VCO VICTORY LANE INTERVIEW: THE WINNERS OF THE iRACING 24H SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS

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.

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VRS COANDA SIMSPORT WINS THE IRACING 24H SPA POWERED BY VCO

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.

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EAU ROUGE VIRTUAL: VCO PRESENTS THE iRACING 24H SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS

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.

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VCO VICTORY LANE INTERVIEW: SPENGLER, KASCHUBE AND KOCH ON THEIR VICTORY IN THE H&R 3H RACE

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.

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VCO COMPLETES THE iRACING ‘GRAND SLAM’

Munich – The action continues to come thick and fast in the eventful 2020 Esports racing season. The next highlight on the iRacing platform comes as soon as this weekend with the iRacing 24h Le Mans powered by VCO. Like the 24-hour race at the Nürburgring, the second iRacing Special Event will be presented by Virtual Competition Organisation. The same goes for the endurance races at Spa-Francorchamps and Road Atlanta.

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TEAM BMW BANK CELEBRATES SECOND DNLS WIN OF THE SEASON AT THE H&R 3H RACE

Munich – Bruno Spengler, Nils Koch and Kay Kaschube have recorded their second win of the season in the Digital Nürburgring Endurance Series powered by VCO in the BMW Z4 GT3. In the H&R 3H race, the Team BMW Bank trio came out on top against the two Mercedes of Vodafone Team GetSpeed and MANN‐FILTER Team HTP‐WINWARD, becoming the first crew to chalk up two wins this season. In the CUP2 class, victory went to SimRC Cup2, while the CoRe SimRacing 2 team claimed the win in the SP10 class, which featured the BMW M4 GT4 competing alongside the Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 for the first time. CoRe SimRacing also claimed first place in the SP3T class.

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VCO VICTORY LANE INTERVIEW: PHILIP ELLIS AND JACK SEDGWICK AFTER THEIR VICTORY IN THE MAHLE 3H RACE

Munich – Philip Ellis and Jack Sedgwick claimed their first win of the season in race five of this season’s Digital Nürburgring Endurance Series powered by VCO. That was also the first success for MANN-FILTER Team HTP-WINWARD and the virtual Mercedes AMG GT3. In the VCO Victory Lane Interview, Ellis and Sedgwick look back on the MAHLE 3h Race and reveal the key to their success. They also discuss their title chances in the Digital Nürburgring Endurance Series powered by VCO and the future of Esports racing. Ellis also reveals how his motorsport career began in earnest in Esports racing.

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FIRST WIN OF THE SEASON FOR MERCEDES IN THE DNLS POWERED BY VCO

Munich – Debut at fifth race of the Digital Nürburgring Endurance Series powered by VCO season: The MANN-FILTER Team HTP-WINWARD and drivers Philip Ellis and Jack Sedgewick brought home the first win for the virtual Mercedes AMG GT3 at the Nordschleife in the MAHLE 3h-race. The Williams eSports Team, who initially crossed the finish line in first place with their Audi R8 LMS, were disqualified for breaching the rules. Second and third places went to the two BMW Z4 GT3s of Team BMW Bank and Walkenhorst Motorsport. The wins in the classes CUP2, CUP3 and SP3T went to Ascher Racing, CoRe SimRacing 2 and CoRe SimRacing TCR.

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DIGITAL NÜRBURGRING ENDURANCE SERIES POWERED BY VCO NOW ALSO ON DAZN

Munich – The Digital Nürburgring Endurance Series powered by VCO can be accessed by an even wider audience from now on. The streaming service DAZN will broadcast the upcoming races on the virtual Nürburgring-Nordschleife live. This sees Virtual Competition Organisation (VCO) and the Digital Nürburgring Endurance Series expand their collaboration with DAZN Group.

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SET-UP IS KING – IN ESPORTS AND IN REAL RACING

Munich – A racing driver can only be so good: without a perfectly set-up car, nothing is possible in racing. That not only applies to real motor racing, but also Esports. Virtual Competition Organisation (VCO) brought together experts from both fields: Mitchell deJong and Josh Rogers drive for the VRS Coanda Simsport team and are among the best sim racers in the world. Engineer Stefan Gugger heads the race operations at Audi Sport customer racing. They point out the differences when it comes to finding achieving the perfect set-up for a digital car and a real race car.

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