About The Event
RaceSpot TV Are proud to announce a 24 Hour Race taking place on the 2nd and 3rd November 2019 at the iRacing virtual Nurburgring, all in support of Extra Life Day 2019.
Our event will showcase three classes of cars:
- GTE – BMW M8, Ferrari 488, Ford GT GTE.
- Porsche 911 Cup Car
- Audi TCR
We will be using the WEC layout of the Nürburgring for this event, which has played host to several racing events over the years. It’s a track with three very different sectors, from the slow speed Mercedes Benz Arena, to the Schumacher S, then the fast run to the chicane towards the end of the lap. At points, it’s a narrow track, meaning that drivers need to be careful negotiating traffic, and remembering to keep their emotions in check. We’ve chosen the GP layout over the Nordschleife, as we feel that this will create a different style of race, and add excitement to our 24 hour event.
November will be 5 years since RaceSpot hosted the first ever broadcasted iRacing 24 Hour event, that time taking place at Spa. Despite an early issue, we were proud that the event largely went off without a hitch, and we saw Coanda SimSport’s Martin Kronke in particular show one of the most masterful drives we’ve seen in an iRacing Endurance Race. That day, XXX XXX and XXX were our class winners.
5 years on, we’ve chosen to do a 24 hour race to raise money and awareness for Extra Life, a charity which seeks to raise money for the Children’s Miracle Network of Hospitals in North America. The tagline of Extra Life is ‘Play Games, Heal Kids’, and the highlight of their fundraising year is Extra Life Game Day, which this year takes place on the 2nd November. Extra Life day is one of the biggest days of the year for streamers and gamers, and we feel that it is a fitting way to showcase one of Sim Racing’s most exciting products: A 24 Hour endurance race.