How iRacing’s new NASCAR qualifying Could Spell Disaster For IWCGPS

iRacing have always been looking at ways to improve their biggest series and some of the big issues have always surrounded qualifying. Major debate on how many people should get in, what parameters should surround it and in-championship squabbles have always been a thing, however iRacing is not one to give favouritism over one series or another. So when the NASCAR Peak Antifreeze Series document dropped this week, I took some time to decipher it and found a lot of trouble for the iRacing World Championship Grand Prix Series moving forward.

To save you readers a lot of time, I am going to briefly summarise the NPAS document in full:

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Iberica Racing Team Lose 10 Men

Arguably one of, if not the biggest sim racing team in Spain today has just seen ten of its members walk away this morning. The news broke on twitter as star after star announced their leave including the likes of Nestor Garcia Jr., Aday Coba, Pablo “Go Pro” Lopez and many others. I have seen a lot go on in my time of Sim Racing and not much has gone on to top this announcement.

Picture of an Iberica racing car
Twitter – @IbericaRacing

Iberica for the longest time have been a cornerstone of sim racing. Their most famous period came in an era before mine during the early to mid 2010’s and saw a lot of drivers rise to a high level of stardom. Slowly though over the last two years, their influence had been on the decline as they moved away from the iRacing World Championship Grand Prix Series into what had been at the time an up and down struggle to remain inside of the Blancpain Endurance Championship. Continue reading “Iberica Racing Team Lose 10 Men”

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iRankings 2018 Week 1: Jan 1- Jan 7

