The third round of the eNASCAR Pro Invitational Series also took place during the week, with one very special guest: the NASCAR Next-Gen race car.
Only a couple of hours after revealing the seventh-generation NASCAR Cup car, which will race in the 2022 Cup Series, the pro drivers were racing them virtually at the Darlington Raceway. Erik Jones took the car’s inaugural win, driving the Richard Petty Motorsports Chevrolet Camaro ZL1. All three of the next-gen cars, with the Ford Mustang and Toyota TRD Camry joining the Camaro, are now available in iRacing for all players too.
One of this summer’s biggest and busiest esports championships is now open for registration. The GT World Challenge Esports Series will see players and teams running 34 races in Assetto Corsa Competizione between May and November, on three continents, to determine Sprint and Endurance champions, along with a unified grand finale to crown an overall champion.
Individual players can register to qualify for the Sprint series in Europe with a one-off entry fee of €10 for each qualifying event or €50 for all ten, and there’s also equivalent series in America and Asia too. There’s 44 spots for each race, though for races 2–10 the top five drivers from the previous race will qualify automatically.
The Endurance series will run for esports teams, and will include an official virtual Total 24 Hours of Spa. There’s a €500 entry fee for each team, and a single qualification session at the start of the season to set the 44-car grid for the entire year.
If you wish to register for the Endurance series in Europe, you have until 16th May, while the Sprint series qualifiers start this week ahead of the first race on 21st May.
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