iRacing.com has bolstered its commitment to its Asian market with the announcement of new partnerships with Japan’s Super GT Series and the Honda Motor Company.  Beginning in 2013, the Japanese Super GT Series will join NASCAR, GRAND-AM, IZOD IndyCar and the Australian V8 Supercar Championship in staging an officially sanctioned iRacing series:  the iRacing.com Super GT Series.  And thanks to a new agreement between iRacing and Honda, the featured car in that online racing series will be the Honda HSV-010.

“We’re pleased, make that doubly pleased, to join our new partners in bringing all the excitement of the Super GT Series and the Honda HSV-010 GT to iRacing,” says Steve Myers, iRacing.com executive vice president and executive producer.  “The Super GT Series offers some of the fastest, most innovative and competitive GT racing in the world, and no car better embodies that speed and innovation than the Honda HSV-010.

“With our digital versions of Okayama International, Twin Ring Motegi and the Suzuka International Racing Course, iRacing has an excellent foundation of tracks for our Super GT Series.  We also have a licensing agreement in place with the Tsukuba Circuit and have laser-scanned the track, so the iRacing.com Super GT Series will certainly have an authentic flavor to its schedule.”

The Super GT Series enjoys an enthusiastic following throughout Japan and Asia, and is renowned as one of the last bastions of “open” competition among manufacturers.

According to the Super GT Series, “we are excited to work with iRacing to develop an online version of the Super GT Series.  We believe ours is the most innovative and exciting GT racing series in the world, and our fans around the world obviously agree.  The Super GT Series is proud to join some of the world’s other leading sanctioning bodies in sanctioning an online racing series with iRacing.”

Among the world’s most potent GT racers, the Honda HSV-010  is well-suited to the Super GT Series with a 3.4 liter V8 that produces 289 lb-ft of torque and nearly 500 horsepower.   In keeping with the Super GT Series’ open regulations, the Honda’s engine is front-mounted and the car is not based on a production vehicle available for purchase by the general public.

“Honda is delighted to be partnering with iRacing.com on the HSV-010 project,” says America Honda Motorsports Manager T.E. McHale. “Previously, we have worked together to develop iRacing’s IndyCar Dallara and the HPD-ARX01c sports prototype, and have been very pleased with the results.  We have no doubt that the Honda HSV-010 will quickly become one of the most popular cars on the iRacing service.”

iRacing expects to begin work on a prototype version of its Honda HSV-010 this fall.  The prototype will subsequently undergo a rigorous online test program in order to insure iRacers of an authentic experience driving and racing the car in the iRacing.com Super GT Series.

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Would be great if IRacing could sign the other Super GT Series tracks: Fuji, Sepang, Sugo & Autopolis.

Gustavo Cianfarani
May 10th, 2012 at 8:45 pm

another series… that will be great for the already poor participation on existing series.

Alexandre
May 10th, 2012 at 9:04 pm

how about they fix the exsisting problems, instead of putting new cars in…otherwise they seems like EA or any console game, releasing new DLC content rather then patches.

user
May 10th, 2012 at 10:07 pm

Yeah I hate new stuff. I wish we only had one car and one track. lol

Thanks iracing, the more content the better, of course. What’s that? More for my money? Why yes please. Great looking addition.

Scott Myers
May 10th, 2012 at 10:28 pm

I would like to thank i racing for even existing. I love new cars and tracks, love updates, anticipation makes me wait- not so great as a McLaren or a Ruf, but driving the HPD ARX-o1c and Frank Williams F1 car is pure joy. Thank you and all involved. I await the the new Honda with baited breath. A big “L” on the forehead of the whiners who do not appreciate what it takes to provide such a fine driving experiance for so many for so little.
Best Regards

Stan Williams
May 11th, 2012 at 1:50 am

Thx iRacing for this car!
Build also Toyota Supra and Nissan 350Z from Super GT 🙂

Evgeniy
May 11th, 2012 at 8:46 am

FANTASTIC! Thanks iRacing for continuing to add new content to this already superb sim racing experience.

Booto all the haters!

Matthew Maseko
May 11th, 2012 at 8:54 pm

This is probably the best day of my life. The only thing missing in this game is Circuit Gilles Villeneuve 😉

maxime
May 12th, 2012 at 4:00 am

Thank you iRacing! Wonderful to add the fastest GT series in the world to the (already impressive) roster of cars/series…

Karri
May 13th, 2012 at 5:53 pm

Sweet…It may take me a while to actually run it but I cant wait;)

Tom Haggerty
May 14th, 2012 at 12:45 am

Any chance it has an “H” pattern shift? Surely it’s sequential. Trans Am cars had “H” pattern shift, Vic Edelbrock owns two of them. The George Follmer Mustang and the Smokey Yunick Camaro. Need some eye teeth? I’d give you my right arm, but then I couldn’t shift. He drives them both at the historic events. I’ll bet he would willing to have them digitized by I Racing. The Honda will be cool but I already have a fleet of sequential shift cars, with low miles….

Ray Bernard
May 18th, 2012 at 6:47 am

TSUKUBA is my favorite track!! yeah!!

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Geili
August 5th, 2014 at 1:26 pm

Dear iRacin.com,

Why is this car still not released? is there any particular reason for?

Was hoping to drive this car on the sim because it’s so amazing!

Hope to hear a reply soon.

Merijn

Merijn van Doorn
June 3rd, 2015 at 8:05 pm

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