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Max Verstappen

More details confirmed for Verstappen's Imola charity sim race

Following the news that Max Verstappen will compete in a replacement race at Imola this weekend, more details on the format have been revealed.

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Max Verstappen's sim racing team, Team Redline, have confirmed more details about the format for the relaunched 'Real Racers Never Quit' contest.

Following the cancellation of the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix due to severe flooding in the region, Team Redline confirmed that they will run a virtual racing event at the Imola circuit.

The contest will include Verstappen, along with a collection of professional and sim racing drivers, and takes place on Sunday 21st May at 15:30 CET.

Speaking to RacingNews365, Team Redline director Atze Kerkhof credited Verstappen with the idea, and explained how easy it was to compile a list of promising drivers.

"The idea was all on the initiative of Max Verstappen himself," said Kerkhof.

"When it became clear that the F1 race was not going ahead, they approached us asking if we could set something up at short notice."

"We with Verstappen.com Racing work closely with Red Bull and so the question of which Red Bull juniors wanted to participate was quickly posed. Of course, we also knew some more names who also knew some more names, so that's how we were able to put together a nice list."

"We hope the event will be a success, sports-wise, but certainly also in view of the charity."

More details about the format have been revealed, and the event will use four different cars in four different races: Formula 3 and Formula Ford, Mazda MX5 and the Toyota GR86 cars.

When asked about the choice of cars, Kerkhof explained: "These cars are a little easier to be competitive with right away, even for the not so seasoned sim racer. Of the cars chosen, the F3 car will probably be the most challenging."

Participants for Real Racers Never Quit

Name Racing class
Max Verstappen F1
Felipe Drugovich F2 champion/F1 reserve
Jack Doohan F2/F1 reserve
Richard Verschoor F2
Ayumu Iwasa F2
Isack Hadjar F2
Jack Crawford F2
Enzo Fittipaldi F2
Antonio Felix da Costa FE
Oliver Rowland FE
Luke Browning F3/Sim
Gabriel Bortoleto F3
Arvid Lindblad F4
Gianni Vecchio Sim
Enzo Bonito Sim
Luke Bennett Sim
Chris Lulham Sim
Jeffrey Rietveld Sim
Kevin Siggy Sim
Atze Kerkhof Sim
Josh Thompson Sim
Diogo Pinto Sim

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