This week’s Sim Racing and Esports News roundup contains both game news and developments as well as sim racing racecraft tips. Everything from iRacing’s latest update to the basics of sim racing is here for you as you build your sim racing prowess.
Game & Series News
- Assetto Corsa Competizione will replace Gran Turismo at the upcoming FIA Motorsport Games this fall. “A knock-out format will decide the 20 finalists for the Esports FIA Motorsport Games competition. More than 80 individual racers from countries around the world are expected to compete in the event, all racing for national pride at Circuit Paul Ricard’s Mistral Hall – overlooking the famous Mistal Straight at the home of the French Grand Prix.”
- Speaking of Gran Turismo, Traxion reports that Watkins Glen will be added to the game as part of its June 23rd update.
- The next edition of Forza Motorsport is coming out in Spring 2023. You can watch a demo of it on an Xbox above.
- iRacing has released their 2022 Season 3 update. While the Coach Dave Academy has all the biggest news from the update, you can watch the official iRacing Season 3 Build highlights video above.
- Motorsport Week has their F1 22 preview which they call Formula 1 gaming enters a new era. “The official Formula 1 game franchise enters a new era in 2022 on multiple fronts, with the new revitalised rule-set the real life machines now follow making its way into the title – while this year’s entry also marks developer’s Codemasters first since being taken over by gaming giant Electronic Arts last year.”
- Traxion reports that a new World SBK game will be released in September. “SBK 22 will include all the tracks, superbikes, riders and pit boxes from the current season plus the Tissot-Superpole weekend format.”
- Finally, check out the trailer above for the new NHRA Video Game Speed For All which is coming this summer according to Autoweek.
- Traxion has put together the ultimate guide to esports racecraft, part one covering “the basics.”
- Motorsport UK has embraced sim racing in developing new and current drivers as they explain in Simulate to Stimulate in the recent edition of Revolution magazine.
- Traxion asks the question, how much passion is too much passion in sim racing? “Intense spurts of emotion can be felt across many kinds of media and video games are no exception. I’ve been competing actively in leagues for close to a year now and I’m still trying to wrap my head around my own feelings after a race that’s gone wrong.”
- Finally, Coach Dave Academy explains how to set up your HUD in iRacing.