POWER MAXED RAC­ING AS­TRA BTCC

The coun­try might be in lock­down but Covid-19 isn’t go­ing to stop us from go­ing rac­ing! Where there’s a will there’s a way…

Fast Car - - FAST PROJECTS -

It’s been an in­ter­est­ing few months for us, as it has for the whole planet. Ob­vi­ously, with so­cial dis­tanc­ing firmly in ef­fect, mo­tor­sport was go­ing to suf­fer, with the UK’s gov­ern­ing body Mo­tor­sport UK sus­pend­ing all li­cences un­til the end of June. So what would we do in the mean­time? Mil­lions of peo­ple want to watch some proper rac­ing and who are we to stand in their way?

eS­ports has, over the last few months, seen a me­te­oric rise in pop­u­lar­ity. Which is hardly sur­pris­ing, con­sid­er­ing even the world’s most fa­mous driv­ers can’t leave their homes. All you need is a de­cent sim rig… al­though they can cost north of £10k. Ouch.

Be­ing a team with some de­cent stature, in the UK’s big­gest cham­pi­onship, we’ve got some friends in high places, which meant when we were talk­ing about cre­at­ing our own se­ries, we knew we could get some de­cent names in­volved. We’d ac­tu­ally been chat­ting with the guys over at the Vir­tual Rac­ing As­so­ci­a­tion since the end of 2019, so we were in a good place to start. They in­tro­duced us to the good peo­ple at NXTGEN, who are one of the UK’s most fa­mous eS­ports cham­pi­onship or­gan­is­ers. It all started com­ing to­gether, a lot quicker than we thought!

We put the word out amongst the pro­fes­sional rac­ing com­mu­nity and the re­sponse was mas­sive. Within a few days, we had top level driv­ers from not only the UK but all over the world, want­ing to get stuck in. We’re talk­ing Le Mans win­ners, WTCR driv­ers, a Porsche Car­rera Cup Cham­pion and a dou­ble BTCC cham­pion to name but a few. Oh, and a Fast & Fu­ri­ous stunt driver. Which is pretty rad. The PMR iSeries was born.

In fact, we had so much in­ter­est for it that we had to hold a qual­i­fy­ing round. Ap­par­ently, there are hun­dreds of you that want to race against your he­roes. Who knew? Well, just 120 of the fastest rac­ers could en­ter the se­ries, with the top 15 (along with a few who were in­vited by the cham­pi­onship or­gan­is­ers) go­ing into the top “tier” and get­ting the chance to trounce the real life race win­ners.

By the time you read this, we’ll have had our sec­ond race round and, if the first was any­thing to go by, it will have been pretty epic. If you need some en­ter­tain­ment, and it sounds like your kind of thing, you can catch it all LIVE on the PMR Face­book, at 8pm BST ev­ery Wed­nes­day.

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Team Fast Car made an ap­pear­ance…

… well, you didn’t think we’d miss out did you?

Looks just like the real thing

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