Creventic is the latest sports car racing series to venture into sim racing, with the Dutch organization announcing that it will host a virtual 12 Hours of Monza race.
Utilizing the iRacing platform, the “celebratory” race, scheduled for May 23, will be open to 24H Series teams and other “competitors across the globe.”
The event will feature the GT3, 991, GT4 and TCR classes with minimum of two drivers and maximum of five required per car.
While championship points will not be awarded, class-winning teams will receive a free set of race tires courtesy of longtime 24H Series partner Hankook Tires, with winning drivers to also be awarded with “bespoke” trophies.
“It’s important for us to give our teams and drivers a fun experience in these uncertain times,” said sporting coordinator Ole Dörlemann. “That’s why Creventic decided to host this special 12-Hour race together with our partner, NEO Endurance.
“Also, every class winning team will be awarded one real set of Hankook slicks that can used during a 24H Series race. So winning this sim race has real world connotations.”
Monza was originally scheduled to open the 24H Series Europe season in March before it was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“We had more than 60 cars confirmed for the event, and we were looking forward to the pre-race parade that would make use of the Autodromo’s historic banking,” Dörlemann said. “That confirmed just how much interest there was in an official Creventic event at Monza.
“It was any easy decision that, whether it was in reality or virtually, our first European race would be at Monza!”
A number of 24H Series competitors have already confirmed their participation, including reigning 24H Series Continents A6/GT3 class champions Car Collection Motorsport, TCR outfit Red Camel-Jordans.nl and Sorg Rennsport, all via the team’s esports outfits.
Reiter Engineering will also be present along with Team ABBA Racing, Jonsson Consulting/eva solo and Raceunion, and TCR SPA 500 class winner Viper Niza Racing.
Teams are asked to submit their liveries to Creventic in advance for approval.
Optional test sessions will occur on May 21-22 ahead of Free Practice and qualifying on May 23. The 12H Monza will start later that day at 12 p.m. CET, with live streaming coverage on Racespot and the 24H SERIES’ official YouTube channel.