- VCO INFINITY features 24 races within a single day on iRacing.
- Five different circuits and the same number of cars provide for a host of challenges.
- 40 teams competing with up to five drivers – Virtual Racing School (VRS) involved as the “Official Partner”.
Munich – The Virtual Competition Organisation (VCO) continues to turn new concepts and formats in Esports racing into reality. The latest innovation from the ideas factory is VCO INFINITY. On 7th/8th May 2022 (LIVE on Twitch and YouTube), 40 teams from all around the world will compete in this totally new 24h event on the iRacing simulation platform and join the battle for a total prize money of 5,000 US dollars.
This is how VCO INFINITY works: a total of 24 races, each lasting 45 minutes, will be taking placing from 19:00 (CEST) on 7th May. Five totally different cars will be appearing in the races: the Dallara IR18 IndyCar, the Dallara F3, the McLaren MP4-12C GT3, the Hyundai Elantra N TC and the Dallara P217 LMP2. The five circuits will only be announced on 5th May. The result will be 24 unique combinations of vehicle and circuit, each of which will be used by one driver from each of the 40 teams to battle for points and wins. The teams must pay close attention to the individual strengths and preferences of their driving crews when assigning them to the relevant timeslots. The winning team will be announced after 24 hours and 24 races, at the latest, based on the VCO INFINITY overall standings.
“24 thrilling race starts, 24 finish-line contests, 24 totally new challenges: VCO INFINITY turns the concept of a 24-hour event in Esports racing upside down,” said Florian Haasper, CEO of the VCO. “This format is an experiment that our entire team has been looking forward to for months. The field is outstanding. The most successful iRacing teams out there will be tackling this unusual challenge. Regardless of when the fans tune in during the VCO INFINITY race weekend, they will always be able to see a thrilling opening phase or an exciting finish. And that’s what makes VCO INFINITY special. We are delighted that the Virtual Racing School will be partnering in a VCO event for the first time. The fixed set-ups for our five cars for all races come from VRS.”
Team Redline, the winners of the inaugural Esports Racing World Cup (ERWC) in January 2022, the VRS Coanda Simsport team, as well as R8G Esports and Veloce Esports: many well-known and successful Esports racing teams will be competing at VCO INFINITY, joined by less familiar, emerging teams from the sim community. VCO INFINITY will go green on 7th May at 19:00 (LIVE from 18:45 CEST).
VCO INFINITY overview:
|RACE||CAR||START TIME (CEST)|
|1||Dallara IR18 IndyCar||19:00|
|3||McLaren MP4-12C GT3||21:00|
|4||Hyundai Elantra N TC||22:00|
|5||Dallara P217 LMP2||23:00|
|6||Dallara IR18 IndyCar||00:00|
|8||McLaren MP4-12C GT3||02:00|
|9||Hyundai Elantra N TC||03:00|
|10||Dallara P217 LMP2||04:00|
|11||Dallara IR18 IndyCar||05:00|
|13||McLaren MP4-12C GT3||07:00|
|14||Hyundai Elantra N TC||08:00|
|15||Dallara P217 LMP2||09:00|
|16||Dallara IR18 IndyCar||10:00|
|18||McLaren MP4-12C GT3||12:00|
|19||Hyundai Elantra N TC||13:00|
|20||Dallara P217 LMP2||14:00|
|22||McLaren MP4-12C GT3||16:00|
|23||Hyundai Elantra N TC||17:00|
|24||Dallara P217 LMP2||18:00|
VCO INFINITY team list:
Absolute Motorsport Acelith Simracing, Altus Esports, Apex Racing Team, Arnage Competition, BMS, Brabham Esports, BS+COMPETITION, Burst Esport, Buttler-Pal Motorsport, DCW Racing, eTeam BRIT, Legion of Racers, Moradness eStars, NetRex Grand Prix, Obsidian Racing, Pulsus eSports, Puresims Esports, R8G Esports, Race Clutch, RN Vision STS Simracing Team, Rocket Simsport, RPC eSports, SIMMSA Esports, SimRacing Unlimited, SRC Mivano Corse, T3 Motorsport, Team Fordzilla, Team Redline, TR powered by Geekz Energy, TREQ eSports, TRITON Racing, URANO eSports, Veloce Esports, VRS Coanda Simsport, WAS COOKIN Racing Adventures, Wolf Team Racing, WOR eSports, YAS Heat, YouRaceBR E-Sports, Zennith Esports
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