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Dramatic finale at Spa-Francorchamps – LADA Sport ROSNEFT wins race two of ‘The Sim Grid x VCO World Cup’

Munich – Up until 30 minutes from the finish, Killian Ryan-Meenan, Michael Kundakcioglu, Michael Tauscher and Maciej Malinowski of the SideMax Motorworks – JLO team looked odds-on to win the 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps – race two of this season’s ‘The Sim Grid x VCO World Cup’ on the Assetto Corsa Competizione platform. However, they were then hampered by a technical issue with their internet connection. Egor Ogorodnikov, Grigory Ivanov, Denis Grabovskii and Kirill Antonov from the LADA Sport ROSNEFT team were the main beneficiaries, taking the lead and going on to claim an unexpected victory in their virtual Aston Martin Vantage. Second and third place also went to Unicorns of Love and Racing Line Motorsport, also in Aston Martins.

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BMW Team Redline wins the iRacing 24h Nürburgring powered by VCO

Victory for the favourites at the iRacing 24h Nürburgring powered by VCO, the second of four events that make up the VCO Grand Slam on the iRacing simulation platform. BMW Team Redline came out on top in the ‘Green Hell’, with a top-class line-up of Max Verstappen, Maximilian Benecke and Chris Lulham at the wheel of the virtual BMW M4 GT3.

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VCO Grand Slam visits the ‘Green Hell’: Stage set for the iRacing 24h Nürburgring powered by VCO

Munich – This weekend features one of the highlights of the endurance series on iRacing, the leading simulation platform, the iRacing 24h Nürburgring powered by VCO (from 14:20 on livestream). It is also the second event of this year’s VCO Grand Slam, which kicked off in March with the virtual 12 Hours of Sebring. Some of the best drivers in Esports racing will compete on arguably the toughest circuit in the world, where they will do battle for victory in the GT3, 911 Cup, GT4 and TCR classes. In total, thousands of participants are expected again, in well over 20 simultaneous splits.

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24H SERIES ESPORTS POWERED BY VCO CHAMPIONS CROWNED AT SEASON FINALE

After six thrilling, top-notch endurance races, the first season in the 24H SERIES ESPORTS powered by VCO on iRacing has drawn to a close with the 12-hour race at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit. Double points were up for grabs at the finale, which lasted twice as long as the regular races at Imola, Sebring, Silverstone, Monza and Barcelona. The Biela Racing Team EURONICS came out on top in the title race in the GT3 class. The season was rounded off with a race win for the MSI eSports team. In the 991 category, the title and the class win at Spa-Francorchamps went to Inertia SimRacing EuroRC.com. In the GT4 category, SRC Squadra Corse claimed the title and first place in the race. The SimRC team recorded similar success in the TCR category.

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VCO AND IMSA TO COOPERATE FOR THE IMSA IRACING PRO SERIES PRESENTED BY SIMCRAFT

Munich – VCO goes America: The Virtual Competition Organisation (VCO) will be acting as content provider when the North American IMSA Series returns for a second Esports season on Thursday. A total of three races are scheduled to take place in the IMSA iRacing Pro Series presented by SimCraft. The championship starts on 8th April, at the virtual “Sebring International Raceway”. The next destination is Laguna Seca on 22nd April. The champions in the LMP2 and GTE classes will be confirmed after the finale on 6th May in Road Atlanta.

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DV1 TRITON RACING WINS ‘THE SIM GRID X VCO WORLD CUP’ SEASON-OPENER

Munich – The race is on to claim the prize purse of 20,000 US dollars this season in ‘The Sim Grid x VCO World Cup’. Dominik Blajer, Jakub Charkot and Mateusz Tyszkiewicz from the DV1 TRITON Racing team claimed victory in the opening race on the Assetto Corsa Competizione simulation platform, the 12 Hours of Bathurst. The trio triumphed in the virtual Bentley Continental GT3 against the two Audis from Odox Motorsport and GTWR Racing. A total of 48 teams in cars from ten different manufacturers were competing in the first split.

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FIRST SEASON FINALE IN THE VCO PROSIM SERIES: AYHANCAN GÜVEN SECURES THE PRO DRIVERS’ TITLE

Munich – The first season of the VCO ProSIM SERIES on the simulation platform iRacing has concluded with two spectacular races on the Nürburgring-Nordschleife and the Hockenheimring. Ayhancan Güven had reason to celebrate as he claimed the final real-world Pros’ title that was still up for grabs. Güven’s team-mate Joshua Rogers had already topped the “Championship Race” overall standings for Esports racers. The “Fun Cup” title went to Esports racer Maximilian Benecke. The Virtual Competition Organisation (VCO) distributed total prize money of 50,000 US dollars for the eight race events during the season. Alejandro Sánchez and Muhammad Ibrahim concluded the season by winning the “Championship Race”. Victory in the “Fun Race” went to Robby Foley.

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ERWC I – VCO ORGANISES ESPORTS RACING TOURNAMENT FOR THE BEST TEAMS IN THE WORLD ON THREE PLATFORMS

Munich – Perfectly timed to coincide with the finale of the VCO ProSIM SERIES, the Virtual Competition Organisation (VCO) has announced a new landmark project: the Esports Racing World Cup. ERWC I, the first edition of this completely new team competition, will take place from 21st to 30th January 2022. A total of 30 Esports racing organisations from around the world will be competing on the simulation platforms iRacing, rFactor 2 and Assetto Corsa Competizione (ACC). As is already the case in the VCO ProSIM SERIES, plans include base prize money amounting to 50,000 US dollars. In collaboration with the leading crowdfunding platform Fundrazr, the VCO is also inviting the community to further increase this amount before the tournament commences, thus creating one of the most important Esports racing competitions of all time.

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AHEAD OF THE EVENING’S SEASON FINALE: REVIEW OF A SUCCESSFUL FIRST SEASON IN THE VCO PROSIM SERIES

Munich – Ahead of the concluding races on Wednesday evening (on the livestreamfrom 19:45), the Virtual Competition Organisation (VCO) takes a look back at a successful first season for the VCO ProSIM SERIES on the simulation platform iRacing. The seven events so far have seen more than 90 real-world Pros and over 60 professional Esports racers appear in this new type of team competition. These included the world’s best Esports racers, from Joshua Rogers and Maximilian Benecke to Sebastian Job, as well as stars from real motor racing like Max Verstappen, Romain Grosjean and Rubens Barrichello, DTM champions Bruno Spengler, Martin Tomczyk and Mike Rockenfeller, reigning Formula E champion António Félix da Costa or IndyCar champion Tony Kanaan. The total prize money of 50,000 US dollars was distributed across 107 drivers.

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TEAM REDLINE AND BS+COMPETITION DOMINATE OPENING RACE IN THE VCO GRAND SLAM

Munich – The real IMSA teams were competing against one another in the 12-hour event at Sebring International Raceway just one week ago. On Saturday, more than 2,000 Esports teams from all around the world were in action at the iRacing special event 12h Sebring powered by VCO. They competed in three classes in virtual LMP2, GTE and GT3 cars, in numerous different splits. After 396 laps, overall victory in the ‘top-split’ was secured by Pietari Poikela and Dominik Hofmann from Team Redline. In the GTE class, a thrilling duel, that went almost to the end, saw BMW Team Redline come out on top in the BMW M8 GTE against BS+TURNER. BS+COMPETITION triumphed in the GT3 class after a dominant performance with the new BMW M4 GT3.

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