iOpenerMedia have sent through an interesting press release inviting you sim-racers to race live in a real WTCC race this weekend!
The coming weekend the world of motorsport has a first time ever. On June 20th gamers worldwide, sitting behind their own PC, will be able to race live in the official FIA WTCC race. They will take on the real FIA WTCC drivers, in the real WTCC SEAT Leon TDI on the real track of Zolder (Belgium), in real-time! This event is made possible by using iOpener Enabled technology. After months of preparation and testing of the systems in training and regional races, it is finally going to happen. The iOpener enabled technology will be used for the first time live in an official FIA race. “We are extremely proud that we can offer gamers from all over the globe the option to virtually participate in an official FIA live race. And all that in real-time!” says Andy Lürling, Group President of iOpener.The full press release can be read here, and if you are interested in taking part then visit the official website.
With highly accurate satellite navigation and high-performance software algorithms the real and the virtual are merged. The iOpener Enabled racing game plots the real drivers real-time in the game and allows the gamer to join the live race. “It is a huge kick to experience the new competitors. You not only need to keep an eye on the guys on the track, but you continuously wonder whether someone online is quicker than you”, explained Tom Coronel of the SR Sport team. He adds: “the gamers all have the same SEAT Leon TDI as I have, so it is all down to quality of the driver”.