RaceRoom, Eurosport Events, the Nürburgring and KW Suspensions are proud to announce a highlight for all gamers, simracers and touring car fans:
May 10th to 12th – ring°arena Nürburgring – 48 simulators – 25.000 € cash prize pool
Become a part of an unforgettable event
A total prize pool of 25.000 € will be handed out, in cash prizes, for the best performing drivers. Prizes will be handed out on the leaderboard as well as in the multiplayer races, and over 80 drivers will drive in the races in four divisions, and recieve prize money. And the best part: You can qualify for the races on-site at the Nürburgring. No pre-selected elite group – Anyone can enter!
On the same weekend, the real FIA WTCR – Oscaro will race at the Nürburgring, so the real WTCR drivers will compete in the competition, too. And of course, on the same weekend, there is the 24 hours race, which drew in over 200.000 spectators last year. You can be sure that a huge crowd will be there and you can enjoy a very special atmosphere. Represent simracing in front of the world, compete against fellow simracers of a similar skill level, and win cash!
The Location – Think BIG
This in not an online race! The ring°arena at the Nürburgring will be the host for the inaugural Esports WTCR event. And we are not messing around. 48 Simulators will be ready and waiting for you. You can come to the arena, and you can be the star of the show when you compete against fellow simracers and the real WTCR drivers.
Just want to watch? No problem, entry is free for specators. Take a seat and enjoy simracing on the highest level, brought to you by a professional commentary and media team. In addition, the races will be streamed live online.
The Cars – say hello to WTCR!
This event is the starting point of a great collaboration of the FIA WTCR – Oscaro and RaceRoom. Therefore, we will race with WTCR cars. As the first car, the Audi RS 3 LMS will be available for all aspiring Esports racers.
Do you want to practice with the WTCR car? You can do it – right now! The first online competition is already open. It is not mandatory to compete there, but we highly recommend it, so that you don’t miss out against the strong opposition. Join the competition here!
This is the exclusive oppurtunity to drive the WTCR cars and to prepare for the event, for only 199 vRP per track. For the final, default setup will be used.
You might wonder, what happened to the WTCC event that was announced last year? It gets replaced by the Esports WTCR Launch Event! It also means that all leaderboard tickets from eSports WTCC will count for the event. The drivers that have won free tickets have been informed via E-Mail in April. If you want to double check, you can also check out the list here.
You can pick up the tickets at the event, Tickets cannot be shared or given away, and you can only use one ticket at a time.
Format and Timetable
The event kicks off with a leaderboard session, that lasts over 2 days, where anyone can enter and set laptimes. The pre-qualifying track will be announced at the event, so that no one can obtain an advantage. Each session costs 10€, unless if you use a free ticket. The best 88 drivers of the leaderboard session will qualify for the final races, split into 4 divisions of 22 drivers each.
Drivers will be sorted into divisions, according to their leaderboard time, by a linear system with no gaps in between. Then, each division will drive 3 races, and in each division, a champion will be crowned. That means that you will compete the whole event against drivers of your skill group.
The provisional timetable can be downloaded here:
Travelling and accomodation
Here you can find a map of the Nürburgring. The ring°arena is marked with the number 05.
The website of the Nürburgring contains all information about the location, parking, different ways of travelling to the location as well as information about camping during the week of the event. Thousands of motorsports fans are celebrating, why are you not joining them?
Do you prefer a hotel? Finding a hotel near the Nürburgring can be tricky in this short amount of time, but RaceRoom provides a free bus shuttle service from Bonn to the Nürburgring, on all 3 days to help you out.