How iRacing Can Lead to Real World Motorsport Success

This week you will learn how two racers are using the iRacing platform for real world motorsport success, the importance of simulators in Formula E and how to race at your highest level while under pressure.

All this plus a selection of the latest competitive sim racing news, tech reviews and much more in this weekend’s edition of the Sim Racing Roundup on Motorsport Prospects. Its sim racing news for racers not gamers.

From Sim Racing to the Real Thing

How iRacing Can Lead to Real World Motorsport Success

Glenn McGee is one of the sim racing world’s brightest examples of what a talented virtual driver can do with the right real-world opportunities. After kicking off his real-world career in Global Mazda MX-5 Cup cars—a result of winning a globally contested championship on iRacing’s platformMcGee landed a Lamborghini Super Trofeo ride for the first time in 2023 and parlayed it into a Super Trofeo world championship victory at Vallelunga earlier this year. The triumph made him the first eSports and iRacing champion to earn an FIA-sanctioned world title in real-world motorsport.

Did you miss iRacing’s interviews with Glenn about his journey to the top? Click here: Part 1 | Part 2

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Max Esterson is stepping up to Formula 3 full-time in 2024, and looks set to be the only American driver in the category this year. Esterson only made the transition from iRacing to real racing in 2020, and the Jenzer team principal believes he can go all the way through the ranks to emulate Logan Sargeant as a grand prix driver.

DiL (Driver in the Loop) simulation

PMW Magazine explains why DiL (Driver in the Loop) simulation is the must have tool in Formula E.

All teams rely heavily on simulation and modeling for calculating optimum energy consumption; how to go as fast as possible, as efficiently as possible. In addition to the various predictive models each develop in-house, fed by on track data from testing (telemetry is not permitted in races) and rig testing, driver-in-the-loop (DiL) simulation has become an invaluable tool.”

Competitive Sim Racing News

How iRacing Can Lead to Real World Motorsport Success

Lindsay Brewer eSports Challenge – Episode 1 (Indy Oval) (Gleam)

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

Sim Racing Roundup

Sim Racing Tips & Techniques

Learn to Race at your Highest Level while Under Pressure. Introducing Dr. Nick, Sports Psychologist.

Sim Racing Tech Roundup

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

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How iRacing Can Lead to Real World Motorsport Success

General Sim Racing News

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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.