After a trip across the pond to the USA in Round 5, we're back over the Atlantic for Round 6 of the NVIDIA Challenger Series. The Fixed Setup car simulator championship in Project CARS.
This event follows in the tyre tracks of the Caterham Superlight Championship, an awesome cup series in the UK which takes in all of the best British circuits. This weekend it was at Kent's legendary Brands Hatch, so to celebrate, NCS Round 6 put our Project CARS eSports drivers into the Caterham SP/300R around this spectacular track.
Similar to a Radical or even an LMP3 car, the 300R packs a huge amount of downforce to stick it to the track surface, and combines that with plenty of power and a push-to-pass system to give the driver a whole suite of tools to tackle any circuit. Such high levels of grip make the car relatively easy to drive, but also mean that it requires extreme bravery through fast corners like Westfield Bend to extract the maximum performance.
Read on to find out which drivers kept their foot to the floor to come out ahead.
It's North vs South in Red Bull's epic 2016 eSports tournament: Red Bull 5G.
5G means five games, each from a different genre. Project CARS has been selected to represent the best that racing games have to offer, and test the skills of the UK's very best sim racers. The winners of the tournament will win an amazing opportunity. An all expenses paid trip to Japan, the home of the original 5G tournaments.
Competitors will represent their region of the UK, North or South, as they look to settle the North/South divide through some hotly contested eSports action. Are Northerners really better gamers than Southerners?
Being selected for Red Bull 5G is a great honour for Project CARS, as we join one of the world's biggest eSports events, and replace previous racing game, Gran Turismo in the 5G lineup.
To join the action, sign up for the online qualifiers at the link below.
Project CARS Online Qualifiers run on August 29 and September 5, 12 & 19. The Qualifier Final will be on September 28.
Find out more about Red Bull 5G on RedBull.com.
After a much needed summer break, the Project CARS eSports season continues with Round 6 of our open setup car simulator series, the Logitech G Championship. The Autumn split got underway at New York's legendary Watkins Glen circuit in one of America's favourite race cars, the Ford Fusion Stockcar.
Whilst the real-world NASCAR drivers pounded around the Glen, our top eSports drivers were tackling the course in Project CARS. Getting the setup right was be absolutely key to success in this round. The Ford Fusion is primarily designed for high speed, low drag oval racing, so negotiating the flowing and undulating turns of Watkins Glen in this beast is a serious challenge. Sometimes Stockcars have to turn right, as well as left!
Read on to find out which teams and drivers bested this tricky combination to come out on top.
The second half of our premier LGCS and NCS Series return this week after a short hiatus whereby the teams got a chance to update their lineups during the Summer Transfer Window.
Battle resumes on Friday as the Autumn Split begins with Round 6 of the Logitech G Championship Series. This open setup series travels to the scenic Empire State of New York for some hot and noisy stockcar action in the Ford Fusion at Waktins Glen.
Before the rubber meets the road, many teams have been busy adjusting their lineups during the break in order to maximise their points scoring opportunities in the fight for the €20,000 prize fund. Read on to find out about some of the big changes amongst the leading teams.