Rokit Racing Star to Return on Global Scale

The Rokit Racing Star competition is set to return on a global scale, and you will get a taste of it this week. I also have details on how one driver explains the difference between sim racing and the real thing, how yet another race driver used sim racing to prepare for Le Mans and using iRacing to help make the move to real-life racing. All this plus the regular tech and sim racing news and esports news in this week’s edition of the Sim Racing Roundup on Motorsport Prospects.

From Sim Racing to the Real Thing

Rokit Racing Star to Return on Global Scale

The above video is from NOVUS Racing Simulators and it is a Q&A with their brand ambassador Misha Charoudin. In the video they dive deep into the world of racing, exploring the fascinating differences and similarities between sim racing and real racing, and discussing the legendary Nürburgring track.

ROKiT Racing Star

The Rokit Racing Star TV documentary series is now available to view online. The first 2 of 6 episodes can be viewed via the ROKiT Flix app and online free of charge. Conceived and implemented by the Chairman of ROKiT Industries, Jonathan Kendrick and the late Bob Fernley, the ROKiT Racing Star documentary series tells the incredibly exciting and emotional story of the search for new young driving talent in a highly ambitious and first-of-its-kind ‘sim to circuit’ competition with the hugely valuable prize of fully-funded drives in the British Formula 4 championship for the winners.

“I’m delighted that Bob and I were able to put this unique project together before he sadly and unexpectedly passed away, but I know he shared my view that giving young talent the chance to progress and succeed in top level motorsport, without financial obstacles, is a tremendously good thing to do and I know he’d be enormously proud of the effect the project has had so far. I’m pleased to say now that the second ROKiT-sponsored competition will begin shortly and will be global in scale.”

Find out how you can watch the series here and watch the trailer here.

Speaking of the Rokit Racing Star program, the FormulaNerds Podcast spoke to Deagen Fairclough, the current British F4 championship leader and Rokit Racing Star, all about his career so far, but also the impact of sim racing on his development and motorsport journey. You can listen here.

Rokit Racing Star to Return on Global Scale
Rokit Racing Star to Return on Global Scale

The two videos above from Asetek SimSports tell the story of professional racing driver Frederik Schandorff, who uses Sim gear from Asetek SimSports to train himself and his teammates in IMSA and now for one of the biggest races of them all: Le Mans.

FEL Motorsports has announced a new partnership with Advanced SimRacing (ASR), an industry leader in professional and commercial sim racing equipment. Advanced SimRacing becomes the Official Sim Racing Partner of FEL Motorsports for the 2024 and 2025 seasons. This partnership brings curated products, experiences, prizes, and more to our racing community, both competitors and fans alike.

The FEL Motorsports community will benefit from a 5% discount code (FELDRIVES5) on all ASR-manufactured products available on their website. Additionally, numerous prizing opportunities will be available to our fans and participants through giveaways and driver awards. Sim Racing is a terrific way to enter the motorsports world with a minimal budget. One objective of the ASR-FEL Motorsports partnership is growing the Canadian racing community by introducing new fans and potential competitors to FEL Motorsports through the Sim Racing space. Online championships with significant prizing are another avenue being explored to engage and grow our audience using the Sim Racing platform.

More details can be found here.

Rokit Racing Star to Return on Global Scale

Traxion explains how three-time Call of Duty world champion Crimsix is now sponsored by iRacing in a move that will help the American’s motorsport ambitions. This year, he has taken to the real-world track by competing in the Porsche Sprint Challenge North America Cayman Pro-Am series. He currently leads the points standings, taking six wins and two runner-up spots in the 26-car competition.

“I’ve been putting in countless laps prior to each race weekend. We’re not usually testing in real life before these weekends so it’s crucial that I get as much time as possible ahead of each round. I wouldn’t be leading this championship if it wasn’t for the platform that they’ve built. So it’s incredible that I have this opportunity to represent and encourage fellow gamers to give iRacing a try.”

Sim Racing Roundup

24 Prodigy Racing League drivers have just been selected by six teams in the inaugural 2024 Prodigy Draft. They will receive paid pro racing contracts and compete in the upcoming Prodigy Three Championship, starting in October. This marks the first tier of real-world racing in the PRL.

Eight deserving drivers have gone undrafted; but thanks to your votes, six will become Reserve drivers in the Prodigy Three Championship. They will travel to the U.S. and attend the first race event, getting the opportunity to practice in the Radical SR1. Each of the six teams will be able to replace drafted drivers with reserve drivers during the regular season. Some of the six will continue as reserves, attending race events, while others may not.

Make your selection for the most deserving driver. The top six vote-getters will continue their e2Real journey in Season 1. You can vote here.

Genesis X Gran Race
Genesis X Gran Race-1

In a twist on my “From Sim Racing to the Real Thing” theme, the Genesis X Gran Racer Vision Gran Turismo Concept was unveiled for the first time at the Busan International Mobility Show. The X Gran Racer VGT Concept is part of the Genesis Magma program, highlighting the brand’s bold leap into the realm of high-performance luxury mobility. This latest concept car is to appear in the Gran Turismo digital racing game series

“Genesis is constantly pushing the boundaries to deliver its unique values of safety, comfort and cruisable driving experience,” said Global Head of Genesis, Mike Song. “As Korea’s leading luxury brand, we will always attentively listen to the voices of our customers, ensuring their desires are our utmost priority.”

Competitive Sim Racing News

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For the fourth consecutive year, iRacing and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society will team up for a multi-class team racing event for charity. The 4th Annual MS Charity Race Benefiting the National MS Society will head to Motorsport Arena Oschersleben on Wednesday, July 17th with donations accepted from now through the duration of the event at Motorsport Arena Oschersleben.

“Join us for a night of racing to benefit the National MS Society! We’ll be taking on Motorsport Arena Oschersleben with the GT3 and Street Stock classes. New for 2024 is the Celebrity, Influencers, and Staff broadcast race, featuring Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chad Knaus, Tony Kanaan, Parker Kligerman, Steve Myers, and more!”

Full details can be found here.

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