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Brands Hatch Now Available to iRacing Members
December 22nd, 2009 by DavidP
Virtual Version of Historic UK Circuit Open to Racers World-Wide Located in Kent, 30 miles outside London, and internationally known as a classic road-racing circuit, Brands Hatch is now be available to simracers worldwide through iRacing.com’s internet-based virtual-racing service. Every detail of the historic circuit, including its dramatic elevation changes and challenging mixture of fast, slow and medium-speed corners, is reproduced with millimeter accuracy. “Motor racing fans throughout the UK and across the world love Brands Hatch,” noted David Scott, Race Operations Manager for MotorSport Vision Racing, the company that owns and operates Brands Hatch and other British road-racing facilities. “Our RaceMaster driving experience lets visitors come to Brands Hatch and enjoy some laps behind the wheel of a BMW M3 and F1-style single-seater race car. Through iRacing’s virtual version of the circuit our fans everywhere can get to know Brands Hatch from that same perspective and enjoy great wheel-to-wheel competition with other fans and real-world racers. And of course, with iRacing’s extreme degree of precision in reproducing Brands Hatch, the hundreds of competitors who race on these tracks every year will have the ability to tune up before they get on track.” iRacers can now test their mettle at historic Brands Hatch. iRacing will award a RaceMaster Driving Experience voucher to one of its UK-domiciled members. Every member of iRacing’s Club England who purchases Brands Hatch ($14.95 USD) between now and January 31, 2010 will automatically be entered into a lottery for the voucher.
iRacing Simulation Gives NASCAR Hall of Fame Guests Authentic Driving Experience
October 29th, 2009 by DavidP
Qualifying and Racing in Ultra-Realistic Racing Simulators Highlight Fans’ Race Day Experience If the two living members of the NASCAR Hall of Fame’s inaugural class of inductees, Richard Petty and Junior Johnson, are still wondering who’s the better racer, they won’t need to order new helmets and driving uniforms to find out; they can just show up on May 23, 2010, the day of their formal induction into the Hall of Fame, and answer the question behind the wheel of one of the 15 iRacing.com-powered NASCAR stock car simulators located in the Hall.
iRacing Announces Added Features, Lower Prices
October 15th, 2009 by DavidP
Private Hosted Racing & Race Participation Program Introduced; Annual Subscription Cost Cut 37%; New Public Site Unveiled Members of iRacing.com’s popular motorsport simulation service will now enjoy additional features as well as lower subscription and content prices. The new pricing structure, which decreases the cost of an annual membership by 37%, goes into effect immediately. The new features, including private-hosted sessions and a program that awards credits for regular race participation, commence with the November 3rd start of iRacing’s 2009 – Season 4. The announcement was made by Tony Gardner, iRacing’s president, who said the increased value for members was made possible by the service’s remarkable growth since membership was opened to the general public in August, 2008. Gardner also announced a brand new version of iRacing’s public Web site ( www.iracing.com ) designed to introduce prospective members to the inexpensive fun of online racing with authentic virtual versions of popular race cars and tracks. “More than 15,000 people have joined iRacing.com since we fully opened our doors 15 months ago,” Gardner said. “Because our membership has grown rapidly, we are able to both lower prices and increase features. We anticipate that by adding value, we’ll increase the enjoyment of our current members and bring even more new members into our community
UK’s Brands Hatch & Oulton Park Set For iRacing
June 12th, 2009 by Jay
Brands Hatch, home for many years to the British Grand Prix and today host to A1GP and many other open-wheel and touring-car series, and Oulton Park, a hill-and-dale circuit named by drivers as one of the world’s most challenging, will join Silverstone as the second and third British motorsport facilities to be represented in the iRacing.com motorsport simulation service.
Ambrose & iRacing.com Join Forces for Australia/New Zealand Initiative
May 11th, 2009 by KevinB
Marcos Ambrose is competing these days on America’s NASCAR Sprint Cup circuit, but his heart and his racing roots are in his native Australia. That’s why he’s partnering with iRacing.com Motorsport Simulations, the global leader in on-line auto racing competition, to expand the presence of the company’s internet racing service in Australia and New Zealand. Marcos Ambrose smiles after completing a session on the iRacing.com simulation service