This weekend is gonna be wild with lots of entertaining events – including Lando Norris debuting at F1’s biggest competitor of all places.
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Lando Norris accepts challenge
F1 youngster Lando Norris has been one of the most avid sim racers lately, competing in Virtual GPs and #NotTheGP events. On Saturday, Norris is going to stage his debut in yet another online racing competition. On Twitter, the Brit accepted a challenge by the organizer of the iRacing IndyCar Challenge.
In the fifth round of the series, Norris and his competitors are going to race on the famous Circuit of the Americas – a track the F1 pilot knows very well from his first-hand experience. The competition is going to be tough though. IndyCar legend Simon Pagenaud has won the last two races and will put up a fierce fight against his new opponent. The event, which will also be televised on NBC in the US and these channels, begins at 8.30pm CEST (2.30pm ET).
deJong has triple in his sight
Just like Pagenaud in Indycar, deJong was able to win his second event in a row in the Subaru iRX All-Star Invitational last weekend. Finishing more than 10 seconds ahead of runner-up Christian Brooks, the result wasn’t exactly close. His rivals, among them four-time U.S. rallycross champ Scott Speed and Indy 500 winner Alexander Rossi, will surely try to contest another victory of the 22-year-old.
The winner of the tournament gets to decide which charity is going to receive the $10,000 prize money. Should deJong really win the triple, there is almost no way that he is not going to decide which organization will receive the donation. The race starts at 12am (CEST) on April 24 (6pm on April 25 ET).
Formula SimRacing goes Portugal
The fight for the world championship continues in the next round of Formula SimRacing. This time, the competitors battle it out in Portugal. You can watch the fourth round of the Formula SimRacing World Championship on the official YouTube channel on Sunday, starting at 7.40pm CEST (1.40pm ET).
Jernej Simoncic is currently leading the ranking with one victory and two second places. With 61 points, he is eleven ahead of his closest pursuer, round 3 winner Petar Brljak. The world championship series spans a total of ten events with a prize pool of $5,000.
Non-stop iRacing action
The early bird catches the worm, or so they say. The virtual 24-hour race at Nürburgring is going to start early, if you are watching from Europe. The event kicks off at 3am CEST on Saturday, April 25 (9pm ET on Friday, April 24).
All eyes are going to be on Haas Formula 1 driver Romain Grosjean, as he will present his new esports team at the event. His squad, R8G Sim Racing Team, will make their debut at the Nürburgring. The 24-hour race will surely demand everything from all participants.
More NASCAR action on Sunday
Due to the coronavirus, NASCAR has also gained a huge following for its virtual races. On Sunday, the eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series will stage its fifth race at Talladega. Will Byron won the last two races and did so in quite a dominant fashion. It is going to be exciting to see which competitors can challenge his position.
On top of that, there will be one extremely special entry. Four-time NASCAR champion Jeff Gordon will stage his comeback from retirement and compete with the eNASCAR elite. You can watch the race live on YouTube at 7pm CEST (1pm ET).
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