A total of three races are scheduled in the "IMSA iRacing Pro Series". The championship begins on April 8 at the virtual Sebring International Raceway. After that, it's off to Laguna Seca on April 22. The champions in the LMP2 and GTE classes will then be decided after the finale at Road Atlanta on May 6.
Which drivers are taking part?
Many stars from the WeatherTech Championship, IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge and IMSA Prototype Challenge will be competing in the second edition of the "IMSA iRacing Pro Series". Last year, BMW works driver Bruno Spengler won the title. The live broadcasts will start at 00:30 CET. The Radio Show commentary team around John Hindhaugh will once again give the races a typical, unmistakable character. Among other things, VCO will report on the three events on its social media channels and provide drivers, teams as well as media representatives on its VCO Content Database.
"We are very excited to start this joint pilot project together with IMSA," said Florian Haasper, CEO of VCO. "The Pro Series on iRacing was an absolute highlight in 2020 right at the beginning of the Esports Racing boom. I am convinced that the new edition of the championship will also thrill IMSA fans around the world. After many hours in the simulator, the drivers are definitely much better prepared than last year. It will definitely be exciting."
"IMSA was one of the first motorsports organizations in the world to recognize the appeal and importance of sim racing," said IMSA President John Doonan. "For well over a decade, our fans and many of our top drivers have competed in IMSA-organized series on iRacing. It's been fun to watch the remarkable technical evolution of sim racing over that time, as well as its impressively fast-growing popularity. We're already excited to see what the future holds for this exciting branch of our sport."
IMSA iRacing Pro Series dates.
- April 8, 2021: Sebring International Raceway
- April 22, 2021: WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca
- May 6, 2021: Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta