All News: Grand Touring Cup

Zolder’s Chicanes Challenge GTC

January 15th, 2015 by

After a week of sim-racing on the sweeping turns at Mosport, the Grand Touring Cup featured a completely different challenge with the tricky chicanes of Belgium’s Circuit Zolder. Having been absent from the GTC schedule for two years, Zolder was new to most of the drivers and had to be re-learned by the others. … Read the Rest »

Get to Know: Christopher Shella

December 2nd, 2013 by

Chris Shella has been a part of the iRacing community since July of 2010.  Since then, he has given us 182 reasons why he is one of the top competitors on the service. Specifically, he has scored 172 wins in nearly 1400 oval starts and ten victories in 177 starts on road courses. This year, … Read the Rest »

King & Baird On Top of the Summit

October 15th, 2013 by

As 2013 Season 3 comes to a close, the next two weeks of’s iRacingNews Challenge mixed-class series has enjoyed its share of interesting moments.  The point lead in Solstice has swapped several times while one Mazda sim-racer has maintained his lead for eight consecutive weeks.  With only two weeks of online racing remaining, the … Read the Rest »

iRacer Profile: Marco Luca Abbate

September 21st, 2013 by

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 »

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 »