iRacing: Red Bull Ring Challenge Time Attack Open Now!


To celebrate the arrival of Red Bull Ring on Iracing, the service is launching a Fastest Lap Challenge for their subscribers.

This is what they had to say about it:

Want to get behind the wheel of a virtual Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport at the Red Bull Ring?

As part of the track’s launch on iRacing, we’ve teamed up with the Red Bull Ring Driving Center to present the Red Bull Ring Fastest Lap Challenge, a two-week Time Attack from June 15-29!

Post one of the three fastest times in a fixed setup session for a chance to bring your sim skills to the real world with the exact car and track combination from the Time Attack.

The top three finishers in the final rankings will earn vouchers for Porsche 718 GT4 Lead & Follow Gold (2×30 minutes), Silver (45 minutes), and Bronze (30 minutes) experiences at the Red Bull Ring, good for one year after issue.

All participants will also be entered for a Red Bull Ring Fan Shop prize pack. All iRacers are eligible to win prizes regardless of age or country, but driving experience winners must have a valid driver’s license to book.

To set your time, open the iRacing UI and click “Go Racing,” then “Time Attack Competitions,” and scroll until you find the event labeled “Red Bull Ring Fastest Lap Challenge.”

About Red Bull Ring

The Red Bull Ring’s origins date back to 1969, when the Österreichring opened to replace the Zeltweg Airfield as host of the Austrian Grand Prix and attempt to draw the Driver’s World Championship back to the country.

That mission was successful just one year later, and the event became a staple of the series until 1987. The track was completely rebuilt in the mid-1990s and rechristened the A1-Ring, which enabled it to return to the circuit from 1997 to 2003.

After a period of uncertainty that followed the demolition of the grandstands and pit buildings in 2004, circuit owner Red Bull began its reconstruction of the track in late 2008 and gradually added both modern and vintage events over the years, culminating in the return of the Austrian Grand Prix in 2014.

In 2020, with the COVID-19 forcing a rework of the schedule, the Red Bull Ring became the first circuit to ever host back-to-back rounds to open a Formula 1 season, as well as the first European venue to host the opening round of the season since 1966.