iRacing is again teaming with Intel to deliver the very best in global online racing competition with the Intel GT Series. A series of regional online competitions around the world from November through February will culminate in the online finals of the Intel GT Series in March, 2012, coinciding with the Intel® Extreme Masters World Championship professional eSport competition.
In contrast to last year’s Intel GP Series, which saw finalists travel to Hannover, Germany for the Intel® Extreme Masters World Championship during the CeBIT Exhibition, competitors will be able to participate in the entire Intel GT tournament, including the finals, from their home. As was the case last year, however, the Intel GT Series finale features an impressive prize package valued at more than $5,500, including a custom Intel gaming computer, an Intel SSD Drive, an Intel core i5 Processor and motherboard. In addition, each Regional Finals winner will receive an Intel® Core™ i5 and Motherboard and $50 of iRacing Credit, while the points winner in each Regional series will be awarded $25 in iRacing credits.
The Intel GT Series competition consists of four, week-long series to determine finalists from each of four geographic regions: North America, Asia/Australia/Africa, South America and Europe. The top eight finishers from each of the four Regional Finals will then be invited to race online in the Intel GP World Finals, to coincide with the Intel® Extreme Masters World Championship next March. All levels of the competition will feature iRacing’s HPD-ARX 01C LMP2 car (fixed setup) in 30 minute races around Belgium’s famed Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps.
The Intel GT Series kicks-off with the North American regional competition November 29 – December 5, followed by the Asia/Australia/Africa regionals December 13-19. The European regionals are scheduled for January 17-23 before South America winds-up the regional competition the week of February 7-13.