Simracing: Title candidate drives in the Munich lounge
The sixth round of the Racing Unleashed Competition starts on Sunday. The pilots of the Racer and Challenger League drive on the virtual circuit of Spa.
D.he championship fight in the Racing Unleashed Competition comes to a head: Alejandro Sanchez (Spain) and Michal Smidl (Czech Republic) are fighting for the title in the Racer League in the best racing series of virtual racing and a real Formula 1 cockpit.
The sixth and thus fourth last run will take place in Spa-Francorchamps on Sunday. This weekend, too, the sim racers will receive prize money of 7,500 euros, which will be distributed among the top 10 of the Racer League.
Motorsport of the day after tomorrow in the battle for hundredths of a second! The managing director: Ex-Sauber team boss Monisha Kaltenborn, who also takes the issues of sustainability and digitization into account in racing. A driving mistake does not end in the wall, but it also decides between victory and defeat.
The sixth round of the Racing Unleashed Competition starts on Sunday.
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The competition is divided into two classes. In the Racer League, full professionals compete against each other without driving aids. In the Challenger League, the fighting is just as hard, but the sim pilots with a different level of difficulty have driving aids available.
The races are held in the so-called racing lounges (including in Cham, Kemptthal, Zurich, Madrid and Munich). The drivers sit in identical state-of-the-art simulators that cost 80,000 euros. In the high-tech cockpits, the sim racers have to master Eau Rouge, La Source and Co. on Sunday. The traditional Belgian circuit at Spa-Francorchamps is also a real challenge in the simulator. Especially since the G-forces of the “Ardennes rollercoaster” are transmitted in a weakened form.
For the first time, the Czech pilots take a seat in the Munich lounge. Michal Smidl could thus achieve the first podium for the still new lounge in Munich’s Motorworld.
The Challenger League is even closer. There even three drivers are fighting for first place in the last four races. Javier Loro is in first place with 78 points. His Spanish compatriots Marcos Valverde (72) and David Cid (64) follow behind.