PENULTIMATE RACE WILL TAKE PLACE
The penultimate race of the Competition 2020 will take place on the virtual circuit of Zandvoort. A course that requires a lot of sensitivity and precision from the racers and will certainly provide a spectacle. Either way, it will be a special atmosphere, as Corona has also been given an unwanted say.
For the first time this season, the Challenge will be split on two days. The measures decided by the government to contain the corona virus forced us to implement a new format. This will have a specific impact on the Challenger League in particular. The 32 registered racers will already be fighting on Saturday for a place in Sunday's race. All racers will be individually assigned to a group on Saturday and will then be able to train for 30 minutes within a defined time frame. At the end of each practice session, there will be a qualifying session. This procedure takes place three times in all Lounges. In the end, the 14 fastest overall will qualify for Sunday. Unfortunately there is no stream for this.
Schedule for Sunday
We also had to make adjustments for Sunday. Now the racers of the Challenger League will be driving in the morning and the racers of the Racer League in the afternoon. For both leagues there is going to be one qualification and one race. You can follow the whole spectacle as usual via our stream on Twitch, Youtube or Facebook. The complete schedule can be found by clicking on the button.
The old version
The circuit of Zandvoort was rebuilt to meet the standards of Formula 1. The layout of the track remained the same, but it was freshly asphalted and some corners were widened or even turned into steep corners. But the appearance in the top class did not take place due to COVID-19. Also in our competition the new track is not yet inaugurated. We will drive on the old track, which makes the whole thing even more challenging for our racers.
He is back!
After numerous absences at the last Challenge led to a small starting field, this time we are again in the double-digit range with 11 starters. One of the returnees is the championship leader Michal Smidl. Together with team mate Dolezel he went into quarantine for 10 days to be able to participate again. So far he dominated at will, but now he has a practice deficit compared to the other racers. So we can be curious if he will be at the top of the podium again this time.
Unfortunately, the Challenge will only take place on a very small scale. Due to the small capacity no guests are allowed in any of our Lounges. On site there is a general obligation to wear masks except during the race. The situation is tedious for everyone, but first and foremost we are happy to be able to hold a Challenge at all. Therefore we ask for your understanding and hope to welcome you online in the stream.