Audi factory driver Mike Rockenfeller has initiated a virtual racing series under the motto #RaceHome, which will be held on PlayStation 4 with the fully-electric Audi e-tron Vision Gran Turismo.
The series will kick off on Tuesday, April 21 at 8 p.m. CEST (2 p.m. ET) with live streaming coverage on Twitch.
In the weekly race series, fans will able to race against the six Audi DTM drivers: Loïc Duval, Jamie Green, Nico Müller, Robin Frijns, René Rast and Mike Rockenfeller, through a contest via livery designs.
“Since there are no real races happening at the moment, because of the corona crisis, sim racing is experiencing an incredible boom,” Rockenfeller said.
“We are deliberately going our own way: #RaceHome is focusing on sports cars with electric drive and is therefore in line with Audi’s focus topic in the change of mobility. We have decided on a console game because we can reach a particularly large community in this way.”
PlayStation Network members will 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. The jury consists of the six Audi DTM drivers.
#RaceHome is aimed to generate as many donations as possible to be used for charity projects within the motorsports community.
“There are many freelancers in motorsport who have lost their income from one day to the next and are fearing for their own existence,” Rockenfeller added. “That’s why it will be possible to bid for a spot on the grid every week.”