All News: Lotus 79

CTC Kicks-off Season 3 With Record Entry

August 10th, 2012 by

120 drivers, 19 World Championship teams, 15 Aurora AFX teams and a number of Formula 2 teams took to the track at the challenging Spa-Francorchamps circuit, last week, for the first round of the Season 3 Lotus 79 Classic Team Championship. Having lost the overall championship, last season, Gernot Frische returned to the series in … Read the Rest »

Back to the Future

April 30th, 2012 by

Classic Teams Championship Preview Season 2 2012 of the Lotus 79 based Classic Teams Championship (CTC) is just around the corner, and for the first time it will be based upon the 1979 F1 championship season. Team Surtees and Team Hesketh may have disappeared but their places have been taken by Autodelta Alfa Romeo and … Read the Rest »

iRacer Profile – Erik Nixon

February 11th, 2012 by

“Maybe you’re not as good as you think you are” may be words to live by in Erik Nixon’s mind.   When it comes to sim racing, though, Erik Nixon is pretty good – whether he thinks so or not.  A central figure in the Classic Lotus Grand Prix Series, Nixon currently holds-down P2 in the … Read the Rest »

iRacer Profile – David Burnett

September 24th, 2011 by

When it comes to sim racing, Club England’s David Burnett is far from a one trick pony.  Although he is most active in the the Classic Lotus GP series, he owns a very, er, catholic collection of iRacing wheels, from his Lotus 79, Dallara IndyCar and Star Mazda to HPD ARX01, Chevrolet Impala Class B … Read the Rest »

iRacer Profile – Luke Beck

September 3rd, 2011 by

Australia’s Luke Beck is man who knows what he likes.  And when it comes to sim racing, his likes can be summed-up in two words: Lotus 79.  OK, if you want to be positively wordy about it, his likes can be summed-up in five words: Classic Lotus Grand Prix Series. It’s not that he hasn’t … Read the Rest »

No Fear – Don’t Brake

August 14th, 2010 by

While some have contested my contention that the Lotus 79 has more grip than any other car in iRacing’s vitual garage there is no denying the downforce and ground effects of the Lotus 79 equals a lot of online racing fun. Despite the somewhat low participation number the Lotus 79 has been one of the … Read the Rest »

And Still More Choices

August 6th, 2010 by

Hot on the heels of my overview of the Class D and C road racing series, I’d like to offer my thoughts on their B and A counterparts.  If none of the previous series is quite your style, hopefully this article will help you find something more to your liking. iRacing GT Challenge 2010 Season … Read the Rest »

Historic British Grand Prix at Silverstone

July 12th, 2010 by

Mark Webber wasn’t the only winner at Silverstone on the weekend.  Thanks to the World Tour of iRacing’s Historic British Grand Prix at Silverstone, nine iRacers experienced the proverbial thrill of victory and more than 200 of their fellow sim racers enjoyed the challenges of racing a Lotus 79 around the historic circuit. Club International’s … Read the Rest »

Bringing Home the Brats

June 21st, 2010 by

Richard Crozier (Club Celtic) laid a bit of a whoopin’ on his fellow iRacers in the top-rated split of the World Tour of iRacing’s Road America 200 on Saturday.  The Scot brought his Chevrolet Impala SS B home more than a minute ahead of the similar car of neighbor Richard Towler (England) with New England’s … Read the Rest »

Lotus (79) Stew

August 28th, 2009 by

I had an embarrassing start in the Lotus 79 and was far off the pace in my first online practice at the Glen. It was due to a couple of reasons – I’d never tried Watkins Glen in iRacing, and I was using the baseline setup. I was doing okay in the fast sections but … Read the Rest »