Following competitions using iRacing, RaceRoom Racing Experience and the Street Kart Racing mobile title, the challenge moves onto rFactor 2 next.
Racing Prodigy is looking for a star driver to make the jump from the virtual world to full-time motorsport competition, with a drive in a US-based 2024 racing series up for grabs. A series of virtual championships across multiple platforms will hand out passes to the first of two Prodigy Weeks, the second set for 2024, where media, fitness and driver training will be conducted.
This will be held between 30th October and 1st November 2023 at Atlanta Motorsport Park with seat time in a Radical racing car. Which, as it happens is similar to the rFactor 2 competition’s set-up.
Once registered on the Racing Prodigy website, entrants will enter a hot lap leaderboard competition between 4th and 17th September. Then, the top 40 drivers will race against each other during live semi-finals, broadcast on YouTube at 1 pm EDT/10 am PDT/6 pm BST on 23rd September.
The top 10 in each race will make it through to the final on 24th September with one ticket to the first Prodigy Week up for grabs. The winner also receives an Asetek SimSports Invicta sim racing wheel base, while second place nets a GRID MPX wheel and third a Sim-Lab GT1 Pro cockpit.
The Radical SR3 Cup is the car in use, and the track, handily, is the aforementioned Atlanta venue.
“Being able to launch this opportunity on our rFactor 2 platform in partnership with Racing Prodigy is hugely exciting,” said Ben Rossiter-Turner, VP of Competition at rFactor 2 and Studio 397 owners, Motorsport Games.
“The e2Real sports league is a springboard for future racing talent and we can’t wait for our community to get involved. Good luck to everyone taking part!”
The RaceRoom part of the competition is still in progress, while three finalists elsewhere have already been determined: Kane Halliburton and Gustavo Ariel won their respective iRacing-based competition, while Laurens Beerten claimed entry via Street Kart Racing.