The FIA WTCR 2018 is coming to RaceRoom – and it kicks off with a 25.000€ Esports WTCR Launch Event at the Nürburgring
It’s all change for the 2018 WTCR Oscaro – FIA World Touring Car Cup. A brand new name, a large number of new cars, an updated race format that promises even more action and a big field of strong drivers, looking more competitive than ever.
But when it comes to virtual racing, there will be consistency. Eurosport Events, RaceRoom and Sector3 Studios are happy to announce that they continue their partnership, and that the FIA WTCR Oscaro 2018 will come to RaceRoom along with a huge Esports WTCR campaign, in cooperation with the Nürburgring and KW Suspensions.
RaceRoom and Eurosport Events already had a successful partnership in past years, with the FIA WTCC being represented in the racing simulation starting from the 2013 season to 2017. Last year, the inaugural eSports WTCC was run as an online championship, with German simracer Alexander Dornieden taking the title, and even securing himself a place in the Race Of Champions.
The Nürburgring and RaceRoom have also been cooperating for a long time, with the iconic Nordschleife featured in RaceRoom and the RaceRoom Café as a popular location on the ring°boulevard.
This year, the stakes are raised for the Esports WTCR Oscaro. It all kicks off in the ring°arena at the Nürburgring with the Launch Event. Qualifiers will be held on-site on May 10th and 11th, where all gamers and simracers are invited to push the WTCR cars to the limit, beat the real WTCR drivers and qualify for the races on May 12th, which will be broadcasted live online. For spectators, entry is free at the venue. A large amount of drivers will have the opportunity of competing against similarly skilled drivers and winning their share of the 25.000€ prize pool, due to the division model and a big prize split, where over 80 drivers will receive prize money.
Do you want to get a first taste of WTCR in RaceRoom? Are you ready to start practicing for the event? You can drive the first car, the Audi RS 3 LMS TCR, right now! You can join an exclusive time attack competition here. More news and updates on the cooperation and the event will follow on the upcoming days.