iRacing’s World’s Fastest Gamer Competition Starts Tomorrow
During the summer of 2017, potential McLaren eSports competitors will have to battle each other on a host of different racing games on different platforms. By Autumn, six international finalists will be chosen by an experts panel, and four more finalists will be selected from the qualifying events. The finalists will be heading to the McLaren Technology Centre for the grand finale, where the winner of the competition will be offered nothing less than a one-year contract as an official Formula 1 simulator driver working with engineers at both the team’s UK factory and at Grand Prix circuits across the world.
Tomorrow, iRacing will host the first round of its version of the World’s Fastest Gamer Competition four-week online racing series.
The iRacing qualification series will begin on Tuesday, September 12 and run through October 9, featuring races in the McLaren Honda MP4-30 car at Suzuka International Racing Course, Circuit of the Americas, Autodromo Nazionale di Monza and Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace (Interlagos).
The series will have multiples races each day allowing the iRacing members the opportunity to qualify for an invitation to the finals and the ultimate prize – to be named as a McLaren Formula 1 simulator driver. It’s important to note that the iRacing World’s Fastest Gamer qualification series is open to everyone, including existing iRacing members as well as any new members who sign up now.
The Full Terms and Conditions to enter the competition can be found here.
Promo for potential new users
New iRacing members can purchase a one-year membership plus the car and tracks you need for the TWFG competition for 70% off by using promotional code PR-MCLARENWFG at www.iracing.com/membership. This Promo offer expires September 19, 2017.
Steve Myers, iRacing’s Executive Producer and Executive Vice-President, said: We are excited to able to announce this new avenue for gamers to participate in the World’s Fastest Gamer. We’ve been partners with McLaren for many years now, first with McLaren Electronics, then McLaren Automotive and finally McLaren Racing, so it’s only natural to continue to expand our partnership by including an iRacing element to this competition.
iRacing is known for the calibre of online racers we attract and produce, so we fully expect the iRacing qualifier to represent sim racers all around the world very well.
Zak Brown, Executive Director, McLaren Technology Group, added: I know first-hand just how detailed and realistic iRacing is, having worked with the iRacing team before. We’re anxious to see who will qualify from iRacing, and we know they will produce a top-tier candidate for the World’s Fastest Gamer finals in November.
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