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#RaceForGood - All the information about the Charity Sim-Racing Event

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At the RaceForGood charity event professionals meet Sim-Racers

At the RaceForGood charity event professionals meet Sim-Racers. (Image credit: Rutronik Racing)

Tomorrow on Saturday, April 4 there will be a unique Sim-Racing-Event with #RaceForGood for the good cause. We have summarized all important information and details.

The #RaceForGood charity event of the German racing team Rutronik Racing, which starts tomorrow, April 4th, promises exciting racing in different classes. In a unique event, 25 Sim racers and 25 professional racers will fight for the good cause for victory. The racing simulation iRacing will be played. Here are all details of the event at a glance.

The Audi R8 from Rutronik Racing. Sim racers and professionals fight in RaceForGood for a good cause

RaceForGood promises thrilling racing action in front of the screen. (Image credit: Rutronik Racing)

What is #RaceForGood all about?

The German racing team Rutronik Racing does not let its head hang down in the current corona crisis but instead uses the opportunity to do something good. Professional racers and Sim-Racers will compete in a unique Sim-Racing event and collect money for a good cause.

The proceeds of the event will be donated to the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation. The foundation supports children's sports projects that cannot be carried out due to the current corona crisis. These are mainly projects for socially disadvantaged children, some of whom even suffer from domestic violence.

Where can you donate?

Donations are possible at any time. Those who wish to support the project can do so directly via the Laureus website or find the necessary data for a bank transfer there. Under the subject "Raceforgood" it is ensured that the donation can be assigned to the event and reaches the right destination.

Donations can still be made during the almost three-hour live stream.

When do we start?

The whole #RaceForGood event will take place on Saturday, April 4th, 2020, when the pros will start their free practice at 5:30 p.m. before they start their qualifying at 6:00 p.m. The Sim-Racers will start the training at 18:10.

The scheduled start of the training for the semi-finals is at 18:50, while the grand final is expected to start at 20:55. In the two heats as well as in the semi-final, pros and sim racers will compete separately, only in the Grand Final both worlds will collide.

The schedule

Pros

5:30 PM - 6:00 PM Free Practice

6:00 PM - 6:10 PM Qualifier Heat 1

6:12 PM - 6:27 PM Heat 1

6:50 PM - 7:20 PM Free Practice Semifinal 1

7:20 PM - 7:30 PM Qualifier Semifinal 1

7:32 PM - 7:47 PM Semifinal 1

Sim-Racers

6:10 PM - 6:40 PM Free Practice

6:40 PM - 6:50 PM Qualifier Heat 2

6:52 PM - 7:07 PM Heat 2

7:30 PM - 8:00 PM Free Practice Semifinal 2

8:00 PM - 8:10 PM Qualifier Semifinal 2

8:12 PM - 8:27 PM Semifinal 2

grand final

8:23 PM - 8:43 PM Free Practice

8:43 PM - 8:53 PM Qualifier Grand Final

8:55 PM - 9:20 PM Grand Final

Video credit: Youtube - iRacing

How will the races go? Which cars will be used?

The #RaceForGood event is based on the legendary Race of Champions, where drivers compete in various disciplines and demonstrate their skills to determine the winner in the end.

The first two heats will be driven in the Mazda MX5 Cup on the Daytona Road Course. Twenty pros and 20 sim racers will each advance to the semi-finals, which will then be driven by the V8 Supercar Holden VF 2014 on the Charlotte Roval.

Of these, the 15 best drivers in both categories will move on to the grand final and then start together for the first time to determine the winner. Driving will be with the Porsche 911 RSR in sunny Monza. A vehicle skin for all racing cars will be provided by organiser Rutronik Racing.

The rules:

  • Fixed Setups: Baseline
  • Fast Repairs: 1x
  • Incident Level: 17x
  • Weather: Standard (26°C, 55% Humidity, Partly Cloudy)
  • Time of Day: Afternoon

Video credit: Youtube - Teemu Valkeejärvi

Where can you watch the event?

The entire event will be broadcast live on Saturday evening from 6:00 pm on the Rutronik Racing channel on the Twitch streaming platform. More details and a link to the stream can be found here shortly before the start.

Which professional racers will take part?

The professional driver field includes some well-known names, including DTM champions, the reigning ADAC GT Masters winner and former Formula 1 drivers. Unfortunately, the Portuguese Tiago Monteiro had to cancel his participation at the last moment, but a replacement has already been arranged. The following pros will participate on Saturday:

  1. Filipe Albuquerque
  2. Nicky Catsburg
  3. Louis Deletraz
  4. Mattia Drudi
  5. Charlie Fagg
  6. Antonio Felix da Costa
  7. Matthew Gallagher
  8. Dani Juncadella
  9. Dennis Marshal
  10. Maxim Martin
  11. Christopher Mies
  12. Dylan Pereira
  13. Nico Mueller
  14. Patric Niederhauser
  15. Jordan Pepper
  16. David Perel
  17. René Rast
  18. Carrie Carpenter
  19. Alain Valente
  20. Kelvin van Der Linde
  21. Sheldon van der Linde
  22. Felix from the shop
  23. Richard Westbrook
  24. Marius Train

READ MORE: Most popular pro racers in #RaceForGood

Which Sim Racers will be at the start?

Virtual racers who were interested had the opportunity to register for the event in advance via the social media channels of Rutronik Racing. Within a very short time, the 25 slots were filled. The in-house Rutronik eRacing team led by the Swiss Patrick Pignone, who normally competes in the Assetto Corsa racing simulation, also took part. The entire driver field:

  1. Marco Casoli
  2. Leon Deselaers
  3. Mark Fletcher
  4. Julius Fritzsche
  5. Mikkel Gade
  6. Hassan Gellert
  7. Danny Giusa
  8. Fynn Head
  9. Jonas Hillert
  10. Niklas Houben
  11. Ricky Lawson
  12. Donar Munding
  13. Lukas Müller
  14. Jan Noller
  15. Patrick Pignone
  16. Philipp Regensperger
  17. Bernd Schmidt
  18. Thomas Schriefl
  19. Jordan Sherratt
  20. Marvin Summer
  21. Tamas Tenke
  22. Kenny Verdaasdonk
  23. William Voss
  24. Justin Wichmann
  25. Rolf Zanga
The legendary Autodromo Nazionale di Monza is the scene of the final

The legendary Autodromo Nazionale di Monza is the scene of the final. (Image credit: iRacing)

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