McLaren is pleased to announce that it's partnering with Studio 397’s rFactor 2 for its pioneering esports competition, McLaren Shadow Project.
Qualification opens on Wednesday 19th September and entrants can take part in one of three qualifying rounds in September and October 2018.
There will be a final race on October 28th to decide the overall winner.
The winner will be invited directly to the grand-final planned to take place in mid-January 2019 at McLaren HQ. Participants in rFactor 2 can race in classic McLaren cars such as the M23, MP4/8 and MP4/13.
The champion of McLaren Shadow Project 2018 will win a place on the new McLaren esports team for 2019 and go on to race online against the best teams in the world. The winner will also gain access to the McLaren esports development programme, as well as an enviable stash of goodies.
Qualifers are open now. Enter here: www.studio-397.com/mclaren-shadow-rfactor2
|19th - 28th September||McLaren MP4/8||Silverstone||Hotlap competition to qualify for the first race. The top 30 qualifiers advance to the first race.|
|30th September||McLaren MP4/8||Silverstone||First race. The top 10 finishers advance to the finals.|
|1st - 12th October||McLaren M23||Zanvoort||Hotlap competition to qualify for the second race. The top 30 qualifiers advance to the second race.|
|14th October||McLaren M23||Zanvoort||Second race. The top 10 finishers advance to the finals.|
|15th - 19th October||McLaren MP4/13||Indianapolis||Hotlap competition to qualify for the third race. The top 30 qualifiers advance to the third race.|
|21st October||McLaren MP4/13||Indianapolis||The top 10 finishers advance to the finals.|
|28th October||McLaren M23, MP4/8 and MP4/13||x3 TBA||Final races, the overall points winner of 3 consecutive races is declared advances to the live finals at the MTC|