Radical Sportscars launches its first virtual race championship during Covid-19 lockdown
As governments across the world encourage the citizens of their nations to remain at home during the Covid-19 pandemic, racing and track car designer, producer and exporter, Radical Sportscars, has launched its first ever virtual race championship to enable its drivers to compete.
The competition, titled the Radical Cup iRacing Invitational, will begin this Saturday and will be open to all ‘real-world’ Radical drivers from past and present, in the aim of bringing individuals from all over the world together in the virtual race.
Guest invitations have also been extended to Radical’s mechanics, coaches, and loyal supporters. There will be a standardised set-up to ensure an equal chance of winning for all players.
Over 40 drivers are already signed up for the virtual showpiece, with guest drivers including 2003 Champ Car World Series Champion Paul Tracy, who will be competing for Radical Arizona’s Apex Motor Club base. Other confirmed competitors hail from as far afield as Australia, Poland, the Philippines, Mexico and the Caribbean.
The championship will feature virtual versions of iconic racing tracks from across Europe and North America and will run from April 25 until mid-June in a six-round season.
Should interest in competing exceed the platform’s maximum grid capacity of 50 cars, a pre-qualifying league will be created for fans, mechanics, coaches, and others to compete for the last ten places on the grid. Pre-qualifying rounds will be hosted on the Friday before each official race if required.
Races taking place on the iRacing platform will be broadcast all over the world by ApexRacingTV.com, the entity responsible for streaming virtual IndyCar races. Post-race interviews will also be conducted and streamed as part of the coverage of the virtual competition.
More details about the Radical Cup iRacing Invitational may be found here.