The folks at Cars.co.za, South Africa’s leading online car platform, are putting together a search for their country’s next great sim racer. On Thursday (May 19), the Cars.co.za YouTube released a video announcing the search for a South African sim racer.
Now it seems that there is no real sim racing competition here, it seems that it is all about promoting your personal sim racing brand through social media. For example, participants must be a South African sim racer and two must build a profile on the MatchKit.co sports profile platform†
Three sim racers will be chosen by the Cars.co.za team and on June 3, 2022, the winner will be announced on the Cars.co.za Instagram and will become the paid partner of the brand.
Part of the quest is in marketing yourself. The hashtag #CarsSimRacerSearch is a requirement to share posts on Facebook and Instagram associated with the MatchKit profiles you create.
This all seems to be related to the Mercedes-Benz ATK Pro Racing Series† That particular sim racing series, which requires you to buy an eLicense to participate, seems to be using Assetto Corsa Competizione, Gran Turismo 7 and rFactor 2 in their virtual competitions.
Are there any South African racers in the Traxion.GG community out there? Let us know if you have submitted an application. Good luck to everyone who enters!