The VCO ProSIM SERIES, MotoGP eSports, and World of Outlaws Sprint Cars are the events to watch this coming week!
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Last week saw the Team Redline duo of F1 star Max Verstappen and iRacing ace Maximilian Benecke claim victory in the inaugural race of the VCO ProSIM SERIES. The series features a blend of both real-world racing stars and top tier sim racers, pairing them up and placing them into Formula 3 machinery for your entertainment. For the upcoming race, Verstappen is going to be replaced by another pro racer to team up with Benecke. However, in an interview, the Dutchman assured that he tries to compete in as many races as the F1 calendar allows. However, he is going to miss the next session on November 25, as the Bahrain GP starts two days later.
The star-studded line-up includes racers from a wide variety of series and disciplines. Verstappen isn’t the only current Formula 1 driver to participate, as Romain Grosjean is racing on behalf of his own esports outfit, R8G Esports. Ex-F1 racers Rubens Barrichello and Timo Glock are also in the mix, as both featured in the opening round of the season.
As if that wasn’t enough, there are drivers from IndyCar, Formula E, W Series and many more taking part. Each of them has teamed up with an elite simracer, with the likes of Benecke, Graham Carroll and Sebastian Job all on the grid.
With a $50,000 prize pool on the line and seven more rounds to go, there is everything to play for. Catch the action on the VCO Esports YouTube channel this coming Wednesday, November 25, 6 PM CET.
Double points for final MotoGP Esport event of the season
Simracing’s premiere two-wheeled championship returns this week for the final two races of the 2020 MotoGP eSport Championship. Last round took place on October 30 and saw Adrian ‘Williams_Adrian’ Montenegro Sanchez taking both wins, with his brother Cristian ‘Williams_Cristian’ Montenegro Sanchez following him home on each occasion.
The Williams Esports duo have worked wonders thus far this season, with Adrian sitting comfortably atop the championship standings with 145 points. Cristian finds himself lagging behind a little on 106, while third place man and ex-champion Lorenzo ‘trastevere73’ Daretti leads the rest with 84 points. The reigning MotoGP eSports champion Andrea ‘AndrewZh’ Saveri has banked only 56 points so far and almost no chances left to defend his title.
However, the championship is by no means sealed. Each of the final two races that will take place next week will have double points on offer, meaning that Adrian cannot rest on his laurels just yet.
Can Ryan and Cardwell defeat Bergeron in World of Outlaws?
If you like your racing pure, unadulterated and lacking any of that ‘strategy’ nonsense, then the 2020/2021 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Championship Series might just be the series for you.
The all-action event will be racing at the Fairbury American Legion Speedway this week, where Australian Tim Ryan will be looking to take two wins on the bounce. Reigning champion Alex Bergeron goes into the third race of the season second in the championship, while Hayden Cardwell leads the way by one solitary point.
Head on over to the iRacing Youtube channel on Monday, November 23, at 3 AM CET (9 PM ET) to get a load of the sprint cars in action!
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