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 Virtual Competition Organization (VCO) will work together with Studio 397 and the sim racing platform rFactor 2, becoming the new title partner of the ‘rFactor 2 GT Pro Series powered by VCO’. Six racing events in this popular Esports racing series are on the programme between mid-October and the end of December 2020. The related GT Challenge Series will also be “powered by VCO” for Season 2.
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 – Virtual Competition Organisation (VCO) will cooperate with Dutch race organiser Creventic BV in the future. Together, the two partners will present the 24H SERIES ESPORTS powered by VCO. Between October 2020 and April 2021, six race events are scheduled in the series, which made its debut this year and arose from the renowned NEO Endurance Series.
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 – Virtual Competition Organisation (VCO) is taking its involvement in Esports racing up a gear, launching the company’s first racing series: the VCO ProSIM SERIES. The maiden season of this innovative championship on the iRacing platform will be held between November 2020 and February 2021. Well-known professionals from real motorsport – including Formula E champion António Félix da Costa, Rubens Barrichello and Timo Glock – will each form a team with one rapid Esports racer. Together, they will compete for a total prize purse of 50,000 US dollars over the course of eight events.
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.