The Alfa Romeo Championship is pleased to offer a new form of Italian marque racing in the current 2020 downtime, by moving into virtual motorsport. Guy Swarbrick and David Faithful from the Alfa Romeo Owners’ Club have set up a virtual racing opportunity, and there will be one AROC series and one ARCA (Alfa Romeo Championship Association) series, both running on six consecutive Sunday evenings starting from 19th April for PC-based users.
There will also be a Hotlaps Challenge for PC and console-based users allowing those with an Xbox or Playstation to get involved. Using the popular Assetto Corsa racing simulator – on Steam only – the Championship will be contested over six rounds on Sunday evenings from the 19th of April to the 24th of May and open to multiple classes.
ARCA Virtual Championships
- Not-the-Twin Spark Cup: MiTo QV
- Power Trophy: Giulia Quadrifoglio
- Modified: 155 V6 TI
AROC Virtual Championships
- MiTo QV
- Giulietta QV
- Giulia Quadrifoglio
- Historic: Giulia GTA
The Calendar has a mixture of races on the Indy and Grand Prix circuits at Brands Hatch, the National, International and GP circuits at Silverstone and at Spa – and includes two reverse grid double headers. The vARCA Championship is open to registered 750 Motor Club Alfa Romeo Championship drivers – past and present – ideally, in the Class they were originally registered. The AROC vRC is open to Club members only.
Competitors will need a copy of the Steam version Assetto Corsa and some downloadable content – including Dream Pack 3, which includes the Brands Hatch Circuit.
Hotlaps Challenge (PC / Xbox / PS4)
This will run alongside the Virtuals Championships but is open to Assetto Corsa users regardless of platform. Competitors can enter the Hotlaps Challenge even if they are already competing in the AROC or ARCA Championships. There will be six weekly challenges on the circuit the AROC Championship will visit that Sunday, using one of the four eligible cars per week.
WEEK 1: MiTo QV – Silverstone International Circuit
Competitors may enter as many times as desired through the week, but only their fastest time up until 12 noon on Saturday will count – send a screenshot of the time, the car used and the circuit to firstname.lastname@example.org by lunchtime on Saturday with HOTLAPS WEEK 1 in the email subject. The team will pull together a leaderboard after the AROC Challenge race is finished and post it online.