The Grand Final of McLaren Shadow Project, season 2 is upon us. You can check out the action on Saturday 14 December at 19:00 GMT on YouTube.
In the meantime, here’s the lowdown on this year’s finalists and what they’ll need to do in order to be hailed as 2019’s one and only McLaren Shadow Project champion!
What is the format of the final this year?
It’s a points-based competition, with the best performer in each round gaining the maximum of six points, and the other five following in descending order.
The drivers will get behind the virtual wheel on the world’s best racing games, including Forza Motorsport 7, Real Racing 3, Assetto Corsa and rFactor 2. Powered by Alienware PCs and screens, the driver rigs will be comprised of Playseat gaming seats and Logitech G wheels, pedals and headphones and battle it out on mobile on Real Racing 3.
What rounds are there?
• Track Day (12 points available)
• Fastest performer
• Most improved driver
Who are the finalists?
Josh Purwein – Race to Singapore qualifier, on F1 2019 (Australia)
Erhan Jajovski – rFactor 2 qualifier (North Macedonia)
Jan Saathoff - Real Racing 3 qualifier (Germany)
Igor de Oliviers Rodrigues – Forza Motorsport qualifier (Brazil)
Isaac Gillissen – Logitech G Challenge qualifier, on Project Cars 2 (Netherlands)
Kevin Siggy Rebernak - Assetto Corsa qualifier (Slovenia)
What do they win?
• A unique motorsport experience, including attendance to F1 races, exclusive behind the scenes access to McLaren and a host of physical prizes such as gaming and race kit.
• A place on our Shadow esports team
• Bespoke and personalised access to McLaren’s elite esports development programme.
• A drive in a McLaren 570S GT4 racing car on the track at Dunsfold and advice and tips from McLaren’s Driver Coaches
Can a new virtual to real racing driver be found amongst this year’s contenders? Well, the signs are looking good.