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Formula Pro Series: Huis cruises to the Drivers’ Championship at home race

Mercedes-AMG Petronas Esports driver Bono Huis claimed the inaugural Formula Pro Series title in emphatic style at Zandvoort, but the Teams' title is still up for grabs.

MSGM and Automobile Club de l’Ouest reveal full driver entry list for the Le Mans Virtual Series 2021-22 Season

Impressive Rosters for the Endurance Esports Championship Includes Motorsport and Esports Global Racing Stars.

Motorsport starts to compete in virtual Top Gear challenge

Current motorsport stars will all be taking part in a rejuvenated Star in a Reasonably Fast Car around a virtual Top Gear Test Track.

Why the WRC takes esports so seriously

On the weekend the Acropolis Rally returned to the World Rally Championship after an eight-year hiatus, it wasn’t the only competitive rally event in town.

Portimao added to F1 2021 video game in first major update

Portimao has been added to the F1 2021 video game in the first major update for this year’s edition of Formula 1’s official title.

Teams announced for 2021-2022 Le Mans Virtual Series

The Le Mans Virtual Series esports championship has announced the participating teams, including entries from Team Fordzilla, R8G ESPORTS, Red Bull Racing Esports, Porsche and Ferrari.

Nexl wins 2021 WRC eSports Grand Final, takes third title

Lohan Blanc, aka Nexl, has taken his third WRC eSports championship, beating Sami-Joe, Noel and Izamusing in a close Grand Final.

Supercars drivers to race NASCAR Mustangs, Camaros in Eseries

Supercars drivers will move to next-gen NASCAR hardware for next week's third round of the 2021 All Stars Eseries.

Bruno Senna leads 1-2 victory for Williams Esports in Belgium

Williams Esports takes its second consecutive World eX victory with Bruno Senna and Martin Štefanko finishing first and second at Spa-Francorchamps.

Formula Pro Series: Huis secures dramatic fourth win in wet race

The fourth round of the inaugural Formula Pro Series was won by Mercedes-AMG Petronas' Bono Huis – but it was far from straightforward.

Le Mans Virtual esports event will return as series, includes 24-hour race finale

The Virtual Le Mans Series has been launched today – a five-event esports series in collaboration with Motorsport Games and the Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO), culminating in the 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual hosted at the 2022 Autosport International show.

Thrustmaster T248 steering wheel review

Thrustmaster’s T150 and TMX force-feedback steering wheels are hugely popular choices in the sim racing fraternity, and the new T248 promises a strong upgrade as well as an LCD dash readout which offers an extra level of immersion and realism.

Assetto Corsa Competizione arrives on PS5 and Xbox Series X|S February 2022

The official game of the GT World Challenge is receiving a console upgrade, with enhanced visuals and more online options.

Piastri, Brabham join Supercars Eseries

Oscar Piastri and Sam Brabham are late additions to the Supercars Eseries ahead of its opening round this evening.

WRC 10 Game Director Alain Jarniou on how the series has evolved

WRC 10 Game Director, Alain Jarniou, has run through the new features coming to the next official World Rally Championship game and what fans should expect upon its release.

Mercedes-AMG Petronas retains Formula Pro Series lead

The unflappable Bono Huis won the third Formula Pro Series at the Nürburgring, as Mercedes-AMG Petronas retains the championship lead.

Sami-Joe wins 2020 WRC eSports Grand Final

After over 15,000 entrants tried their hand at the 2020 WRC eSports Championship, Lebanese motorsport star Sami-Joe has emerged victorious.

NASCAR 21: Ignition unveiled, arrives 28th October

Motorsport Games has revealed the details about its latest project, NASCAR 21: Ignition. The highly anticipated title launches on 28th October and will be available to own in either Standard or Champions Edition variants.

Why F1 ace Ricciardo has changed his mind on sim racing

Daniel Ricciardo has loved the official Formula 1 games ever since the first PlayStation title burst on to the scene in 1995.

How sim racing gave Verstappen the assurance he needed after 51G shunt
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How sim racing gave Verstappen the assurance he needed after 51G shunt

Max Verstappen’s 51G impact in his British Grand Prix smash was the biggest accident of the Red Bull driver’s career. But despite being a bit bruised and battered afterwards, less than one week later the Dutchman was back at a race track – albeit a virtual one.

Siggy wins Nürburgring ADAC GT Masters Esports Feature Race

Team Redline's Kevin Siggy won the Feature Race during Round 4 of the ADAC GT Masters Esports Championship, but it was Moritz Löhner who extended his championship lead.

