Vietnamese sim racers to compete in E1 Championship Season 1

Tuesday, 2021-04-06 16:28:10
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Vietnamese sim racers Dang Ho Gia Huy and Le Hoang Vinh Long. (Photo: VIRESA)
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NDO – Two sim racers from Saigon United Motorsports (SUM), Dang Ho Gia Huy and Le Hoang Vinh Long, will represent Vietnam at the E1 Championship Season 1, set to take place at 8pm every Wednesday from April 7 to June 2 with eight rounds in total.

Divided into three groups, the 14 participating teams with 28 racers from countries such as Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines, Brunei, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand and Vietnam, promise to deliver fantastic displays on the world’s most famous circuit simulators.

The tournament is scheduled to begin with the first round on Red Bull Ring (Austria, April 7), with the next on Hockenheimring (Germany, April 14), Watkins Glen International (US, April 21), Suzuka Circuit (Japan, April 28), Motorland Aragon (Spain, May 5), Zandvoort (Netherlands, May 19), Hungarory (Hungary, May 28), and Nurburgring GP (Europe, June 2).

The E1 Championship Season 1 is the second in a series of RaceRoom Racing Experience tournaments planned for 2021, and the first event of its kind that Vietnam has participated in, according to the Vietnam Recreational and e-Sports Association (VIRESA).

The E1 Championship Season 1 features eight rounds on the world’s most famous circuit simulators. (Photo: VIRESA)

Young as they are, both Vietnamese representatives have had abundant experience in the sim racing arena. Dang Ho Gia Huy once raced in Salzburgring track & Formula Raceroom X-17 car, while Le Hoang Vinh Long has eight years of experience competing in the Hanoi Street Circuit (F1 2020), Nordschleife (Porsche 911 RSR), Nurburgring GP (Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo), Intercity Instanbul Park (RSS Formula Hybrid 2020), and Red Bull Ring (F1 2020).

The E1 Championship is a series of sim racing tournaments where the best racers from across the Asia-Pacific region compete against each other. The event, taking place in this age of technological development, is paving the way for sports organisations to create new experiences and innovations, especially in the context of many traditional sports activities having been suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.