• Just over a month since his accident at the Formula 1 race in Bahrain, Romain Grosjean is making a return to the (virtual) cockpit.
  • Grosjean: “I am very happy to be back racing.”
  • The complete VCO ProSIM SERIES evening with ‘Fun Race’ and ‘Championship Race’ is LIVE on YouTube from 20:00.

Munich – 2021 is just one day old – and we already have the first Esports racing highlight in the VCO ProSIM SERIES. At the fourth event of the race series organised by Virtual Competition Organisation (VCO), it is the professionals from the real world of motorsport who are starting things off. The ‘Championship Race’ will feature two-driver teams consisting of Esports racers and real-world Pros battling for victory. Prize money totalling 50,000 US dollars will be on offer in the VCO ProSIM SERIES. The VCO community is especially looking forward to the return of Romain Grosjean.

After his serious accident at the end of November during the Formula 1 race in Bahrain, Grosjean – who drives for and owns the R8G Esports team – will be returning to the controls of his simulator. “I am very happy to be back racing,” said the 179-time Formula 1 driver. “I’m not 100 percent yet but I’m committed to taking the VCO ProSIM SERIES seriously and want to be there to represent R8G.”

In the VCO track vote, which started at 10:00 on 1st January, fans can once again vote for their favourite circuit for the ‘Championship Race’. This time, they can choose between Okayama, Austin, Brands Hatch and Interlagos. The vote will decide which circuit Grosjean and his challengers will compete on at the fourth of eight ‘Championship Races’. Voting remains open until 17:45 (CET) on Saturday. In total, more than 77,000 ballots were cast in the three previous track votes.

Useful links:

VCO ProSIM SERIES – Round 4 – Live on YouTube

VCO ProSIM SERIES Photo and video database (for editorial use)

VCO ProSIM SERIES Results & documents

VCO ProSIM SERIES Live timing

VCO Esports Paddock – Discord Server (incl. Media Center)

VCO ProSIM SERIES schedule, Round 4 (all times CET)
20:00             Start of live broadcast
20:05-20:15   Fun Race – Qualifying
20:20-20:40   Fun Race
20:50-21:00   Championship Race – Qualifying
21:10-21:50   Championship Race
22:00             End of live broadcast

Note to editors: Would you like to create your own photo and video material for the VCO ProSIM SERIES as a “spectator” on iRacing? Then please send us an e-mail. A limited number of virtual media accreditations are available for each event.

VCO ProSIM SERIES Race Calendar:
18 November, 25 November, 16 December, 2 January, 20 January, 10 February, 3 March, 31 March (changes possible)

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