This week in Sim Racing and Esports News I focus on using a sim rig for real racing prep as well as updates to rFactor 2 and the 2022 season of the eSports WRC Championship kicks off.
- Last week on the Racecraft and Driver Development Round-Up I mentioned the Spectro Racing video on using a sim rig to prep for a real race. You can watch the video below.
- And if you are looking to buy a sim rig as a tool for preparing for real racing, Dan Wells wrote an excellent article on the Motorsport Prospects blog called 8 Top Tips for Investing in a Driving Simulator that you should read.
- Motorsport Games announced the release this week of the first rFactor 2 content update and user interface refresh of 2022. This content drop, set to continue quarterly, includes the addition of brand new tracks and car chassis from the world of motorsport. The refreshed UI provides users an easy-to-navigate interface that contains all of the optionality necessary for players to create the most authentic driving experience. To view the release trailer, click here.
- NACON and its development studio KT Racing, in collaboration with WRC Promoter announced on February 4th that the 2022 eSports WRC Championship launched across multiple platforms. Now in it’s sixth season, the virtual championship will be run on WRC 10, the official video game of the FIA World Rally Championship across PC, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation®5 and PlayStation®4.