It's finally time to reach for the crown in virtual TCR racing again. Because in its third year, the "CUPRA SimRacing Series" is of course back at the start. Virtual races and pure, real adrenaline are once again at the top of the agenda for 2021.
All details at a glance
The platform: RaceRoom.
Your working machine: The CUPRA Leon Competición, powered by a 2.0 TSI engine with 340 hp. It uses state-of-the-art HP Multi Jet Fusion technology for better aerodynamics at the air intakes. Up to 265 km/h and 410 Nm of torque, with a faster sequential 6-speed transmission and improved weight distribution.
Your mission: Challenge the best SimRacers in the world, compete in ten leaderboards and multiplayer rounds, qualify for one of six divisions per race, win your share of a whopping €10,000 in prize money and secure the title in the third season of the CUPRA SimRacing Series.
The qualification phase for the first lead board will begin shortly, and we will present you with the dates for the adrenaline-pumping events. The rules and regulations for the CUPRA SimRacing Series 2021 can be found here.
Qualify from now on for the first live streamed online multiplayer race at the Hockenheim GP, on May 13th, 2021. The top 144 drivers on this leaderboard will qualify and receive an email invitation on the Monday after the leaderboard closes, which they must accept by the following Wednesday. 56 reserve riders will also be contacted at the same time. 24 drivers will compete per server, and there are 6 servers total in this event.
The race will be held on Thursday evening. Qualifying for servers 2-6 will start at 18:50 (CET), while qualifying for server 1 will start at 20:10 (CET). The race action will consist of two sprint races with a "Top 10 Reverse Grid". The Server 1 races will be streamed live with commentary on the RaceRoom YouTube, Facebook and Twitch channels.
Which tracks will be raced on?
A total of 10 tracks will be raced on. These include absolute classics such as the virtual versions of the Hockenheim Ring and the time-honored Monza circuit:
- 1. Hockenheim - Multiplayer Race on 13.05.
- 2. Silverstone - Multiplayer Race on 27.05.
- 3. Nürburgring Nordschleife - Multiplayer Race on 17.06.
- 4. Motorland Aragon - Multiplayer Race on 15.07.
- 5. Spa Francor-Champs - Multiplayer Race on 05.08.
- 6. Hungaro Ring - Multiplayer Race on 19.08.
- 7. Nürburgring GP - Multiplayer Race on 02.09.
- 8. Monza - Multiplayer Race on 10.09.
- 9. Bilster Berg - Multiplayer Race on 21.10.
- 10. Macau - Multiplayer Race on 11.11.
The CUPRA SimRacing Series will feature two types of races throughout the season. The Sprint Races, which are run twice for 25 minutes, and an "Endurance Race" on the Nürburgring Nordschleife, which is run once for 60 minutes with a mandatory pitstop.
Of course, there are points to be awarded for each race. The higher the ranking, the more points there are. After 10 races, the driver with the most accumulated points in the competition wins.
To get points, the race must be finished. However, penalties can also be called by the supervising stewards. The rules for awarding points can be found in the series rulebook.
What can be won?
There is up to 2,500 euros in prize money for the top ten drivers in the final tableau of the series.
Prize money scale:
- 1. 2500 €
- 2. 2000 €
- 3. 1500 €
- 4. 1250 €
- 5. 875 €
- 6. 625 €
- 7. 500 €
- 8. 375 €
- 9. 250 €
- 10. 125 €
Embark on an unforgettable journey in the CUPRA Leon Competición in RaceRoom at the CUPRA SimRacing Series 2021 – do you have what it takes to become a champion? We're keeping our fingers crossed for all participants!