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.

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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: 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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Sparey: “You Can’t Judge Simulators Against Each Other.”

Sparey: “You Can’t Judge Simulators Against Each Other.”

I have seen my fair share of simracing but I make it very clear when it comes to the Sim Racing Rankings that the name is just a name and does not encompass all of simracing esports. It is why I only focus on Road/Dirt Road as of early 2017. Even within simulators are different metas such as that between road and oval, to the point where my knowledge of styles of racing doesn’t allow me to permit that area on my rankings.

However today, it was made to my attention that Project Cars has decided to try and create a power ranking system that encapsulates all of simracing, and while I like the concept, it doesn’t work. Continue reading “Sparey: “You Can’t Judge Simulators Against Each Other.””

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Why The Majors Will Be The Biggest iRacing League Series

They have not been on a Racespot TV broadcast until this year. They aren’t known by the wider community as being an elite level series but I strongly believe after the statement of intent that the Majors are set to become the biggest league in 2018 short of the iRacing World Championships.

In terms of scope, the Majors have been very lowbrow in what they have done over their last four years. Being simply known as the Pacific Majors or better known as PacMajors, their goal of bringing some great action to iRacing has been forthcoming in a world where there is a lot of leagues which creates a riptide of minor league series. However there has been a statement of intent. Continue reading “Why The Majors Will Be The Biggest iRacing League Series”

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Rallycross GRC: A World Championship Would Be Genius!

Accuse me of jumping the gun but the way that iRacing has just implemented the Red Bull GRC Rallycross series, there are few words that can describe the uplifting of the iRacing community. With panics of Assetto Corsa gaining more concurrent during the day and fears iRacing may have to concede to rFactor2 in road racing, the bar has been well and truly raised in a move that has panic rushed Dirt 4 to bring out clubs and that has almost killed any small momentum Project Cars 2 ever had. While iRacing has a stunning product, there is one tactical move they absolutely must do to use Rallycross as much as possible. They need the Red Bull GRC World Championship Series.

In just the first day of release, everybody jumped on the December 5th build of iRacing Rallycross which saw circuits at Daytona, Phoenix, Lucas Oil and Iowa come into effect with speculations about implementing Brands Hatch as a Rallycross track too. Continue reading “Rallycross GRC: A World Championship Would Be Genius!”

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WCS Loses Live Stewarding And Loads Are Loathing It!

 

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Every major series should have a stewarding panel at the event shouldn’t they? I mean the FIA has Charlie Whiting at the F1 to oversee proceedings and everyone wants to see racing that is as authentic as every other race series. Live stewarding is an essential for motor sports as moments can be won or lost on the slightest errors between drivers and stewards act as the judgment to innocent and guilty parties, and Sim Racing should be no different. Continue reading “WCS Loses Live Stewarding And Loads Are Loathing It!”

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