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The complete motorsport esports schedule

27th Mar '20
By Nathan Quinn
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With the real-world motorsport calendar looking empty in the months ahead and so many of you transferring your attention to esports, we’re compiling a constantly updated list of when and where the top-level simraces are happening.

The Race All-Star Series – including Legends Trophy and All-Star Cup

When: April 4, 17:00 UK Time
Where to watch: Live on the The Race YouTube channel

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About: The Race’s own esports event ramps up massively this weekend. Not only has the All-Star Battle been renamed The Race All-Star Cup – Fully Charged by ROKiT Phones with the addition of a new title sponsor, this weekend’s Legends counter get’s a reversed-grid race! Jenson Button and Rubens Barrichello headline the Legends race, while Billy Monger and Formula 1 juniors from Red Bull and Williams headline the All-Star Cup new entries alongside the big names you’d expect.

Timetable, Saturday April 4

17:00 – Broadcast Live
Legends Trophy Race 1
17:15 – 17:20 Qualifying
17:20 – 17:30 Race
Pro Driver Group Race 2
17:35 – 17:40 Qualifying
17:40 – 17:50 Race
Pro Driver Group Race 3
17:55 – 18:00 Qualifying
18:00 – 18:10 Race
Sim Driver Group Race 4
18:15 – 18:20 Qualifying
18:20 – 18:30 Race
Pro Driver LCQ Race 5
18:35 – 18:40 Qualifying
18:40 – 18:50 Race
Legends Trophy Race 6 (Reverse Grid)
18:55 – 19:05 Race
All-Star Esports Battle Race 7
19:10 – 19:15 Qualifying
19:15 – 19:35 Race
19:35 – 19:45 Driver Interviews/Race Review
19:45 – Broadcast Ends

IndyCar iRacing Challenge – Race 2 – Barber Motorsports Park

When: April 4, 19:30 UK Time
Where to watch: Broadcast on NBC in the US, TBC online

About: The second round of IndyCar’s simracing series plugging the coronavirus gap continues with a host of its real-racing stars, but this week it has also added five-time champion Scott Dixon, Robert Wickens and an NBC TV deal. Round 1 was broadcast on IndyCar’s website, but it is not confirmed if the TV deal affects where the race will be streamed.

NASCAR Pro Invitational Series – Race 3 – Bristol Motor Speedway

When: April 5, 17:00 UK Time
Where to watch: Broadcast on Fox TV in the US, Premier Sports in the UK

About: NASCAR has been well ahead of the esports curve for years, and its Pro Invitational Series has been no different. A host of stars, brilliant TV production and the typical NASCAR drama have made this series a hit. Expect drama and simracers to shine through, creating an unusual order on paper…

Veloce Esports ‘Not The GP Versus’

When: April 5, 18:00 UK Time
Where to watch: Live on Veloce Esports’ YouTube channel

About: The ‘Not The GP’ series continues its F1 2019 based esports competition with guests including racing drivers, YouTubers and famous names from other sports. This time though instead of one or two longer races the format has been changed to a knockout where two drivers go head for a single lap race and the winner gets to advance to the next round. This will culminate with a final where the two fastest drivers race each other to see who is the overall winner.

F1 Virtual Grand Prix – Australia

When: April 5, 20:00 UK Time
Where to watch: Live on the Formula 1 YouTube channel

F1 2019 Game Australia Pic

About: Formula 1’s second official Virtual Grand Prix esports event with a race around Albert Park in place of the real life Vietnam Grand Prix. Five current F1 drivers will be taking part: Charles Leclerc, Lando Norris, Alex Albon, George Russell, Antonio Giovinazzi and Nicholas Latifi. 2009 world champion Jenson Button will also be racing along with a number of special guests from both inside and outside the motorsports world.

Pre-Season WTCR Esports Series Race 1 – Hungaroring

When: April 6, 18:30 UK Time
Where to watch: Live on the FIA WTCR YouTube channel

About: A four race championship run on RaceRoom and featuring several WTCR drivers racing alongside the fastest sim racers. The reigning WTCR drivers’ champion, Norbert Michelisz, will be taking part – he started his own real world racing career off the back of his impressive performances in online racing.

rFactor 2 GT Challenge Series Race 3 – Virginia International Raceway

When: April 6, 19:00 UK time
Where to watch: Live on The Race’s YouTube channel

Gt Pro Series R3 Millan Win

About: The feeder series to the main GT Pro Series, also shown on our YouTube channel. The race features a 30 driver grid with them all in GT3 cars and fighting for a spot in the next season of the GT Pro Series.

rFactor 2 BMW SIM M2 CS Racing Cup – Race 4

When: April 8, 19:00 UK time
Where to watch: Live on the BMW Motorsport YouTube channel

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About: One of two championships being run by BMW, with its other series taking place on iRacing. This one has 30 drivers all driving a BMW M2 CS Racing, with the race winner of each event earning money and a place in the BMW SIM Live event to be held later on this year.

