Every week Sim Racing and Esports News highlights developments in sim racing and esports as they would relate to a race driver. Covering racing games will not be the focus of this column per se. I am looking more at how a race driver (or somebody aspiring to become one) can integrate sim racing into their driver development tool bag to help them excel both online and more importantly, offline on the real thing. Here is the round-up for this week.
Sim Racing News
- The big sim racing news this last weekend was the 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual. Realteam Hydrogen won the race as Max Verstappen crashed out.
- Racer points out that questions remain after eNASCAR iRacing free agency window closes but follows that up with the significant movers in week 2.
Sim Racing Driver Development
- Race Department makes the argument as to why you should try free roaming.
- I have mentioned this in a recent racecraft round-up but Vroom International looks at the implication of Cem Bolukbasi’s transition from “gamer” to F2 driver. Is this a legitimate path forward for sim drivers looking to break into real world motorsport. I say yes.
Sim Racing Hardware Reviews
- Finally, RaceFans reviews the Fanatec CSL DD direct-drive steering wheel system.
That’s it for this week’s round-up of sim racing news. If you are a sim racer, a racer who uses sim racing to hone your racecraft, a software or hardware developer, please do not hesitate to contact me if you would like to be featured in Motorsport Prospect’s Sim Racing and Esports News. Thank you!