INGOLSTADT (Germany): Driver in the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters race series Mike Rockenfeller for the Audi factory team has initiated a virtual racing series under the motto #RaceHome.
The race will be held on the PlayStation 4 (PS4) with the fully-electric Audi e-tron Vision Gran Turismo on April 21 at 2.00am (Malaysia time) and the proceeds will be used for a good cause.
Once a week, fans of the Audi brand and SimRacing professionals will be competing against the six Audi DTM drivers of 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 (Covid-19), SimRacing is experiencing an incredible boom,” said the 2013 DTM champion.
He added that #RaceHome focusses on electric sports cars and is in line with Audi’s focus in the change of mobility and the console game is able to reach a particularly large community.
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 most creative design will win and will be judged by a jury of the six aforementioned Audi DTM drivers.
#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,” said Rockenfeller.
That’s why it will be possible to bid for a spot on the grid every week.
All of the races of the #RaceHome charity racing series can be seen on free live streaming channel www.twitch.tv/visionrcco.