Contest Extended Through April 4!

• Jimmy Broadbent takes up the challenge laid down by the community in the #VCOJimmerChallenge powered by FANATEC.
• Time Attack Challenge, with the Mazda MX-5 at Lime Rock Park, to take place on iRacing on Friday.
• A FANATEC set worth roughly € 1,700 awaits the winner.

Munich – Before YouTuber Jimmy Broadbent competes in the Digital Nürburgring Endurance Series powered by VCO on Saturday, he will take on a special challenge from the Esports racing community. As part of the #VCOJimmerChallenge powered by FANATEC, Broadbent will set a lap time at Lime Rock Park with the Mazda MX-5. On Friday, iRacing users can attempt to beat Broadbent’s time. The person who sets the fastest lap time will win a FANATEC set worth roughly € 1,700.

“The #VCOJimmerChallenge offers every single iRacing user the opportunity to get hold of FANATEC goodies,” says Broadbent. “At the same time, you can all prove that you are much faster than me.”

On Thursday, Broadbent will post his fastest lap in the iRacing entry-level car, the Mazda MX-5, on his social media channels. iRacing will also report on the challenge. From 00:00 (GMT) on Friday, it will be the turn of iRacers all over the world to try to beat Broadbent’s time on the IMSA circuit at Lime Rock Park. The #VCOJimmerChallenge powered by FANATEC ends at 23:59 (GMT) on Friday, giving all the challengers 24 hours to hunt down both “Jimmer’s” fastest time and the all-time record.

The winner, who sets the fastest time of all the entrants, will not only have the honour of having beaten Jimmy Broadbent, but will also win a top-class sim racing set from FANATEC. The full prize specifications can be found here.

Broadbent will announce the winner during his live broadcast of race two of this season’s Digital Nürburgring Endurance Series powered by VCO, which begins at 13:00 (CEST) on Saturday.

About VCO
Virtual Competition Organisation (VCO) brings together different stakeholders in Esports, from simulation or gaming platforms and interested partners to active teams, drivers and the community. In a rapidly growing sector, VCO stands for professionalism, focus and a broad media presence. With its international network, VCO provides solutions for the best possible conception and implementation of Esports projects of all kinds.

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4 Comments

Great idea to push drivers to the limits. Bad part about it is the rookies like myself who is a month or so into the sim stand no chance. I know I know everything is equal except the person behind the wheel. Some of us are still learning but yet stand no chance against the vet sim racers. I tried, I put a time up but it wont compare. Good luck to all to who participate I know i tried.

Andrew
April 3rd, 2020 at 2:05 am

Why is this challenge so difficult to find on iracing?

An Iracer
April 4th, 2020 at 6:28 am

FOUND IT

An Iracer
April 4th, 2020 at 6:36 am

Great initiative , i am a big fan of Jimmy and his story till date, an inspiration for me to put myself out there sharing my long sim racing experience with the community with the little i can afford. there is only so much me and my trusty toy wheel & old couch can do lol
I sincerely hope the prize will go to someone that will appreciate and benefit, as sometimes the winners is just another piece of kit for the shelve .
Keep at it guys, i know well the frustration when we reach that point where we know we became limited by the assets we use, but stay positive and better days will come !

Hugo Matos
April 4th, 2020 at 6:26 pm

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