All News: Austin Hartenfels

Bäckman, Inniss, Raileanu Prevail in Grand Touring

May 2nd, 2013 by

Season One of the 2013 Grand Touring Cup has come to a close. The champions from each class emerged victorious after dueling with the best in some of the most compelling sim-racing on the Internet. The Grand Touring series showed iRacers what it’s like to compete in true touring car racing. Week 12, however, … Read the Rest »

Another Visit to Belgium

April 23rd, 2013 by

Season One of 2013 is coming to a close. That means championship implications will play a role in every series’ points standings. The Grand Touring Cup points have been tight throughout the season in all three classes and it may be even tighter during Week 11. iRacing made sure to incorporate tracks into the … Read the Rest »

GT Competition in the Empire State

April 15th, 2013 by

The iRacing servers during Week 10 did not lack great online racing. However, one of the highlights throughout the week was the incredible side-by-side action put-on by Touring Cars at a familiar venue: Watkins Glen International. The 2.4 mile “Classic” circuit is an incredible example of what American racetracks have to offer. The Grand … Read the Rest »

GT Duel in California

April 9th, 2013 by

From the sunny skies of Florida to the cloudy shores of England, the Grand Touring Cup competitors have seen it all during 2013 Season One.   But Week Ten found the iRacing servers hosting sim-racing action from California’s Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Nested in the sunny hills overlooking the Monterey Bay, the famous 2.238 mile … Read the Rest »

Down on the Runway

April 1st, 2013 by

The state of Florida is home to Disneyland, Daytona and exciting beaches, but none of that is important to the iRacing drivers this week. The Grand Touring Cup series, with its Mazdas, Pontiacs and VWs, will head to the former air base known as Sebring International Raceway for a battle on the runways. 3.7 … Read the Rest »

GT Racing Down Under

March 23rd, 2013 by

Week Seven of the Grand Touring Cup series featured Australia’s popular Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit.  With its awesome setting overlooking the southern Australian coast, the circuit enabled sim-racers to enjoy virtual views while dueling around 12 turns, a long front stretch and 2.762 miles of racing asphalt in their VW Jettas, Pontiac Solstices … Read the Rest »

Touring Cars Visit Queen City

March 14th, 2013 by

After a week of some of the best racing on the iRacing servers, the Grand Touring Cup series took a trip south from the good old state of West Virginia to “USA Racing Central” in North Carolina. NASCAR’s backyard in Charlotte just happens to have a 1.5 mile oval ready for racing, but more … Read the Rest »

Touring Cars Continue Spa Heritage

February 28th, 2013 by

In eastern Belgium lies a track that any racing fan likely knows: Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps.  The circuit has been hosting races since 1925 and features its picture perfect Eau Rouge-Raidillon uphill corners that lead to the long Kemmel Straight.  With tons of configurations and 4.352 miles of race track, it is known as one of … Read the Rest »

Racing Royalty

February 22nd, 2013 by

Elevation changes, high speed sweeping corners and virtual touring cars battling through 25 minute online races all describe the iRacing Grand Touring Cup on Week Three of 2013 Season 1. The location is Kent, England where a 2.301 mile track known as Brands Hatch lies east of London. The course, with nine turns in all, … Read the Rest »

Vintage Sim-Racing

February 14th, 2013 by

Another week of sim racing means another week of the thrilling Class D battles in the Grand Touring Cup. This time though, it’s a little different.   For Week 2 the series shifted to a track where the sun seems to endlessly shine on the slick black asphalt: the great Sonoma Raceway. The 2.53 mile … Read the Rest »