Blending VR with reality is always an exciting field, especially when it comes to car racing. PC retailer Overclockers UK held the first round of its unique VR Racing Series in 2016, and now it’s back, and bigger than before.

This year, the organiser has partnered with Intel, XFX, the HTC Vive headset, Next Level Racing, Thrustmaster, and noblechairs to bring you the chance to put your skills to the test in the virtual world of Project CARS, and on the real track around the Bedford Autodrome.

Entrance into the competition is free and the rules are simple. The six fastest VR competitors in Project CARS will be invited to a track day at the Bedford Autodrome. Those most talented six players will get the opportunity to drive the Renault Clio Cup, BMW M4 GTP, Land Rover Defender, Caterham Pursuit, Ariel Atom, Palmer JP-LM, and Formula 3000! Not to mention, go-kart, too.

This second round of the series is also going on tour, heading to four locations around the UK. The show will be visiting to the following cities:

  • Manchester, 11th – 12th February, 9am-5pm, Britannia Suite, Country House Hotel & Spa, Palatine Road, Didsbury, Manchester, M20 2WG
  • Wolverhampton, 25th – 26th February [Further details to be confirmed]
  • Silverstone Circuit, 5th March [Further details to be confirmed]
  • London, Saturday 18th – 19th March [Further details to be confirmed]

In the grand finals there will be nine competitors, which will be the fastest three drivers in the Formula 3000 at each PalmerSport track day. The Grand Final will take place at the end of summer 2017 and will again be a PalmerSport track day. This time the competitors will be competing to win big prizes proving they have what it takes to become the Overclockers UK Racing Series Champion!

Terms and Conditions

  • Competitors must be over the age of 21 and have held a full UK driver’s license for a minimum of 1 year.
  • Weight and height restrictions apply – competitors must be under 18 Stone (115 KG), and between 5′ – 6′ 4″ (153 cm – 193 cm) due to vehicle restrictions.
  • Those who attend the Bedford Autodrome will be required to sign a consent form, and must wear appropriate footwear and clothing.
  • Competition winners cannot substitute or trade their place with any other person.

More info: overclockers.co.uk