This week a Porsche Supercup driver explains why sim racing is an indispensable tool in motorsport. You will also get Porsche’s thoughts on esports and details on an expansion of sim racing in this year’s edition of the Motorsport Games.
From Sim Racing to the Real Thing
This article is in Dutch so unless you speak Dutch you will need to use a translation tool to read it but it once again demonstrates the validity of the sim racing to real-world motorsport transition. Dutch Porsche Supercup racer Larry ten Voorde explains how sim racing has become an indispensable tool in motorsport.
“In conversation with Motorsport.com, the two-time Porsche Supercup champion discusses his own sim racing past, how he helps ‘translate’ the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup (992) from the real circuit to the virtual world and why he ‘strongly believes’ that sim racers can go far in motorsport.”
In a wide-ranging interview in BlackBook Motorsport, Director of Motorsport sales at Porsche Motorsport Michael Dreiser explains where esports and sim racing fit into the motorsport picture.
“I do believe that esports will play a big role in helping to create the general awareness and interest in motorsport – especially with the younger generations. We also see some really great talent developing there. It would be unfair to compare it directly with the real world, where the industry has had one hundred years to develop. Esports is still in its early developing stage, and there is still great potential.”
Competitive Sim Racing News
Here are some headlines from the world of competitive sim racing.
- Esports Expansion for 2024 FIA Motorsport Games (FIA)
- DTM Esports Kicks off for 2024 on RaceRoom (Race Department)
- DATA.BET Powers The Esports Arena at ICE London 2024 (GBC Time)
- eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series unveils new-look 2024 schedule (NASCAR)
- Verstappen challenge return confirmed before F1 title defence (Racing News 365)
- The big names taking part in Verstappen’s first race of 2024 (Racing News 365)
- Max Verstappen in shock unfamiliar territory as 2024 racing campaign begins (Planet F1)
- Alex Bergeron grabs fourth win of 2023-24 World of Outlaws Thrustmaster Sprint Cars season at Port Royal (iRacing)
Sim Racing Tech Roundup
Here is a roundup of the latest sim racing tech news, reviews, and recommendations from around the world.
- Cosworth partners with SimTag to produce sim racing steering wheel (BlackBook Motorsport)
- Gomez Sim Industries Launches Formula Pro Elite V2 Sim Racing Wheel (Race Department)
- Trak Racer Enters Sim Racing Pedal and Peripheral Market (Race Department)
- Recaro’s Newest Tech Looks Like the Future of Sim Racing (Auto Evolution)
- Sim Racing: Does a Better Sim Racing Racing Wheel Translate to Faster Laps? (Box This Lap)
- Turtle Beach Drives Into Sim Racing With VelocityOne Race Wheel (Race Department)
The 2024 Sim Formula Europe saw many major Sim Racing brands & manufacturers unveil new products, hardware & software. We tested prototypes, brand new wheels and wheelbases as well as an exclusive driving test in The Last Garage’s new tech demo. Watch a review in the video above.
General Sim Racing News
- After year apart, IndyCar inks deal with iRacing after terminating Motorsport Games deal (Yahoo)
- The People Still Aren’t Happy With Forza Motorsport (The Drive)
- iRacing Creator Spotlight: Matt Malone (iRacing)
- Sony gives Gran Turismo Sport the boot | This Week in Business (Games Industry)
- MOZA Racing and Jimmy Broadbent Extend Partnership into 2024 (Moza Racing)
- Williams Racing has created a Gaming Club! (Williams F1)
- I parked a BMW remotely using a Sim Racing Rig and it was as bizarre as it sounds (T3)
- Dakar Desert Rally USA Tour Teased, Coming Soon (Race Department)
- iRacing Indy 500 Date Revealed, 2024 Season 1 Patch 3 Released (Race Department)
- Segway Brings Two E-Bikes And Go-Kart That Doubles As A Sim Rig To CES (Car Scoops)
- Legal hacks to eliminate cheating in games (Games Industry)
- Mercedes-AMG GT2 Part Of Assetto Corsa Competizione’s 24th January DLC (Race Department)
- Dakar Desert Rally: No Further Fixes & Patches Planned (Race Department)