All News: Mazda MX-5

The Racing Dreamz Foundation iRacing Charity Race Series

September 5th, 2011 by

Professional racing organizations such as NASCAR, GRAND-AM and INDYCAR are full of racers and team owners who use their talents and their audience to give something back to society. Money is raised for charity in all forms of motorsports so those less fortunate can have a fighting chance at some of the things most of … Read the Rest »

No Obstacles Here

April 30th, 2011 by

I’m just another racer . . . These are the words you will hear Ryan Worley utter in his soft-spoken demeanor if asked about his experience with iRacing. You might think to yourself, ‘Much ado about nothing,’ until you have the chance to talk with this inspiring individual. You see, Ryan has a unique set … Read the Rest »

Steady as She Goes

February 25th, 2011 by

The seven sweeping turns at Lime Rock Park in Connecticut really tested the skill and consistency of the iRacers last week. Consistency is definitely the right word to describe Marcello Maio and Artur Turcu. Both drivers have wheeled their Mazda MX-5s to top five finishes in every online race so far this season, and each … Read the Rest »

A Win Apiece for Essa and Roux

February 17th, 2011 by

Round Two of the South African iRacing league moved its way to the banks and twists of Charlotte Road Course on Sunday evening. Despite a U2 concert in Jo’burg that same evening, some 19 sim racers made it to the grid for the second round of the 10 round championship, for what was sure to … Read the Rest »

No Mixed Feelings About This Mixed Class Shindig

February 9th, 2011 by

The inaugural season of the iRacing Grand Touring Cup Multiclass series kicked-off Week One of the 2011 Season One tour at Summit Point Raceway in Summit Point, West Virginia, and judging by the attendance numbers, this new online racing series is off to a roaring start.  A total of 670 iRacers turned out to participate … Read the Rest »

NVIDIA Joins iRacing as Sponsor of NVIDIA Cup Featuring the Mazda MX-5

February 3rd, 2011 by

NVIDIA, the world leader in high performance graphics cards, is partnering with, the world leader in motorsport simulation.  As a result of the partnership, all of iRacing’s Mazda MX-5 cars will sport NVIDIA logos for the next 24 weeks of online racing competition.  The overall points champion of the next six NVIDIA Cup seasons … Read the Rest »

Cars? Simulated. Drama? Real.

February 1st, 2011 by

Many of us will testify that explaining our sim racing hobby to outsiders can be a bit of a chore. Eventually, the term “computer games” is the only vernacular they can understand, as much as that term makes us cringe. It’s difficult to articulate just how many real-world challenges iRacing actually simulates, and how many … Read the Rest »

Townend Takes England Championship

January 31st, 2011 by

Blake Townend was crowned English champion in Season Four after an intense battle with reigning champion Adam Miles in the MX-5 series. Miles forced the issue to the final race after mixed fortunes for the two challengers in the double-header at Sebring the previous week. At Sebring modified, Miles languished in 24th whilst Townend finished … Read the Rest »

New year – New Series – Fresh new car smell

January 28th, 2011 by

The new VW Jetta TDI and Mazda MX-5 mixed class series (officially known as the iRacing Grand Touring Cup) really does have that new car smell right now.  The response has been overwhelmingly positive to the announcement that the MX-5 will be paired with the VW Jetta TDI in a mixed class series starting with … Read the Rest »

VW Jetta TDI v Mazda MX-5/Roadster: The Latest in Mixed Class Racing

January 26th, 2011 by

With the release of the 2011 Season One schedule (now available in the Staff Announcements forum on the iRacing member site), iRacing announced that the former Jetta TDI Cup D-Class series will now be the Class D Jetta MX-5/Roadster Series, featuring the Volkswagen Jetta TDI and the Mazda MX-5/Roadster.  This will be a full … Read the Rest »