BEDFORD, MA (September 6, 2019) –– iRacing and Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya are pleased to announce that the home of the Formula 1® Spanish Grand Prix is now available to drive in iRacing. The premier motorsport venue in Spain made its iRacing debut last weekend with a 24h SimRacing event, and has been made available to all users starting with this week’s build.
“Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya is an incredible addition to iRacing’s family of world-class racing facilities,” said iRacing.com executive producer Steve Myers. “iRacers have been looking forward to racing Barcelona for a long time now, and we’re excited to finally give them the opportunity to do so. If last weekend’s endurance event is any indication, our users should be in for a real treat!”
“We’re pleased to unveil Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya to iRacing users for the first time this week,” said Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya general manager, Joan Fontserè. “Our 24h SimRacing event was a huge success, and our racers loved driving iRacing’s top-tier GTE cars on the track. We’re looking forward to seeing more iRacers around the world take on our circuit and can’t wait to hear their feedback!”
Built in 1991, Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya began hosting the Formula 1® Spanish Grand Prix that same year and has held the event ever since. Home to numerous open wheel, road racing, and even rallycross events, the 2.892-mile, 16-turn layout has crowned some of the most iconic drivers in motor racing history, while also rewarding a number of prominent first time winners, including Max Verstappen’s first Grand Prix victory in 2016.
Last weekend, Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya made its official debut in iRacing when 15 of the world’s top simracing teams visited the circuit for 24h SimRacing, competing for top honors in the GTE class. Spanish-based MSI eSports took the checkered flag, followed by ZENNITH esports and Vodafone Giants Racing Team.
For more information on iRacing and to take advantage of special offers, visit iracing.com. For more information on Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, visit circuitcat.com. To follow Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya’s eSports events, including 24h SimRacing on iRacing, follow @e_circuitcat on Twitter.