Double start to the season.
Double start to the season with the Mercedes-AMG Motorsport DTM Team. While the six Mercedes-AMG Motorsport DTM drivers are currently engaged in the final stages of preparation for the first race weekend of the DTM season in Hockenheim (5-7 May), the eRacers will get their virtual racing season under way on 26 April.
The Mercedes-AMG Motorsport DTM Team are again organising an “eRacing competition” based on Steam’s RaceRoom Racing Experience gaming platform, as they did last year. It’s worth taking part, because the most successful players will get the chance to attend an AMG Driving Academy event organised by Mercedes-AMG at the end of the season.
Format of the Mercedes-AMG Motorsport eRacing competition.
The Mercedes-AMG Motorsport eRacing competition will take place in tandem with the 2017 DTM season. There will be a qualifying competition in the run-up to every race weekend. The 17 best gamers will qualify for the multi-player race which will take place at the same time, 13:00 (CET), on DTM race Sundays. In the multi-player race, the 17 best eRacers from qualifying will compete against a well-known Gentleman Driver representing Mercedes-AMG Motorsport.
The multi-player races will be broadcast as livestream via Facebook and YouTube as well as at Mercedes-AMG Motorsport World of Experience. The top ten drivers from the race will be awarded points according to the DTM classification system. The race format will consist of a fifteen-minute warm-up, followed by a ten-minute qualifying session and a twenty-minute race.
At the end of the championship, the six best eRacers will be invited to the DTM finale in Hockenheim to contest the virtual final round against the six Mercedes-AMG Motorsport DTM drivers. The top three online eRacers will each be given the chance to attend an AMG Driving Academy event.
1st Prize: Three-stage AMG Driving Academy RACETRACK training, including travel to the event and accommodation, with coaching by an AMG brand ambassador and racing driver during one of the practice sessions.
2nd Prize: Two-stage AMG Driving Academy RACETRACK training, including travel and accommodation.
3rd Prize: Single-stage AMG Driving Academy RACETRACK training, including travel and accommodation.
Further information about the Mercedes-AMG Motorsport eRacing competition is available online at: www.mercedes-amg-motorsport.com/eracing