Bryan Herta Autosport Drivers Set for iRacing Showdown
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Mar. 20, 2020 – On what would have been the annual Mobil1 Twelve Hours of Sebring race weekend, IMSA and iRacing found a way to engage the competitive spirit and e-racing talents of sports car competitors with the virtual, 90-minute "Super Sebring" iRacing event this Saturday, March 21st at 2:30 pm ET.
The race will be streamed live for fans “social distancing” in their homes on the iRacing eSports Network on YouTube and iRacing’s Twitch channel, with pre- and post-race activities from the Torque Show on Facebook Live.
Hyundai drivers and iRacing regulars Gabby Chaves, Harry Gottsacker, Mark Wilkins, Mason Filippi and Michael Lewis are set to take on competitors from the WeatherTech and IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge Championships. The Hyundai drivers enter tomorrow’s race with confidence after completing the Sebring race at the RaceCraft1 Motorsports training simulator in Indianapolis while attending the Hyundai Drivers’ Camp.
To compete in the event, each driver must have their own personally built simulator. iRacing.com uses a laser scanning process to get the exact measurements of the track and car for the virtual experience, providing an excellent training platform for professional race car drivers to prepare for upcoming race events.
Michael Lewis and Mason Filippi will stream their race live on Instagram and Bryan Herta Autosport will provide live updates on their social media channels.
Gabby Chaves: “Excited to race this Saturday in the IMSA iRacing Sebring event. I love working on simulations leading up to real life events and races and I find it a very useful tool to get ahead of the curve when it comes to preparing. iRacing is known for their laser scanning accuracy on the tracks and it’s the main reason it’s my go to software. IMSA taking the initiative to give a little action to the fans and drivers during these times is a great thing and hopefully we can keep the spirit as long as we need too!”
Harry Gottsacker: “I’m looking forward to getting back behind the wheel in the IMSA iRacing Sebring Super Saturday! I’ve been using iRacing simulation for the past year to help me prepare for our Michelin Pilot Challenge events. It is very realistic, and I can find reference points and track characteristics before we arrive to the track. I find that working on the car set-ups helps me technically as well when I’m working with our BHA engineers. We have organized a few BHA test sessions at Sebring since this was announced and I’m ready to go!”
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