Thrustmaster sponsor del iRacing Rallycross World Championship
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Con il comunicato che trovate integralmente qui sotto, iRacing annuncia la Thrustmaster come sponsor principale del suo Rallycross World Championship, che partirà il prossimo 5 Ottobre.
iRacing and Thrustmaster are pleased to announce the 2019 Thrustmaster iRacing Rallycross World Championship, kicking off this October. The nine-race championship will see two dozen of the world’s best iRacers battle for a $25,000 prize pool on some of the top rallycross tracks on iRacing.
“We can’t wait for the start of this year’s Thrustmaster iRacing Rallycross World Championship,” said Tony Gardner, President, iRacing.com. “With the support of Thrustmaster, we’re able to take our prize offering for sim racers to the next level in 2019 with an even larger prize pool. We’re looking forward to seeing who qualifies!”
“iRacing is where the pros spend their time sim racing,” said Tim Gorham, North American Marketing Manager at Thrustmaster. “We have been looking to get involved as a sponsor for a long time now, and based on how exciting the iRacing Rallycross World Championship was last year, we quickly snapped up title sponsorship of the 2019 season. Rallycross is always one of the most exciting genres of sim racing, so we’re stoked to watch the competition fight it out!”
Rallycross made its debut on iRacing in 2018, with the inaugural iRacing Rallycross World Championship kicking off that summer. The unique discipline features Ford Fiesta RS WRCs, Subaru WRX STIs, and Volkswagen Beetles competing on mixed-surface tracks that feature 70-foot jumps and alternate routes called Joker Laps that must be used once per race session. Each event features qualifying, heat races, and last chance qualifiers that set a 10-car grid for a 10-lap main event.
In last year’s World Championship, real-world rallycross champion and X Games gold medalist Mitchell deJong came out on top in the the 11-race season, winning five events and scoring top-10 finishes in four others to score a 10-point championship victory over Joni Heikkinen. Three different countries were represented in the top five places in the championship. This year’s champion will take home $10,000, with prizes for each of the top 10 finishers in the standings.
The 2019 Thrustmaster iRacing Rallycross World Championship calendar is as follows:
- October 5: Atlanta Motor Speedway (long)
- October 12: Daytona International Speedway (short)
- October 19: Sonoma Raceway
- October 26: Lucas Oil Raceway
- November 2: Phoenix International Raceway 2008
- November 9: Iowa Speedway
- November 16: Sonoma Raceway
- November 23: Daytona International Speedway (long)
- November 30: Atlanta Motor Speedway (short)
All races will be streamed live on the iRacing eSports Network on Facebook, Twitch, and YouTube. For more information on Thrustmaster, visit www.thrustmaster.com. For more information on iRacing and for special offers, visit www.iRacing.com.