Max Verstappen Explains His Late Night Sim Racing

Max Verstappen explains why he raced until 4:00 AM before the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix. The World Champion is just one of the highlights in this Sim Racing Roundup. I also have video on a motorcycle sim that allows you to use your own bike, two new esport competitions to check out and more tips on racing in the iRacing rain.

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Sim racing platform Simracing.GP and sim racing cockpit manufacturer Next Level Racing have announced the return of the NLR GT3 Cup for 2024 on Assetto Corsa Competizione.

Similar to past editions, the GT3 Cup will start with an open qualifying phase, followed by a knockout phase that will decide the finalists competing for the Cup series. There will be a total of three events with six races across May and June to determine the 2024 champion.

Max Verstappen Explains His Late Night Sim Racing

The Toyota Gazoo Racing North America (TGRNA) GR Cup eSports League is here and ready to take to the virtual track. Designed to mirror the intensity and excitement of the real-life Toyota GR Cup Series championship, this league promises an exhilarating experience for sim racers.

Managed and operated by SRO Motorsports Group America, the TGRNA GR Cup eSports League stands as the official sim racing league for TGRNA hosted on iRacing. This series meticulously recreates the atmosphere of the real-life Toyota GR Cup, allowing sim racers to immerse themselves by getting behind the wheel of identical GR86 Cup Cars. 40 of the top sim racers (aged 14 and over) will virtually go head-to-head at the seven iconic tracks that the GR Cup Series travels to throughout the United States, while competing for $10,000 in purse and prizes.

More details here.

Max Verstappen Explains His Late Night Sim Racing

Max Verstappen has come under some heat for his late night sim racing activities before the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, but the world champion has his reasons.

“By staying up until the early hours of the morning, Verstappen aligns his routine with his team’s activities and fosters a sense of camaraderie within the sim community. Moreover, sim racing serves as a mental break from the pressures of Formula 1, allowing Verstappen to recharge and refocus before hitting the track.”

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Max Verstappen Explains His Late Night Sim Racing

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Max Verstappen Explains His Late Night Sim Racing

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