Michelin Malaysia recently kicked off its first-ever Michelin Virtual Racing Series 2021, an e-Racing competition that runs across June and July, with time trial submissions beginning today until 27th June.
Top-94 participants with the fastest times will go through time trial Verification Sessions, then race head-to-head in Tournament Rounds, and ultimately, have the chance to win exciting prizes with a total worth of RM70,000, including new Michelin passenger car tyres and exclusive Michelin merchandise.
The Michelin Virtual Racing Series 2021 is Michelin’s first major endeavor into the local e-sports industry, as it celebrates all-inclusive mobility in the brand’s latest direction – Motion for Life.
Now open to public for time trial submissions, the Michelin Virtual Racing Series 2021 will be hosted exclusively on Gran Turismo Sport, and is an official e-Racing sanctioned event under the Motorsports Association of Malaysia (MAM).
FIA Certified Gran Turismo Championships
As official partner of competitions such as the FIA Certified Gran Turismo Championships, the MotoGP eSport Championship and many others, MICHELIN is particularly active on the global sim racing front.
Michelin was also the official partner of the first-ever Le Mans 24 Hours Virtual last year, which saw a grid of 50 Michelin-equipped prototypes and GT cars set off for the virtual edition of the prestigious twice-round-the-clock endurance race that simulated all the classic Le Mans 24 Hours scenarios – complete with mixed weather and real-life tyre strategies.
Open to public
“In Motion for Life, Michelin recognises that a key area of what makes life special revolves around social interaction with other human beings; and in light of the pandemic, we are continuously finding ways around physical interaction to still bring people together to continue fostering connection, even on a virtual platform,” added Biggart.
Open to the public, the Michelin Virtual Racing Series 2021competition will take place in three phases over the course of the next six weeks – beginning with time trial submissions open today until 27th June, 11:59PM.
The Top 94 participants with the fastest times on the compulsory Sardegna Road Track A II using the BMW M6 GT3 M Power equipped with Michelin racing medium tyres will move into the Verification Sessions.
Upon completion of the verification stage (30th June to 6th July), contestants will then be grouped for the Tournament rounds of the Michelin Virtual Racing Series 2021. This will subsequently be held over the next two weekends – 10th & 11th July as well as 17th & 18th July.
The Michelin Virtual Racing Series 2021 is open to all residents in Malaysia, and participants will stand a chance to bring home a range of exclusive prizes across multiple categories as listed below.
The Tournament Rounds will be broadcasted live and the public may tune in to watch the Michelin Virtual Racing Series 2021 race weekend unfold on Michelin’s official Facebook live stream To register and to learn more about the Michelin Virtual Racing Series 2021, visit the Michelin Virtual Racing Series official website.