BRP-Rotax goes eSports.
During this COVID-19 situation, where we all have to stay safe at home, we are pleased to announce a special race for our worldwide Rotax family, as well as everyone else interested to participate, to compete against each other online in the Rotax SIM RACING Challenge.
The first Rotax SIMRACING Challenge was held from April, 27th to May, 3rd 2020.
Stay tuned for more information on future SIM Racing Challenges. We will inform you in time via our Social Media Channels or our Newsletter if there will be another SIM Racing Challenge.
Why SIM RACING
Although many professionals in Motorsport continue to enjoy driving karts when they have time, it’s a well-known fact that many use karting as a way to keep them race-fit too. In a similar way that karting has really become the foundation at grassroots level that ultimately prepares youngsters for a future racing career, Sim Racing is the online racing alternative that provides immense value as a training tool.
At this time, when it is not possible to be out on track, drivers can still immerse themselves in a virtual eSport game that lets them experience that feeling of real racing against many other competitors, as they stay focused on improving their skills for their return to the circuit soon.
Consider also that F1 hotshots who were Rotax champions when they were growing up racing karts – like Max Verstappen, Lando Norris, George Russell, Nicholas Latifi and many others, are now honing their own skills from home as they keep themselves active on track with eSport racing.
Another karter, Rudy van Buren became the first ever McLaren F1 “World’s Fastest Gamer” eSports champion, where his amazing talent enabled him to achieve his F1 dream as a simulator development driver. This year, he continues this role with the Mahindra Racing Formula E Team, yet every week you can follow him online competing in eSport sim racing.
BRP-Rotax is entering a new level of eTechnology with the new Rotax SIM RACING Challenge. Rotax has already set the pace in the real world of eKarting for the past two seasons and when the racing begins again this year, the new Project E20 will undoubtedly boost electric karting. To be in with a chance to live the eKarting experience at the RMCGF 2020 in Bahrain, secure your place now in our online eSport formula Rotax SIM RACING Challenge!
We’re bringing our Rotax family together in the race against COVID-19.
Who is iRacing
iRacing is one of the leading simulation race platforms on the market. The company behind iRacing already made a name for itself with "Grand Prix Legends" and has been writing the software for simulation training for several Formula1 teams. 10 years ago, the company started the platform iRacing, which is not only a simulation, but it gives the feeling of being part of a real race. iRacing is a PC racing game used by professionals and casual gamers alike.
All you need to race is a computer, driving wheel or controller and internet connection. Find more info at www.iRacing.com to sign up for unlimited racing 24/7 and join a global racing community of thousands, as you prepare for the Rotax SIM RACING Challenge on iRacing.
What do you need to take part
- PC System: https://www.iracing.com/membership/system-requirements
- Steering Wheel and Pedals (it is not possible with mouse or joypad)
Thrustmaster TMX Force Feedback
- Register at https://www.rotax-kart.com/de/Max-Challenge/SIMRACING/REGISTRATION
- Get your iRacing Account: www.iracing.com
First register on our website as we have a special promo package on iracing.com including the right car (you save 13,- EUR)