Competition in the PRL rFactor 2 Radical SR3 Cup Challenge begins September 4
Selection of a deserving driver from the top 500 PRL tournament finalists to join other Prodigy Pass winners in Atlanta will be announced live August 30
JACKSONVILLE, FL, August 29, 2023 – Racing Prodigy™, a groundbreaking sports, entertainment, and media property, continues to race towards Atlanta with the fifth tournament of season 1 of the Prodigy Racing League™ (PRL™), set to begin on September 4 on the PC racing simulation game, rFactor 2 by Motorsport Games.
The e2Real™ sports league’s first tournament on rFactor 2, the PRL rFactor 2 Radical SR3 Cup, will continue Racing Prodigy’s mission to open motorsports to all using esports, greatly reducing the financial barriers to entry and giving millions the chance to live their dream of a professional racing career.
In the PRL rFactor 2 Radical SR3 Cup, which is free to enter, sim racers will compete virtually on the Atlanta Motorsports Park racetrack, the very same track the winner will learn, train, and compete on in real life during Prodigy Week™ part 1, Oct. 30-Nov. 1. The first stage of hot-lap qualifications will conclude on September 17, with the top 40 drivers advancing to the semi-final races that will be live streamed on Racing Prodigy’s YouTube channel on Saturday, September 23, starting at 1:00 pm ET. The top 10 in each race will move on to the finals on September 24 to race for the Prodigy Pass™ – the “golden ticket” to an all-expense paid trip to compete in Radical SR1 race cars at Prodigy Week and the opportunity to earn a paid racing contract.
“Being able to launch this opportunity on our rFactor 2 platform in partnership with Racing Prodigy is hugely exciting,” said Ben Rossiter-Turner, VP of Competition at Motorsport Games. “The e2Real sports league is a springboard for future racing talent and we can’t wait for our community to get involved. Good luck to everyone taking part!”
To be eligible to win the PRL rFactor 2 Radical SR3 Cup and qualify for Prodigy Week, racers must register at RacingProdigy.com and meet all rules requirements. rFactor 2 is available to download on Steam.
Ahead of the upcoming tournament, Racing Prodigy has gathered racing experts Aarav “Aarava” Amin (sim racing content creator and influencer) and Linus Lundqvist (Swedish IndyCar driver) to form the first Prodigy Search Committee, which will select a Prodigy Pass winner from eligible participants from the PRL’s first two tournaments. Those who finished in the top 500 in one of the two tournaments were able to submit completed questionnaires with video entries showcasing why they are deserving to join the other Prodigy Pass winners in Atlanta. The Prodigy Search is a key initiative forwarding Racing Prodigy’s mission to discover and develop racing talent.
In the third tournament of the season, the PRL iRacing FF1600 Cup, Kane Halliburton from London, England came away with the Prodigy Pass. He will join PRL X30 Miami Cup champion Laurens Beerten of Belgium and PRL iRacing GR86 Cup winner Gustavo Ariel of Brazil at Prodigy Week part 1 in Atlanta with nine more passes to come.
Following the first Prodigy Week, Racing Prodigy plans to host a second Prodigy Week in early 2024 with an additional 38 Prodigy Pass winners, creating a pool of 50 of the world’s most talented drivers from which PRL teams will draft. The plan is for those drafted to receive a paid contract to compete in PRL’s first real-world racing series in the United States, to be launched in 2024