GPVWC Superleague Race 3 – Turkish Grand Prix

When: April 9, 19:00 UK time
Where to watch: Live on the GPVWC YouTube channel

About: A Formula 1 inspired championship run by fans of the sport without any backing from a major motorsport brand. The unique part of this series is each team is run by a team manager who has lots of complicated management systems to handle behind the scenes, including car upgrades that are added by teams as the season progresses.

IndyCar iRacing Challenge Race 3 – Driver’s choice track

When: April 11, TBC UK time
Where to watch: NBC in the US, Sky Sports F1 in the UK

About: Round three of IndyCar’s simracing series plugging the coronavirus gap continues with a host of its real-racing stars, and this week is a track chosen by the drivers. Round 1 was broadcast on IndyCar’s website, but the deal with NBC continues into round three after a successful debut at Barber, where Scott McLaughlin took victory.

NASCAR Pro Invitational Series – Race 4 – Richmond

When: April 12, 17:00 UK Time
Where to watch: Broadcast on Fox TV in the US, Premier Sports in the UK

About: NASCAR has been well ahead of the esports curve for years, and its Pro Invitational Series has been no different. A host of stars, brilliant TV production and the typical NASCAR drama have made this series a hit. Expect drama and simracers to shine through, creating an unusual order on paper…

Formula SimRacing World Championship Round 3 – USA

When: April 12, 18:40 UK Time
Where to watch: Live on the Formula SimRacing YouTube channel

About: A long running, Formula 1 inspired championship that ran its first season in 2001. Held on rFactor 2, this championship has hosted some of the best names in sim racing, including All-Stars Race winner Jernej Simoncic who won the FSR title in 2019. Also McLaren Shadow driver Bono Huis, won the world drivers’ championship every year from 2010 to 2014

rFactor 2 GT Pro Series Race 4 – Imola

When: April 13, 19:00 UK time
Where to watch: Live on The Race’s YouTube channel

Gt Pro Series Round 2 Pic 2

About: The main championship we’re running on rFactor 2, featuring the fastest guys in sim racing and Formula 1 race winner Max Verstappen. It’s a 30 car grid with everyone in a GT3 car of their choosing.

eNASCAR iRacing Series Race 5 – Richmond Raceway

When: April 14, 2:00 UK time
Where to watch: Live on the iRacing YouTube channel

About: The 11th year of the eNASCAR series on iRacing has a $300,000 prize fund and is endorsed by NASCAR itself. Stewart-Haas Racing and NASCAR Cup Series drivers Denny Hamlin, Kyle Larson and William Byron all have their own Esports teams competing for the first time.

IndyCar iRacing Challenge Race 4 – Random draw track

When: April 18, TBC UK time
Where to watch: NBC in the US, Sky Sports F1 in the UK

About: IndyCar’s simracing series plugging the coronavirus gap continues with a host of its real-racing stars, and this week is a track chosen randomly.

NASCAR Pro Invitational Series Race 5 – Talladega

When: April 19, 17:00 UK Time
Where to watch: Broadcast on Fox TV in the US, Premier Sports in the UK

About: NASCAR has been well ahead of the esports curve for years, and its Pro Invitational Series has been no different. A host of stars, brilliant TV production and the typical NASCAR drama have made this series a hit. Expect drama and simracers to shine through, creating an unusual order on paper…

Pre-Season WTCR Esports Series Race 2 – Slovakiaring

When: April 20, 18:30 UK Time
Where to watch: Live on the FIA WTCR YouTube channel

About: A four race championship run on RaceRoom and featuring several WTCR drivers racing alongside the fastest sim racers. The reigning WTCR drivers’ champion, Norbert Michelisz, will be taking part – he started his own real world racing career off the back of his impressive performances in online racing.

rFactor 2 GT Challenge Series Race 4 – Imola

When: April 20, 19:00 UK time
Where to watch: Live on The Race’s YouTube channel

About: The feeder series to the main GT Pro Series, also shown on our YouTube channel. The race features a 30 driver grid with them all in GT3 cars and fighting for a spot in the next season of the GT Pro Series.

