IMSA Esports championship set for November return
RACER » Esports
by Richard S. James
1w ago
IMSA is partnering with iRacing and Virtual Competition Organisation (VCO) for the third straight year to stage the 2024 IMSA Esports Global Championship beginning in November, but for the first time the prestigious sim racing contest will feature a public qualifying process. Entries in the championship will be reserved for previous series champions and winners of iRacing’s VCO Grand Slam events, however every iRacing member will have the opportunity to earn their way into the four-race championship. Additionally, a limited number of wildcard entries will be featured. The 2023 wildcard entries ..read more
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IndyCar and iRacing partner for new sim series
RACER » Esports
by RACER Staff
1M ago
INDYCAR, iRacing and sim racing products manufacturer ButtKicker have announced the creation of the inaugural INDYCAR ButtKicker iRacing Pro Series, set to debut in September. With a total prize pool of $50,000, the top open-wheel sim racers in the world will compete starting Sept. 19 in a series that features many IndyCar Series venues. Each race will be broadcast live at 8 p.m. ET Thursdays via iRacing social channels and the IndyCar Series’ YouTube channel and website. “The INDYCAR ButtKicker iRacing Pro Series is the latest exciting development in iRacing’s renewed relationship with IndyCa ..read more
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Broumand's long road to Scuderia Ferrari Esports
RACER » Esports
by Morgan Raynal
1M ago
Bari Broumand, full name Bardia Broumandgohar, is a 21-year-old Iranian racing driver who competes in F1 Sim Racing for Scuderia Ferrari Esports. Broumand started kart racing when he was six years old and took to it instantly. He remembered when his father asked him how he felt about karting after the first few years. “I would love to do this my whole life,” he said. Iran’s racing scene did not cater to drivers as young as Broumand, so he had to race in classes with older drivers, in the Junior class. He was regularly on pole position and winning races during his early career. “I need to go t ..read more
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Verstappen manages two wins in one day thanks to iRacing N24
RACER » Esports
by Morgan Raynal
1M ago
Max Verstappen is known to participate in sim racing events during downtime from his busy F1 schedule. Impressively, this weekend the three-time world champion won both the Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix and the Nürburgring 24-hour on iRacing. ??? ?????! These are our drivers that will take on the Nürburgring 24H Starting this Saturday, 14:45 CEST Full 24 hours coverage on our twitch! pic.twitter.com/3ndVajoNvD — Team Redline (@TeamRedlineSim) May 17, 2024 On Friday, Team Redline announced that Verstappen would be driving the No. 20 BMW GT3, and naturally his fans wondered how he would particip ..read more
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F1 Sim Racing 2023 World Championship Event 3 recap
RACER » Esports
by Morgan Raynal
1M ago
The final five-round event of the 2023 F1 Sim Racing World Championship was held in Jönköping, Sweden from May 7 – 9. Both the Drivers’ and Constructors’ Championships came down to the final races, and the competition was fierce. Round 8 – Mexico City Coming into the eighth round at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez in Mexico City, the former leader of the championship Thomas Ronhaar needed major points to keep his campaign alive. Ferrari driver Bari Broumand started the 36-lap race from pole position, from championship leader Frederik Rasmussen of Red Bull, Ferrari’s Nicolas Longuet, then Kick Sau ..read more
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Williams Esports wins iRacing 12 Hours of Sebring
RACER » Esports
by Morgan Raynal
3M ago
The first rain-affected iRacing Special Event took place this past weekend. Williams Esports Chillblast won in GTP and LMP2, while Drago Racing won the GTD class. The Sebring International Raceway was dry when the session opened for practice and qualifying, but rain began to fall in the closing minutes of qualifying. Learn more about the recent rain update in iRacing. GTP From P3 on the grid, Josh Lad navigated the wet conditions to gain a position at the start in the No.6 Acura ARX-06 GTP Williams Esports Chillblast car. Luke Bennet in the No.11 Team Redline Acura started on pole position. He ..read more
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New F1 Manager game lets you create your own team
RACER » Esports
by Dominik Wilde
3M ago
The third edition of Frontier Developments’ F1 Manager video game will be released this summer, and will give players the opportunity to create a team of their own for the very first time. As well as the option to run one of the existing 10 real world Formula 1 teams, F1 Manager 2024 will introduce ‘Create A Team’ mode, where players will have full creative control over the team, as well as the ability to negotiate sponsorship agreements and identify young talent. It’s a notable shift from last year, when developers told RACER it was not a feature they planned to bring into the game, while EA ..read more
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Rain finally arrives in iRacing
RACER » Esports
by Morgan Raynal
3M ago
Rain is finally available in iRacing, six months after the first teaser from the popular racing simulation service, and it is part of a major update for 2024 Season 2. iRacing users are familiar with turning virtual laps on a dry track with a dynamic weather system connected to real weather data, which changes track and air temperature and cloud cover depending on the time of day. Other racing simulation games such as Assetto Corsa Competizione, Gran Turismo 7, and the F1 game franchise feature rain as a weather possibility. This is not a new development in the sim racing world, but due to the ..read more
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IndyCar, IMS and iRacing reunite with multiyear licensing agreement
RACER » Esports
by Marshall Pruett
3M ago
Penske Entertainment and iRacing will move forward with a new business arrangement that will see the racing simulation company expand its range of offerings for the NTT IndyCar Series and the Indianapolis 500. The deal does not, so far, include the creation of a console game for IndyCar, but RACER understands Penske Entertainment is actively seeking a partner to replace Motorsport Games, which abandoned its IndyCar console efforts late last year and had its contract terminated by the series. More IndyCar! The RACER Mailbag, March 27Does NASCAR have Long Beach in its sights?Pruett's cooldown la ..read more
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IndyCar terminates license agreement with Motorsport Games
RACER » Esports
by Ryan Kish
3M ago
IndyCar has terminated its license agreements with Motorsport Games, a Securities and Exchange Commission filing revealed this week. In the filing, IndyCar cited Motorsport Games’ “failure to satisfy certain of its obligations under the IndyCar License Agreements, including making IndyCar racing series video gaming products available in the United States.” As a publicly traded company on the Nasdaq Stock Market, Motorsport Games is required to reveal such transactions and business dealings. The filing ends a multi-year saga between IndyCar and Motorsport Games. Development of Motorsport Games ..read more
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