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Formula Pro Series: Simončič wins second round in dominant fashion

Burst Esport’s Jernej Simončič has won the second Formula Pro Series race of the season, carrying the momentum of a promising opening round result and turning it into a maximum points haul to now lead the championship standings.

WRC Generations game unveiled, will showcase 2022 season

2022’s official World Rally Championship game has a brand new name – WRC Generations – and will feature the current hybrid Rally1 machines.

How F1 22 tries to encompass the sport's lifestyle

We’ve been playing the preview, work in progress, version of F1 22 and there’s a lot to dive into – chiefly the new tyre model, handling, formation laps and online features.

Rietveld wins at Spa, as Formula Pro Series returns

Team Redline’s Jeffrey Rietveld has won the first Formula Pro Series round for 2022, breaking the Mercedes-AMG and Bono Huis stranglehold.

Toman triumphs while Sørensen shunts in World eX opener at Silverstone

Acer Vero R8G driver, Jiří Toman, staked his claim for his maiden outright World eX victory on his debut at Silverstone during the semi-final heat after leading the field for a lights-to-flag despite immense pressure from TK9 E-SPeeD’s Lasse Sørensen.

Dallara E-sports Championship, the great challenge returns in 2022

Once again this year Dallara Automobili is organizing the Dallara E-sports Championship, a virtual championship using Stradale and EXP cars built by the Emilia Romagna-based company.

Toyota and Infiniti BTCC cars coming to simulator rFactor 2

The British Touring Car Championship will be represented within PC sim racing platform rFactor 2 as of May 2022, when the Infiniti and Toyota cars become available.

The 2021 WTCR season is coming to the RaceRoom simulation

The 2021 FIA World Touring Car Cup season will be officially making its gaming debut within the RaceRoom Racing Experience PC simulator soon.

The most important features in F1 Manager 2022

F1 Manager 2022 will be the first dedicated and licenced Formula 1 management title in over two decades, and now developer Frontier Developments has provided an early glimpse under the hood.

Attila Diner wins NGK Spark Plug Esport Cup title

The inaugural NGK Spark Plug Esport Cup has been decided, with 18-year-old Attila Diner snatching the laurels after a nail-biting finish at the Nürburgring Nordschleife.

Högfeldt in front after penultimate ADAC GT Masters Esports round

Christopher Högfeldt struck back by winning the Feature Race at Silverstone, reclaiming the ADAC GT Masters Esports lead heading into the final round. 2021 GT4 champion Emre Cihan won the Sprint Race.

How the world’s biggest sim racer is forging a motorsport career

After talking with sim racing content creator Jimmy Broadbent at a pre-season Praga Cup test, it’s clear that there’s far more to his motorsport activities than initially meets the eye. He's living the dream for the whole virtual racing community.

Lamborghini launches first esports team

Following Lamborghini’s first esports competition, The Real Race which started in 2020, the Sant’Agata-based supercar manufacturer has created its first virtual racing team.

GT4 test up for grabs in 2022 Alpine Esports Series

An Alpine A110 GT4 driving experience, plus sim racing products, are up for grabs for those who enter the 2022 Alpine Esports Series – its second season, following a successful launch last year.

Jajovski dominates as Bánki takes ADAC GT Masters Esports Championship lead

Erhan Jajovski won both ADAC GT Masters Esports Championship races at Zandvoort for R8G Esports, but it is Bence Bánki who now takes the series lead after a consistent season.

Formula E: Accelerate esports competition offers real-world test

The Formula E: Accelerate esports competition returns for 2022, with a real-world test drive up for grabs in Valencia.

Motorsport Games' rFactor 2 becomes the official sim racing platform of Formula E

Continuation of the company’s multiyear agreement will see the series implemented within the racing simulation, as well as the creation of esports events and activations for fans.

Motorsport Games partners with Romain Grosjean to assist in the development of rfactor 2 and eSports events

Joining as a technical advisor, Grosjean will help iterate rFactor 2 and the company’s robust live esports events.

Hands-on with the MotoGP 22 game: Returning legends shine through

Another year, another iterative official MotoGP game, right? Not quite. With MotoGP 22 just around the corner, we were able to go hands-on with an early preview build and ended up surprised by the new additions.

Löhner resurrects ADAC GT Masters Esports Championship title defence with two wins

Reigning ADAC GT Masters Esports champion, Mortiz Löhner, has endured a torrid start to his 2022 season, but two victories at the Nürburgring have rekindled his title charge.

Högfeldt wins again in ADAC GT Masters Esports Championship

The 2022 ADAC GT Masters Esports Championship got back underway, this time at Watkins Glen, with Christopher Högfeldt winning for a third time this season to extend his championship lead.

