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TC Racing Partners with Racing Prodigy To Become Official Team

Team will draft four drivers during the first-ever Prodigy Draft on July 6 who will receive paid contracts to compete in the Prodigy Racing League (PRL) real-world series this fall

(July 5, 2024) – Racing Prodigy™, a sports, entertainment, and media property making motorsports more accessible, announced today that TC Racing, led by Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, has become an official team in the upcoming Prodigy Three Championship series within the Prodigy Racing League™ (PRL). The first real-world series kicks off October 22, 2024 at Atlanta Motorsports Park in the United States 

TC Prodigy Racing Team will draft four drivers from among the 32 competitors representing 14 countries – aged 15 to 46 including two female drivers – inside the Williams Racing Fan Zone presented by Kraken at the iconic ‘Below the Lights’ at Piccadilly Circus, London on July 6 starting at 2 pm BST (9 am EST). The draft will be streamed live on Racing Prodigy’s YouTube channel.

The drivers qualified for the draft by competing in one of the PRL sim racing esports events and Prodigy Week. The drafted drivers will receive paid contracts from Racing Prodigy to compete in its real-world racing series within the Prodigy Racing League, allowing them to pursue their dreams of a real-world racing career.

About TC Racing – His passion for the world of motorsport made Thibaut Courtois dream of one day having his own team. With a “We are here” posted on social networks in November 2023, the birth of the TC Racing team was announced, owned by the Belgian footballer who plays in LaLiga. After receiving the RFEdA license, TC Racing culminates not only a dream but the clear desire of Thibaut Courtois: to help young motorsport talents develop and advance their sporting careers by applying excellence in the process and surrounding themselves with the best motorsport professionals.

Thibaut Courtois said,  “Racing Prodigy is offering unique opportunities for sim racers to shine in real-life racing. I’ve long been following sim racing, and I believe there are sim racers who could be part of any motorsport grid, but in almost all situations it is budget or sponsorship limitations that prevent these dreams from becoming true. I’ve launched my own F4 team competing in F4 Spain this year, and having the chance to join my team to Racing Prodigy is something that I am very proud of, and I am happy to support not only the four drivers who would represent the TC Prodigy Racing Team, but also the entire series program.”

“TC Racing is a rising racing organization led by one of the most competitive and accomplished athletes in history, Thibaut Courtois, who shares our mission to make motorsports more accessible by allowing drivers from all walks of life to pursue their dreams of a real-world racing career,” said Racing Prodigy CEO David Cook. “As we continue to grow the world’s first e2Real sports league, built on access, transparency, fan engagement, and equal opportunities for all, regardless of socioeconomic background, partnerships like the one with TC Racing are crucial to achieving our vision.”

The first season of esports in the Prodigy Racing League welcomed over 100,000 participants from more than 100 countries. These competitors, representing all walks of life, engaged in virtual racing competitions, demonstrating a high demand from drivers seeking a viable path to a real-world racing career.

The racers earned their golden tickets to try out at Prodigy Week in fall 2023 and spring 2024 either by winning an esports competition on iRacing, RaceRoom, rFactor 2, Street Kart Racing, or by being selected by Prodigy Search Committees. During Prodigy Week, drivers were coached and judged across multiple disciplines, including fitness, on-camera interviews, skid pad, autocross, racecar data review, and competing in Radical SR1 race cars on the main racetrack. In total, they completed more than 2,000 laps or nearly 4,000 miles. 

Racing Prodigy partners include Advanced SimRacing, Atlanta Motorsports Park, iRacing, Max Papis Innovations (MPI), Mazda North American Operations, PitFit Training, Primal Racing School, RaceRoom, SuckerPunch, Street Kart Racing, The Racers Physio, Toyo Tires, Williams Esports, and Women in Motorsports North America. 

 

ABOUT TC RACING

TC Racing is a sports team competing in the Spanish Formula 4 championship. The team is owned by Real Madrid’s goalkeeper, Thibaut Courtois – such a motorsport and sim racing enthusiast.

 

MEDIA CONTACT

TC Racing

asier@thibautcourtois.com

 

Racing Prodigy

racingprodigy@dkcnews.com

ABOUT RACING PRODIGY

Racing Prodigy™ is a sports, entertainment, and media property that opens motorsports to all – both in and out of the race car – by overcoming the major financial barrier to entry. This is accomplished through the Prodigy Racing League™ (PRL™), the world’s first e2Real™ sports league, which discovers talent through gaming and provides real-world racing opportunities.

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