This week in the Sim Racing and Esports News Roundup I feature some interesting developments. While Veloce continues to expand, Assetto Corsa Competizione gets cozy with the SRO Group, FlowRacers suggests the best graphics cards for sim racers, I bring you a peek of the Alpine F1 simulator and more.
- Next Level Racing and Veloce announced a new long-term partnership this week where NLR will become Veloce’s official cockpit provider. The partnership between Veloce and Next Level Racing is hoped to bring an “engaged experience for the sim racing community,” as per Kam Khadem, Head of Brand at Next Level Racing.
- The Coach Dave Academy looks at What Is The Fastest Car In ACC v1.8? The v1.8 update brought a number of changes to ACC including the addition of the BMW M4 GT3, a new BOP and an update to the tyre model. For more details about that you can visit our v1.8 update overview, but with these changes came a shakeup to the pecking order of every car and track combo. That can be tricky to understand, especially with new adjustments happening pretty often – it’s important how this affects your car choice.
- Speaking of ACC, it has been announced that GT2 cars and 2023 GT World Challenge Europe are coming to Assetto Corsa Competizione. “Well, today we unveiled that we will support Assetto Corsa Competizione with the addition of the 2023 (GT World Challenge) season, which will see three new cars, all the liveries and some overall updates for the game,” Massarutto told Traxion.GG.“This should be in spring, or late spring, in 2023. Just in time for the beginning of the season in Monza, the Ferrari 296, Lamborghini EVO2 and Porsche 992.”
- FlowRacers looks at the The 10 Best Graphics Cards For Sim Racing (GPUs Compared). Your graphics card is one of the most important components in a PC. It dictates your performance, the resolution you use as a result, and whether or not you can even play certain games and racing simulators. So, it’s a good idea to understand what the best GPUs are for sim racing.
- Check out the behind the scenes look at Alpine F1’s simulator in the video above.
- Laptop Magazine has reviewed the Thrustmaster T248 which they call a strong sim racing wheel for beginners. The Thrustmaster T248 may just be the perfect wheel for any beginner sim racer who fell in love with Drive to Survive and wants to pull off some almighty dive-bomb overtakes that would make Max Verstappen proud.