SRO GT World Challenge Esports series returns for 2022

The SRO Motorsports Group has announced that its flagship range of esports events will return this year, again using Kunos Simulazioni’s GT3 simulator Assetto Corsa Competizione.

Högfeldt dominates opening ADAC GT Masters Esports round

Christopher Högfeldt took both pole positions and race wins during the opening round of the ADAC GT Masters Esports Championship at Brands Hatch.

Formula 1 to launch new simulation experience centres

Formula 1 fans will have access to a new start-of-the-art simulation experience later this year as part of a deal to create entertainment hubs around the world.

Rosenqvist wins INDYCAR Pro Challenge virtual event

Felix Rosenqvist has won the INDYCAR Pro Challenge in association with Motorsport Games virtual racing event after a supreme performance in the final of three races at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course.

Motorsport Games announces rFactor 2 content update and user interface refresh

This is the first of four quarterly updates planned for the simulation during the 2022 calendar year.

Frederik Rasmussen wins Autosport’s Esports Driver of the Year

Frederik Rasmussen is the winner of Autosport’s 2021 Esports Driver of the Year Award presented by Motorsport Games.

Coanda Simsport wins inaugural Autosport Esports Team of the Year Award
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Coanda Simsport wins inaugural Autosport Esports Team of the Year Award

Coanda Simsport has won the inaugural Autosport Esports Team of the Year Award presented by Motorsport Games.

WRC Esports series returns for 2022

Following a successful campaign in 2021, the WRC Esports series will return this year and it starts today, Friday 4th February.

Inaugural 2022 INDYCAR-Motorsport Games Pro Challenge officially kicks off

This marks the video game company’s first virtual esports event with the NTT INDYCAR SERIES after entering into an exclusive partnership in July 2021.

Why F1 sims have won over their biggest sceptics

When Lewis Hamilton revealed at last year’s British Grand Prix that he had spent Friday morning in his Mercedes team’s simulator, it raised a few eyebrows within Formula 1.

Motorsport Games announces official KartKraft launch

Previously in ‘Early Access,’ the full game will come complete with online multiplayer, official tracks, and full customization options.

Motorsport Games’ Le Mans Virtual Series followed by more than 81 million fans

The series concludes its five-month season with racing legends, millions of fans and hundreds of laps.

Motorsport Games and Live Fast Motorsports Announce Increased Partnership for 2022 NASCAR Season

Motorsport Games will gain unprecedented access to the NASCAR team assisting in the development of its gaming franchise through a technical partnership.

Realteam Hydrogen and BMW Redline win 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual

After running uninterrupted, the 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual has been won in dominant fashion by Felipe Drugovich, Oliver Rowland, Jeffrey Rietveld and Michal Smidl for Realteam Hydrogen Redline. In GTE, the BMW Team Redline entry driven by Kevin Siggy, Rudy van Buren, Lorenzo Colombo and Enzo Bonito took the laurels.

Vast global digital broadcast reach for $250k Le Mans Virtual 24h

The finale of this year’s Le Mans Virtual Series is to be broadcast on January 15 and 16, 2022.

Inside Mercedes' preparations for a virtual fightback at Le Mans

After its bruising end to a classic Formula 1 season in Abu Dhabi, Mercedes can make an early play to punch back at Red Bull as its Esports arm takes on the Virtual Le Mans 24 Hours by Motorsport Games this weekend. Here’s how its gearing up for a return, of sorts, to La Sarthe

Track guide for the $250,000 Le Mans Virtual Series 24 hour race
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Track guide for the $250,000 Le Mans Virtual Series 24 hour race

It all comes down to one final endurance race. After a thrilling season, the Le Mans Virtual Series culminates with the 24 Hours of Le Mans around the famous Circuit de la Sarthe.

Champions sign up for 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual by Motorsport Games

Max Verstappen, Alex Palou, Juan Pablo Montoya, Felix Rosenqvist and Oliver Rowland to star, along with all-female line up from W Series, plus Beitske Visser in Mahle entry, as best-of-the-best sim racers race for 24-hour glory.

Fanatec’s Podium BMW M4 GT3 sim racing wheel sells out in minutes
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Fanatec’s Podium BMW M4 GT3 sim racing wheel sells out in minutes

Fanatec and BMW M Motorsport have teamed up to create a sim racing wheel with a difference – it's identical in every way to the real-world wheel in the new M4 GT3 racecar. It's also sold out until September 2022.

Opmeer becomes a two-time Formula 1 Esports Series Pro champion

Jarno Opmeer has won the 20201 F1 Esports Series Pro, his second title in as many years, despite a fraught final race involving aggressive Red Bull Racing Esports tactics.

