Another Opportunity to Graduate from Sim Racing to the Real Thing

This week I feature another opportunity to graduate from sim racing to the real thing, something Max Verstappen himself calls a switch that is possible.

I also feature the latest general and competitive sim racing news, tech news reviews and a tour of Tony Kannan’s sim racing HQ in this week’s edition of the Sim Racing Roundup on Motorsport Prospects. It’s sim racing news for racers, not gamers.

From Sim Racing to the Real Thing

2023 PT Autosport eSeries

PT Autosport, who run the PT Autosport Aspiring Driver Shootout, are launching yet another way that young drivers can make the move into motorsport with the 2023 PT Autosport eSeries.

As we build out our driver-development pyramid, we’re constantly searching for new talent in motorsports, and where better to find it than in Sim-Racing. Enter the 2023 PT Autosport eSeries. Over 4 rounds of racing, you’ll be tested on your speed, racecraft, and adaptability in hopes of winning a direct entry into the 2024 PT Autosport Aspiring Driver Shootout finals, where you’ll race on track to fight for a driver partnership to chase your racing dreams.”

You can get more information here.

Max Verstappen Sim Racing Set Up

Now three-time World Champion Max Verstappen continues to promote sim racing and its use as a pathway to real-world motorsport and his own plans with his nascent GT3 team. As he explains to Essentially Sports:

A sim racing venture founded about 20 years ago, Max Verstappen proudly boasts of its advantages. The Red Bull driver believes that sim-racing can be an effective way to build a ‘lovely’ motorsport career. He reiterates, “And the point is that I can create a stepping stone from sim racing to the GT3 so that you don’t only end up in motorsport via karting, because that costs a ridiculous amount of money at the moment.” The Dutchman added, “Sim-racing is a lot cheaper compared karting. And of course such a switch is possible. It has also happened before, but it has never really worked out well for certain reasons. I believe that, if you approach everything very professionally, you can really build a beautiful motorsport career from sim racing.”

“A Switch Is Possible”: Max Verstappen Reveals Post F1 Plans as $421,000 Venture Becomes Pathbreaker in Motorsport

Competitive Sim Racing News

Here are more headlines from the world of competitive sim racing.

Sim Racing Roundup
Another Opportunity to Graduate from Sim Racing to the Real Thing

Courtesy of Podium Live, take a behind-the-scene’s tour of Tony Kannan’s new sim HQ. Follow TK as he gives us a tour.

Sim Racing Tips & Techniques

Another Opportunity to Graduate from Sim Racing to the Real Thing

Racing Prodigy has introduced a Coaching Marketplace.

Welcome to the Coaching Marketplace, the ultimate destination for sim racers and aspiring race car drivers who want to take their skills to the next level. Our platform connects racing enthusiasts with a community of experienced coaches and professionals who offer a range of products and services designed to help sim racers achieve their goals in both virtual and real-world racing.”

Sim Racing Tech Roundup

Here is a roundup of the latest sim racing tech news, reviews, and recommendations from around the world.

Sim Racing Roundup
Another Opportunity to Graduate from Sim Racing to the Real Thing

General Sim Racing News

Hot Lap Racing

Mark Boudreau
Author: Mark Boudreau

Mark is the publisher of Motorsport Prospects. As a former lawyer, he applies his legal background and research skills to assist race drivers by showcasing the resources they need to make their motorsport careers happen.