We are only a few days away from the official pre-registration going live at GTR24h.org and with that in mind – the focus on next year event is massive. We are working like crazy at GTR24h to make this event something you wouldn’t want to miss and something you will remember for a long time – something which any sim racer should have on their bucket list.
With the amount of interest from all the teams out there, from professional seasoned veterans to brand new beginners – we know there are many more teams wanting to compete than we have room for. In terms of the number of competitors, competition level and budget, the 2018 GTR24h will be one of the biggest eRacing events in the world.
Some teams and people have already received an exclusive link for early pre-registration. Word of advice. By December first, a newsletter containing the sign-up link and information about the event, video etc. will be sent out to our partners like AMD, Corsair, Thrustmaster, Logitech, Fanatec, All major Sim Racing news sites and communities, national and international sports channels etc. Partners will then relay all this information to more than 5 million followers and newsletter subscribers. We expect to run out of pre-registration and even reserve list pre-registration spots very shortly after that. If you already have an exclusive link, now is the time to use it, and reserve that spot for your team. Otherwise, you may have to sit this one out and if you sit this one out, you will not get an exclusive link for early pre-registration for the following event either.
Back to the 2018 event. We have a lot in store for you. Next years program will hopefully start a day earlier than normal. That’s not only due to the amount of work that goes into an event with 40 teams. But we are planning a party for all teams and their VIPs, with both a rock band and DJ. The purpose is to provide the option to socialize and get to know each other – rather than just being competitors on the track. More news about this when you can cash your preregistration in for an official team ticket, that should go on sale in January or February.
On the subject of VIP tickets. We are looking at extending the types of tickets for teams, so that teams can buy extra 3x3m space, with full hospitality for the teams VIPs. That might be a teams sponsors or people that a team sponsor might invite to visit the event, for networking or socializing purposes. Such tickets might include food, coffé, snacks etc. Extra space could also be used to have an Exhibition stand showcasing a sponsors products or services.
Already, you should know that we are looking at a change to the URD car pack. And we expect to bring more news about car pack in January so everyone has an idea what to plan/train for the months to come. The track layout will not change, but the graphics and quality of the track are subject to change. As something new we’re also looking at going for the full 4 classes: LMP1, LMP2, GTE and GT-Rookie – which will make it more exciting for both the competing teams and the spectating audience during the event. We want to make the GTR24h Endurance eRacing World Championship something for the masses – but also an event that is known as the hardest, toughest and most competitive race in international eRacing …
Very soon we are going to start the GTR24h 2018 podcast series in a collaboration with us, Jimmy Broadbent and Endurance Radio. Do not be surprised if you get asked via email or social media channels to do interviews both on the 2017 event and result and on you preparations for 2018.
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We wish all a nice coming December, Christmas and happy new year.