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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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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Sim Racing Rankings: Top 50 Teams of 2017

Sim Racing Rankings: Top 50 Teams of 2017

2017 has been in some respects, the year of team racing. Blancpain has attracted more attention, everyone is looking to grab more important drivers and the era now of being in a team is more important than ever. No longer can you legitimately challenge with just your own intellect as you need someone else to accompany for. And with all the team events such as the World Tours, NEO, SCO and so many others, the time is now to get your team on the map. Below are the fifty teams that have impressed me on iRacing this year and hopefully to come in 2017. Continue reading “Sim Racing Rankings: Top 50 Teams of 2017”

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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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Sim Racing Rankings: November 2017

Sim Racing Rankings: November 2017

November is that special month which is the true indicator of pace. The three roads to pro warm up and the leagues of endurance kick back into life while making everyone want to watch for the long future. Many a driver uses the winter to make their developments forward while major companies use it to showcase their forward thinking. Either way you look at it, November has been tough to call. Continue reading “Sim Racing Rankings: November 2017”

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Alonso Signs Onto G2: Good For All Parties

Fernando Alonso is not the first real world racing driver to enter the ethereal realm of Sim Racing, and Fernando Alonso won’t be the last racing driver to get into Sim Racing either but in terms of celebrity status, Fernando Alonso has officially moved the Sim Racing needle in terms of relevancy in the world of Sim Racing.

While a lot of people will be expecting me to go on a two thousand word tirade on why I think Alonso would kill off Esports and would be detriment to everyone. I think this is a positive step in the right direction and one which will help everyone to get better in the long term. Continue reading “Alonso Signs Onto G2: Good For All Parties”

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van Buren Wins WFG but WFG Was a Let Down

Rudy van Buren has become the first driver to win World’s Fastest Gamer, and to many that would come as a surprise seeing the rFactor driver take victory and secure a one year contract. But to me, I actually don’t think that at all. If you want me to truly be real about the situation, people who call it rFactor vs iRacing between van Buren and Schothorst would be very naive.

Sim Racing in the WFG competition was about more than just being the fastest. Reaction times, core strength, adaptability Continue reading “van Buren Wins WFG but WFG Was a Let Down”

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iRacing Road Pro Series Interlagos 2017: Ranked Races

Drivers gridded up for the race start
Drivers gridded up for the race start.

The proverbial road to become an iRacing professional has for another year, begun. The lucky plight of drivers who think that they are the best to the lucky who want to fire their way to stardom. The lucky few want to become the next Martin Krönke, the next Greger Huttu. And so without an Albert Park, Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace would create the chaotic start to the season that is almost customary now in iRacing circles. All aboard because the hype train begins, and there will be 10 races to cover during the season. Continue reading “iRacing Road Pro Series Interlagos 2017: Ranked Races”

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Sim Racing Rankings: October 2017

It was 359 days ago that the first ever Sim Racing Rankings was created, celebrating the best of talent in 2016 for a month’s worth of action. It saw me crown Ray Alfalla and VRS Coanda Simsport champions, back in a time where I naively thought I could cover NASCAR on iRacing. But a year on from that moment, a lot has changed. Many drivers have moved, teams have come in and out of existence and now the best of the best get onto this list, looking to prove themselves day after day. In this month, the finale of the World’s Fastest Gamer qualifiers, the finale of the iRacing World Championship Grand Prix Series, the finale of the iRacing VLN series as well as the beginnings of SCO and NEO. iRacing in abundance has had a lot of great action moving in. Continue reading “Sim Racing Rankings: October 2017”

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