VCO News

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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VCO GRAND SLAM STARTS ON SATURDAY WITH THE IRACING 12H SEBRING – ANNIVERSARY RACE FOR VCO ESPORTS

Munich – The second season of the VCO Grand Slam on the leading simulation platform iRacing gets going on Saturday (LIVE from 13:30 CET). To kick off this four-part series of ‘Special Events’, the Virtual Competition Organisation presents the iRacing 12h Sebring powered by VCO. One week after the 69th edition of the real 12 Hours of Sebring in the IMSA series, the best Esports racers in the world will meet at the ‘Sebring International Raceway’.

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HAT-TRICK FOR BIELA RACING TEAM EURONICS AT THE 6H BARCELONA IN THE 24H SERIES ESPORTS POWERED BY VCO

Munich – After claiming its third win in a row, Biela Racing Team EURONICS has one hand on the GT3 title in the 24H SERIES ESPORTS powered by VCO on iRacing. Sven-Ole Haase and Lukas Jestädt won the penultimate race of the season, the 6 Hours of Barcelona, at the wheel of the Audi R8 LMS GT3. Biela Racing Team EURONICS had previously also proved unbeatable at events at the Monza and Silverstone circuits. With 108 points to its name, the team now holds a virtually unassailable lead going into the season finale, at which double points are up for grabs. The only opponent still with a mathematical chance is the MAHLE RACING TEAM, which finished runner-up at Barcelona and now trails the championship leaders by 45 points. Third place at Barcelona went to Team 77.

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‘Victory Lane’ interview with Maximilian Benecke, the Fun Cup champion in the VCO ProSIM SERIES.

Munich – With a decisive moment on the final lap, driving on the Watkins Glen circuit, Maximilian Benecke made a spectacular overtaking manoeuvre on the final lap of Wednesday’s Fun Race to pass Sebastian Job, claiming victory in the seventh race of the season and in the overall standings for the category. In the ‘Victory Lane’ interview, he reveals that he had not been thinking about winning the title at all, and that he also had no idea that his success on the iRacing platform would be rewarded with such a great prize: a Simulator Pro unit from SiFaT Performance in the unique VCO design. Benecke also takes the time ahead of the VCO ProSIM SERIES season finale on 31st March to sum up the season – with its highs and lows.

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JOSHUA ROGERS IS ESPORTS RACER CHAMPION IN THE VCO PROSIM SERIES

Munich – Even before the finale of the VCO ProSIM SERIES takes place on 31st March, two title winners have already been confirmed in the championship organised by the Virtual Competition Organisation (VCO) and hosted on iRacing, the leading racing simulation. No-one can catch Joshua Rogers (Coanda Simsport), who tops the standings for Esports racers with 188 points, taking the two scratch results into account. The champion has also been confirmed in the Fun Cup now that seven of eight events have been completed. Maximilian Benecke (Team Redline) can look forward to receiving a ‘Simulator Pro’ unit from SiFaT Performance in the unique VCO Design. The decisive races in the competition for Real-World Pros will take place at the end of March as Ayhancan Güven and Sage Karam battle for the title.

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