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#1 Posted : Friday, March 18, 2016 6:52:47 AM(UTC)


The fully-electric FIA Formula E Championship has launched its first ever virtual championship - Race Off Pro Series - to be held alongside its real-world season.


The championship will comprise of at least four online rounds, which will serve as a preview to the on-track action ahead of the Formula E races in Long Beach, Paris, Berlin and London.


The first event starts at 12pm GMT on March 24, when a Rivals event will open in the Forza Motorsport 6 Xbox Live lobby. Entrants will have to set their fastest lap around the Long Beach East circuit in an unmodified Formula E car.

The time trial will close at 11.59pm GMT on March 31. The fastest 10 players across the globe will then be invited to compete in a live Pro Series final, which will be held on April 2 in a bespoke online lobby.

The top-two from each Pro Series final will then be invited to London in an all-expenses paid trip, where they will race off against the successful finalists from all the other events to contest the inaugural Race Off Pro Championship, and win a share of the €15,000 prize fund and other amazing prizes.


The Pro Series is your chance to become a Champion and prove yourself against the world’s finest virtual Formula E drivers.

Held before each race of the Formula E season, fans simply have to log onto Forza Motorsport 6 and visit the ‘Rivals’ mode. There, they will find the Formula E Race Off Pro Series event and have the chance to set their fastest times in hot lap competitions.

Those finishing in the Top 10 when the time trial closes will be invited to take part in the Time Trial finals; live-streamed by ESL the morning of each race. The Top 2 from each time trial will be flown to compete in the Pro Series Championship, held live in Battersea Park during the final rounds of the season in London.

Time-trials open 12pm GMT and close 11:59pm.

Round 1 – Time trials: March 24 to March 31, Final: April 2
Round 2 – Time trials: April 14 to April 21, Final: April 23
Round 3 – May 12 to May 19, Final: May 21
Round 4 – May 26 to June 2, Final: June 4
Pro Series Championship – July 2 to July 3
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#2 Posted : Friday, March 18, 2016 7:01:54 AM(UTC)
Wow...this is cool and I'll be sure to be posting some laps for this event!!!!
" If someone said to me that you can have three wishes, my first would have been to get into racing, my second to be in Formula 1, my third to drive for Ferrari. "
- Gilles Villeneuve

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#3 Posted : Friday, March 18, 2016 4:03:08 PM(UTC)
Yep have to agree, this looks like a bit o' fun indeed.
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#4 Posted : Saturday, March 19, 2016 3:12:13 AM(UTC)
even though I already have formula e's affinity maxed out I think Ill run a few laps just see where I rank
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#5 Posted : Saturday, March 19, 2016 3:56:19 AM(UTC)
Show starts on https://www.twitch.tv/ESL_event in 5 minutes (5am Pacific, 8am Eastern, noon GMT)

Use #FERaceOff for a chance to to compete against @sambirdracing and @thereal_JDA and to win:
Xbox Elite Controllers
Formula E Bluetooth Speakers
Logitech G920 Racing wheel and pedals
GT Omega ART Racing simulator cockpit
Forza Motorsport 6

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#6 Posted : Saturday, March 19, 2016 4:33:24 AM(UTC)
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#7 Posted : Saturday, March 19, 2016 8:51:02 AM(UTC)
Joined for one of the exhibition races and finished 4th. Can now add Bird and D'Ambrosio to the list of pro race drivers I've beaten in Forza :)