TCR Europe Simracing: il via oggi da SPA con 25 piloti reali [2 Maggio ore 19]
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Si accenderanno oggi alle ore 19 italiane i motori del campionato TCR Europe Simracing, che si preannuncia essere un grande spettacolo anche nella sua veste virtuale, con le vetture ufficiali del TCR Series riprodotte con il massimo livello di simulazione all'interno del software Assetto Corsa.
In collaborazione con DrivingItalia.NET, la diretta di oggi è affidata alla regia di Alessandro Fior di Grand Prix TV, con la telecronaca di Ben Constanduros, commentatore ufficiale della serie TCR reale.
Saranno ben 25 i piloti reali in pista, fra i quali gli italiani Gianni Morbidelli e Kevin Ceccon, il campione europeo TCR 2018 Mikel Azcona, Niels Langeveld, Julien Brichè, Tom Coronel e molti altri. Appuntamento alle ore 19 CET sui canali ufficiali TCR Series (qui sotto Youtube).
The TCR Europe SIM Racing, the first-ever TCR-sanctioned virtual series reserved for real drivers will kick off Saturday with a grid of twenty-five cars.
On the digital circuit of Spa-Francorchamps most of the TCR Europe Series regulars will face guest top-drivers from other TCR series, such as the 2018 European champion Mikel Azcona, Niels Langeveld and Kevin Ceccon.
All drivers, from home, will be steering digital cars in their actual liveries and representing eight different brands, while the new CUPRA Leon Competitición TCR will be available from one of the next events.
The format of the series will see competitors sitting in the simulator for a twenty-minute Qualifying session and two back-to-back races of 8 laps each. The grid of the second race will be based on the final results of Race 1 with the top 12 in reversed order.
All action will be streamed live Saturday, May 2, from 19:00 (CET) on TCR TV, TCR Facebook page, TCR Europe Facebook page, TCR Youtube channel, and delayed on TCR Twitch channel.
The scoring system will follow that of the real championship, awarding points to the top ten in the Qualifying (from 10 to 1) and the top fifteen in each race (from 40 to 1).
After Spa, the series will race at Red Bull Ring (May 13), Hungaroring (May 27), Le Castellet (June 10), Zolder (June 24), Monza (July 8 ) and Barcelona (July 22).
The series is realized by TCR Euro Series Ltd. in partnership with DrivingItalia.NET.
TCR Europe SIM Racing – entry list
7 - Aurélien Comte (FRA), DG Sport Compétition, Peugeot 308 TCR
8 - Nicolas Baert (BEL), Comtoyou Racing, Audi RS 3 LMS
10 - Viktor Davidovski (MKD), PSS Racing Team, Honda Civic Type R FK7 TCR
14 - Niels Langeveld (NED), Comtoyou Racing, Audi RS 3 LMS
16 - Gilles Magnus (BEL), Comtoyou Racing, Audi RS 3 LMS
17 - Martin Ryba (SVK), Brutal Fish Racing Team, Honda Civic Type R FK7 TCR
19 - Andreas Bäckman (SWE), Target Competition, Hyundai i30 N TCR
20 - Teddy Clairet (FRA), Team Clairet Sport, Peugeot 308 TCR
21 - Jimmy Clairet (FRA), Team Clairet Sport, Peugeot 308 TCR
23 - Tamás Tenke (HUN), Tenke Motorsport, CUPRA TCR
24 - Julien Briché (FRA), JSB Compétition, Peugeot 308 TCR
26 - Jessica Bäckman (SWE), Target Competition, Hyundai i30 N TCR
31 - Tom Coronel (NED), Tom Coronel EatMyDust, Honda Civic Type R FK7 TCR
33 - José Manuel Sapag (ARG), Target Competition, Hyundai i30 N TCR
38 - Lewis Kent (GBR), Essex & Kent Motorsport, Hyundai i30 N TCR
45 - Gianni Morbidelli (ITA), WestCoast Racing, Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR
55 - Bence Boldizs (HUN), Zengő Motorsport, CUPRA TCR
62 - Jack Young (GBR), Vuković Motorsport, Renault Mégane RS TCR
65 - Kevin Ceccon (ITA), Romeo Ferraris, Alfa Romeo Giulietta Veloce
70 - Mat’o Homola (SVK), BRC Racing Team, Hyundai i30 N TCR
77 - Andrej Studenić (SVK), Brutal Fish Racing Team, Honda Civic Type R FK7 TCR
81 - Stéphane Ventaja (FRA), Team Clairet Sport, Peugeot 308 TCR
96 - Abdulla Ali Al-Khelaifi (QAT), QMMF Racing, CUPRA TCR
99 - Dániel Nagy (HUN), BRC Racing Team, Hyundai i30 N TCR
996 - Mikel Azcona (ESP), PCR Sport, CUPRA TCR
The TCR Europe SIM Racing series will award free tyres that will be used during the real 2020 TCR Europe Series.
At the end of each TCR Europe SIM Racing event the driver who has scored the highest number of points will receive two free Yokohama tyres that will be part of the maximum allocation of tyres that can be used in the real 2020 TCR Europe Series.
The best scorer of SIM Racing’s event 1 will use his tyres in the TCR Europe Series’ event 1, and so on, until the best scorers of SIM Racing’s events 6 and 7 will both use their tyres in the TCR Europe Series’ event 6.
Should the driver who has scored the highest number of points in a SIM Racing event not compete in the real 2020 TCR Europe Series, the two free tyres will be awarded to the best classified amongst the actual competitors of the 2020 TCR Europe Series.
Series promoter Paulo Ferreira explained: “We had this idea of linking the results of the SIM Racing series to those of the actual championship to give more spice to the project. We submitted to the teams two or three different options that would have had a limited impact on the Qualifying results or the starting grid. However, they were all rejected and the teams unanimously preferred to have two free tyres amongst those that can be used during one event. We understood and accepted their position.”