iRankings 2018 Week 1: Jan 1- Jan 7

Official Driver’s World Rankings

1 Juan E Lopez 658
2 Christoph Weitz 500
2 Patrick Wolf 500
4 Matti Kaidesoja 499
4 Santeri Kekkonen 499
6 Dave Gelink 498
7 Gregory Tanson 400
7 Reto Hartmann 400
9 Janne Kiuru 399
9 Maik Paluch 399
11 Jere Paakonen 398
11 Santeri Kallunki 398
13 Joonas Vastamaki 301
14 Coen Klopman 300
14 Fabrice Cornelis 300
14 Ricardo Castro Ledo 300
17 Antti Terho 299
17 Ilkka Kattilakoski 299
19 David Nowakowski 298
19 Marcin Skrzypczak 298
19 Wiktor Smolarczyk 298
22 Andreas Leykamm 250
22 Frederik Rasmussen 250
22 Patrick Richter 250
25 Hugo Preto 249
25 Ricardo Ferreira 249
27 Giannis Chourdakis 248
27 Nestoras Kiosoglou 248
29 Michael Dinkel 225
30 Eero Nomm 217
31 Joshua K Rogers 200
31 Mads Gravsen 200
31 Pashalis Gergis 200
31 Sven Neumann 200
35 Mike Young 199
35 Steven McGarvey 199
37 Christian Rose 198
37 David E Baker 198
39 Dion Fiallo 180
39 Tomasso Carla 180
41 Alex Simpson 175
42 Hayden Berns 160
43 Agustin Canapino 150
43 Danilo Piazza 150
43 Doriano Ricciuti 150
43 Ricardo Orozco 150
47 Adam Parle 149
47 Darren Seal 149
49 Eric Marsaudon 148
49 Jean-Christophe Bouchat 148
51 Salva Talens 140
52 Aleksi Kallio 125
52 Pascal Stix 125
52 Richard Hogenberg 125
52 Riley Preston 125
56 Krisztian Mikle 124
56 Sam Fitzpatrick 124
58 Dustin Hickman 123
58 Patrick Christoph Moser 123
60 Daniel Schuech 120
60 Marc Elkemann 120
62 Sebastian Schmalenbach 105
63 Sonny Kanchin 103
64 Borja Zazo 100
64 Elliot Biddle 100
64 James Ewens 100
64 Moritz Lohner 100
64 Sascha Lamp 100
64 Simone Maria Marceno 100
70 Frank Van Brandwijk 99
70 Stefan Coppens 99
72 Andreas Arvanitantonis 98
72 Christos Panoulas 98
74 Alfredo Malo 90
74 Damien McPhee 90
74 Michael Partington 90
77 Florian Woithe 80
77 Jorge Montanes 80
77 Romano Berinic 80
77 Travis Schwenke 80
81 Daniel Graulty 75
81 Jason Gerard 75
81 Maximilian Benecke 75
84 Matt York 74
84 Spencer McCarthy 74
86 Guillaume Jobard 73
87 Alvaro Ramiro 70
87 Carl Winkler 70
87 Julian Rodriguez 70
90 Josh Thompson 65
91 Greg Seitz 64
92 Carl E Jansson 63
93 Adam Tierney 60
93 Jakub Brzezinski 60
93 Nikodem Wisniewski 60
93 Zoran Jonjic 60
97 Luke Whitten 52
98 Brian Doell 50
98 Frederic Evers 50
98 Hibiki Yamashita 50
98 Marcus Hamilton 50
98 Maximilian Wenig 50
98 Mitchell DeJong 50
98 Richard Worth 50
98 Sota Muto 50
98 Tommy Ostgaard 50
107 David Berry 49
107 Tim Greven 49
109 Aritan Maia 45
109 Cesar Froener 45
109 Jean-Francois Godin 45
112 Michael Guest 42
113 Gianni Quintelier 40
113 Jon del Valle 40
113 Nestor Garcia Jr 40
113 Omar Soto Jr 40
113 Rene Osterkamp 40
118 David Pena 37
119 Juan Jose Sanchez 35
119 Michael Evdoka 35
119 Nathan Lyon 35
119 Victor Prieto 35
119 Xavi Estella 35
124 Mark Ussher 34
125 Nicol Foggie 32
126 Bob Batalla 30
126 Bradlee Hayley 30
126 Bruno Do Carmo 30
126 Eneric Andre 30
126 Jake Robson 30
126 Phil Mishaga 30
126 Roy Kolbe 30
126 Steven Van Opstal 30
126 Thomas Bouche 30
135 George McLay 29
135 Juan G Garcia 29
135 Toni Blanco 29
138 Christoph Holstein 26
139 Arthur Lehouck 25
139 Gernot Fritsche 25
139 Istvan Balogh 25
139 Maxime Brient 25
139 Nils Koch 25
139 Ross Macfarlane 25
145 Patrick Kessler 24
146 Brian Holmes 23
147 Aday Coba 20
147 Keith Richey 20
147 Michiel van den Berg 20
147 Neil Bamber 20
147 Nicklas Rasmussen 20
147 Patrick Heinrich 20
147 Phillip Diaz 20
147 Rafael Marquez 20
147 Stephen Stoyles 20
156 Jaime Ayres 18
156 Michael Talijancich 18
156 Philippe Leybaert 18
156 Tony Kloosterman 18
160 Alex Czerny 17
160 Tyler Hervias 17
162 Andrew Procario 16
162 Antti Lepisto 16
162 Kip Stephens 16
165 Adam Bath 15
165 David P Perez 15
165 Diogo Oliviera 15
165 Gene Fiddes 15
165 Gianmarco Cordova 15
165 Harrison Finch 15
165 Jack McIntyre 15
165 Johnny Brandon 15
165 Jone Kaijanen 15
165 Kalle Ruokola 15
165 Marc Mercer 15
165 Martin Frunt 15
165 Ove Trengereid 15
165 Pete Newman 15
179 Fahim Antoniades 14
179 Nick McKerron 14
179 Simon Field 14
182 Arto Ihamaki 12
182 Jake Blackhall 12
182 Matt J Wood 12
182 Stuart McPhaden 12
186 Ben Laughter 11
186 Joe McDonald 11
186 Riley Rote 11
189 Bill Fraser 10
189 Boris Spoelstra 10
189 Callum Spencer 10
189 Daniel Brown 10
189 Gerd Hoefferer 10
189 Kane Lasky 10
189 Kresimir Prasnicki 10
189 Lorn Murray 10
189 Mark Johnston 10
189 Mick Claridge 10
189 Ross Balfour 10
189 Steve Ray 10
189 Yannick Meuleman 10
202 Anwar Beroual-Smith 9
202 Jacky Lotterman 9
202 Kevin Augustinussen 9
202 Michael Haflidason 9
202 Richard Arnaud 9
202 Steve Claeys 9
202 Steve Hefford 9
209 Adam Blocker 8
209 C Love 8
209 Mikko Nassi 8
209 Nicola Cocchi 8
209 Rob Adams 8
209 Rob Olejniczak 8
209 Tom Ward 8
216 Adam Broughton-Grant 7
216 David Waldoch 7
216 Jeroen Ursem 7
216 John M Roberts 7
216 Peter Van Gool 7
216 Roy Vervaeke 7
222 Connor Ryan 6
222 Enzo Canta 6
222 Fabian Gerber 6
222 Neal Kemp 6
222 Phillip Lake 6
222 Richard Valli 6
222 Richard Warmingham 6
222 Simon Edwards 6
222 Stephen Baxter 6
231 Benjamin Szoko 5
231 Daniel Cruz 5
231 Evan Maillard 5
231 Filip Oldak 5
231 Franco Scurri 5
231 Laura Bond 5
231 Logan Clampitt 5
231 Matteo Calestani 5
231 Rafal Kucharzyk 5
231 Ryan G Walker 5
241 Adam McNally 4
241 Anthony Catt 4
241 Antony Woodward 4
241 Cameron Gridley 4
241 Jeffrey Gambrell 4
241 Nate Simpson 4
241 Nicholas Mukanos 4
241 Paul Thurston 4
241 Robin Bondon 4
241 Roy Cunningham 4
241 Steve Bycroft 4
241 Thorsteinn Helgasson 4
253 Alain McKane 3
253 Bronislav Robenek 3
253 Domen Gantar 3
253 Matt Cox 3
253 Matt Fretwell 3
253 Matthew Belton 3
253 Steve Burke 3
253 Tommy Mikael Unhola 3
261 Benjamin Meeus 2
261 David Gaspers 2
261 Fabian Jungbluth 2
261 John Mallia 2
261 Karl Dronke 2
261 Llyr Hughes 2
261 Nikolay Bogatyrev 2
261 Phillip Spencer 2
261 Ralph Cullinan 2
261 Rudolf Nagel 2
261 Samuel Buzin 2
261 Thomas Kick 2
273 Adam Delmont 1
273 Bruce Snelson 1
273 Dave Jansen 1
273 Dennis Melchert 1
273 James McRitchie 1
273 Jean-Phillipe Bousselin 1
273 John G Hill 1
273 Justin Tipton 1
273 Richard Warmington 1
273 Spencer Kemble 1
273 Tobias Gerber 1

