iRacing Week 13 Write Up Part 2: The Not so Fork in the Road

Hello and happy Tuesday! Or with this being part two should it be Twosday? In all honesty it likely does not matter because all most people are thinking about is the slew of new content that has been released on iRacing this morning. And to be honest, same fam.

In part 1 we explored iRacing pricing model and the difficulties it faces from an economics perspective, and its unique position between traditional racing and that new fangled esports all the kids are watching these days, and the disconnect between those 2 entities.

Here in part 2 I want to analyze that position a little more.

The left lane: Real Racing

Picture of F1 reserve driver lando norris
Mclaren F1 reserve driver Lando Norris has been known to race on the iRacing service

Its no secret that from the start iRacing was intended for two primary markets: as a training tool for real drivers and for the hardcore sim racer. And over the course of the past 10 or so years iRacing has done a good job in that position with those markets. Continue reading “iRacing Week 13 Write Up Part 2: The Not so Fork in the Road”

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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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