With real life racing on hold at the moment ETRA, the promoter of the FIA ETRC, has set up a digital strategy to bring truck racing into your home.
An official ETRC video game for fans was already launched last year, and now as part of a digital strategy the racing truck drivers will get a chance to compete against each other in the virtual world.
Stay tuned to find out more about the third pillar of the digital strategy.
Organised on the “Assetto Corsa” gaming platform, the current truck racing drivers will compete against each other on a simulator of their choice. The virtual trucks all have the actual 2020 team livery and the same coding structure, however the drivers can make some individual modifications.
Taming an overpowered, 5-tonne monster is entirely different from driving a race car or a motorcycle. In the video game you will be plunged right into the middle of a FIA ETRC race where 5-tonne trucks go head to head in four 45km-long sprints with 12 trucks fighting on track. Speed restrictions of 160 kph, special passing techniques, physics and inertia distinct it from any other type of simulator. A reversed grid for race two, special penalties and a reservoir of 200-litres of water that must be managed manually to cool down the brakes add up to the challenge.