Author: iRacing

Last week’s Force Dynamics Dallara iRacing Grand Prix Championship opener at Watkins Glen couldn’t have been much more disappointing than it was for Michele Costantini. The Italian driver, known as one of the best virtual open-wheel racers in the world, fell from sixth on the grid to 16th at race’s end, setting off his championship on the wrong foot. Only a point for the fastest lap of the race salvaged his spot in the championship standings. But fortunes can change quickly in motorsport of all types, and such was the case for the SDK Gaming representative in round two at…

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After an exciting debut last week at Watkins Glen, the Force Dynamics Dallara iRacing Grand Prix Championship heads to one of racing’s most iconic venues at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps for round two on Thursday. The race can be seen live starting at 3PM ET/19:00 GMT at iRacing.com/live and across iRacing’s full slate of social media channels. To longtime open-wheel racing fans, Spa needs no introduction. Its Eau Rouge-Raidillon corner combination is perhaps the most famous corner in the world, as it features a major elevation change and quick left-right combination that must nonetheless be taken flat out to maintain momentum…

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SET Esports’ quest to reclaim the championship in the iRacing Rallycross World Championship presented by Yokohama started with a bang on Wednesday, as drivers Tommi Hallman and Jonne Ollikainen scored a dramatic 1-2 finish in the feature race from Daytona International Speedway. After saving his Joker Lap for the very final corner, Hallman nipped Ollikainen at the line by just .202 seconds in a finish that will surely set the tone for an ultra-competitive season ahead. It marked the second straight year that Daytona saw the same three drivers on the podium, as Subaru Motorsports USA’s Jon Robertson was third…

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iRacing and the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team are pleased to announce that the iconic race team will bring multiple vehicles to iRacing in future builds. Headlined first by the Mercedes-AMG F1 W12 E Performance that currently leads the World Constructors’ Championship standings, the partnership is the latest example of a strengthened commitment by iRacing to adding the world’s premier cars and tracks to an already robust simulation experience. “We couldn’t be more excited to add world-class race cars like the Mercedes-AMG F1 W12 E Performance to iRacing in the near future,” said iRacing executive vice president Steve Myers. “The…

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[embedded content] After four spring invitational races to help set the stage, the 2021 iRacing Rallycross season proper begins on Wednesday with a visit to Daytona International Speedway. The first of nine rounds for both the World Championship and All-Star Invitational divisions, one of iRacing’s first rallycross circuits launches both divisions into an exciting season. Races will begin at 4PM ET/1PM PT at iRacing.com/live and across a large slate of Facebook, Twitch, and YouTube channels. Check out the preseason show above and read on for even more information! World Championship With four powerful new franchises—Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, Logitech G…

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R8G Esports’ Maarten van Loozenoord may have qualified on the pole, but it took a dramatic last-lap move back into the lead for him to take the win in the first-ever Force Dynamics Dallara iRacing Grand Prix Championship round at Watkins Glen International on Thursday. van Loozenoord found his way around the Apex Racing Team duo of Peter Berryman and Yohann Harth in crunch time, with that duo locking up the final two spots on the podium behind him. Watkins Glen marked the first of 10 rounds for the new series, iRacing’s first professional-level grand prix championship since 2018 and…

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Top-tier open-wheel racing is back on the pro series menu at iRacing, as the Force Dynamics Dallara iRacing Grand Prix Championship kicks off its 10-race season today from Watkins Glen International. The race can be seen live starting at 3PM ET/19:00 GMT at iRacing.com/live and across iRacing’s full slate of social media channels. The new series features the Dallara iR-01, a unique grand prix car developed in tandem by Dallara and iRacing for the specific purpose of top-tier esports competition. The car features the same 3.0-liter V10 powerplant that dominated the sport through the late 1990s and early 2000s, as…

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As unveiled on NASCAR RaceHub on FS1 on Tuesday night, the NASCAR Cup Series will move the 2022 Clash, the series’ annual preseason exhibition, to the Los Angeles Coliseum for the first time. The race will take place on a temporary quarter-mile oval built within the legendary facility, marking Cup’s return to stadium racing for the first time in decades and the latest premier motorsport event in the Coliseum’s storied history. iRacing, the Official Simulation Partner of NASCAR, worked with NASCAR to prototype and develop this track layout, a version of which was first shown on RaceHub. 2021 playoff driver…

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One thing is for certain in eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series competition when the playoffs roll around: no matter what happens, never count out Keegan Leahy. Sure, the Halifax native’s bid to return to the Championship 4 in 2021 took a hit—literally—two weeks ago, when the defending winner at Darlington Raceway instead found himself at the bottom of the playoff grid with a super-sized Darlington stripe after a late-race restart gone awry. But the beauty of the eNASCAR playoffs is that they’re win and you’re into the next round, and that’s exactly what Leahy did on Tuesday at Bristol Motor Speedway,…

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For Bobby Zalenski, the pressure is off for about a month. For the other nine members of the eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series playoff field, the stakes couldn’t be higher. Zalenski took full advantage of late cautions that impeded the progress of polesitter Mitchell deJong two weeks ago at Darlington Raceway to score his second win of the season and guarantee his spot in the Championship 4 next month in Texas. The action continues tonight from Bristol Motor Speedway at 9PM ET on eNASCAR.com/live, with eNASCAR team owner and NASCAR Cup Series race winner Elliott Sadler set to make a special…

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