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From Sim Racing to Real World Champion

Elvis Rankin

Elvis Rankin went from sim racing to becoming a real-world champion and this week I have the video that explains how he did it and how you can follow in his footsteps. It is not all positive as I also bring news on how the 2022 DTM Esports champion has lost his real-world racing prize … Read more

How Two Sim Racers Won a National Motorsport Championship

Gordie Mutch and Jimmy Broadbent on Podium

How two sim racers won a national motorsport championship (the UK’s Praga Cup) is just one of three stories in my regular section From Sim Racing to the Real Thing that again demonstrates how sim racers are making the move to real world racing or using sim racing to fine tune their real world racecraft. … Read more

Using iRacing to Prepare for a Career in Real World Motorsport

Max Esterson

If you think using iRacing to prepare for a career in real world motorsport is far-fetched, just ask GB4 and Formula Ford Festival winner Max Esterson. In this week’s From Sim Racing to the Real Thing, I link to a story where the young American explains how using iRacing benefits him both in terms of … Read more

Jann Mardenborough on Transitioning from Sim Racing to the Real Thing

Jann Mardenborough

Jann Mardenborough is a true sim racing trailblazer and in this edition of the Sim Racing and Esports News Roundup he talks to me exclusively about transitioning from sim racing to the real thing. In addition to this, I have great features on the Williams Esports team, an amazing sim racing series focused on increasing … Read more

Sim Racing in an Analog World

Dynisma Motion Generator

Sim racing in an analog world is a theme this week on the Sim Racing and Esports News Roundup. From the inspiration that sim racing had on one young driver to go racing in the real world, to a real-world racetrack building a state of the art sim racing simulator, the crossover between the two … Read more

Mixed Reality Sim Racing From BMW

BMW M Mixed Reality M2

Mixed reality sim racing from BMW kicks off this week’s Sim Racing and Esports News Roundup as I bring you details of the new and revolutionary BMW M Mixed Reality M2. It combines virtual reality with real world racing and has a lot of potential for race driver development. In addition to that, I have … Read more

Using Sim Racing to Progress to F4

Deagen Fairclough

How a driver used sim racing to progress to F4 leads off this week’s edition of the Sim Racing and Esports News Roundup. Deagen Fairclough has taken an unconventional route to British F4 and in this edition of the Sim Racing and Esports News Roundup you will see how he did it. I also bring … Read more

Sim Racing Setup Advice and More

Dallara P217 LMP2

Like anything, starting out in sim racing can be a daunting task. From new jargon, questions around sim rig setups, which platform to use and more can all be confusing. In this week’s Sim Racing and eSports News Roundup, I bring you sim racing setup advice for the beginner from a reliable source of real … Read more

Who Says You Can’t Learn from a Video Game?

Ross Chastain Last Lap

In the race highlight seen around the world, NASCAR driver Ross Chastain used a move right out of a video game that he played as a kid to clinch a place in the NASCAR Championship. Not only do I cover this wild finish to a real-life race inspired by a video game, Ross Bentley and … Read more

Sim Racing and Esports News Roundup for October 6, 2022

iRacing GT3 Cars

This edition of the Sim Racing and Esports News Roundup will be perfect for you if you are a real world racer looking to create a sim mod of your car to train with. Riley Philips created a virtual replica of the Fun Cup car that he races to enable him to train and practice … Read more

Sim Racing and Esports News Roundup for September 15, 2022-Everyone Can Race

Team BRIT

This week’s Sim Racing and Esports News Roundup is very inspirational as it shows how sim racing can introduce even more people to motorsport, especially those who may not have thought it possible to participate. A perfect example of this is the work of Team BRIT, an all-disabled race team that competes both in real … Read more

Sim Racing and Esports News Roundup for September 8, 2022

Steve Alvarez Brown with Radical

This week the Sim Racing and Esports News Roundup is packed, so much so that I had to introduce sub-headings to keep things clear when organizing the post! From Sim Racing to the Real Thing showcases those sim racers who are moving from sim racing exclusively to racing in the real world, people like Steve … Read more

Sustainable Motorsport Roundup for September 3, 2022

2022 Audi RS Q e-tron E

This week in the Sustainable Motorsport Roundup I have a number of cool developments for you in the world of sustainable motorsport and beyond. I cover everything from the impact of Audi’s arrival in Formula 1 and what it means for their sustainability push to a very cool all-electric track car from Vietnam. All this … Read more

Sim Racing and Esports News Roundup for September 1, 2022

Porsche Vision Gran Turismo

This week in the Sim Racing and Esports News Roundup features details on the new Porsche Vision Gran Turismo, sim racing at the Commonwealth Esports Championship 2022, sim racer turned real life racer James Baldwin talks about his experience at the Spa 24 Hours and much more. For the first time, Porsche is at the … Read more

Sim Racing and Esports News Roundup for August 18, 2022

Sim Racing and Esports News Roundup for August 18, 2022

This week in the Sim Racing and Esports News Roundup I bring you tips from yet another sim racer who has transitioned to the real thing, details on the eSports component of this year’s Motorsport Games, a summer sale at iRacing, dirt racing on consoles and more. Fitzroy Motor has a great article from sim … Read more

Sim Racing and Esports News Roundup for August 11, 2022-Staying Sharp

IMSA Esports

This week in the Sim Racing and Esports News Roundup, there is news of a new sim racing competition organized by IMSA with some nice prizes and potential opportunities, a review of Racelogic VBOX Simulator Software, best monitor stands for sim racing, and how NASCAR drivers use sim racing to stay sharp. IMSA is set … Read more

Sim Racing and Esports News Roundup for July 21, 2022

Sim Racing and Esports News Roundup for July 21, 2022

This week in the Sim Racing and Esports News Roundup there is news on Extreme E coming to the Forza franchise, what “Active Reset” could mean for iRacing, qualifying for the 2023 Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup and more. Extreme E has entered into a partnership with the Forza franchise so it now has the … Read more

Sim Racing and Esports News for July 14, 2022

Sim Racing and Esports News for July 14, 2022

I start things off in this week’s Sim Racing and Esports News roundup with the announcement of WEC driver Ferdinand Habsburg’s exciting new motorsport project called Rebel Team. It will be a team that fans will be allowed to own shares in and contribute to some of the team decision making. Interestingly, beyond just being … Read more

Sim Racing and Esports News for June 30, 2022-Transitioning to Real Racing

Samsung Neo QLED 8K TV Racing Simulator

There is a lot of great stuff in this week’s issue of Sim Racing and Esports News. I look at sim racer James Baldwin’s transition to real world motorsport, highlight a wonderful charity sim racing event that you can take part in, highlight some reviews of F122 and more. I have written on numerous occasions … Read more