VCO INFINITY is arguably one of the most unique formats in sim racing – and you can be part of it. Five iRacing drivers and a signup by February 11 are all you need.
Back in 2022, the Virtual Competition Organisation (VCO) hosted two renditions of INFINITY, a 24-hour event on iRacing with a twist. Instead of just the one continuous race in a 24 hour period, it is one race every 24 hours.
The event captured the hearts of sim racers all over, and the third running takes place 20-21 April. Signups will end after 11 February, so if this interests you, you can sign up here. Your team may end up getting the call to compete in VCO INFINITY!
History of VCO INFINITY
In both of the past runnings of INFINITY, all races would consist of single-lap lone qualifying and a race of 45 minutes in length. The points system means every entry scores, with a win resulting in the same amount of points as teams entered, and always going down by one.
There are five different types of cars and also five tracks. The first event consisted of the Dallara F3, Hyundai Elantra N TC, Dallara P217, McLaren MP4-12C GT3, and Dallara IR18, with each driver mandated to drive at least one race in two of the cars. The competitors would race at Silverstone, Spa-Francorchamps, Monza, Road America and the Daytona Road Course.
It all came down to a titanic battle between Team Redline and URANO eSports, with the former just holding on to win by three points. The second INFINITY event held in December added another element, with every team entering required to have a driver who competes in real-life racing do six of the 24 races.
On that occasion, the cars consisted of the IR18 once again, the FIA F4, Honda Civic Type R, Porsche 911 GT3 R and BMW M Hybrid V8 (which had only been introduced to the sim four days earlier). Whilst Spa and Daytona carried over, the competitors would also race at Fuji, Red Bull Ring and Road Atlanta.
Once again, Redline came out on top, even more convincingly this time as they sealed the championship in the penultimate race.
But what makes INFINITY so special is not just the top level pro sim racing outfits, but also the teams made up of mere enthusiasts, with some success stories to go along with it.
Davids & Goliaths
Around 40 teams get to race in INFINITY, and some of the smaller teams have been able to produce giant-toppling results. The most prominent example is WAS COOKIN Racing Adventures, who in the first INFINITY managed to come away with a win and a top ten finish in the final standings.
In the second running of INFINITY, there was even a ‘team’ called 4-Man Racing, consisting of – you guessed it – four drivers, and all their cars in a plain white livery and the team name written on the side in comic sans. One of their drivers, José Soria, even took an emphatic – and rather fitting – fourth-place finish in the IR18 Road Atlanta race.
For all intents and purposes, INFINITY is essentially an iRacing Special Event. VCO may not have the ability to run multiple splits for every single entry that wants to compete providing it exceeds roughly 40. But it is not just the pros who get to race, your average joe sim racing hobbyist can as well if they have the numbers for a team.
Plus, if a team finishes in the top ten of the final standings, they can earn a share of $5,000.
VCO INFINITY: Details
In order to keep as level a playing field as possible and prevent as many people from getting too much of a head start with practice, the cars and tracks will be announced in the month leading up to the event.
The car line-up is being revealed on 3 April, so the team’s livery creators have enough time to work on the skins. The tracks will then be confirmed on 15 April as well as the car/track combinations and order. All races will run with fixed setups.
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