Drivers and teams in the carsales TCR Australia Series will have the opportunity to race in the new TCR Australia SimRacing Series, which kicks off on Thursday, 18 June.
The TCR Australia SimRacing Series will use the Assetto Corsa platform, which offers competitors the option of racing cars from Audi, Hyundai, Honda, Peugeot, Alfa Romeo, Renault, Volkswagen and Cupra.
Following on from the successful ARG eSport Cup (which concluded last week with an endurance race at Bathurst), the TCR Australia SimRacing Series will see the drivers compete in their own make of car, complete with real team livery, in a seven round series – six of which will be on Australian circuits.
Entries will be open to any driver or team that has entered the TCR Australia or TCR New Zealand Series.
Places in the carsales TCR Australia SimRacing Series will be strictly limited to 18 cars, with substantial prizes for the top three in the series including free entry in real world competition. More details will be confirmed shortly.
The online series will start at the Albert Park Grand Prix circuit on Thursday, June 18, followed by races at Mount Panorama, Sydney Motorsport Park, Surfers Paradise, Sandown, Adelaide with the final at the famous Macau street track.
Australian Racing Group CEO Matt Braid said the TCR Australia SimRacing Series will build on the success of the ARG eSports Cup.
“The carsales TCR Australia SimRacing Series is going to be a great way to continue the online racing theme as the world begins to emerge from lockdown,” said Braid.
“The ARG eSport Cup has been a terrific initiative during the period that we have been in lockdown, and now we are able to following this up with an internationally promoted series specifically featuring TCR Australia.”
2020 TCR Australia SimRacing Calendar
Round 1. Albert Park, June 18
Round 2. Mount Panorama, July 2
Round 3. Sydney Motorsport Park, July 16
Round 4. Surfers Paradise, July 30
Round 5. Sandown, August 6
Round 6. Adelaide, August 20
Round 7. Macau, September 3