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September 28th, 2010 by DavidP
On the face of it, designing and building a virtual version of the Williams-Toyota FW31 figured to be the most formidable challenge yet faced by iRacing.com. After all, Formula One is the technological pinnacle of the motorsports world, and it takes a virtual army of engineers, technicians and mechanics just to start a modern Grand Prix car.
January 9th, 2010 by DavidP
There were two weeks between the 1978 Grand Prix in Argentina and the race in Brazil so directly after the Argentine race we flew to Rio de Janeiro. When I arrived in Rio, I found the modest little hotel near the docks where the team was to be housed for the week prior to the … Read the Rest »
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
September 10th, 2009 by KevinB
The L & H 500 at Phillip Island, ninth round of the V8 Supercar Championship Series – top auto-racing attraction in motorsport-mad Australia – kicks off this Friday at the eponymous race track on the popular Australian island tourist destination. In celebration of the event, iRacing.com has announced agreements to include both the historic Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit and the 2009 Ford Falcon “FG01” V8 Supercar in iRacing’s internet-based motorsport simulation service. “One of our initiatives this year has been to expand our list of tracks and cars to reflect the international nature of our membership,” said Steve Myers, iRacing’s executive producer, noting that earlier this year the company had begun work on England’s Brands Hatch and Oulton Park and Circuit Club Zandvoort in the Netherlands
August 22nd, 2009 by KevinB
iRacing.com to Put IndyCar Series Fans in the Driver’s Seat: Virtual Indy 500 Next May Highlights Partnership with Indy Racing League, Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Dallara Sonoma, CA (August 22, 2009) – IndyCar Series racing fans won’t just be able to attend the Indianapolis 500 in person next year, or watch the broadcast at home – on the 2010 Memorial Day weekend anyone in the world who has a PC and a broadband internet connection will be able to drive in a stunningly realistic virtual version of the race. It's not just the sleek lines of the Dallara I 09 IndyCar that are precisely captured in iRacing.com's virtual version, the digital race car's mechanical elements are all modeled with the highest possible level of fidelity such that the digital car's performance is essentially identical to its real-world counterpart. Under the terms of a multi-year partnership with the Indy Racing League, iRacing.com’s motorsport simulation service will offer fans the opportunity to compete in virtual versions of IndyCar Series and Firestone Indy Lights races on a variety of tracks, including Indianapolis Motor Speedway, beginning this fall
July 6th, 2009 by TimW
Most visitors to seaside sand dunes are there to swim and lounge on the beach; in the Netherlands, hard on the North Sea, they come to Circuit Park Zandvoort to race cars. Under the terms of an agreement jointly announced today by Exploitatie Circuit Park Zandvoort B.V. and iRacing.com Motorsport Simulations, LLC, drivers from all over the world will be able to experience the challenge of this classic European road-racing facility and compete with each other in organized races there just by logging onto the iRacing motorsport simulation service over the internet.