Event NZ Champs

Prize Pool $10,000

Date Apr 12 - Jun 19 2018

Location LPL Studios, Auckland

Project CARS 2 NZ Championship

Buckle up for Esports Racing at its fastest. This May, LPL is putting NZ back in the driver's seat, bringing you the Project Cars NZ Championship!


The Project CARS 2 NZ Championship will take place over eight weeks beginning Tuesday 1st, May. The top 8 racers will compete for a share of $10,000 and the title of New Zealand Champion!

Viewers can watch all the full throttle action LIVE on SKY Sport

Key Dates:

Online Qualification: 13th - 22nd of April
Physical Qualifier: 21st of April
Top 8 Announced: 24th of April
NZ Championship Series: 2nd May - 19th June


Qualifiers are open to all New Zealand residents 16 years and over, exclusive to PC, with the 8 fastest racers proceeding to the eight-week broadcast championship series.

Online (2 Places):
The online qualifier is for players who can’t make it in person and instead can set their times online and submit via video upload.
● April 13th - 21st (cut off is midnight)
● Online submission: Share with us a screenshot of your laptime via facebook or twitter with the hashtag #ProjectCars2NZ
● Time Trial - Unlimited Attempts
● Fastest Lap Recorded for Qualifying
● Circuit: Brands Hatch Indy
● Car: Ginetta GT4

Physical (6 Places):
The physical qualifier will be held at SKYCITY in Auckland and will allow players to set their lap times in a simulation pod with steering wheel and pedals.
● April 21st - 10am - 2pm - SKYCITY Welcome Room
● Time Trial - 6 Laps Maximum or 10 minute pod-time (whatever comes first)
● Fastest Lap Recorded for Qualifying
● Circuit: Brands Hatch Indy
● Car: Ginetta GT4

NZ Championship Format:

● 8 Weeks of Esports Racing Action
● 2 Tracks will be selected each week
● Grid positions will be determined pre-race in a time trial

Prize Pool:

1st: $5000
2nd: $3000
3rd: $2000
*All dollar values are in NZD

Official Rules

Top 8 Racers TBC



  • Physical qualifier Saturday 21, April
  • Online qualifier 13- 22nd of April


  • Week One – May 1st: USA West Tour. Courses: Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca and Willow Springs International Raceway
  • Week Two – May 8th: Italian Tour. Courses: Imola and Monza GP
  • Week Three – May 15th: UK Tour Round One. Courses: Brands Hatch Indy and Oulton Park
  • Week Four – May 22nd: German Tour. Courses: Hockenheim GP and Nordschleife
  • Week Five – May 29th: Western European Tour (Spain and France). Courses: Circuit de Barcelona Catalunya and Circuit de 24 Heures du Mans
  • Week Six – June 5th: UK Tour Round Two. Courses: Donington Park and Silverstone GP
  • Week Seven – June 12th: Central European Tour (Belgium and Czech Republic). Courses: Spa-Francorchamp and Brno
  • Week Eight – June 19th: USA East Tour. Courses: Watkins GP and Road America
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