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eROC: Simply Put, An Incredible Idea

The Race of Champions has been a staple of racing for a number of years now as all of the very best in motorsport get invited to drive some of the best vehicles and see dream races one on one that normally you wouldn’t get. For the first time ever, and some would say rightfully so, the Race of Champions will have sim racing and I am very excited to see how this will go.

Race of champions logo

Normally I would be the type of person who sits on the side of caution because of what has happened the last few times people have tried to get involved in sim racing. Continue reading “eROC: Simply Put, An Incredible Idea”

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iRankings: The Brand New System Of Excellence

The Sim Racing Observer announces today on December 31st a brand new system that will be another way to view who the best in the world is when it comes to the iRacing platform. We introduce the iRankings, the first external points based system which is designed to rank the meta of the road side of iRacing over a one year cycle.

iRacing has the iRating system which works very well in terms of pitting similar talents against each other however there are naturally some gaps with the way iRating is calculated. The iRankings will become a new method of accurately representing some of the best simracing talents in the world. Continue reading “iRankings: The Brand New System Of Excellence”

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2018 iRankings 1.0 Points System

1.0 Update
Included Racespot TV, GSRC, Apex Racing TV, LSRTV and V8’s Online road broadcasts.
Points Values for current series have been updated. *Still need information on VTEC 2.4 and ASRC.
Points System Implemented Monday 1st January 2018

On Racespot TV:

iRacing World Championship Grand Prix Series

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Sim Racing Rankings Top 100 Drivers of 2017

Sim Racing Rankings Top 100 Drivers of 2017

We are warriors, always searching for the next greatest foe to go an conquer to assert and live forward with a legacy. I know in my lifetime I will never be fast enough to race alongside some of the best drivers in the world and these 100, although they are not the fastest 100 in the world, are the top 100 drivers for a reason.

These are the top 100 iRacing road drivers because they have impressed me with pace, results, determination, a drive to succeed and ultimately have been the 100 drivers to make a real difference this year. Continue reading “Sim Racing Rankings Top 100 Drivers of 2017”

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