VCO News

TURBULENT SCENES IN THE PENULTIMATE CHAMPIONSHIP RACE OF THE SEASON LEAD TO TURMOIL IN THE VCO PROSIM SERIES OVERALL STANDINGS

Munich – The penultimate event of the VCO ProSIM SERIES season has had a massive effect on the overall standings. Victory in a turbulent Championship Race on the ‘Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps’ went to Sage Karam and Mack Bakkum. While all other title favourites were involved in accidents, scoring hardly any points or no points at all, the victorious duo took a great leap up the standings for Esports racers and real-world Pros. Current and former Formula 1 drivers Max Verstappen, Rubens Barrichello and Bruno Senna were all competing in the race. Fan favourite Verstappen was forced to retire from the battle for the lead. Victory for Team Redline driver Maximilian Benecke in the Fun Race helped him secure the title early in the ‘Fun Cup’ overall standings. The season finale in the VCO ProSIM SERIES takes place on 31st March.

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BARRICHELLO, SENNA, VERSTAPPEN AND MANY MORE STARS AT THE PENULTIMATE EVENT IN THE VCO PROSIM SERIES – TITLE RACE INTENSIFIES IN ALL CLASSES

Munich – Six races have been completed out of a total of eight in the debut season for the VCO ProSIM SERIES – but the thrilling title races in all three competitions (Esports Racer, Real-World Pros and Fun Race) have lost none of their intensity. Rubens Barrichello, Bruno Senna and Max Verstappen will also appear on the virtual racetrack from 20:00 CET (LIVE on YouTube). Well-known drivers Ferdinand von Habsburg (alongside YouTuber Jimmy Broadbent), Dries Vanthoor, Sergio Sette Camara and many more will also be involved in the event that takes place on the leading sim platform iRacing. Talented young F2 driver David Beckmann will be making his first appearance. The 20-year-old Real-World Pro is driving for the SiFaT Performance team.

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VCO SECURES THE SERVICES OF VIRTUAL TEST DRIVER: PHOENIX MCEWAN INTRODUCES CIRCUITS IN THE VCO PROSIM SERIES

Munich – The Virtual Competition Organisation (VCO) is once again blazing a new trail with a literal interpretation of the term ‘virtual’ in its name. Phoenix McEwan will be the first virtual racing driver to appear for the VCO in a range of areas. McEwan will be the test driver before each event in the VCO ProSIM Series, with onboard videos introducing the two potential Championship Race circuits that fans can vote for. On Wednesday, these will be the circuits at Spa-Francorchamps and Road Atlanta. McEwan has been active in motor racing for some years and has built up a large fanbase on his social media channels.

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TEAM AUSTRALIA WINS SPECTACULAR FIRST PRO EDITION OF THE VCO CUP OF NATIONS

Munich – For the second time since its premiere last year, the VCO Cup of Nations on the iRacing sim platform produced exciting virtual racing. After the competition’s debut in 2020, which featured professional Esports racers, this year saw eleven national teams consisting of real-world pros go head-to-head. After six races at various tracks and in completely different cars, Team Australia took victory with professional racers Matt Campbell, Nick Foster and Bart Horsten.

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FROM BARRICHELLO TO ENG: TOP DRIVERS FROM THE REAL WORLD REPRESENTING THEIR COUNTRIES IN THE VCO CUP OF NATIONS PRO

Munich – The Esports racing season only started recently but fans will not have to wait long for the next highlight: Together with Williams Esports and RaceSpot TV, the Virtual Competition Organisation (VCO) is presenting the pro edition of the VCO Cup of Nations. The debut appearance of this unique Esports racing tournament thrilled fans on the iRacing simulation platform last year. Back in 2020, only Esports racers took part, but this time it will be the drivers from the real world of motor racing on the grid.

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NEW EDITION OF THE VCO GRAND SLAM ON IRACING IN THE 2021 SEASON – PREMIERE FOR THE VCO PHOTO ARCHIVE

In 2021, VCO and iRacing will be cooperating on four Special Events as part of the VCO Grand Slam. 12h Sebring, 24h Nürburgring, Petit Le Mans and 10h Suzuka will be powered by the VCO. “Radio Le Mans” will be back on the virtual endurance circuit with VCO. VCO introduces a new photo archive: the […]

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SECOND SUCCESSIVE WIN: BIELA RACING TEAM EURONICS WINS 6H MONZA IN 24H SERIES ESPORTS POWERED BY VCO

Munich – Biela Racing Team EURONICS remains in the victory lane in the 24H SERIES ESPORTS powered by VCO on iRacing. About a month after winning the 6 Hours of Silverstone, the team in the virtual #45 Audi R8 LMS GT3 also won the fourth race of the season, the 6 Hours of Monza. Stefan Hofbauer and Sven-Ole Haase prevailed against MSI eSports and Williams Esports after 197 laps. In the GT4 class, Team SRC Squadra Corse celebrated its fourth win in four races. In the TCR category, SimRC was defeated for the first time this season, coming third behind HM Engineering and Team Heusinkveld. In the Porsche class it was Aurys Racing Team who triumphed.

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SEBASTIAN JOB AND PHILIPP ENG CELEBRATE FIRST WIN OF THE SEASON IN THE VCO PROSIM SERIES

Munich – The sixth of eight races in the VCO ProSIM SERIES season is over – and the battle for the title in the individual standings is entering the critical stage. Having previously claimed two wins in a row, this time Joshua Rogers and Ayhancan Güven secured second place in the Championship Race on the Nürburgring Grand Prix circuit, defending their overall leads in the standings for the Esports racers and the real-world Pros. Meanwhile, Sebastian Job and Philipp Eng celebrated their first win of the season after a thrilling duel with Rogers and Güven. In the Fun Race on the ‘Sebring International Raceway’, victory went to Laurin Heinrich.

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A NEW MISSION: VCO AND THE SIM GRID PRESENT THE ‘WORLD CUP’ ON ASSETTO CORSA COMPETIZIONE

Munich – Virtual Competition Organisation (VCO) is expanding its involvement in Esports racing and will feature prominently on Assetto Corsa Competizione platform in the future. ‘The Sim Grid x VCO World Cup’ comprises five races between April and October, with a prize purse of 20,000 US dollars. The championship is organised by The Sim Grid, with title partner VCO primarily offering support with communication and content creation for the GT series.

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ROGERS/GÜVEN CONTINUE TO REIGN SUPREME IN THE FIFTH ‘CHAMPIONSHIP RACE’ OF THE VCO PROSIM SERIES

Munich – Joshua Rogers and Ayhancan Güven are on a roll. At the fifth event of the VCO ProSIM SERIES season, the duo celebrated a second consecutive ‘Championship Race’ win, their third of the season overall. At the virtual Snetterton circuit, the full points haul saw Rogers move into the lead in the overall standings for Esports racers. Güven is now tied on points with Laurin Heinrich at the top of the standings for real-world Pros. Simone Maria Marcenò and Phil Denes were in the lead for almost the entire race. However, a spin by Marcenò saw them finish second. Victory in the ‘Fun Race’ on the ‘Tsukuba Circuit’ went to Sebastian Job.

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