The iRacing team has kicked 2019 off on the right foot with the year’s first major update now available to all subscribers. Following up on the recent teaser trailer for the BMW M8 GTE, the V8-powered racer makes it iRacing debut in Season 2.
Last month, the iRacing team confirmed the BMW M8 GTE would be making its way to the game sometime soon. Now, the team has released a new video, giving players a first look at the V8-powered machine in all of its glory.
The team behind iRacing is on a mission to bump up the PC sim racer’s GTE-class offerings. The BMW M8 GTE is the offering in question, and will contend with the likes of the Porsche 911 RSR, Ford GT and Ferrari 488 GTE already featured in the game.
It’s been a while, but it’s time to wax lyrical about my favourite kind of racing once again: multiclass. Around three weeks ago, I was a part of a race that I’ll probably still be talking about in a few years time. It was an hour of the most intense, craziest, nose-to-tail action I’ve ever known.
We’ve had some incredible races in the iRacing Endurance Le Mans Series over the last nine months. We’ve experienced wins, tight finishes and coming back from difficulty to good results. However, this race would make everything else look like a walk in the park.
Sebring International Raceway – one of the most iconic endurance racing venues in the world. It’s a track that is famed for its brutal, bumpy and unforgiving nature. It also played host to the first round of the new iELMS season, much to the dismay of my poor wrist.
The scene: it’s Sunday, it’s my day off. After a tough 6 hour race at Sebring the day before, I’m trying to rest my aching wrist and giddy head. I’m sitting on TeamSpeak with some friends, relaxing and having a laugh. Then I get a message from Atze Kerkhof (Member of Team Redline): “Would you like to race against Max Verstappen and Lando Norris in an F3 car?”
The iRacing Endurance Le Mans Series – or to put it another way, my favourite online racing series in sim racing at present. With its 6 hour races and multiclass format, including my beloved hybrid LMP1 class, it was always going to win me over.
We may be in the final few weeks of 2018, but the crew at iRacing is already looking ahead. The first update for the new year is available today, bringing with it a variety of new content to the venerable PC sim racer.
There’s little denying iRacing is one of the most acclaimed PC sim racing games on the market. With its focus on realism and competitive racing, it appeals to a large number of sim enthusiasts. All that said, it isn’t for everyone.
Wrecking is an unfortunate part of racing. It also represents one of the hardest hurdles for sim racing developers to overcome. To help players understand just what a detailed system entails, iRacing has released a new behind the scenes video of its upcoming dynamic damage model.