Virtual races with real motorsport professionals are currently the hit. Now Red Bull is also getting into the action and invites you to the Red Bull Homestretch, a sim racing event in which racers compete against stars and starlets. The first round is already starting this evening.
Red Bull is starting with an exciting all-star Sim-Racing format: from tonight, well-known names in motorsport will be competing with famous stars for the Red Bull Homestretch. Every Thursday, ten drivers compete for victory in Gran Turismo Sport on PlayStation 4. The racing game from Polyphony Digital is the flagship of sim-racing on consoles.
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The participants in the first edition of Red Bull Homestretch
Once again, Red Bull has spared no expense and effort to bring together some familiar faces for the first edition of Homestretch. Tonight at 6:00 p.m. CET, nine-time rally world champion Sébastien Loeb, motocross legend Travis Pastrana or rallycross world champion Timmy Hansen, among others, will be getting behind the wheel of their cars.
The field of drivers is completed by wildcards, which are filled out by celebrities from film, music, sports, or other media. Tonight, baseball star Kris Bryant of the Chicago Cups and Jared Goff, quarterback of the LA Rams in the NFL, are in the game.
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All the contestants in the first edition of Red Bull Homestretch
- Travis Pastrana
- Sebastien Loeb
- Timmy Hansen
- Ken Roczen
- Bryce Menzies
- Scott Speed
- James Hinchcliffe
- Alexander Rossi
- Kris Bryant
- Jared Goff
Trash talk is desired for the event. The race simulation Gran Turismo Sport on PlayStation 4 will be running at 18:00, with more events and new drivers taking place at the same time every Thursday until mid-June. Red Bull Homestretch will be broadcast live on the Red Bull Twitch channel.