The Lionheart Retro Series presented by the DMLC Racing Channel is heading to Indianapolis as part of Lionheart’s “Month of June” celebration. The Lotus 79 will kick things off when it returns to action June 11th 2020 for the inaugural running of the Minus 273 Grand Prix of Indianapolis. 2020 has been an exciting season so far with a championship battle of the ages between defending series Champion Ryan Otis and real-world NTT IndyCar Series driver Sage Karam who currently sits behind Otis by just 28 points.
As sim racing has continued to gain in popularity, it has drawn in more real-world professional drivers to compete in eSports events. Lionheart has enjoyed competing along side some real-world IndyCar drivers such as Tony Kanaan, Sage Karam, Richie Hearn and Matheus Leist.
Adrian Fernandez a legend of IndyCar is about to make his iRacing and Lionheart debut Thursday night.
Fernandez scored 11 IndyCar victories and drove one of the most iconic liveries in motorsports with Quaker State and Tecate sponsorship. His red, green and white paint scheme was a favorite among fans.
Fernandez also found success in the American Le Mans Series reaching victory lane 9 times. Fernandez also took home the Championship in 2009 alongside teammate Luis Díaz.
Díaz who was introduced to the Lionheart Racing Series by Fernandez is no stranger to iRacing. Having scored 35 wins in official road races the Mexican driver will be another welcome addition to the Lionheart roster which is already packed with talented sim racers.
The series will also welcome Mike Rasimas to the series. Rasimas a talented sim racer joined iRacing in 2018 but has already put up some big numbers. Boasting an Oval iRating of nearly 5500 and a Road iRating of over 3900 he has found victory lane 58 times between both disciplines.
“I am so excited to announce the addition of our latest drivers to the Lionheart Roster,” said Lionheart founder Jorge Anzaldo. “Adding drivers such as Adrian Fernandez and Luis Díaz add another level of prestige to our series and we are all excited to have this opportunity. Being a long time IndyCar fan and having the opportunity to share the virtual track with these amazing drivers is a dream come true for me.”
The trio of drivers is certain to climb the standings ladder before the season comes to a close in December.
The Lionheart Retro Series presented by the DMLC Racing Channel returns to action Thursday, June 11th, 2020 live on the iRacing eSports Network courtesy of the Global Sim Racing Channel. Coverage begins at 9:35 PM CST.
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Race Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XIf0VJltkjQ&feature=emb_title