The teams line-up for the inaugural Ride on the Edge 2 video game based Virtual TT, will feature eight current era Mountain Course racers plus a host of seasoned gamers.
Those confirmed to take part in the Motul backed Virtual TT, are as follows:
Outright TT lap record holder Peter Hickman, Honda Racing’s Davey Todd, Milenco by Padgetts Conor Cummins, PreZ Racing’s Jamie Coward.
Rising Spanish roads talent Raul Torras Martinez, 2010 TT Zero winner Mark Miller, France’s fastest TT exponent Julien Toniutti and reigning Pikes Peak International Hill Climb Champion Rennie Scaysbrook, who was due to make this week his real life Mountain Course debut.
Seasoned gamers joining forces with the aforementioned racers are Italian Stefy Bau, Russian Alex Petrov, Sara Leghari, Darrel Grundy, Louis Porter, Kenny Lam, Sam Tipper and son of 11 times TT winner Steve Hislop, Aaron Hislop.
The first ever virtual TT based show gets underway on the TT Races official website from 8:00 PM on the 6th of June.
All Virtual TT shows will be hosted by leading International roads commentator Dave Moore and TT Lock-In compere Chris Pritchard.
In terms of how the Virtual TT will be won, it will be determined by the combined best aggregated lap time (one lap each) covered by the real life racer/seasoned video gamer teams.
Something different, something unique, it’s a much needed boost for pure road racing fans, the Virtual TT.
Roll on the virtual race action on the fabled, mythical Mountain Course!
Words by Stevie Rial