Author: iRacing

The world’s best rallycross drivers—both real and virtual—are ready to get back behind the wheel on iRacing on Tuesday afternoon, as the second round of the iRacing Rallycross All-Star Invitational presented by Yokohama splits the series after a unified round at Brands Hatch two weeks ago. The real pros head to North America for a visit to Daytona International Speedway, while sim racing’s top drivers stay in Europe for the first major broadcasted iRX event from Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. Headlined by FIA World Rallycross superstars Andreas Bakkerud and Kevin Hansen, four-time American rallycross champion Scott Speed, and RX Lites champions…

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After skipping the month of April, the BMW SIM GT Cup concludes its five-race 2021 Season 1 with two races over the first three weekends of May. iRacing’s BMW M8 GTEs will roar to life once again this Sunday at Road Atlanta, with another slate of talented drivers looking to join the six top iRacers who have already secured their seats at BMW SIM GT Live later this year. The BMW SIM GT Cup is the successor to last year’s popular BMW SIM 120 Cup. Divided into two seasons, a total of ten races will take place in 2021. In…

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Motor Racing Outreach announced today the return of its Better Half Dash, this year as a virtual event in collaboration with iRacing. The Better Half iRacing Dash features the women of NASCAR, highlighting their contributions to the sport and allowing them to raise money for charity. Participants will compete in a virtual Legends Car race at the virtual Texas Motor Speedway on the iRacing platform. FOX Sports provides exclusive coverage of The Better Half iRacing Dash, which will air during a special edition of NASCAR Race Hub Thursday, June 10 at 6 p.m. ET on FS1. Confirmed Better Half iRacing Dash drivers include:…

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When the eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series switched its playoff model from points only to highlighting race winners for 2021, nobody expected that the series would tie an all-time record for different race winners to start a season. But on Tuesday night at Kansas Speedway, Chris Shearburn did exactly that, taking his Letarte Esports Chevrolet to victory lane to become the seventh different driver to win to start the season. The race initially looked like it’d come down to strategy, as drivers debated between two or three pit stops, and Clint Bowyer Racing’s Blade Whitt stretched his fuel to make it…

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Tonight’s trip to Kansas Speedway marks the seventh round of what has been an unpredictable 2021 eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series season thus far. After making the switch from a points-based playoff system to a wins-based one in the offseason, six different drivers have already put themselves in that conversation with victories, ramping up the intensity of the regular season much earlier in the year. Spacestation Gaming’s Vicente Salas led every lap at Richmond Raceway two weeks ago to score his first career eNASCAR win, joining JR Motorsports’ Michael Conti, 23XI’s Keegan Leahy, XSET’s Ryan Luza, William Byron eSports’ Logan Clampitt,…

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Want to be a part of the iRacing Rallycross All-Star Invitational presented by Yokohama for next Tuesday’s race at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya? The Time Attack from iRacing’s newest rallycross course is open now, and accepting times from Tuesday-Friday GMT. Top performers from the event will be invited to take part in next week’s race, part of a two-hour broadcast that kicks off at 5PM ET on the iRacing, Nitro Circus, and Roadshow social media channels. Drivers have unlimited attempts to set their best time on the track and all iRacers are welcome to set a time. A minimum of 14…

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Saturday’s Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup season finale at Autodromo Nazionale Monza was, when all was said and done, almost a perfect reflection of the 2021 season as a whole. Joshua Rogers’ dominance of the third year of the collaborative World Championship between iRacing and Porsche culminated in his fifth main event victory in 10 rounds, putting an exclamation point on a championship campaign that had already been mathematically confirmed going into the race. The title is Rogers’ second in the series, making him the first driver to accomplish the feat. “I’m incredibly relieved that I can now officially call…

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When all was said and done after two trips around the clock on the legendary Nordschleife, one team stood head and shoulders above the rest in iRacing’s 2021 edition of the Nurburgring 24H Powered By VCO. The BMW Team Redline trio of Maximilian Benecke, Chris Lulham, and last weekend’s Formula 1 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix winner Max Verstappen led 158 of 174 laps from the pole to dominate the annual staple of iRacing’s special events calendar, taking over for good with more than two hours remaining in the grueling event. Only two other GT3 cars finished on the lead lap,…

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The newest addition to iRacing’s GT3 grid will make its debut as part of 2021 Season 3, as the Porsche 911 GT3 R joins the lineup with a June release. Porsche’s internationally renowned GT3 car was revealed at the Hockenheimring this weekend as part of the Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup finale. The current Porsche 911 GT3 R made its debut for the 2019 race season, featuring a 4.0-liter flat six boxer engine and aerodynamic upgrades. Its international triumphs include back-to-back victories in the Spa 24 Hours, a win in the 2019 Bathurst 12 Hour, and multiple IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar…

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Mirko Bortolotti dominated the LMP2 class by leading 42 of 48 laps, and Philipp Eng went back-to-back in GTE action, as the IMSA iRacing Pro Invitational Series presented by SimCraft held its second of three rounds in 2021 at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca on Thursday night. With more than two dozen drivers on hand from the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge, and more, the series’ visit to the beloved California road course produced plenty of exciting moments, just like its real-world counterpart. Bortolotti’s hard-fought victory in the Dallara P217 came despite immense pressure from polesitter Daniel Morad,…

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