Gaming exhibition SimRacing Expo launches two e-sport competitions for the first time

Gaming exhibition SimRacing Expo launches two e-sport competitions for the first time

12.04.2017: The biggest and most important event on the Sim Racing market, the SimRacing EXPO at Nürburgring (Sep 16-19 2017




The biggest and most important event on the Sim Racing market, the SimRacing EXPO at Nürburgring (Sep 16-19 2017), offers four highlights this year
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Along with the already known ADAC SimRacing Tophy for single players, this year will see the advent of the first on-site team competition, the GT500. Also present: the RCCO, with their electric-powered model cars and RC (radio controlled) cars. 



Tires will be squealing on the (virtual) Nürburgring at the SimRacing Expo again, echoing the round of the Blancpain Cup that will be taking place at the same time. GT3 vehicles, both in the virtual game and in reality – will make racers’ hearts beat faster



The most important part of the newly created GT500, set to take place on Sundays, is team spirit. A team consists of two to three drivers. Based on criteria chosen by the event organizers (previous achievements, participation in the SimRacing Expo Trophy, etc.), 20 teams will be set for the on-site competition.



In June, 20 additional teams will have the opportunity to qualify for the GT500 by participating in a qualifying heat based on iRacing software. What makes the GT500 special: participants can decide for themselves if they want to bring their own sim racing equipment to the event at Nürburgring, or if they want to start with the equipment provided on site.




For the single player competition, all starting places are assigned through a so called “hot lap contest”.. You must own iRacing software, operate a GT3 vehicle and have access to Nürburgring circuit in order to participate.



 Chances to qualify online will be available from May 27 to July 2. The fastest lap time before the end of the “hot lap contest” will be entered into the total ranking. The list of rankings will be updated daily and can be viewed at http://www.simracingexpo.de/.



Aside from the two thrilling live competitions, visitors at the exhibition for virtual motorsports and all other kinds of hobbies related to motorsports can get information about the latest sim racing and gaming trends and even try them out on site, all with free entry.



 Last year almost 15,000 visitors showed up, along with the best sim racers in the world. SimRacing 2017, the biggest e-sports event in the world of virtual motorsports, will be held for the fourth year in a row at the legendary Nürburgring.





For more information, rules, and competition schedule, please visit www.simracingexpo.de.

 

 

Lukas Eckenberger-also photos

 

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12.04.2017 / MaP

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