Le Mans Virtual Series: Rebellion GPX and BMW Team Redline win Sebring

The 500 Miles of Sebring, part of the Le Mans Virtual Series, has been won by Rebellion GPX Esports in LMP thanks to Agustin Canapino, Nikodem Wisniewski and Kuba Brzezinski. The GTE category was taken once again by BMW Team Redline thanks to Rudy van Buren, Kevin Siggy and Enzo Bonito.

F1 Esports Pro: Lucas Blakeley is the real deal

Aston Martin Esports Team driver Luca Blakeley has emerged as an F1 Esports Series Pro title protagonist in 2021, after finishing 15th last season – quite the turnaround. We spoke to him before the championship-deciding rounds.

Track guide for the Le Mans Virtual Series Sebring 500 race
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Track guide for the Le Mans Virtual Series Sebring 500 race

After three exciting races, the Le Mans Virtual Series heads to North America for the next round of the online endurance competition. Professional drivers and sim racers will strap themselves in for a 500km race on Saturday 18th December at the classic Sebring International Raceway for the fourth round of the Le Mans Virtual Series.

How GRID Legends aims to put the fun back into the series

After what will be over a two-year hiatus since the 2019 reboot, Codemasters – and now EA’s – action-fuelled racing game franchise returns early next year with GRID Legends, and the emphasis is very much on accessible, explosive, driving fun. 

VCO ProSIM SERIES: Benecke and Lulham secure the title

Maximilian Benecke and Chris Lulham won the 2021 VCO ProSIM Series titles in emphatic fashion at Sebring, as Max Verstappen starred during the final round.

Martin Štefanko takes the World eX title
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Martin Štefanko takes the World eX title

Martin Štefanko is the first world champion of the RCCO World eX Champioship. The 23-year-old Czech from the Williams Esports team managed to beat top favorite Lasse Sørensen (TK9 E-SPEED) in the grand finale on the famous Nürburgring-Nordschleife.

F1 Esports Pro: Why Brendon Leigh is so content at Ferrari

Two-time F1 Esports champion, Brendon Leigh, signed with the Ferrari Development Academy earlier this season and reflects on the big-ticket move.

World eX heads to Nürburgring for esports finale
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World eX heads to Nürburgring for esports finale

A two-lap sprint on the famous Nordschleife on November 23 will decide who wins the five-figure #RacingForTheClimate jackpot and which climate protection project will benefit from the five-figure sum.

VCO ProSIM SERIES: Reigning champions Team VRS take first race win

Team VRS drivers Josh Rogers and Ayhancan Güven took their first win of the VCO ProSIM SERIES season, as the championship visited Road America.

​NASCAR Heat Ultimate Edition+ officially launches on Nintendo Switch

Motorsport Games Developed NASCAR Game is the First to Come to the Console, Available to Play Starting Today, November 19, 2021.

Baldwin wins GT World Challenge Europe Esports Sprint Series

McLaren Shadow driver and reigning British GT Esports champion James Baldwin has won the GT World Challenge Europe Esports Sprint Series ahead of Ferrari's David Tonizza.

Le Mans Virtual Series: Team Redline and TESLA R8G win shortened Nürburgring race

Team Redline and TESLA R8G Esports have won their respective classes of a truncated 8 Hours of Nürburgring, the third round of the Le Mans Virtual Series.

VCO ProSIM SERIES: BS+COMPETITION takes commanding Hockenheimring victory

BS+COMPETITION has won the Hockenheimring Bonus Race during Round 2 of the VCO ProSIM SERIES thanks to an dominant drive by Laurin Heinrich and Kay Kaschube.

How to follow the third round of the Le Mans Virtual Series by Motorsport Games, kicking off this weekend on November 13

After an action-packed first two rounds, drivers will take on the long challenge of Nordschleife on Saturday at 7:30 a.m. ET.

Nürburgring track guide for round three of the Le Mans Virtual Series
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Nürburgring track guide for round three of the Le Mans Virtual Series

Universally recognised as one of the world’s greatest racetracks, the daunting Nürburgring Nordschleife is the venue for the third round of the Le Mans Virtual Series this weekend.

Nicolas Hillebrand wins thrilling eX Prix of Indianapolis

The winner of the first eX Prix of Indianapolis on the famous racetrack in the USA was 24-year-old German Nicolas Hillebrand from Biela Racing Team EURONICS, who beat Absolute Racing’s Michi Hoyer by just 0.022 seconds in a heartstopping Super Final.

VCO ProSIM SERIES: Team Redline dominate Red Bull Ring race

Team Redline’s Maximilian Benecke and Chris Lulham secured victory in the first race of VCO’s ProSIM SERIES Season 2 at the Red Bull Ring in dominant fashion earlier this week. 

NASCAR 21: Ignition beginner tips and tricks

As you embark on your newest racing endeavour in the NASCAR ranks, our NASCAR 21: Ignition guide can hopefully help take you from last to first with some of our collected tips and tricks for the new game.