Huis wins second Formula Pro Series race

Bono Huis won in dominant fashion at Silverstone for the second round of the Formula Pro Series, but only after overcoming early leader Jeffrey Rietveld.

Jack Basford on how iGP Manager continues to innovate

The founder and creator of the popular single-seater racing management game, iGP manager, has spoken openly about the platform’s origins and what the future holds.

First World eX victory for Williams Esports
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First World eX victory for Williams Esports

Martin Štefanko Czech Republic has won the first night race in the history of the RCCO World eX Championship giving Williams Esports its maiden victory in the forward thinking esports racing series.

NH5 Ultimate Summer Showdown: Castro and Brooks win titles

The NASCAR Heat 5 Ultimate Summer Showdown concluded in dramatic fashion for both consoles on Thursday night. Two eNASCAR Heat Pro League pros were able to take their first top-level titles on the service, as Maxwell Castro took the PlayStation title and Justin Brooks won the Xbox championship.

GRID Legends is a new story-driven racing game by Codemasters

The GRID racing game series from Codemasters is returning, thanks to the new GRID Legends, unveiled during the EA Play Live event.

What next for 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual?

Just over a year ago, the first-ever virtual edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans became the largest online racing event in motorsports’ history and registered a massive viewing audience. With this year’s real-world Le Mans delayed until August, what’s next for the virtual event?

IndyCar Series drivers delighted by new video game plans
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IndyCar Series drivers delighted by new video game plans

Drivers from the NTT IndyCar Series have reacted with delight over the news of the planned video game, for console and PC, which is due to launch in 2023.

rFactor 2 Formula Pro Series esports entry list revealed

rFactor 2’s newly-formed Formula Pro Series has an entry of top-ranked esports drivers that will compete in the inaugural season.

IndyCar video game proves visionary Penske is ideal series owner
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IndyCar video game proves visionary Penske is ideal series owner

Today’s announcement that Roger Penske and Penske Entertainment have boosted the IndyCar Series’ profile and its audience’s horizons with a new video game comes as no surprise.

Motorsport Games signs agreement to bring official IndyCar game to market
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Motorsport Games signs agreement to bring official IndyCar game to market

Leading racing video game company enters into long-term license with premier open wheel racing series, first game release anticipated for 2023

First teaser images unveiled for next NASCAR game
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First teaser images unveiled for next NASCAR game

New information has come to light about the highly anticipated NASCAR video game coming from Motorsport Games later this year.

Fanatec and Gran Turismo developer partner to create new sim racing products

One of the most renowned sim racing peripheral manufacturers, Fanatec, and feted Gran Turismo game developer, Polyphony Digital, have announced a new official partnership.

Review: How story mode makes F1 2021 Codemasters’ best game yet

Formula 1 fans will get the chance to hit the track themselves - virtually, at least - with this year’s cars as F1 2021 hits the shelves this Friday (16 July).

Keithley and Löhner first 2021 ADAC GT Masters Esports double winners

Williams Esports' Jack Keithley and Dörr Esports' Moritz Löhner took a win apiece at Zandvoort for the third round of the 2021 ADAC GT Masters Esports Championship.

NH5 Ultimate Summer Showdown: Brooks, Williamson win at Pocono

The third round of the NASCAR Heat 5 Ultimate Summer Showdown at Pocono Raceway concluded on Thursday night with Justin Brooks and Chase Williamson taking victories in their respective console races.

World eX: Lasse Sørensen back on top in Brazil
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World eX: Lasse Sørensen back on top in Brazil

Lasse Sørensen secured victory in São Paulo after a thrilling Super Final against Esports Team WRT driver Fabrice Cornelis. After his third victory so far this season, the young Dane further extends his lead in the drivers’ championship.

Hands-on with the new BMW M4 Class1 and Monza in rFactor 2

As revealed in a recent live stream, a new BMW concept racing car has arrived, for free, in PC simulator rFactor 2. It launched alongside the Autodromo Nazionale Monza, so we thought that there’s no better location to test out this new racing thoroughbred than the hallowed Italian turf.

Next Level Racing GT Track cockpit review

The Next Level Racing GT Track cockpit is a serious bit of sim racing kit – but is it worth the lofty price?

New F1 2021 game trailer showcases two-player career, Braking Point

A new F1 2021 game trailer showcases the Braking Point story, two-player Driver Career and in-game icons for the very first time.

