K-Mag explaining the settings to replicate the feel of a real formula car is just some of what is covered in this week’s Sim Racing Roundup.
I also bring you details on how sim racing changed a Peruvian racers life, the new UK FF1600 Esports Cup and how NASCAR’s work in sim racing and gaming is paying dividends.
I also have the latest competitive and general sim racing news, tech reviews and sim racing tips.
All this and more in this week’s Sim Racing Roundup on Motorsport Prospects. Its sim racing news for racers not gamers.
From Sim Racing to the Real Thing
Radical Sim racing profiles Franco Sánchez: Simracing is the best thing that happened in my life! “I started in karts when I was 13 years old. I also ran many car races in different categories and countries (Rally, Formula, Karting, Tc, Kart Cross, etc.). Simracing is the best thing that happened in my life, the level of drivers who run in Simracing is much higher than in real life, it requires more preparation and people go much more to the limit. I got to know a very high level of drivers and new driving techniques.”
Competitive Sim Racing News
The UK FF1600 Esports Cup, a dedicated feeder series to the British F4 Esports Championship, will open for pre-qualification this August with the Motorsport UK and Esports community invited to participate.
All of the details can be found here.
NASCAR is close to 14 years into its dedicated gaming and esports activations (which started around iRacing), and those efforts are now paying dividends for the sanctioning body according to Sports Business Journal. “NASCAR has cast a wide net as part of its strategy, which has evolved over time from a pure licensing play to a multi-pronged effort across various demographics. While NASCAR continues a natural involvement with iRacing, it has crossed over into esports through other games and organizations, while also pushing its gaming efforts into Roblox.”
See also NASCAR picks up speed.
Sim Racing Tips & Techniques
In collaboration with Formula 1 driver Kevin Magnussen, Asetek have developed a setup to replicate the feeling of a real-life Formula car. “This setup has been developed specifically for the RSS Formula Hybrid 2022 for Assetto Corsa, and we chose this combination to make this setup as accessible as possible for as many people as possible. Formula and real-life racing cars are usually costly and inaccessible for a non-professional, so we saw this as an excellent opportunity to give you a chance to experience authenticity behind the wheel.”
Turn1 Sim Racing has announced a new collaboration with a certified driving instructor/coach. “We’re always striving to enhance your racing experience, and now we’re taking it to the next level. We are delighted to offer you the option to take advantage of professional virtual coaching services during your sessions at Turn1 Sim Racing. Whether you’re a seasoned racer looking to fine-tune your skills or a beginner eager to learn from on of the best, our certified driving instructor/coach will provide expert guidance tailored to your individual needs.”
Sim Racing Tech Roundup
Here is a roundup of the latest sim racing tech news and reviews from around the world.
- GT Omega Prime Lite review: a perfectly profiled entry-level cockpit
- Competition: Win a Heusinkveld® Sim Pedals Sprint
- Cammus Racing C5 for Sale
- Playseat Trophy Logitech G Edition review: “Cleverly designed, well built, and mighty comfortable”
- Fanatec’s CSL DD wheel base reduced to €/$199.95 when purchased with accessories
- There’s Never Been A Cheaper Time To Build A Fanatec Direct Drive Sim Racing Rig
- Dominate the Virtual Track With the Best Sim Racing Cockpits
General Sim Racing News
- 15 Minutes – Try Sim Racing Special $15.00
- Is Forza Motorsport coming to PlayStation consoles?
- BRAIN-POWERED SIM RACING – TEST YOUR SKILLS IN COVENT GARDEN ON 25-30 JULY – Alternative Sport
- The Crew Motorfest Is What You Need to Unwind After a Hard Day at School or Work