With the outstanding results of Round 1 of the 2017 MotoGP eSports Championship still fresh in our minds, it should be no surprise that Challenge #2 will bring more excitement, and even more competition. Starting August 10, this time the premier-class test takes on the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, Austria. KTM is the machine and Pol Espargaró the rider of choice.
From humble beginnings in the Red Bull Rookies Cup™, beat the pre-set qualifying times to progress into the next category – Moto3™. To skip straight to the premier-class simply achieve an exceptional lap and your chance to register a winning time in the MotoGP™ ‘Time Attack’ session will begin. Track conditions in Austria are Dry, and tyre compound is locked to ‘soft’ – however tyre wear is disabled to ensure riders can perform as many record breaking laps as necessary.
Over the 10-day Challenge Period, August 10 to August 20, simulation for the online ‘Time Attack’ sessions will be set to “Pro” level racing, and a host of MotoGP17™ riding aids will be switched OFF including auto brakes, joint brakes, steering help and automotive tuck-in. Ideal trajectory and rewind will also be unavailable during time-trials in the premier-class.
With machine and rider pre-selected and designed specifically for each Challenge period, it means there are no game-play benefits – the field is level. Transmission and Traction Control are still user-preference though, and championship competitors will find that the manual transmission requires more skill but allows for potentially faster lap times on track.
Be prepared for a true to life simulation of on-track racing. MotoGP™17 is the next level in gaming and cheating is not an option. You won’t have the opportunity to cut corners here... Ride fast, ride hard and top the leader-board to take the title.
The two players from the eSports Online Challenge #2 that post the quickest lap world-wide, will be invited with exclusive VIP access to take part in the LIVE Grand Final event in Spain at the Grand Premio Motul de la Comunitat Valenciana in November.