TT Isle Of Man – Ride On The Edge 2 competitions high speed finishes
June was an intense month for players of TT Isle of Man – Ride on the Edge 2! The motorcycle sim was the arena for a race between riders of the official competition and a tournament between PlayStation®4 and PC players. Here's a summary of the virtual competitions that were held in place of the 2020 Isle of Man Tourist Trophy, which was cancelled because of Covid-19.
The first competition was held from 2 to 6 June and featured eight teams of official riders and players competing as part of the "TT Lock-in", the entertainment programme organised by the government of Isle of Man. Davey Todd, a consultant on TT Isle of Man – Ride on the Edge 2, won with a time of 15:44.
The second competition was held between 13 and 29 June. This was reserved for players of TT Isle of Man – Ride on the Edge 2 from all over the world and featured nearly 700 participants across three rounds. By setting a record time in the two first stages, Dennis K. was the firm favourite, but he finished in third place in the final standings. This unfortunate under-performance was because of an injury suffered just a few hours before the final stage.
I'm really happy I was selected for the Virtual TT 2020. It was great for many reasons. First of all, because after sessions with the developers at KT Racing in 2018 and 2019 and a press conference in 2020, the Virtual TT gave me the chance to see and experience the TT2 project from start to finish. Secondly, thanks to the Virtual TT, I achieved my best finish at the Tourist Trophy (6th place). And I must say that my teammate got the best time of everyone, which helps! Finally, with three falls suffered during my lap, it's nice to see that I don't have a scratch on me, which is impossible during the real Tourist Trophy. Therefore, TT Isle of Man – Ride on the Edge 2 is the best simulator for training for the real Tourist Trophyby Julien Toniutti a consultant on TT Isle of Man – Ride on the Edge 2
The final was as tight as it gets with a mere 3.4 second gap between the top two riders after 1 hour 28 minutes of racing. Samuel, a 31-year-old Spanish player and motorcyclist for 15 years, just missed out on the top spot but still achieved a remarkable second place.
First place went to Ludvig, a 22-year-old Swedish player, with a time of 1:28.56. He said: "Congratulations to all participants, who never stopped pushing themselves to the limit and sharing tips. I could never have won with that." A motocross fan and motorcycle rider, he likes to follow the Tourist Trophy on the screen. He will now be able to experience the event live thanks to the grand prize: a trip for two to the 2021 Tourist Trophy! The second and third place finalists won a Limited-Edition TT 2020 Arai helmet and an RST merchandise pack respectively.