Prodigy Racing League to Launch On iRacing - A New Gamer to Racer Route

Another day, another partnership announcement from iRacing: This time, the service teams up with Racing Prodigy to launch a new esports series with the aim of bringin sim racers to the real circuits - the best performers will get to compete with real cars.

The online competition will see anyone willing to try their chance be thrown on Zolder with Toyota GR86 Cup Cars. The first stage will be a week long Time Attack, starting June 19th. The top 40 will move on to the Semi Finals, with the top 10 from each race selected for the Final, with all these races held on July 1st.

Racing Prodigy - Prizes​

  • 1st Place: Prodigy Pass – your ticket to Real-World Racing!
  • 2nd Place: Asetek SimSports® Invicta™ Direct Drive Wheelbase 27Nm
  • 3rd Place: SIM-LAB P1-X Sim Racing Cockpit
  • One random winner from all eligible tournament participants (with a free or premium Racing Prodigy Membership) will receive one pair of Invicta™ Sim Racing Boots.
  • All eligible tournament participants (with a free or premium Racing Prodigy Membership) will receive a Racing Prodigy commemorative Toyota GR86 Cup iRacing livery.


What is the Prodigy Pass, you ask ? Well, from what is advertized, it sounds like a short GT Academy-like training camp, topped with a race in a Radical SR1, which marks the lowest rung on the ladder of Radical's racing cars. Surprisingly, the minimum age to be eligible is as low as 13 years old, but you won't be eligible if you have any professional racing experience in real life - with the exception of sim-to-real scholarship winners who have not competed in at least six professional races dating back to January 1, 2022 (GT Academy and World's Fastest Gamer being explicitly mentioned).

As the examples of sim racers making the transition to real racing keep increasing in numbers, this offers drivers from the virtual circuits another great opportunity to try and use what they have learned in the simulator in a real car and on a real track. While this may not lead to a prestigious championship seat, it's still a great chance to experience the real thing, and a unique opportunity to show your potential to the world.

Your Thoughts​

What do you think about iRacing's newest partnership? Would you like to give the SR1 a go? Let us know in the comments below!
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Global motorsports enjoyer, long time simracer, Gran Turismo veteran, I've been driving alongside top drivers since the dawn of online pro leagues on Gran Turismo, and qualified for the only cancelled FIA GTC World Tour. I've left aside competitive driving in 2020 to dedicate myself to IGTL, a simracing organisation hosting high quality events for pro racers and customers, to create with friends the kind of events we wished we could have had. We strive to provide the best events for drivers and the best content for viewers, and want to help the simracing scene grow and shine further in the global esports scene.


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