GPVWC Superleague Race 4 – Dutch Grand Prix

When: April 23, 19:00 UK time
Where to watch: Live on the GPVWC YouTube channel

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About: A Formula 1 inspired championship run by fans of the sport without any backing from a major motorsport brand. The unique part of this series is each team is run by a team manager who has lots of complicated management systems to handle behind the scenes, including car upgrades that are added by teams as the season progresses.

iRacing 24 Hours of Nurburgring

When: April 25, 13:00 UK time
Where to watch: Live on the iRacing eSports Network YouTube channel

About: iRacing hosts a number of special events every year that often pre-date the real life race it is replicating. Teams of sim racers all band together to tackle endurance races of varying lengths, with this one arguably being the toughest of the lot. Drivers will have to tackle a full day to night cycle in this event.

IndyCar iRacing Challenge Race 5 – Circuit of the Americas

When: April 25, TBC UK time
Where to watch: NBC in the US, Sky Sports F1 in the UK

About: IndyCar’s simracing series plugging the coronavirus gap continues with a host of its real-racing stars, and this week is a track chosen randomly.

NASCAR Pro Invitational Series Race 6 – Dover

When: April 26, 17:00 UK Time
Where to watch: Broadcast on Fox TV in the US, Premier Sports in the UK

About: NASCAR has been well ahead of the esports curve for years, and its Pro Invitational Series has been no different. A host of stars, brilliant TV production and the typical NASCAR drama have made this series a hit. Expect drama and simracers to shine through, creating an unusual order on paper…

Le Mans Esports Pro Teams Championship – Race 5

When: April 25, 20:00 UK time
Where to watch: Live on the Le Mans Esports Series Twitch channel

About: The second running of the Le Mans Esports Series has three routes in which gamers can qualify for the final and their chance to win a slice of the $200,000 prize pot. This is the final race in the Pro Teams championship with only the top six teams qualifying for the Super Final held at Le Mans during the week of the 24 Hours. This time everyone will drive a Porsche GT Team 911 around Spa-Francorchamps.

Formula SimRacing World Championship Round 4 – Portugal

When: April 26, 18:40 UK Time
Where to watch: Live on the Formula SimRacing YouTube channel

About: A long running, Formula 1 inspired championship that ran its first season in 2001. Held on rFactor 2, this championship has hosted some of the best names in sim racing, including All-Stars Race winner Jernej Simoncic who won the FSR title in 2019. Also McLaren Shadow driver Bono Huis, won the World Championship every year from 2010 to 2014.

rFactor 2 GT Pro Series Race 5 – Sebring

When: April 27, 19:00 UK time
Where to watch: Live on The Race’s YouTube channel

Gtpro Series The Race 6

About: The main championship we’re running on rFactor 2, featuring the fastest guys in sim racing and Formula 1 race winner Max Verstappen. It’s a 30 car grid with everyone in a GT3 car of their choosing.

eNASCAR iRacing Series Race 6 – Dover International Speedway

When: April 28, 2:00 UK time
Where to watch: Live on the iRacing YouTube channel

About: The 11th year of the eNASCAR series on iRacing has a $300,000 prize fund and is endorsed by NASCAR itself. Stewart-Haas Racing and NASCAR Cup Series drivers Denny Hamlin, Kyle Larson and William Byron all have their own Esports teams competing for the first time.

IndyCar iRacing Challenge Race 6 – Non-IndyCar circuit

When: May 2, TBC UK time
Where to watch: NBC in the US, Sky Sports F1 in the UK

About: IndyCar’s simracing series plugging the coronavirus gap continues with a host of its real-racing stars, and this week is a track chosen randomly. This is set to be the series finale.

eNASCAR iRacing Series Race 7 – Charlotte

When: May 12, TBC UK time
Where to watch: Live on the iRacing YouTube channel

About: The 11th year of the eNASCAR series on iRacing has a $300,000 prize fund and is endorsed by NASCAR itself. Stewart-Haas Racing and NASCAR Cup Series drivers Denny Hamlin, Kyle Larson and William Byron all have their own Esports teams competing for the first time.

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