series and will reach for his fourth title. This week’s race will be held at Lucas Oil Raceway.

Watch here: iRacing Youtube Channel
Starting time: May 1, 11 PM

IndyCar iRacing Challenge Round 6 – Lando Norris returning?

Last week, Lando Norris blindsided the virtual IndyCar scene. In his debut, he won the race at Circuit of the Americas, even though he spun his car mid-race. It is yet unconfirmed, whether he will return to the competition.

INDYCAR IRACING
Source: Team Lando Twitter

Round 6 will mark the final race of the invitational. It takes place at one of the most legendary race tracks in the world, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. With or without Norris, we’re up to see a great finale.

Where to watch: NBC (USA), Sky Sports F1 (UK)
Starting time: May 2, 7.30 PM

Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup Round 1 – Battle for $200,000 commences

It’s about time! The best of the best esports racers meet again to fight for a prize pool of $200,000. The 2020 Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup kicks off into its second season at Circuit Park Zandvoort.

Last year’s champion Joshua K Rogers will try to defend his title. However, this task is not gonna be easy. The elite of esports racing is on his heels: iRacing’s number one Maximilian Benecke, F1 driver Max Verstappen and esports racing legend Greger Huttu are just three of the 39 drivers chasing the Australian.

Where to watch: Porsche YouTube and Twitch channel
Starting time: May 2, 2 PM

#NotTheGP Series – Hockenheim instead of Zandvoort

After the great success of the first events, Veloce announced another edition of their #NotTheGP events in F1 2019. To avoid a clash with the official F1 Virtual GP, Veloce moved the event to Saturday. It is supposed to be a replacement for the postponed Dutch GP. Since Zandvoort Circuit is not featured in the F1 2029 game, the grid will race at Hockenheim instead.

Veloce announced another edition of their #NotTheGP
Source: Veloce Esports Twitter

The format promises a lot of entertainment. There will be two races at 25% original race length, with reverse grid action in race two. No participants have been announced yet.

Where to watch: Veloce YouTube Channel
Starting time: May 2, 8 PM

MotoGP Virtual GP – Lots of novelties upcoming

MotoGP already organized two virtual races with real riders competing in the MotoGP 19 game. This weekend, MotoGP is upgrading the virtual race to a Virtual GP. There will be races for Moto 3, Moto 2, and of course MotoGP riders. Also, we will see the riders play the new MotoGP game for the first time!

MOTOGP VIRTUAL GP
Source: MotoGP Twitter

Each team will be allowed to send one competitor. The races are held at Circuito de Jerez, where the Spanish GP was supposed to take place this weekend.

Where to watch: MotoGP YouTube channel
Starting time: May 3, 2 PM

F1 Virtual Grand Prix – Fans chose Interlagos

As we already mentioned earlier, this weekend was set to be the return of the Dutch GP after 35 years. But people still need to wait to see real F1 cars racing through the banks of Zandvoort. And there will also be no virtual action at Circuit Park Zandvoort since the track is not featured in the F1 2019 game.

F1 VIRTUAL GRAND PRIX
Source: Formula 1 Twitter

But Formula 1 fans have no need to be sad. Once again, real F1 drivers and guests will battle for victory. Fans were able to vote for a track to replace the Dutch circuit. Their choice fell on Interlagos, Brazil. Will Charles Leclerc repeat his victories from Australia and China? We’ll see on Sunday!

Where to watch: F1 YouTube channel
Starting time: TBA

Teaser source: Porsche

Maik Jahn
born and raised close to the Nürburgring.