Author: iRacing

Luck finally went the way of Mitchell deJong and Joshua Rogers in the top split of Sunday’s BMW SIM GT Cup round at Silverstone Circuit, as the duo led nearly every lap of the 63-lap race to take their first checkered flag of the year in the series. Rogers qualified on pole and dominated the early stretch, while deJong stepped in for the second half of the race and held off the second place team of race starter Maximilian Benecke and closer Enzo Bonito, winners two weeks ago at Suzuka, by 3.401 seconds. Chris Lulham and Daniel Juncadella completed the…

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The eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series makes its return next week with a twist, one that parallels the real-life NASCAR Cup Series’ newest schedule addition. The iRacing circuit — which made its debut last year with Cup Series drivers and other stars in action — opens its 10-race season Wednesday on the virtual Bristol Motor Speedway dirt track, four days before the Cup Series races on its real-world counterpart venue. Series organizers announced some details about the race format and schedule Friday afternoon. Coverage on FS1 begins at 6 p.m. ET Wednesday, with the first of three 20-lap qualifying heats…

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His first real-world NTT IndyCar Series race with Chip Ganassi Racing won’t happen for a month yet, but if Tuesday night’s IndyCar iRacing Challenge round at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve is any indication, Alex Palou should be right at home running up front with his new team. The Spanish sophomore qualified on pole, led the first 18 laps, and then fought his way past Team Penske’s Scott McLaughlin after pit stops to claim the first of three checkered flags in the miniseries building up to the real-world season opener at Barber Motorsports Park. Palou crossed the line just over three seconds…

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One month from today, the cars and stars of the NTT IndyCar Series will finally kick off their 2021 season at Barber Motorsports Park. For those who can’t wait that long, though, a majority of the series’ top names will hit the virtual track in tonight’s IndyCar iRacing Challenge round from Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, the first of a three-race slate set to ramp up to the real-world campaign. From former series champions like Josef Newgarden, to former Indianapolis 500 winners like Takuma Sato, to drivers like Simon Pagenaud and Will Power who have done both, there’s a bevy of established,…

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Throughout the eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series season, we’re going to profile some of the series’ top drivers every week. Be sure to check back each week to see who we’re featuring next! This week, we wish a happy belated birthday (it was yesterday) to Roush Fenway Racing’s Nathan Lyon, as we put him under the spotlight: Hometown: Saint Louis When did you start sim racing? 2010 Pre-race meal of choice? Oscar Mayer Pepper Bacon BLT. What’s on your pre-race playlist to get hyped up? Africa by Toto. My secret talent is: I can guess the weather 50% of the time.…

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William Byron eSports came out of Tuesday night’s eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway as the week’s big winners, as teammates Logan Clampitt and Nick Ottinger finished first and second at the end of the fourth round of the 2021 season. Clampitt’s third career series victory snapped a 44-race winless streak, and marked his first time in the winner’s circle since relocating from California to North Carolina. “It’s been two and a half years,” an emotional Clampitt said after the victory, which will guarantee him a berth in the 2021 playoffs if he can maintain a top…

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Round four of the 2021 eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series season takes drivers to one of the most beloved tracks in stock car racing, as drivers will prepare to take on Atlanta Motor Speedway on Tuesday night. Atlanta’s worn paved surface has long been credited with producing great racing in both the real and virtual worlds, and the track has produced some of the most thrilling finishes in NASCAR history, from Alan Kulwicki’s 1992 championship to Kevin Harvick’s cathartic first career victory in the spring of 2001. Part of the first five editions of this championship, Atlanta has been an off-and-on…

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The second March round of the 2021 BMW SIM GT Cup, and third overall of 2021 Season 1, sees top sim racers visit Silverstone Circuit in the BMW M8 GTE this weekend. The British circuit will prove a formidable opponent as drivers look once again to punch their tickets to BMW SIM GT Live this weekend. 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 the five rounds that comprise Season 1, sim racers go head to head…

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It came down to the very last lap, but in the end, Sebastian Job successfully defended his 2020 Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup victory at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps on Saturday, outfoxing Alejandro Sanchez in an intense last-lap duel to score his series-leading third win of the 2021 season. The victory enabled the defending series champion to climb to second in series points, jumping ahead of both Mitchell deJong and Kevin Ellis Jr. in the chase to catch Joshua Rogers with just three races remaining. While Job looked set for a strong finish throughout the day, topping the practice sheets and…

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After a jam-packed first half of the 2021 Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup season, with three sets of races on back-to-back weeks, the pace of the championship settles into races every other week for the final four rounds of the campaign. The first round of that quartet comes this Saturday at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, the iconic Belgian circuit known the world over for producing dramatic racing no matter what series it’s hosting. Spa is part of a very short list of circuits to have hosted a round of the championship in each of its three seasons. In its 2019 debut,…

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