This weekend will see a MotoGP first: a Virtual Race. A star-studded line-up headed by the likes of Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) and Maverick Vinales (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP) will get back on track, this time virtually, in a special event played on the official MotoGP19 Videogame from videogame developer, publisher, and partner Milestone.
10 riders are READY to make history 💪 in the first ever #MotoGP Virtual Race at Mugello! 🔥🏁
— MotoGP™🏡🏁 (@MotoGP) March 27, 2020
The competitors will be taking on the stunning digital rendering of the Autodromo del Mugello and the race length is 6 laps. Before the race begins, a five-minute qualifying session in time-attack mode will decide grid positions.
The event will be broadcast in full on Sunday the 29th of March at 15:00 (GMT+2), with qualifying shown before the race. Fans can watch on motogp.com and esport.motogp.com, on selected TV broadcasters, and across social media platforms including YouTube (via the MotoGP and MotoGP eSport channels), MotoGP eSport Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook (via both the MotoGP and MotoGP eSport pages).
The riders will each be playing via a private “Race Direction” lobby, set up to invite each rider to the event – and send them the bike settings.
Repsol Honda Team: Marc Marquez, Alex Marquez
Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP: Maverick Viñales
Aprilia Racing Team Gresini: Aleix Espargaro
Team Suzuki Ecstar: Alex Rins, Joan Mir
Petronas Yamaha SRT: Fabio Quartararo
Red Bull KTM Tech 3: Iker Lecuona, Miguel Oliveira
Pramac Racing: Francesco Bagnaia