Sim Racing Today

Highlights

  • iRacing grows from strength-to-strength
  • The Undercover Sim Racing Team adopt Kaspersky Motorsport Livery
  • First Race in the Kaspersky Motorsport colours coming soon 

Early 2017 marked the next stage in the evolution of Sim-Racing. In the biggest Sim-Racing event to date, the ten best Sim-Racers in the world took on twenty Formula E drivers in the Visa Vegas eRace.

For over two decades, racing games have been played competitively, but there has never before been an event to the scale that was seen at the Visa Vegas eRace. Racers competed for the biggest prize pot that has ever been offered for a Sim-Racing event. Just to put things into perspective of how huge an event this is, even the driver who finished in 30th place was guaranteed $20,000! Compare this to the $30,000 that is the TOP prize at iRacing world championship. At the Visa Vegas eRace, the best of iRacing, rFactor, Assetto Corsa and Gran Turismo fought it out for the opportunity to win a grand total of $200,000!

Bono Huis, who is a Faraday Future Dragon Racing Sim-Racer, claimed the inaugural win and the huge jackpot. Not to mention the extra $25,000 he won for pole position. That’s not a bad day at the office!

We can only imagine what is to come in 2018.

These high-profile events within Sim-Racing are only now possible because of the development of the simulator software. Up to twenty players can now race simultaneously on a fair-for-all high stable platform that can be properly officiated to the same standards as a real-life race day.

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