Ready for another year of exhilarating virtual racing? The Phoenix PULSE Formula V1 Virtual Cup returns for its second season starting August 14, promising yet another round of excitement for aspiring e-sport stars and racing fans nationwide after a successful run last year.
Phoenix PULSE, together with Tuason Racing, is bringing back its virtual motorsports program, so racing and e-sport enthusiasts can pursue their love for the sport, even during this period of lockdown.
“I’m very excited to see what the future of motorsports has in store for us. Phoenix as a company has always been eager to support the Philippine racing industry. This initiative ensures we can continue to develop local e-sport talents and sustain the enthusiasm for motorsports, even during the pandemic,” says Alex Noveno, category manager for fuel of Phoenix Petroleum.
Celina Matias, Vice President for Integrated Marketing and Strategies, adds, “During the pandemic, we shifted from physical racing on the track to e-racing. It’s diversified who watches racing, and who can participate. The Virtual Cup fuels the competitive spirit, while providing entertainment for all of us in these unprecedented times.”
Registered participants may compete in one of two classes. The Amateur Class is for novice racers—those with minimal simulated racing experience, and unaffiliated with professional racing teams. On the other hand, the Pro Class is designed for professional e-racers with previous competitions already under their belt.
Vitto Marquez will represent the Phoenix PULSE Racing Team, competing in the Sporting Class. He won the Phoenix PULSE Young Driver’s Program Celebrity Showdown this July. Meanwhile, Andrei Vasquez, who raced and won as Champion in the Amateur Class of Season 1 of the Phoenix PULSE Formula FV1 Virtual Cup, will now compete in the PRO Class for Season 2.
All races in the Virtual Cup will be hosted on Assetto Corsa, a simulated racing game available on PC. The first round begins in August, while subsequent rounds will be held in October and November. Races will be broadcast on the Phoenix Petroleum Facebook Page, 8 pm, on the following dates: Round 1 – August 14, Round 2 – October 2, and Round 3 – November 20.
Phoenix Petroleum will be giving away Phoenix Fuels e-vouchers during the broadcast, so make sure to catch the races.