• 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.
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