The RX Esports Invitational aims to replace the real-life events postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Its first race will replace the season-opener at Catalunya on April 19 using Codemasters’ DiRT Rally 2.0 on PC gaming platform, Steam.

A number of the World RX drivers will be taking part, with the exact drivers taking part to be confirmed at a later date.

Gamers can join the professional drivers by setting the fastest time across a six-lap race around the virtual Catalunya circuit.

To enter, PC Steam players should go to the ‘My Teams’ section of DiRT Rally 2.0 on Saturday 28th March from 10am (GMT) and select the specially-marked promotional FIA World Rallycross tile from the Events screen.

“With so much of the sporting world currently unable to compete, it’s great to see the gaming community come together for virtual tournaments which offer some light relief during these uncertain times,” DiRT Rally 2.0 game director Ross Gowing said.

“We’re excited to be a part of the RX Esports Invitational and look forward to seeing pro drivers and fans take to DiRT Rally 2.0 in a competitive, yet fun, environment.”

The previous DiRT Esports event took place at the 2020 Autosport International Show and boasted a $10,000 prize pool.

“This partnership with the FIA World Rallycross Championship is further evidence of Motorsport Games’ commitment to rights holders in helping them engage with their fans during this very difficult time,” Motorsport Games CEO Dmitry Kozko

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