Every week, NESN Fuel partner iRacing, the world’s premier online racing simulation service, recaps a race from one of its top series. This week, iRacing recapped the sixth round of the NASCAR iRacing Road to Pro Series. Read more about iRacing here.
Coming to iRacing: the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup
iRacing kicked off the new year by announcing a new partnership with Porsche that will see the popular online motorsports simulation service create digital models of the German automaker’s iconic race cars, beginning with the recently updated Porsche 911 GT3 Cup (991 II).
The new 911 GT3 Cup is employed by customer sports teams to compete in 20 race series organized by Porsche across the globe — such as the Porsche Carrera Cup Germany, the GT3 Cup in the U.S. and the international Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup — making it the world’s most-produced and most-used GT race car. The partnership between iRacing and Porsche means the 911 GT3 Cup will finally arrive in the online racing world. According to iRacing, additional Porsche models will be announced as they become available.
“This is great news for iRacing and for the 65,000 iRacers around the world,” says Kevin Bobbitt, Director of Marketing and Communications for iRacing.com. “Porsche’s success in sports car racing is without parallel, from Le Mans and the Nurburging to Daytona and Sebring. Porsche is the ideal partner for iRacing as we continue developing our sports car and endurance sim racing capabilities.”
The world’s most produced and raced GT car will soon be available to iRacers.
iRacing’s members enjoy racing more than 50 meticulously modeled digital sports, open wheel and stock cars on laser-scanned versions of the world’s legendary road courses and ovals in private leagues and officially-sanctioned series. The service’s unique “driver swap” feature enables iRacers in different locations to share the driving duties in endurance sim races. In June, the iRacing 24 Hours of Le Mans saw more than 475 teams of drivers (segregated by skill level into nine distinct races) participate in the twice ’round the clock event.
Photos courtesy of iRacing