he corona virus pandemic affected various industries, including many championship events which were later canceled. These conditions have led to various new innovations. As was done by Honda Prospect Motor (HPM) which anticipated the transition to the new normal while still popularizing the sport of racing. This automotive company held a Honda Racing Simulator Championship (HRSC).
This is an online racing simulator championship which was held for the first time by an automotive manufacturer in Indonesia. To hold this championship, Honda cooperates with HM Engineering as the organizer and uses the racing simulator program Rfactor 2. The program is one of the racing simulators with graphics and driving sensations that are most close to real.
Yusak Billy, Business Innovation and Marketing & Sales Director of PT Honda Prospect Motor said the Honda Racing Simulator Championship is in line with the spirit of ‘Everyone Can Race’. Namely so that more and more people can enjoy the race, not only on the racetrack but also from their respective homes.
“We believe this event can also be a place for novice drivers to hone their talents and show their achievements. This event is more appropriate to be held in conditions leading to new normalcy, where people are increasingly accustomed to using digital platforms in carrying out various activities, “said Yusak, at the Honda Racing Simulator Championship online press conference in Jakarta (6/18).
The concept of Honda Racing Simulator Championship
The HRSC Championship carries the concept of One Make Race (OMR) racing. In this game turn, each participant using a Honda Civic Type R Sport Version race car will compete to collect points throughout the 6 series held on the virtual circuit. You can compete racing skills at Suzuka Circuit, Sepang, Silverstone, Interlagos, Zaandvoort and Estoril.
The Honda Racing Simulator Championship is open to the public and registration is open from 15 June to 4 July 2020 at 13.00. The competition itself will run from July 4 to August 29, 2020 and each series can be watched directly through Honda Indonesia’s official YouTube and Facebook account.
As many as 60 participants who passed the initial qualification stage will enter into one of the two available categories, namely Professional and Amateur classes, each of which consists of 30 participants. A total prize of Rp. 65 million will be given to the five best people from each class.
For the Professional class, the first winner will get a prize of IDR 20 million, followed by the second champion of IDR 10 million, the third champion of 8 million, the fourth champion of 6.5 million and the fifth champion of IDR 5.5 million.
While for the Amateur class, the first winner will get a prize of IDR 5 million, the second winner as much as IDR 4.5 million, the third winner as much as IDR 3 million, the fourth winner as much as 2 million and the fifth winner as much as IDR 1 million.
Every participant who is interested in joining HRSC can download the game “Rfactor 2” via the page Steam. After that, participants can fill out the registration form at https://discord.gg/5C8KCdh and must fulfill several conditions, including having a simulator device, the “Rfactor 2” game and having an account on the Steam site.
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