Will Stevens led a British lockout of the top three places in Formula Renault 3.5 qualifying at Jerez, while title contenders Carlos Sainz Jr and Roberto Merhi struggled.Strakka driver Stevens, who has struggled for much of the year with his team to get the most out of FR3.5′s Michelin tyres over a single lap, went to the top of the times with three minutes remaining.His lap came just seconds after Oliver Rowland and Will Buller had moved to the front, and nobody would challenge their places at the head of the field after that.While most of the attention in the session focused on whether Merhi and Zeta Corse could bounce back from a bad Friday of free practice, the championship outsider ended up having a better session than title favourite Sainz.Merhi – one of the only drivers to improve with his final lap – was able to salvage 10th on the grid, while Sainz was left languishing in 15th.”It was a stange session,” Sainz told AUTOSPORT.
Bedford, MA (October 22) – iRacing ushered-in a new era in sim racing and racing games today with the release of its Driver Swap team racing feature. The first of its kind feature allows the 50,000+ iRacers around the world to team-up with multiple numbers of fellow iRacers to share driving duties and a myriad … Read the Rest »
British Touring Car Championship boss Alan Gow has not ruled out changing the NGTC rules regarding the performance levels of rear-wheel-drive cars for 2015.The pace of the WSR-prepared BMW 125i M Sport this season has caused many in the paddock to suggest the RWD machines have an advantage over the FWD majority under the NGTC regulations.Gow does not believe there is a specific RWD issue – and pointed to the abilities of WSR and newly crowned champion Colin Turkington – but confirmed that any car considered too fast would be assessed.”It’s like every year – at the end of each season we’ll look at it and do any rebalancing we need to,” he said.”I’ve been running this championship 25 years and RWD has only won the title five times.”If someone came out with a stonking FWD car, we’d have to do something about that.”If someone’s got a bigger tennis racket you have to make the adjustment.”Rear-wheel-drive cars won 10 of this season’s 30 BTCC rounds, eight of those with Turkington.His WSR team-mate Rob Collard and Audi team owner/driver Rob Austin claimed the other two.
17 Year Old Sim Racer Becomes Youngest NASCAR Champion Bedford, MA (October 9) – 17 year old Michael Conti of Woodland Park, NJ became the youngest champion in NASCAR history last night, when he drove his virtual Main Performance PC Chevrolet SS to a third place finish in the 2014 NASCAR PEAK Antifreeze Series Powered … Read the Rest »
iRacing.com Motorsport Simulations, the world’s most realistic racing game, announced it will add the fabled Nürburgring to iRacing.com’s catalogue of over 65 laser-scanned race tracks. The news comes in the wake of iRacing’s licensing agreement with Aston Martin Racing cars and the revelation that iRacers recently eclipsed the one billion lap milestone. Today’s announcement at … Read the Rest »
In conjunction with its sponsorship of the iRacing Nürburgring 1000, iRacing.com will showcase its state-of-the-art online racing game at this weekend’s SimRacing Expo 2014. The exhibit will feature the precisely modeled race cars, laser-scanned race tracks and state-of-the-art features enjoyed by more than 52,000 iRacers around the world who recently recorded the one billionth lap … Read the Rest »
Bedford, MA (September 11, 2014) – iRacing.com Motorsport Simulations, the world’s most realistic racing game, today announced the addition of four Aston Martin Racing cars to the iRacing.com lineup. iRacing.com will create a virtual version of the Aston Martin Vantage GT3 that will compete next weekend in the iRacing.com Nürburgring 1000 Blancpain Sprint Series event, as … Read the Rest »
Bedford, MA (September 8, 2014) – iRacing.com Motorsport Simulations, the world’s most realistic racing game, announced today that its members have driven over a billion laps on iRacing.com. “A billion is a lot of laps!” said Tony Gardner, President of iRacing.com. “If you figure an average of a minute a lap on our catalogue of road … Read the Rest »
Bedford, MA (August 5)– When a panel of motorsports experts selected a trio of iRacers as the three finalists in the 2014 PEAK Stock Car Dreams Challenge, the odds were good that an iRacer would come out on top of the competition. That’s exactly what happened when Christian PaHud edged fellow iRacers Tyler Hudson and Paul … Read the Rest »
Bedford, MA (August 4, 2014) – iRacing.com, whose popular online racing game is recognized as the most accurate simulation of “real” racing, today announced it will sponsor the Nurburgring 1000. Round 5 of the Blancpain Endurance Series, the “iRacing.com Nurburgring 1000”, is scheduled for the weekend of September 19-21. Motorsports fans attending the iRacing.com Nurburgring … Read the Rest »