Sim Racing

Using a Racing Simulator to Prepare for Real World Racing

Skip Barber Formula iRacing Series

Using a racing simulator to prepare for real world racing is an important component of why I put together the Sim Racing and Esports News Roundup every week. The focus has always been on using sim racing to either prepare current race drivers for real world racing or to introduce and transition sim racers to … Read more

From Sim Racing to Real World Champion

Elvis Rankin

Elvis Rankin went from sim racing to becoming a real-world champion and this week I have the video that explains how he did it and how you can follow in his footsteps. It is not all positive as I also bring news on how the 2022 DTM Esports champion has lost his real-world racing prize … Read more

Praga’s Simulator is Up for Sale

Praga Simulator

This is directly from Praga: Due to the relocation of the Praga UK HQ, our state-of-the-art racing simulator is up for sale. The MS Exclusive simulator offers fully immersive racing with triple 55” professional LCD screen, stainless-steel ball spring resistance sequential shifter system, FIA Certified Evo 1 Carbon Seat with SPARCO six-point chassis-based harness and … Read more

How Two Sim Racers Won a National Motorsport Championship

Gordie Mutch and Jimmy Broadbent on Podium

How two sim racers won a national motorsport championship (the UK’s Praga Cup) is just one of three stories in my regular section From Sim Racing to the Real Thing that again demonstrates how sim racers are making the move to real world racing or using sim racing to fine tune their real world racecraft. … Read more

Using iRacing to Prepare for a Career in Real World Motorsport

Max Esterson

If you think using iRacing to prepare for a career in real world motorsport is far-fetched, just ask GB4 and Formula Ford Festival winner Max Esterson. In this week’s From Sim Racing to the Real Thing, I link to a story where the young American explains how using iRacing benefits him both in terms of … Read more

Jann Mardenborough on Transitioning from Sim Racing to the Real Thing

Jann Mardenborough

Jann Mardenborough is a true sim racing trailblazer and in this edition of the Sim Racing and Esports News Roundup he talks to me exclusively about transitioning from sim racing to the real thing. In addition to this, I have great features on the Williams Esports team, an amazing sim racing series focused on increasing … Read more

Sim Racing in an Analog World

Dynisma Motion Generator

Sim racing in an analog world is a theme this week on the Sim Racing and Esports News Roundup. From the inspiration that sim racing had on one young driver to go racing in the real world, to a real-world racetrack building a state of the art sim racing simulator, the crossover between the two … Read more

Mixed Reality Sim Racing From BMW

BMW M Mixed Reality M2

Mixed reality sim racing from BMW kicks off this week’s Sim Racing and Esports News Roundup as I bring you details of the new and revolutionary BMW M Mixed Reality M2. It combines virtual reality with real world racing and has a lot of potential for race driver development. In addition to that, I have … Read more

Sim Racing to Real-Life Racing Is One Steep Learning Curve

ASR Radical Edition

As Nik Berg discovered, the switch from sim racing to real-life racing in one steep learning curve. But as I have pointed out in the last few months of the Sim Racing and Esports Roundup, it is starting to become a valid entry point for people wanting to go real-life racing. In addition to Nik’s … Read more

Using Sim Racing to Progress to F4

Deagen Fairclough

How a driver used sim racing to progress to F4 leads off this week’s edition of the Sim Racing and Esports News Roundup. Deagen Fairclough has taken an unconventional route to British F4 and in this edition of the Sim Racing and Esports News Roundup you will see how he did it. I also bring … Read more

The ADAC SimRacing Expo is Coming, and This is What You Need to Know

2022 ADAC SimRacing Expo

The 2022 ADAC SimRacing Expo kicks off next week, and in this week’s Sim Racing and Esports News Roundup I bring you everything you need to know. I also look at how sim racing can help you with getting a leg up in real world racing, some sim racing tech news, Gran Turismo 7 developments … Read more

Stefan Wilson Talks Sim Racing

Stefan Wilson

IndyCar and sportscar racer Stefan Wilson talks sim racing and how it can be a fundamental part of a real-world racer’s prep work in this edition of the Sim Racing & Esports News Roundup. I also bring you some competitive sim racing news, new sim racing hardware and more general sim racing news. All this … Read more

Sim Racing Setup Advice and More

Dallara P217 LMP2

Like anything, starting out in sim racing can be a daunting task. From new jargon, questions around sim rig setups, which platform to use and more can all be confusing. In this week’s Sim Racing and eSports News Roundup, I bring you sim racing setup advice for the beginner from a reliable source of real … Read more

Who Says You Can’t Learn from a Video Game?

Ross Chastain Last Lap

In the race highlight seen around the world, NASCAR driver Ross Chastain used a move right out of a video game that he played as a kid to clinch a place in the NASCAR Championship. Not only do I cover this wild finish to a real-life race inspired by a video game, Ross Bentley and … Read more

Sim Racing and Esports News Roundup for October 27, 2022

Jimmy Broadbent and Gordie Mutch

In this week’s edition of the Sim Racing and Esports News Roundup, I bring you news of a sim racer turned real life racer and his (real) on track success. As I have mentioned before, the whole purpose of the Sim Racing and Esports News Roundup is to document and highlight how sim racing can … Read more

Sim Racing and Esports News Roundup for October 20, 2022

Sauber Esports Arena

This week in the Sim Racing and Esports News Roundup I bring you some amazingsim racing opportunities. From an opportunity for female sim racers to go fromsim racing to the real thing to the amazing prizes offered by some upcoming simracing series, there is something for everyone here. Not only that, but you also could … Read more

Sim Racing and Esports News Roundup for October 13, 2022

Williams Esports

Do you want the opportunity to learn from a proven sim racing winner? In this edition of the Sim Racing and Esports News Roundup, James Baldwin explains how he won his second SRO Esports Championship. Watch and learn. In addition to James’ experience, Atharva Desai highlights his recent experience racing in the iRacing VCO 2022 … Read more

Sim Racing and Esports News Roundup for October 6, 2022

iRacing GT3 Cars

This edition of the Sim Racing and Esports News Roundup will be perfect for you if you are a real world racer looking to create a sim mod of your car to train with. Riley Philips created a virtual replica of the Fun Cup car that he races to enable him to train and practice … Read more

Sim Racing and Esports News Roundup for September 29, 2022

International Porsche Esports Series

This week, the Sim Racing and Esports News Roundup has a great selection of inspiration, sim racing news and reviews. For inspiration, Chris Overend discusses how he has spent months perfecting the perfect at home-sim set up that enables disabled racers to sim race at home with the assistance of Team BRIT. I also have … Read more

Sim Racing and Esports News Roundup for September 22, 2022

ROKiT British F4 Esports Championship

This week in the Sim Racing and Esports News Roundup I have a beginners guide to sim racing, how FEED Racing wants to give sim racers an opportunity to graduate to real world racing, TedTrax Racing’s exciting plans to grow grassroots racing through sim racing, a new esports championship from Motorsport UK and much more. … Read more