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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.

NASCAR 21: Ignition is 'next evolution of console video games'
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NASCAR 21: Ignition is 'next evolution of console video games'

The latest iteration in the NASCAR gaming franchise – NASCAR 21: Ignition – has officially launched from Motorsports Games Inc.

Start your engines! NASCAR 21: Ignition officially launches, available to play today

Motorsport Games’ officially licensed NASCAR game arrives for PlayStation, Xbox, and PC, bringing fans our most authentic NASCAR experience to date.

How Sebastian Job is adapting to life in F1 Esports Series Pro

Sebastian Job is a former Porsche Supercup iRacing world champion, but for this season, he's making his F1 Esports Series Pro Championship debut. As he explains, the differences between the two disciplines are quite stark.

Löhner become three-time ADAC GT Masters Esports champion

The 2021 ADAC GT Masters Esports Championship within RaceRoom has finished for the year, and Moritz Löhner became a three-time victor for Dörr Esports.

Le Mans Virtual Series, Spa: Team Redline win both classes

Team Redline has won both classes of the 6 Hours of Spa, the second round of the Le Mans Virtual Series thanks to a clever strategy that witnessed coy use of fuel-saving. Bono Huis, Atze Kerkhof and Felix Rosenqvist took victory in the LMP category, while Kevin Siggy, Rudy van Buren and Enzo Bonito won in GTE.

Jeffrey Rietveld: Le Mans Virtual Series is a big step forward for sim racing

After winning the opening Le Mans Virtual Series race at Monza alongside teammates Dani Juncadella and Michael Smidl, Jeffrey Rietveld explains the plan for the upcoming Spa-Francorchamps race and how much the championship means to him.

NASCAR Heat Ultimate Edition+ comes to Nintendo Switch

Motorsport Games’ Officially Licensed NASCAR Game Will Be Playable on the Popular Gaming Console Starting on November 19, 2021, with Pre-Orders Available Now!

Le Mans Virtual Series by Motorsport Games gears up for round two on October 16, 2021

After a thrilling 1ST round that saw more than 2.6 million impressions worldwide, the 2nd stage kicks off at 7:30 a.m. EDT on Saturday.

Le Mans Virtual Series Race 2 at Spa-Francorchamps entry list unveiled

On Tuesday, the entry list for the 6 Hours of Spa Virtual was released, uncovering the 114 drivers that will compete on the 38 official teams this weekend.

Spa track guide for round two of the Le Mans Virtual Series
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Spa track guide for round two of the Le Mans Virtual Series

The second round of the Le Mans Virtual Series takes place at the legendary Spa-Francorchamps this weekend, where the world’s best online sim drivers will compete in a six-hour endurance race.

Red Bull's Honda tribute livery is coming to the F1 2021 game

For this weekend’s Turkish Grand Prix, Red Bull Racing Honda has revealed a special tribute livery, and it will be arriving in the F1 2021 game next week.

How Monza highlights Automobilista 2’s strong suit

Historic interpretations of Autodromo Nazionale Monza are now available for racing simulator Automobilista 2. The 1971 and 1991 versions are spellbinding additions that add rose-tinted spectacles to the sim racing experience.

Has NASCAR 21: Ignition game bucked the Madden NFL cover curse?

In the world of sports video games, a jinx theory has emerged that players who appeared on the cover of the NFL’s Madden series goes on to have a woeful season. So, you can imagine the outcry of fans of Chase Elliott, Ryan Blaney and Bubba Wallace when NASCAR 21: Ignition put them all three of them on the cover of the reinvented game this year!

Keithley and Rietveld take Sachsenring spoils in ADAC GT Masters Esports Championship
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Keithley and Rietveld take Sachsenring spoils in ADAC GT Masters Esports Championship

Williams Esports's Jack Keithley and Team Redline's Jeffrey Rietveld split the victories at the Sachsenring during the sixth round of the 2021 ADAC GT Masters Esports Championship.

Luca Kita wins spectacular eX Prix of Italy

German Luca Kita has won the spectacular eX Prix of Italy on the high-speed Monza circuit, giving Biela Racing Team EURONICS its first victory in the RCCO World eX Championship.

Mercedes-AMG triumph as Huis cleans house in Formula Pro Series

Bono Huis has won the sixth and final Formula Pro Series race for this season and with it Mercedes-AMG Petronas the Teams' title.

Realteam Hydrogen Redline, Porsche win Le Mans Virtual Series Round 1 at Monza

Realteam Hydrogen Redline has won the 4 Hours of Monza, the opening round of the Le Mans Virtual Series, as Jeffrey Rietveld, Dani Juncadella and Michal Smidl held off GPX Rebellion Williams and Floyd ByKolles-Burst. In GTE, the Porsche Esports Team car driven by Mitchell deJong, Mack Bakkum and Martin Krönke was dominant.

Watch the Le Mans Virtual Series Qualifying and Cup race live

On 24th September, tune in for a single broadcast with two events on display. The Le Mans Virtual Series kicks off its 2021-22 season with qualifying for the first race of the season at Monza. After that, the first race of the Le Mans Virtual Cup will take place, also at Monza, with the top 30 qualifiers from open qualifying taking part.

Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 W12 and 2022 car coming to iRacing

Formula 1 fans will be ecstatic to know that one of the fastest machines on the grid will soon be an option for this using the iRacing simulation platform.

F1 Esports Series Pro Championship drivers and schedule announced

The F1 Esports Series Pro Championship grid is now set, with the drivers and calendar revealed for the championship held using the F1 2021 game.

F1 Mobile Racing’s 2021 season update is out now on iOS and Android

The 2021 Formula 1 season is now playable on the go thanks to an update for the F1 Mobile Racing game, along with several new features and enhancements, and it’s available right now if you own an Apple or Android device.

Monza track guide for round one of the Le Mans Virtual Series
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Monza track guide for round one of the Le Mans Virtual Series

The opening round of the newly-revised Le Mans Virtual Series takes place at the ‘Temple of Speed’ this weekend, with the world’s best online sim-drivers competing in a four-hour endurance race at the famous Monza circuit.

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.