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eSports WTCC winner Dornieden gets eRace Of Champions chance

eSports WTCC winner Dornieden gets eRace Of Champions chance

10/01/2018 06:00

eSports WTCC winner Alexander Dornieden has been handed a dream opportunity to showcase his talent in both the virtual and real world of motorsport.

Dornieden, from Germany, will take part in the inaugural eRace Of Champions event, created in association with Logitech G, at ROC Riyadh in Saudi Arabia next month.

He will go up against McLaren World’s Fastest Gamer Rudy van Buren, F1 eSports champion Brendon Leigh, Project CARS world champion and his eSports WTCC rival Kevin Leaune, plus iRacing Blancpain GT3 Sprint champion and multiple world record holder in Assetto Corsa and F1 2017, Enzo Bonito.

The five virtual racers will compete both on the new ROC track in racing game Assetto Corsa and in real ROC competition cars on the ROC Factor Skills Challenge Course and the main ROC Parallel Track.

The leading gamer with the best total time in both the virtual and real world contests will be crowned the first eROC Champion and compete alongside van Buren in both the ROC Nations’ Cup as part of Team Simracing All Stars and in the individual Race Of Champions against several star names including David Coulthard, Juan Pablo Montoya, Tom Kristensen, Petter Solberg, Lando Norris, Ryan Hunter-Reay, Josef Newgarden and Helio Castroneves.

ROC Riyadh takes place at the King Fahd International Stadium from 2-3 February.

Tom Coronel and twin brother Tim have finished the gruelling Dakar Rally in South America, reaching the end of the final stage in Córdoba, Argentina, yesterday just outside the top 30.

Tiago Monteiro, a race winner and title contender during the final season of the FIA World Touring Car Championship in 2017, has received Portugal’s Sport Merit Award.

Comtoyou Racing has signed its second FIA World Touring Car Cup contender in as many days with the addition of Aurélien Panis to its WTCR line-up for 2018.

WTCR Q&A: Denis Dupont

18/01/2018 12:00 - 2017

The 25-year-old Belgian will carry the hopes of a nation on his shoulders – and his Comtoyou Racing Audi RS3 LMS – when he contests the inaugural FIA World Touring Car Cup for the RACB National Team. He’s had this to say.

The 25-year-old Belgian will carry the hopes of a nation on his shoulders – and his Comtoyou Racing Audi RS3 LMS – when he contests the inaugural FIA World Touring Car Cup for the RACB National Team. He’s had this to say.

Belgium’s motorsport federation, the RACB, has identified the inaugural FIA World Touring Car Cup as the ultimate international launch pad for its young star driver, Denis Dupont.

The man behind the Honda Civic Type R TCR project hopes several examples of the car will be on the grid when the inaugural FIA World Touring Car Cup begins in Morocco on 7 April.