Esports WTCR OSCARO Online Championship set for lift-off

Esports WTCR OSCARO Online Championship set for lift-off

13.08.2018: *Seven-event calendar includes legendary Nürburgring Nordschleife and Macau *Time attacks from 15 August, first races at Hungaroring on 26 August *All full-season WTCR OSCARO cars and drivers




*Seven-event calendar includes legendary Nürburgring Nordschleife and Macau

*Time attacks from 15 August, first races at Hungaroring on 26 August

*All full-season WTCR OSCARO cars and drivers available
 



The Esports WTCR OSCARO Online Championship from RaceRoom will feature seven exciting rounds from later this month.
 


A PC-based racing simulation available on Steam, ESPORTS WTCR OSCARO was launched at the Nürburgring in May and will give simracers the chance to compete in the virtual WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup presented by OSCARO.
 


It’s the continuation of a partnership between Eurosport Events – the WTCR OSCARO promoter – RaceRoom and Sector3 Studios, which began in 2013 and culminated in inaugural eSports WTCC Online Championship in 2017.
 


The Esports WTCR OSCARO Online Championship is made up of two elements: seven rounds of time attack from 15 August until 6 November and a Multiplayer Championship.
 


Multiplayer races will be streamed live on the the FIA WTCR OSCARO Facebook and YouTube accounts with graphics and expert commentary. All races will be held on Sunday evenings from 19h00 CET with the first event taking place at a virtual Hungaroring on Sunday 26 August.
 


All cars from full-season entries competing in the WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup presented by OSCARO are available and selected WTCR OSCARO drivers are expected to take part.
 


They include Yann Ehrlacher, a race winner in WTCR OSCARO this season with the Honda-powered ALL-INKL.COM Münnich Motorsport team.



“Esports WTCR OSCARO is a very good thing because it gives people around the people around the world the chance to live something close to what we live,” said the 22-year-old from France. “For sure I will take part because it’s also really good training for racing drivers and we know the level of simracers is very high.”
 


François Ribeiro, Head of Eurosport Events, the WTCR promoter, said:
“We’re really excited the first Esports WTCR OSCARO Online Championship is about to get underway. Our partner, RaceRoom, has been hard at work behind the scenes to prepare all the cars and tracks since our launch event at the Nürburgring in May and the end result is very good indeed.



If we consider two WTCR OSCARO drivers, Norbert Michelisz and Zsolt Szabó, are products of simracing then there’s every chance we could discover the next Michelisz or Szabó during the upcoming seven events. I’m sure the real WTCR OSCARO teams will be watching with interest.”
 


OSCARO, the Official Presenting Partner of the WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup, actively participates in simracing and its involvement in Esports WTCR further underlines that commitment.

 

- Richard Rodgers, photos FIA WTCR

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13.08.2018 / MaP

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