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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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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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