Racing Prodigy has gone mobile as they have launched a new global driver search on the iOS platform Street Kart Racing. Why? Their reasoning is simple. Not everyone can afford a sim racing rig, but millions of young people have an iPhone so a competition featuring the popular Street Kart Racing game makes their mission to bring sim racers to real life racing even more accessible.
In addition to this I feature a video from sim racer Suellio Almeida on the differences between sim racing and the real thing, the new Screen to Speed mini-doc, a very cool F3-inspired sim racing cockpit and more.
I also have the usual roundup of competitive and general sim racing news, the latest tech developments and more. All this on this week’s edition of the Sim Racing Roundup. As always, its sim racing news aimed at racers, not gamers.
From Sim Racing to the Real Thing
The inaugural Prodigy Racing League GR86 Cup with iRacing has finished with Brazilian Gustavo Ariel making history as the very first Prodigy Pass winner, winning First Place in their Season 1 Tournament 1. There are more PRL tournaments ahead and more Prodigy Passes to win, so make sure you check out the Racing Prodigy website and socials regularly.
Racing Prodigy have also announced a new global driver search on iOS platform Street Kart Racing (see video above).
“We are so excited to bring our global driver search to iOS MOBILE devices! SAT July 1 begins 21 days of qualifiers with Street Kart!!! REGISTER FREE on RacingProdigy.com to be eligible for prizes and a shot at the second Prodigy Pass! All participants get FREE daily tire allotment. Rank in the Top 20% to advance to the Main Event. TOP 500 registered drivers will have a chance to be selected by the Prodigy Search Committee to win their own Prodigy Pass for a trip to TRAIN & COMPETE IN A REAL KART and RADICAL SR1 race car at Atlanta Motorsports Park!”
Screen to Speed have announced their Summer Cup schedule. You can get all the details here.
In case you missed it, check out the Screen to Speed mini-doc above.
Sportico explains how last weekend’s NASCAR Chicago Street Race was made possible by simulation tech. “It’s hard for me to see how this course would have been developed without putting it in iRacing.”
Competitive Sim Racing News
Here are more headlines from the world of competitive sim racing:
- Assetto Corsa Competizione-based ‘Moza Challenge’ esports series begins in July
- Swane, Liebert Kick Off 2023 iRacing Off-Road Championship Series with Wins at Wild West
- Guild Esports is now competing in Formula 4…
- Guild Esports sees shares rise on first British F4 Esports entry
- “Katowice sends a message to the world”, President Duda declares inaugural European Games Esports Championships open
- TGR Malaysia To Continue Support For Malaysian Motorsports
- STEM workshops gets students behind the wheel in an eRacing simulator
Sim Racing Tips & Techniques
Sim Racing Tech Roundup
Here is a roundup of the latest sim racing tech news and reviews from around the world.
- Pit Lane Sim Racing – Formula Racing Simulator (FRS) Cockpit
- Asetek SimSports® Announces Invicta™ Quick Release Adapter Kit
- Thrustmaster TH8S Announcement
- TH8S Shifter Add-On Puts You Behind The Steering Wheel for Real
- Thrustmaster unveils its sporty new TH8S Shifter Add-On
- Is Buying a Racing Wheel Worth it?
- Best SimRacing Pedals In 2023
- Best PCs for sim racing 2023: pre-built desktop options
- MOZA KS Wheel *Review* New Low Cost Formula Wheel
- MOZA R12 *Review* – The Best Mid-Priced Direct Drive Wheel of 2023?
General Sim Racing News
- Remembering classic games: Gran Turismo 3 A-Spec (2001)
- Summer 2023 Discounts for Sim Racing on Steam
- Esports Sim Racing Deals
- Think you’re a decent sim racer? Try staying on the bike for one lap in MotoGP 23
- Gran Turismo 7’s June 2023 update: all you need to know
- Best PS5 Games of 2023: Top 5 Picks
- NASCAR Heat 5 Next Gen Car Update (2022) DLC Released