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TCR Virtual - Officially Licensed TCR Esports coming to Simracing.GP

Introducing TCR Virtual. The official TCR Esports competition is coming soon to Simracing.GP in a groundbreaking format aimed at mass participation.
  • WSC group licensed esports competition using TCR cars
  • Revolutionary tournament format open to all drivers
  • Global competition with continental tournaments
  • First major competition to be held on esports platform simracing.gp
  • Officially licensed TCR mod for Assetto Corsa using real world data
  • Year-round series competition
  • Coming late Q3 2021
30th April 2021 - WSC and RaceDepartment announce a partnership to produce TCR Virtual, a simracing esports tournament to be held on the new motorsport esports platform Simracing.GP. Taking place on Assetto Corsa the tournament will include a brand new officially licensed mod featuring up to 12 cars from the TCR portfolio. Using data from real world teams and manufacturers this will be the most accurate representation of TCR cars to date. Both entry to the tournament and downloads of the requisite content will be free of charge.

A key principle for TCR is to make competitive motorsport accessible to as many people as possible and this ethos is carried over to TCR Virtual. To make this competition more than just the same 50 fastest drivers, the rule book has been torn up and fresh thinking has been applied. Gone are hotlap qualifying systems and in comes a revolutionary tournament structure which will see every single driver compete in at least two races. This means skills like race-craft and consistency are what will see drivers progress, not single lap pace.

The tournament itself will be held on the innovative new esports platform Simracing.GP. With over 14,000 drivers from all over the globe already registered on the site the objective is to provide regional tournaments much like the real world TCR platform. TCR Virtual will be the first major esports competition to take place on Simracing.gp and will feature significant cash prizes.

As well as the flagship competition structure there will also be year-round TCR racing on Simracing.gp in the form of daily racing, championships and one off special events such as endurance races.

Detailed information regarding the tournament structure, schedule, prizes and how to enter will follow in the coming weeks. Stay tuned.

About RaceDepartment
Founded in 2006 RaceDepartment has grown from a small community website to become the biggest sim racing website on the planet with over 1.6 million members and attracting over 6 million unique users per year. As well as publishing news on sim racing software, hardware and esports it is also a creative hub for the sim racing community with over 190 Terabytes of digital assets being downloaded each month.

RaceDepartment has a long history of broadcasting esports competitions on the popular RaceDepartment twitch channel working with brands such as SRO, Praga, G2 Esports and many more.

About Simracing.GP
Simracing.gp is a brand new esports platform built in partnership with RaceDepartment and developers Nascent. Simracing.gp offers communities and brands all the tools needed to organise complex championships and series with a simple user interface. Setting up championships on simracing.gp can be done in under 5 minutes with absolutely no technical server knowledge. Simracing.gp changes the game for brands looking to enter the esports space not just because of the lower barriers to entry but also because of the existing player base already on the platform. With over 14,000 players already registered on the platform activating tournaments has never been easier.

About WSC Group
WSC Limited, founded in 2014 by Marcello Lotti, is active in car racing as promoter and rule-maker.
The company has built itself an international reputation by conceiving and launching the TCR category that in four years has completely reshaped Touring Car competition on a global level.
TCR is based on standard hatchback or saloon cars powered by two-litre turbocharged gasoline engines. Since its inception, WSC Ltd – the owner of the TCR brand and technical regulations – has licensed the category to more than thirty championships and series all over the world, including the FIA WTCR – World Touring Car Cup.
Fourteen major car manufacturers are currently represented in TCR and nearly 1000 TCR racing cars have been built so far.

In the wake of that success, WSC focused on the application of the same concept to electric mobility and launched ETCR, the first global multi-brand racing category for electric Touring Cars, first adopted by the PURE ETCR series that kicks off in 2021.
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Steve Worrell
A motorsport fanatic and sim racer for over 20 years. Content creator for RD, and MD at Simracing.gp. Favourite sims include ACC, AC, RF2, AMS, WRC9 - VernWozza#7419 @vernwozza

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Do they have the rights for the car brands (Audi, Cupra, Alfa Romeo, Honda...)? I know RaceRoom had to retire from the sim the Citroën TCR because they didn't have brand's rights (even they had the WTCR license). Or are the using "codenames" like the Tommy78 mod (ARG=Alfa Romeo,ARS2=Audi...)?
 
Do they have the rights for the car brands (Audi, Cupra, Alfa Romeo, Honda...)? I know RaceRoom had to retire from the sim the Citroën TCR because they didn't have brand's rights (even they had the WTCR license). Or are the using "codenames" like the Tommy78 mod (ARG=Alfa Romeo,ARS2=Audi...)?
That was the WTCC Citroën, they don't have a TCR car. I also believe they weren't legally required to do that, they probably did it as a gesture of goodwill since the series was dead anyway at that point.
 
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That was the WTCC Citroën, they don't have a TCR car. I also believe they weren't legally required to do that, they probably did it as a gesture of goodwill since the series was dead anyway at that point.

huh? the citroen is still in raceroom?

Will this mod be available to purchase if you dont want to run in the esports series though? or are we going to have to pay membership etc to simracing.gp if we want to use it?
 
huh? the citroen is still in raceroom?

Will this mod be available to purchase if you dont want to run in the esports series though? or are we going to have to pay membership etc to simracing.gp if we want to use it?
The Citroen is not on RRE anymore. If you’ve purchased the packs before you can still drive it, otherwise you won’t find it
 
Do they have the rights for the car brands (Audi, Cupra, Alfa Romeo, Honda...)? I know RaceRoom had to retire from the sim the Citroën TCR because they didn't have brand's rights (even they had the WTCR license). Or are the using "codenames" like the Tommy78 mod (ARG=Alfa Romeo,ARS2=Audi...)?
We have full manufacturer support from all involved at TCR.

Cars will come in waves, a large proportion will be in TCR Virtual with further additions coming during our future events with them.
 
Hi, this doesn't effect RaceRoom and their WTCR license in any way. TCR is essentially a set of regulations which WTCR use. WSC approached us with the idea to do something which widens the scope to allow more cars and more tracks which aren't featured in WTCR.
Do you have any inside info regarding who is creating the models, physics etc? Will they be overseen by Kunos?
I remember speaking to someone called Luca from Rollovers a while back, he mentioned at the time that they were in partnership with TCR Europe, and that they were producing an "official pack". I believe this is the one that saw use last year during the virtual racing seen from both tcr europe & australia.

Heres hoping they arent involved, havent really much liked their tcr stuff, as it was too easily copied and ended up with other leagues such as EATC who completely turned it all into a mashup of physics etc
 

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