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Securing Sponsorship as a Sim Racing Driver

Securing Sponsorship as a Sim Racing Driver

Securing sponsorship as a sim racing driver is just one of the topics covered in this week’s Sim Racing Roundup. I also bring you insights from William Byron on his journey from iRacing to NASCAR, some great racecraft tips and the latest tech news, reviews, and general sim racing developments. All this and more in … Read more

Honing Your Real-Life Skills in Sim Racing

Race Driver Sacha Fenestraz and Sim Driver Luca Ghiotto

Can you use sim racing to hone your real-life skills? Yes, and this week you will find out what two current drivers who couldn’t agree more. I also feature a video on how sim racing and sustainable motorsport have combined for one unforgettable real-life racing experience, iRacing tips for beginners and how to correctly place … Read more

Max Esterson On Transitioning from iRacing to Real-World Racing

Max Esterson

This week, Max Esterson explains how he is transitioning from iRacing to real-world racing and discusses the challenges and opportunities it presents. I also feature an opportunity for some sim racing training for those planning to compete for the Ginetta Junior Scholarship, the truth behind Jann Mardenborough’s secret racing lines and understanding understeer and oversteer. … Read more

From iRacing to Real World Motorsport

Oscar Casasola

Can you go from iRacing to real world motorsport? The answer is yes and this week I bring you more examples of people using sim racing to build real world racing careers both on and off the track. Along with my usual examples of people using sim racing as a pathway to real world motorsport … Read more

iRacing’s Growing Influence on Driver Development

iRacing F4 Race Car

iRacing is having a growing influence on driver development and this week I will bring you just a few examples of the trend. In addition to drivers using iRacing to transition to the real thing, I bring you a comparison of a real-life Mercedes AMG GT4 to the same exact car in iRacing from someone … Read more

Racing Prodigy Goes Mobile

Street Kart Racing

Racing Prodigy has gone mobile as they have launched a new global driver search on the iOS platform Street Kart Racing. Why? Their reasoning is simple. Not everyone can afford a sim racing rig, but millions of young people have an iPhone so a competition featuring the popular Street Kart Racing game makes their mission … Read more

The Potential of Apple Vision Pro in Sim Racing

Apple Vision Pro

What is the potential of Apple Vision Pro to the future of Sim Racing? A critical one according to this week’s edition of the Sim Racing Roundup. I also bring you more news on the potentially ground-breaking sim racing to real world motorsports program Racing Prodigy, comparing a real racing car to iRacing, exercises that … Read more

Tuning Up Your Racing Brain

Race Driver in Helmet

Racecraft is not just about on-track techniques, it is also about mental conditioning so this week there are tips on tuning up your racing brain. In addition to mental conditioning, there are plenty of tips and advice on making better decisions on track, what it means to be “in the zone” and what you should … Read more

Sim Racing Is Becoming a Legitimate Race Driver Development Path

Racing Prodigy LMP2 Car

If it has not become clear by now, sim racing is becoming a legitimate race driver development path. This week I bring you details on a new program that could very well accelerate the trend. In addition to that, this edition of the Driver Development Roundup has details on the new F1 Academy Discover Your … Read more

How Sim Racing Has Helped the Career of Max Verstappen

Max Verstappen Sim Racing Setup

Max Verstappen is adamant that sim racing has helped him in his Formula 1 career and in this edition of the Sim Racing Roundup, you will learn how. In addition to this, I look at another sim racer experiencing real-world racing, how esports can grow the motorsport ecosystem, multiclass racing tips from Daniel Morad, Formula … Read more

How Sim Racing Can Help You Prepare for a Real Track

Sim vs Real

Sim racing can indeed prepare you to race on a real track and in this week’s edition of the Sim Racing Roundup you will find out how. I feature three drivers who are specifically applying what they are learning in a sim to racing on a real track and each example is instructive of what … Read more

More Sim Racers Going Real World Racing

Max Esterson on the Ray FF1600

This week I again feature more sim racers going real world racing and the trend is growing month over month. From a sim racer that helped a NASCAR driver with a recent win to an FF1600 champion who explains how to race his car in iRacing, the trend of sim racers going real world racing … Read more

What Skills are Transferable from Sim Racing to Motorsport?

Ash Vandelay

What skills are transferable from sim racing to motorsport? This is often answered in the From Sim Racing to the Real Thing section of my Sim Racing and Esports News Roundup and has prompted a discussion and debate that I discuss this week. While Scott McLaughlin and Dale Earnhardt Jr agree on the benefits of … Read more

The Lines are Blurring Between Sim Racing and Analog Racing

RB18 Sim Rig

The lines are blurring between sim racing and analog racing, and this can only be a good thing for the future of motorsport. Now, before you scream “it’s not the same thing!” just remember that nobody is saying it is. What they are saying is that it is both a great way to prepare for … Read more

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