Jaguar Racing driver is looking forward to working with five-time iRacing Champion Greger Huttu as they prepare for the Vegas erace this Saturday.
All 20 professional FIA Formula E racing drivers will battle against ten professional simulator racing stars in the Las Vegas eRace for a share of one million dollars, the largest ever prize pot in eSports racing history.
Mitch Evans who won the first erace of the season in Hong Kong between the drivers, is looking forward to gaining more knowledge from Huttu, about how to drive successfully on the iRacing platform as the Kiwi driver knows that this event will be extremely challenging.
“The atmosphere is going to be spectacular in the run-up to the final in Las Vegas, and we have some exciting things planned. I won one of the eRaces in Hong Kong, but these guys are professional so that it will be very tough. Adam and I are lucky to have such a good team-mate in Greger; that guy is really on it.
“I’m excited to go racing and soak up what will be a really special event and hopefully the three of us can get our simulated elbows out during the eRace and come away with a strong result,” said Evans.
James Barclay, Team Director of Jaguar Racing, is looking forward to the challenge that the eRace provides the team, as it is a unique experience for everybody involved.
“The VISA Vegas eRace is yet another example of how Formula E is transforming racing and appealing to a new growing fanbase. We are proud to welcome Greger to the team for this special event, and he has already given Adam and Mitch some advice. This is a very different experience for us as a team; we are raring to go and looking forward to it. I hope to sneak in a few laps on the simulator myself if nobody is looking!” said Barclay.
The VISA Vegas eRace final will take place at the Venetian Hotel on Saturday 7 January at 16:05 (UTC) with qualify rounds starting at 13:25 (UTC). The race will be streamed live on Twitch, the world’s leading video platform and community for gamers.