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40 PROS, 40 ESPORTS RACERS, 1 GOAL: THE VCO PROSIM SERIES PROMISES PLENTY OF ACTION THIS WINTER

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.

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TEAM HEUSINKVELD CELEBRATES FIRST WIN IN GREEN HELL

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.

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TEAM GERMANY WINS INAUGURAL VCO CUP OF NATIONS

Munich – The winners of the ‘VCO Cup of Nations for UNICEF, presented by Acronis’ come from Germany. In a finale that provided excitement up to the final lap, Maximilian Benecke, Jonas Wallmeier, Alexander Thiebe and Patrik Holzmann prevailed against teams from France and Italy. The quartet completed four final races with 498 points, just six ahead of the French team. Benecke, Wallmeier, Thiebe and Holzmann receive £4,000 in prize money. The French team in second place split £2,000, while the Italians in third place will take home £1,000. Donations for UNICEF were also collected over the course of the two tournament days. On the VCO Vimeo account, you will find ready-to-use video footage from the final day. Just click here: ‪v-c-o.info/CoNFootage.

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16 BECOME 10: DECISION TIME AT THE VCO CUP OF NATIONS ON SUNDAY

Munich – The ‘VCO Cup of Nations for UNICEF, presented by Arconis’ delivered the expected thrills – and action aplenty – on Saturday. During three preliminary races and a ‘last chance’ qualifying race, 64 drivers from 16 nations battled for the ten final-day starting places up for grabs. The pairings for the knockout round promise to deliver top-class Esports racing from 18:00 on Sunday as the drivers strive to claim the £7,500 prize money for the top three nations. On the VCO Vimeo account, you will find ready-to-use video footage from Saturday. Just click here: https://v-c-o.info/CoNFootageSaturday.

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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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THRILLING OPENING PHASE AT THE iRACING 24 HOURS OF SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS POWERED BY VCO

Munich – Thrilling and incident-packed Esports racing was on offer during the opening hours of the iRacing 24h Spa-Francorchamps powered by VCO. In the top split, Joshua Rogers, Joni Takanen and Mack Bakkum of the VRS Coanda Simsport team are in the lead after the first four hours having been at the front consistently since starting from pole position. However, the Redline Blue team of Maximilian Benecke, Christopher Dambietz and Jonas Wallmeier was hot on their heels as night fell.

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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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ESPORTS TEAM GETS INVOLVED IN REAL-WORLD RACING: VCO IS NEW PARTNER OF BUTTLER-PAL MOTORSPORT

Munich – Esports racing or ‘real-world’ motorsport? Virtual Competition Organisation (VCO) and its new partner Buttler-Pal Motorsport have a very clear answer: both! As a pure sim team, team principal René Buttler and his crew are eager to cause a stir in the Rundstrecken Challenge Nürburgring (RCN) in 2020. Well-known sim stars like Jimmy Broadbent and Dave Gaming are fulfilling their dream of racing at the legendary Nordschleife in the real world with the Buttler-Pal Motorsport team.

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