Full speed ahead for a good cause
Sim Racing charity event #RaceForGood is going for an extra lap
The #RaceForGood charity event took place about a month ago and was a complete success for all involved. Thus, it's no surprise that the German GT3 racing team Rutronik Racing is already revving up its engines again and is inviting you to the second round this week. All information about the second charity event in iRacing can be found here.
The dust of the #RaceForGood sim racing charity event has barely settled and ADAC GT Masters World Champion Rutronik Racing is already getting all systems ready to go again. This week, the event where professionals compete against sim racers is set to go into the second round.
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What exactly is #RaceForGood
Just over a month ago, the reigning driver and constructors' world champion of the ADAC GT Masters series Rutronik Racing hosted a unique charity event. Professionals such as DTM champion René Rast and ADAC GT Masters champion Patric Niederhauser took part in it.
Stay at home, enjoy the finest racing and raise money for a good cause while you’re at it? That’s what #RaceForGood set out to do and in the end, managed to gather €5,000 during the livestream only.
Further donations for the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation were already collected in advance under the subject "Raceforgood". The foundation supports children's sports projects that cannot be carried out due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic – projects for socially disadvantaged children or even victims of domestic violence.
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#RaceForGood Round 2 starts this week
This week, the second round of #RaceForGood commences, this time in a brand-new format: there will be three events in total, the first one starting on May 6 at 8:00 PM CET.
Each event will feature three races for every driver, including the qualifiers. A total of 15 professional racers and 10 sim racers will be taking part to fight for victory in iRacing.
This morning as well as tomorrow morning from 8:00 AM CET onwards, the qualifiers will take place. All-day long, you can put your best times on the track – anyone can participate. The ten fastest players will make it into the event on Wednesday evening which will take place on the Skip Barber Formula 2000 on the Phoenix Road Course.
What’s happening on Wednesday
The first race at 8:00 PM will be followed by another just 45 minutes later and then a final one at 9:30 PM.
- Race 1: Skip Barber F2000, Track: Watkins Glen Classic
- Race 2: F3 Dallara, Track: Spa-Francochamps
- Race 3: HDP ARX 01c, Track: Circuit of the Americas
Buy tickets, win prizes and do some good
The second edition of #RaceForGood also features a new donation system. With it, not only do you contribute to a good cause but you also get the chance to win unique prizes. Fans can buy raffle tickets during and after the event as well as special merchandise via the platform VIPrize.org/simracing.
The main prize is a VIP race weekend pass:
- two weekend tickets for the ADAC GT Masters
- an exclusive pit lane tour
- accommodation incl. full board at the Rutronik Racing Hospitality
- arrival and overnight stay at a nearby hotel included
With a donation, the fans can get a spot at this exciting event for themselves and support the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation at the same time – an organization committed to helping disadvantaged children and young people via social and sports education projects.
But that is not all. Motorsports fans can also get ahold of signed items from professional racing drivers, including T-shirts, racing gloves, helmets and much more. By purchasing an item, you also take part in the main raffle by receiving a certain number of tickets.
In addition, Rutronik Racing was able to win some well-known partners for #RaceForGood who also support the good cause with top-class prizes. Here's how the partner list looks like now:
- Jeweler Weber from Gelsenkirchen
- SSI Shepherd from Neunkirchen
The prizes include a Garmin watch, workshop equipment and much more.
Potential sponsors and partners will be able to have their logos applied to the vehicles and in the studio. In addition, the logo will be visible on any graphics published on Rutronik Racing's social media channels. Also, Rutronik Racing is happy to include promotional items and special prizes in the raffle.
About the host: Rutronik Racing
The #RaceForGood charity event is organized by the young German racing team Rutronik Racing which has been involved in sim racing since 2019.
Today, the team based in Remchingen, Baden-Württemberg, is one of the largest customer sport teams of Audi Sport Customer Racing worldwide and supports a total of 10 GT3 cars of the Audi brand in two championships.
In addition to countless individual victories, the team's track record includes the titles of the Sports Car Challenge 2010-2014 and the overall victory in the Avd 100 Miles 2010-2014. In the GT3 class, they achieved victories in the DMV GTC and Dunlop 60 in 2016, 2017, as well as numerous class victories such as their title in the 2018 Class 1 (GT3). Internationally, the Macau events of 2016-2018 are particularly noteworthy, which resulted in an 8th place overall in 2016 and 6th place in 2018 in the official FIA GT3 World Championship.
In 2019, the team ventured into the ADAC GT Masters series, where the team including the two drivers Patric Niederhauser and Kelvin van der Linde directly celebrated the Drivers' and Constructors' Championship.
More details on the charity sim racing event #RaceForGood will follow in the next days. As soon as there is something new, we are on it. All hot news about the event can be found on the social media channels of Rutronik Racing and EarlyGame.