With most of the sporting world still on hold, virtual gaming has stepped in to fill some of the void.
Today, Red Bull announced a new virtual race dubbed Red Bull Homestetch starting May 14 which will feature “drivers from different disciplines, including rallycross, rally, motocross, IndyCar and more to go against individuals with no real-world race experience — musicians, athletes, notable celebrities, media personalities and more.”
One of the stars competing is Honda HRC’s Ken Roczen, as well as Travis Pastrana (because what doesn’t TP compete in?)
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🚨 This is going to be fun 🚨 @travispastrana, @kenroczen94, @sebloebofficiel, @brycemenzies7 and more legends of motorsports are gearing up for Red Bull Homestretch, a six-week series of race live streams in @thegranturismo that puts fun in the driver's seat. For week one, the drivers are joined by sports stars @kris_bryant17 and @jaredgoff. Hit the link in bio for more info and the full driver roster! ∙ #redbullhomestretch #motorsports #gaming #redbull #givesyouwings
Beyond the racers, Red Bull is also allowing room for a Wildcard Seat for “racing outsiders” weekly. The first Wildcard Seat will feature Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant and Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff.
Each week will feature 10 drivers and they will be battling it out on Gran Turismo Sport on PlayStation 4.
Homestretch will be kicking off for the first time on Thursday, May 14 at noon EDT/9:00am PDT. Don’t forget to tune in to watch live on Twitch.tv/RedBull, Red Bull TV, Red Bull Motorsports YouTube and the ESPN app.
More info can be found here.
Full List of Week 1 Competitors
- Travis Pastrana
- Sebastien Loeb
- Timmy Hansen
- Ken Roczen
- Bryce Menzies
- Scott Speed
- James Hinchcliffe
- Alexander Rossi
- Kris Bryant
- Jared Goff