This week in the Sim Racing and Esports News Roundup, I bring you news about the prize for winning Lamborghini’s Real Race, big news for Lewis Appiagyei, how to set up direct drive steering in iRacing and a video review of the G5 4250i D-BOX Sim Racing Motion System.
- In From virtual simulation to the track: The Real Race becomes real, Lamborghini explains how their Real Race awards sim racers with a real world test in a Lamborghini on track. “Automobili Lamborghini fulfilled the dream of two young sim drivers, the winners of the 2021 edition of The Real Race, transforming the virtual driving experience of Lamborghini’s Esports championship into a real test drive on the track. The Real Race Esports championship was in fact created to give sim racing fans the opportunity to experience a day at the track behind the wheel of a real race car.”
- African esports media house, Esports Africa News (EAN), has announced that the organization will be partnering professional Ghanaian sim racer, Lewis Appiagyei. “We would like to build a relationship where he champions and becomes the face of sim racing as a Ghanaian and African, inspiring the younger generation to get involved in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths).”
- Coach Dave Academy explains How to Set Up Direct Drive wheels in iRacing. “The three main types of steering wheel systems are gear driven, belt driven and direct drive (DD). A DD system represents the pinnacle of steering wheelbases in sim racing mainly because it can give you feedback that’s closer to reality than other systems, so, where do you start with a DD wheel on iRacing?” They have also published the companion 2022 Complete Guide to Direct Drive Wheels for Sim Racing.
- Boosted Media reviews the G5 4250i D-BOX Sim Racing Motion System. “We take a detailed look at the D-Box Gen 5 4 actuation motion system to see if it is worth the high-end price tag.” You can watch the video review above.
- Developer Slightly Mad Studios has announced that Project Cars 1 and 2 are to be delisted from Steam due to license expiration. Both titles will then be rendered unpurchasable, though owners will still be able to redownload and play the games as they wish. “We will remove Project CARS from sale on October 3rd and Project CARS 2 on September 21st,” wrote the studio. “We remain focused on making the best racing sim titles, and, as mentioned previously, we look forward to sharing more on the next Slightly Mad project when the time is right.”