Logitech G and McLaren Racing Announce Return of Logitech McLaren G Challenge For 2021
Competition returns for the fourth consecutive
year with a celebrity grid-race including A$AP Ferg, Lando Norris,
William Byron and many more special guests
Logitech G, a brand of Logitech (SIX: LOGN) (NASDAQ: LOGI) and
leading innovator of gaming technologies and gear, and McLaren
Racing today announced a new-look to the G Challenge eracing
competition to excite racers and race fans around the world.
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The 2021 Logitech McLaren G Challenge
eracing competition returns (Photo: Business Wire)
For motorsports enthusiasts and amateur drivers, the official
2021 Logitech McLaren G Challenge racing season will start on July
1st, 2021 and will feature several new additions and challenges.
The tournament will expand to include three divisions: Open Wheel,
Stock Car and Sport Car Racing. In this fourth year, G Challenge
will be played on the iRacing and Assetto Corsa Competizione games,
and will culminate with the Grand Finale January 15, 2022 in Las
This year’s three division winners of the 2021 Logitech McLaren
G Challenge will earn a four-day all-expenses paid trip to London,
a behind-the-scenes experience of the McLaren Technology Centre,
coaching with McLaren F1 driver Lando Norris, and a VIP experience
at the 2022 Formula 1 British Grand Prix.
In celebration of this year’s new look, Logitech G and McLaren
will host a celebrity Pro-Am race on 7 July, where celebrities will
form two teams to compete in a Stock Car and Open Wheel race.
American racing driver William Byron and McLaren Formula 1 driver
Lando Norris will captain and draft their respective teams.
Additional celebrities include rapper, singer, and songwriter A$AP
Ferg, Arrow McLaren SP racing driver, Felix Rosenqvist, American
race car driver and NASCAR pit reporter, Parker Kligerman and
Indianapolis 500 Champion from Brazil, Tony Kanaan.
“The success of G Challenge 2020 was underscored by an effort to
continue entertaining motorsport fans,” said Jim Hoey, head of G
Challenge at Logitech G. “This year we will return with new
formats, multiple game titles and a monthly schedule of broadcasted
races that will continue to excite race fans around the world.”
“McLaren Racing embraced Logitech McLaren G Challenge as a way
to keep racing fans entertained, but we quickly realised it was an
opportunity to collaborate with Logitech G in an industry that
continues to explode,” said Lindsey Eckhouse, Director, Licensing,
Ecommerce and esports at McLaren Racing. “G Challenge is in a class
of its own, delivering an opportunity for amateur drivers and
motorsports enthusiasts to compete and race like professionals. We
look forward to another year of excitement and fun, building
McLaren’s presence in this space.”
The top three racers from each division (Open Wheel, Stock Car
and Sport Car) will earn an all-expenses paid trip to the Grand
Finals Weekend to compete for the championship. The Grand Finals
Weekend will be packed full of exciting activities, including a
live on-track driving experience with exotic race cars, official
meet and greets with professional drivers, athletes and other
celebrities, and a chance at winning the McLaren Racing VIP
Experience Grand Prize.
Registration for the online qualifiers are open now at
LogitechGChallenge.com. For more information visit our blog or
follow us on Instagram or Twitter.
About McLaren Racing
McLaren Racing was founded by New Zealand racing driver Bruce
McLaren in 1963. The team entered its first Formula 1 race in 1966,
since then McLaren has won 20 Formula 1 world championships, more
than 180 Formula 1 grands prix, the Le Mans 24 Hours at its first
attempt and the Indianapolis 500 three times. McLaren Racing
currently competes in Formula 1 globally and INDYCAR in the US.
The team is contesting the 2021 FIA Formula 1 World Championship
with Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo, and in the 2021 INDYCAR
Series with Arrow McLaren SP drivers Pato O’Ward and Felix
Rosenqvist. In 2022, McLaren Racing will enter a new category of
motorsport when it enters a team into Extreme E, the innovative
all-electric off-road racing series.
About Logitech G
Logitech G, a brand of Logitech International, is the global
leader in PC and console gaming gear. Logitech G provides gamers of
all levels with industry-leading keyboards, mice, headsets,
mousepads and simulation products such as wheels and flight sticks
- made possible through innovative design, advanced technologies
and a deep passion for gaming. Founded in 1981, and headquartered
in Lausanne, Switzerland, Logitech International is a Swiss public
company listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (LOGN) and on the Nasdaq
Global Select Market (LOGI). Find Logitech G at logitechG.com, the
company blog or @LogitechG.
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