VCO SIMMY AWARDS presented in eleven categories. Esports racing community and an expert jury to decide the winners. Charity award ceremony to be broadcast on 26th December. Munich – A special accolade awaits the key figures from the 2020 Esports racing season shortly before the turn of the year. On 26th December, Virtual Competition Organisation […]
Munich – The winners of the first event of the season in the ‘rFactor 2 GT Pro Series powered by VCO’ are Nikodem Wisniewski and Hany Alsabti. In the 15-minute sprint race on the virtual ‘Sebring International Raceway’, Wisniewski drove his Chevrolet Corvette to victory against defending champion Erhan Jajovski and Jakub Brzezinski. Alsabti, also at the wheel of a Corvette, was first to cross the finish line in the 45-minute main race. Second and third places went to Juri Kasdorp and Dennis Jordan.
Munich – The Digital Nürburgring Endurance Series (DNLS) powered by VCO, held on the leading sim platform iRacing, entered the finishing straight on Tuesday evening with the eighth of this season’s nine races. After 23 thrilling laps of racing on the iconic Nürburgring-Nordschleife, the Team BMW Bank #107 BMW Z4 GT3 crossed the finish line in first place to take victory.
Munich – Max Verstappen and Jonas Wallmeier won the iRacing Petit Le Mans powered by VCO. In the virtual endurance classic at Road Atlanta, the duo’s flawless performance saw them win in the #33 Dallara P217 LMP2 of Redline Orange after 501 laps. Behind them was Yohann Harth and Michele Costantini in the Apex Racing #96 Dallara P217 LMP2 in second place with a deficit of more than one lap; Maxime Brient and Dionysis Fiallo in the Mivano Simracing Rosso #72 Dallara P217 LMP2 completed the podium. In the GTE class, Daniel Lafuente and Lasse Bak secured a commanding start to finish victory in the BMW M8 GTE of Williams Esports Chillblast, while SimRC Titan in the Audi R8 LMS finished top in the GT3 class. Hayden Berns and Charlie Collins took turns at the wheel.
Munich – World-class drivers from real-world and Esports racing will go head to head in the VCO ProSIM SERIES which kicks off in November. Following the announcement of a number of well-known Pro drivers who are set to compete in the new championship, the field of Esports racers is now also taking shape. The teams have already nominated some successful iRacing specialists, including Sebastian Job (Red Bull Racing Esports), Josh Rogers (Coanda Simsport), Sami-Matti Trogen (Williams Esports), Olli Pahkala (Team Redline) and Kay Kaschube (BS+COMPETITION).
Munich – Adam Christodoulou, Mats-Thorge Huthsfeldt and Jan Sentkowski won round seven of the Digital Nürburgring Endurance Series powered by VCO in the virtual Mercedes AMG GT3. A daring two-stop strategy gave the Team Heusinkveld trio their first win at the ‘Green Hell’ and fuelled viewers’ excitement to the wire. Second place went to Nils Koch and Kay Kaschube of Team BMW Bank while third place went to MANN-FILTER Team HTP-WINWARD with Sindre Setsaas and Jack Sedgwick at the wheel. The other classes were also extremely tense, with the win remaining undecided until the very end.
Munich – Joshua Rogers, Jeremy Bouteloup, Joni Takanen and Mack Bakkum produced a driving and tactical masterclass last weekend to take victory in the iRacing 24h Spa-Francorchamps powered by VCO, which forms the third leg of the VCO ‘Grand Slam’ on iRacing. Just one day after their triumph, the quartet from the VRS Coanda Simsport team were guests in the VCO Esports Studio. Speaking to Ben Constanduros, the four drivers gave a detailed insight into their preparations for the race, their strategies, and how they celebrated their victory. They also revealed why they opted for the McLaren MP4-12C GT3 for the virtual Ardennes marathon.
Munich – The weekend marked the third round of the VCO ‘Grand Slam’ of iRacing special events. The iRacing 24h Spa-Francorchamps powered by VCO had it all: competition between ingenious strategies, thrilling battles for position and drama right to the final lap. After 610 laps, victory went to the VRS Coanda Simsport team with the #108 McLaren MP4-12C GT3. Driving duties were shared between Joshua Rogers, Jeremy Bouteloup, Joni Takanen and Mack Bakkum. Rogers also claimed pole position.
Munich – The countdown is on to the next iRacing Special Event powered by VCO. Following the two virtual endurance classics at the Nürburgring and Le Mans, Virtual Competition Organisation this weekend presents the next highlight of the ‘Grand Slam’ on the iRacing platform: the 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps. Drivers and teams in virtual GT3 cars are battling it out for victory in one of the most iconic Esports racing events on iRacing.
Munich – When Bruno Spengler, Nils Koch and Kay Kaschube took victory in race six of the Digital Nürburgring Endurance Series powered by VCO, they achieved something new. At the wheel of the #107 BMW Z4 GT3, they became the first team to win two races in the inaugural season of the DNLS powered by VCO. In the VCO Victory Lane interview, the BMW Bank trio discusses the key to success and the strength of the opposition in the series. The three drivers also reveal what makes them so strong and how they rate their chances in the title race.