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VCO VICTORY LANE INTERVIEW: SPENGLER, KASCHUBE AND KOCH ON THEIR VICTORY IN THE H&R 3H RACE

Munich – When Bruno Spengler, Nils Koch and Kay Kaschube took victory in race six of the Digital Nürburgring Endurance Series powered by VCO, they achieved something new. At the wheel of the #107 BMW Z4 GT3, they became the first team to win two races in the inaugural season of the DNLS powered by VCO. In the VCO Victory Lane interview, the BMW Bank trio discusses the key to success and the strength of the opposition in the series. The three drivers also reveal what makes them so strong and how they rate their chances in the title race.

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VCO COMPLETES THE iRACING ‘GRAND SLAM’

Munich – The action continues to come thick and fast in the eventful 2020 Esports racing season. The next highlight on the iRacing platform comes as soon as this weekend with the iRacing 24h Le Mans powered by VCO. Like the 24-hour race at the Nürburgring, the second iRacing Special Event will be presented by Virtual Competition Organisation. The same goes for the endurance races at Spa-Francorchamps and Road Atlanta.

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TEAM BMW BANK CELEBRATES SECOND DNLS WIN OF THE SEASON AT THE H&R 3H RACE

Munich – Bruno Spengler, Nils Koch and Kay Kaschube have recorded their second win of the season in the Digital Nürburgring Endurance Series powered by VCO in the BMW Z4 GT3. In the H&R 3H race, the Team BMW Bank trio came out on top against the two Mercedes of Vodafone Team GetSpeed and MANN‐FILTER Team HTP‐WINWARD, becoming the first crew to chalk up two wins this season. In the CUP2 class, victory went to SimRC Cup2, while the CoRe SimRacing 2 team claimed the win in the SP10 class, which featured the BMW M4 GT4 competing alongside the Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 for the first time. CoRe SimRacing also claimed first place in the SP3T class.

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VCO VICTORY LANE INTERVIEW: PHILIP ELLIS AND JACK SEDGWICK AFTER THEIR VICTORY IN THE MAHLE 3H RACE

Munich – Philip Ellis and Jack Sedgwick claimed their first win of the season in race five of this season’s Digital Nürburgring Endurance Series powered by VCO. That was also the first success for MANN-FILTER Team HTP-WINWARD and the virtual Mercedes AMG GT3. In the VCO Victory Lane Interview, Ellis and Sedgwick look back on the MAHLE 3h Race and reveal the key to their success. They also discuss their title chances in the Digital Nürburgring Endurance Series powered by VCO and the future of Esports racing. Ellis also reveals how his motorsport career began in earnest in Esports racing.

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FIRST WIN OF THE SEASON FOR MERCEDES IN THE DNLS POWERED BY VCO

Munich – Debut at fifth race of the Digital Nürburgring Endurance Series powered by VCO season: The MANN-FILTER Team HTP-WINWARD and drivers Philip Ellis and Jack Sedgewick brought home the first win for the virtual Mercedes AMG GT3 at the Nordschleife in the MAHLE 3h-race. The Williams eSports Team, who initially crossed the finish line in first place with their Audi R8 LMS, were disqualified for breaching the rules. Second and third places went to the two BMW Z4 GT3s of Team BMW Bank and Walkenhorst Motorsport. The wins in the classes CUP2, CUP3 and SP3T went to Ascher Racing, CoRe SimRacing 2 and CoRe SimRacing TCR.

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DIGITAL NÜRBURGRING ENDURANCE SERIES POWERED BY VCO NOW ALSO ON DAZN

Munich – The Digital Nürburgring Endurance Series powered by VCO can be accessed by an even wider audience from now on. The streaming service DAZN will broadcast the upcoming races on the virtual Nürburgring-Nordschleife live. This sees Virtual Competition Organisation (VCO) and the Digital Nürburgring Endurance Series expand their collaboration with DAZN Group.

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SET-UP IS KING – IN ESPORTS AND IN REAL RACING

Munich – A racing driver can only be so good: without a perfectly set-up car, nothing is possible in racing. That not only applies to real motor racing, but also Esports. Virtual Competition Organisation (VCO) brought together experts from both fields: Mitchell deJong and Josh Rogers drive for the VRS Coanda Simsport team and are among the best sim racers in the world. Engineer Stefan Gugger heads the race operations at Audi Sport customer racing. They point out the differences when it comes to finding achieving the perfect set-up for a digital car and a real race car.

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GREEN LIGHT FOR THE VCO ESPORTS STUDIO WITH BEN CONSTANDUROS

Munich – The Virtual Competition Organisation (VCO) is about to kick off a new talk format for Esports racing. Effective immediately, Mondays will see host Ben Constanduros welcome an interesting character for a one-to-one interview. The VCO Esports Studio will be broadcast live from 20:00 (CET) on the VCO Facebook page and YouTube channel. The first guest this evening will be the successful Esports racer Josh Rogers (Coanda Simsport) from Australia.

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JOINING FORCES FOR A GOOD CAUSE: MAHLE RACING TEAM AND VCO DONATE PROTECTIVE MASKS

Munich – United in the fight against coronavirus: The MAHLE RACING TEAM is not only doing battle for points and positions in the Digital Nürburgring Endurance Series powered by VCO, but is also fighting the spread of coronavirus in the real world. As part of the MAHLE Challenge, the team is donating protective masks to the #StayHomeAndSew campaign with support from Virtual Competition Organisation (VCO). The MAHLE RACING TEAM is donating 100 masks for every podium achieved so far at VCO events. VCO is also supporting the initiative, adding a further 100 hand-stitched masks to the total number being donated to social institutions.

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‘Beyond the top split’: interview with amateur Esports racer Andre Dünnbier

Munich – In races presented by Virtual Competition Organisation (VCO), the focus is generally on Esports racing stars like Maximilian Benecke, Alex Arana and Laurin Heinrich or on big-name professional racing drivers. At the same time, however, it is the countless enthusiastic amateurs who breathe life into Esports racing. One such person is hobby racer Andre Dünnbier. He recently competed in the iRacing 24h Nürburgring powered by VCO. Now in his mid-50s, he is not the average age of a gamer. However, his passion for Esports racing is a long and interesting story. In an interview, he tells this story and discusses an encounter with Max Verstappen.

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