The lockdown situation around the world has brought all major businesses and events to a halt. Fans of motorsports around the world are growing restless due to the lack of races, courtesy of the Corona Virus. In the midst of this lockdown, Audi factory driver Mike Rockenfeller has initiated a series of virtual races under the motto #RaceHome.
The event will be held on the Playstation 4 and will feature the fully electric Audi e-Tron Vision Gran Tourismo. It is reported that the proceeds from this series will be used for a good cause.
Sim Racing enthusiasts and Audi fans all over the world can compete in this series, which will see participants go head to head against six Audi DTM Drivers –
Loïc Duval, Jamie Green, Nico Müller, Robin Frijns, René Rast and Mike Rockenfeller.
“Since there are no real races happening at the moment, because of the corona crisis, SimRacing is experiencing an incredible boom.
We are deliberately going our own way: #RaceHome is focusing on sports cars with electric drive and is therefore in line with Audi’s focus topic in the change of mobility. We have decided on a console game because we can reach a particularly large community in this way.” said the 2013 DTM champion.
PlayStation Network members have the opportunity to compete against the Audi DTM stars on #RaceHome. They can win a spot on the grid each week by developing and publishing a design for the Audi e-Tron Vision Gran Turismo in conjunction with #AudiTogether and #WeStayHome. The best design will be the one that the drivers feel is the most creative.
#RaceHome wants to generate as many donations as possible to be used for charity projects within the motorsport family.
“There are many freelancers in motorsport who have lost their income from one day to the next and are fearing for their own existence,” says Rockenfeller.
All of the races of the #RaceHome charity racing series can be seen on the free live streaming channel at www.twitch.tv/visionrcco. The first race is on Tuesday, 21 April at 8 p.m.