You can win some of the biggest prizes in sim racing as part of the RaceDepartment Le Mans Series by Vesaro due to begin on the 1st April with the Thrustmaster 12 Hours of Interlagos. The original opening round date of March 4th will now be a 2 hour test event at Estoril. Utilising one of the finest endurance racing platforms available on the market today in the form of the PC only rFactor 2 software, and running a full field of Prototype and Grand Touring (GTE) machines across six action packed events running from 6 to 24 hours in length, the RaceDepartment Le Mans Series by Vesaro is sure to be one of the racing highlights of the 2017 sim season. As an added bonus we can confirm signups and skin submission deadlines have been extended to the end of Friday 24th February. You can sign up HERE. So why all the fuss then? Well let me explain.... The Prizes We could not be more pleased to offer up some of the most impressive prizes on offer anywhere in sim racing today. Thanks to the exceptional support of our partners Vesaro and Thrustmaster we are able to offer both participants and viewers some truly top quality sim racing gear during the year ahead. With Vesaro partnering up to become overall sponsor of the championship this year we have something truly special on offer. One lucky person will be able to take home the unbelievable prize of an incredible purposely built racing rig, custom-made for RaceDepartment and retailing at no less that £4,500 (€5,200 or $5,500)! This rig simply screams of quality construction and would make an enviable addition to anyone's sim racing setup. Complete with a massive list of accessories I'm sure that no other racing league will be offering something as unbelievable as this during the year ahead. You can find out more about exactly what is included in the package by reading our announcement article here. Furthermore everyone's favourite wheel manufacturer Thrustmaster have very kindly offered their support with sponsorship of the individual rounds that make up the seventh season of RDLMS. Thrustmaster have agreed to supply an enviable package of sim racing equipment to the value of over €1,250! With such massive prizes on offer and such an incredible on track experience waiting ahead of us, why not join in the action yourself? You can find out more about exactly what is included in the package by reading our announcement article here. These high value prizes can be won by participating teams but also spectators and fans of the series can have a shot at winning these amazing items! All you have to do to have a chance to win is either sign up as a RDLMS participant or follow and subscribe to our Twitch and Youtube channels and watch our thrilling action packed broadcasts which will be live streamed with professional commentary. The Cars RDLMS by Vesaro will be a multiclass racing championship taking in some of the finest third party content available in rFactor 2 at present. We are delighted to be running the unbelievable Enduracers Endurance Series mod in our upcoming league, and couldn't be more excited about the advantages this will offer our participants. One of the great things about the Enduracers mod, apart from the long and illustrious history Enduracers have with endurance racing modifications and RaceDepartment leagues, is the incredible variety of cars on offer. We have the luxury of picking from some of endurance racing's most classic and iconic machines. In the LMP2 Prototype class you have four manufactures competing in open cockpit and closed top machines from Oreca, Zytek, Lola and of course the stunningly attractive Ligier JS P2. For drivers more inclined to the challenge of a GT machine, the Enduracers mod offers a fantastic collection of vehicles from some legendary marques. Here in GTE we have the opportunity to race a Ferrari F430 or Aston Martin V8 Vantage for those looking for European excellence. If you want more of a brute force option then America's finest GT machine, the big and loud Chevrolet Corvette C6.R or C6.R ZR1 could be the car of choice for you. Other options for a GT driver include the BMW M3 E92, Fla.. Porsche 911 RSR and the 911 GT3. The cars look great, they drive great and they are certain to produce some exceptional racing across all the events in our schedule. So how do I get involved in the action do I hear you say? Well that bit is simple! If you are a driver looking for a ride during the season just pop along and leave your details in the appropriate section for teams to review your particulars and offer up a drive for the season. You will need to be a registered Premium Member to participate. Likewise for teams, all you have to do is register your squad or pick up drivers by entering your team details HERE. The sign up phase is still open, so register a team HERE. Simply announce what team you represent, what class you need a driver for and when the driver needs to be available to be part of the new season, and be in with a chance of winning some incredible prizes. The RaceDepartment Le Mans Series by Vesaro will be broadcast live and in glorious HD on the RaceDepartment website directly plus our Twitch and Youtube channels. Stay tuned in for the latest news and all the action as the RDLMS by Vesaro kicks in to full swing this coming March 4th. The RaceDepartment Le Mans Series by Vesaro begins with the Thrustmaster 12 Hours of Interlagos on Saturday 1st April. Drivers and teams can register for the league here and find out all you need to know about the series here. Already signed up to RDLMS? Looking forward to the new season? Give yourself a shout out in the comments section below!