Hands-on with WRC 10’s brand new stages and physics

With the latest official game of the FIA World Rally Championship, WRC 10, launching in September, we played an early preview version to see how it's shaping up.

NH5 Ultimate Summer Showdown: Stone, Buttafuoco win at Texas

Joey Stone, Dan Buttafuoco earned NASCAR Heat 5 Ultimate Summer Showdown victories at Texas.

Keithley and Hasse take thrilling ADAC GT Masters Esports victories

Jack Keithley and Florian Hasse claimed the Sprint and Feature race wins respectively in the second round of the 2021 ADAC GT Masters Esports Championship.

Lockdown events led to greater driver input for F1 2021 game

Formula 1 drivers and teams offered greater levels of input and feedback for the new F1 2021 game after taking part in regular events through lockdown last year.

First F1 2021 gameplay revealed along with story mode details
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First F1 2021 gameplay revealed along with story mode details

Codemasters and EA Sports have released the first gameplay footage of the upcoming F1 2021 video game, as well as revealing a number of details about the upcoming game.

Löhner and Wisniewski victories kick start ADAC GT Masters Esports Championship

The opening round of the 2021 ADAC GT Masters Esports Championship kicked off this week at Motorsport Arena Oschersleben, with the wins shared between Moritz Löhner and Nikodem Wisniewski.

R8G Esports takes 1-2 World eX victory in Maastricht
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R8G Esports takes 1-2 World eX victory in Maastricht

The streets of Maastricht provided the perfect playground for #RacingForTheClimate with exciting racing and slip steaming in the fourth round of the new RCCO World eX Championship.

F1 Esports Pro Exhibition will showcase talent live this Thursday

It’s goodbye F1 Esports Pro Draft and hello F1 Esports Series Pro Exhibition, which is happening on Thursday 27th May 2021.

NH5 Ultimate Summer Showdown: Brooks, Harbin win at Darlington

The first of four events are in the books for the latest NASCAR Heat 5 limited series.

Lamborghini eSports The Real Race returns for 2021, registration now open

Following a successful competition last year, The Real Race returns for 2021 with the chance to win a Lamborghini Headquarters experience and to become the first-ever Lamborghini Official Sim Driver.

Thrustmaster Ferrari SF1000 Wheel Add-on review

Say hello to the Ferrari SF1000 Wheel Add-on from Thrustmaster, probably the best-looking sim-racing rim I’ve ever seen.

Senna and Schumacher among icon drivers in F1 2021 video game

Ayrton Senna and Michael Schumacher have been named among the Formula 1 ‘icon’ drivers included in the upcoming F1 2021 video game from Codemasters and EA Sports.

New DIRT 5 update features online cross-play and Red Bull liveries

The off-road arcade racer has just been updated with a suite of online-related changes and some new Red Bull liveries from the world of motorsport.

Fanatec announces new entry-level CSL Pedals

The new Fanatec CSL Pedals look set to provided sub-$200/€200 load cell sim racing pedals for the very first time.

Phillippe Denes victorious on World eX’s Asian debut
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Phillippe Denes victorious on World eX’s Asian debut

There's been a new winner in the RCCO World eX championship as Lasse Sørensen’s unbeaten run ends at Sepang in Malaysia.

How sim champion Frede Rasmussen adapted to real-life Formula E

When Frederik Rasmussen won the Formula E: Accelerate title, he also won the chance to prove just how realistic simulators are thanks to a drive in a real Formula E race car.

Fanatec’s CSL DD is a low-cost direct drive wheel base

PC and Xbox users will soon be able to buy a direct drive wheel base by Fanatec for a much lower price – delivering realistic feedback for sim racing to a wider market.

MotoGP 21 game review: Are its new features enough?

The official game of MotoGP is back with a 2021 season instalment. Are the new features enough to elevate MotoGP 21 into the pantheon of great racing games?

Gran Turismo to feature in new Olympic virtual games
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Gran Turismo to feature in new Olympic virtual games

Sim racing is to feature in the Olympics for the first time, with a Gran Turismo competition being chosen to form part of a new virtual games.

Thrustmaster launches Ferrari F1 replica wheel for Esports

The new Thrustmaster SF1000 Edition Wheel Add-on allows racing game fans and esports competitors to use a replica of the 2020 Ferrari F1 steering wheel used by Charles Leclerc and Sebastian Vettel.