Finalists gear up for the Volkswagen R DiRT World Championships finale



May 23, 2018

The finale is almost upon us! The Volkswagen R DiRT World Championships final, which will take place on Saturday 26th May at Silverstone as part of the inaugural Speedmachine festival, will pit the fastest six DiRT 4 players in the world against each other live on and Twitch from 2pm BST.

The partnership with Volkswagen R will see the players drive the Volkswagen Polo R Supercar during the three rallycross events in the final as well – and as well as that, you’ll see lots of pretty Volkswagen R branding appear throughout the game and during the stream. The final takes place at Speedmachine, the British round of the FIA World Rallycross presented by Monster Energy, at Silverstone (

We’re super proud to have such an impressive headline sponsor on board for the series, and we can’t wait to see the Volkswagen Polo R Supercar in action – both in game and in real life.

“We are delighted to be working with Volkswagen R on the DiRT World Championships,” commented Codemasters’ Esports Manager, Andy Gray. “It is an incredible brand which brings with it a great deal of recognition and credibility.

“The quality of the competition we have seen so far in the DiRT World Championships has been immense and the final promises to be even better with the best six DiRT 4 players racing it out live at Speedmachine. We cannot wait!”

“Esports is an important and continuously growing field for the automotive industry and Volkswagen R is thrilled to be the partner of the DiRT World Championships at Speedmachine. The finalists are travelling from as far as South Africa, which is incredible and proof of the global community Esports creates. We are looking forward to the finals,” comments Jost Capito, Executive Director Volkswagen R.

We didn’t stop there, though – we also signed further sponsorship agreements with Acer Predator, Playseat and Thrustmaster – all of whom will provide equipment for the final event at Speedmachine.

Operated in conjunction with Gfinity, the DiRT World Championships have attracted over 20,000 players from around the globe – so you can be assured that the final six competitors are something special. If you want to catch up with the story so far, you can read all about it on our blog. However if you just want to skip to the good part, don’t worry – these are our six finalists:

Nicholas Steere – sixtiethYard333 – South Africa – aged 30
Robin Sieren – KickedinYOOO – German – aged 22
Alejandro Aroca García – Oscaro BillyCherokee – Spanish – aged 21
Joona Pankkonen – Oscaro Joona P – Finnish – aged 17
Anders Robin Jonsson – xVZombieSlayaaVx – Swedish – aged 18
Quentin Dall’Olmo – OscaroQ – French – 18

… So now’s the time to pick your horse and back it! The winner of the Volkswagen R DiRT World Championships will get to test drive an RX2 car, an Acer Predator Orion 9000 gaming PC, a DiRT Playseat and Thrustmaster wheel – so with so much up for grabs, we’re sure the racing is going to be the best and most fieriest yet. Bring it on!

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