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Phillippe Denes victorious on World eX’s Asian debut
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Phillippe Denes victorious on World eX’s Asian debut

There's been a new winner in the RCCO World eX championship as Lasse Sørensen’s unbeaten run ends at Sepang in Malaysia.

How sim champion Frede Rasmussen adapted to real-life Formula E

When Frederik Rasmussen won the Formula E: Accelerate title, he also won the chance to prove just how realistic simulators are thanks to a drive in a real Formula E race car.

Fanatec’s CSL DD is a low-cost direct drive wheel base

PC and Xbox users will soon be able to buy a direct drive wheel base by Fanatec for a much lower price – delivering realistic feedback for sim racing to a wider market.

MotoGP 21 game review: Are its new features enough?

The official game of MotoGP is back with a 2021 season instalment. Are the new features enough to elevate MotoGP 21 into the pantheon of great racing games?

Gran Turismo to feature in new Olympic virtual games
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Gran Turismo to feature in new Olympic virtual games

Sim racing is to feature in the Olympics for the first time, with a Gran Turismo competition being chosen to form part of a new virtual games.

Thrustmaster launches Ferrari F1 replica wheel for Esports

The new Thrustmaster SF1000 Edition Wheel Add-on allows racing game fans and esports competitors to use a replica of the 2020 Ferrari F1 steering wheel used by Charles Leclerc and Sebastian Vettel.

F1 2021 game to feature story mode and three new circuits

Codemasters and EA have announced the first details for the F1 2021 video game, which will feature an all-new story mode and three new tracks.

WRC 10 revealed, celebrates 50 years of the championship

The 2021 World Rally Championship season will be replicated in the new WRC 10 video game. Set to be released in September 2021, the game will also celebrate 50 years of the WRC.

Lasse Sørensen goes back-to-back in World eX championship
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Lasse Sørensen goes back-to-back in World eX championship

Lasse Sørensen from TK9 E-SPEED is proving to be a sensation in the new RCCO World eX Championship.

Grosjean to retain Haas ties through F1 Esports team

Romain Grosjean will maintain a link to Haas in 2021 after agreeing to manage its Formula 1 Esports team through his own R8G Esports outfit.

Why Ferrari has suddenly caught the sim racing bug

Win on Sunday, sell on Monday. It’s been one of the most famous mantras for why manufacturers ever got involved in motorsport.

Ferrari expands official Esports Series for 2021

Ferrari has expanded its official Esports Series for 2021 on the back of a successful debut last year, and will be hosting an additional livery competition for fans.

Lasse Sorensen wins Round 1 of World eX championship
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Lasse Sorensen wins Round 1 of World eX championship

The World eX championship hopes to bring awareness to the climate crisis we all face through its all-new esports league.

Star-studded roster for inaugural World eX season
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Star-studded roster for inaugural World eX season

The all new RCCO World eX Championship is set to get underway this week at Silverstone.

Motorsport Games to acquire Studio 397 and rFactor2

Studio397 brand and name to remain under Motorsport Games banner. Updates and iteration of rFactor 2 to continue under Studio397.

Motorsport Games announces virtual racing platform Traxion

Now live, Traxion is bringing users the latest news, reviews, and opinions from the world of virtual racing.

Motorsport Games announces expansion into karting

Motorsport Games has teamed with KartKraft to add the leading karting simulator to its portfolio, ahead of the launch of Motorsport Games Australia.

EA completes takeover of F1 video game developer Codemasters

Electronic Arts (EA) has completed its $1.2 billion takeover of Formula 1 video game developer Codemasters, marking "the beginning of an exciting new era for racing games".

Cast of Netflix’s new sitcom race off using NASCAR Heat 5 video game

Netflix’s NASCAR-themed sitcom – The Crew – debuts this week, starring Kevin James (The King of Queens, Kevin Can Wait) as crew chief and Sarah Stiles (Billions).

Codemasters shareholders approve plan for EA takeover

Formula 1 video game developer Codemasters is set to go ahead with a planned $1.2 billion takeover by Electronic Arts after shareholders voted in favour of the deal on Wednesday.

Motorsport Games & ACO enhance and extend Le Mans Esports Series joint venture

Ten-year exclusive license for video games now part of this joint venture, which builds on success of Le Mans Esports Series and 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual Esport event.

eNASCAR Pro Invitational returns for another season in March
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eNASCAR Pro Invitational returns for another season in March

While the 2021 NASCAR season is set to kick off next month, its eSports equivalent will also return this year.

Why sim racing’s boom looks set to continue in 2021
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Why sim racing’s boom looks set to continue in 2021

The booming interest in sim racing and esports triggered by COVID-19 lockdowns looks certain to reach new heights in 2021, says the head of gaming developer, publisher and esports ecosystem provider Motorsport Games, which has just gone public.

Grosjean makes sim racing return, one month after Bahrain crash

Former Haas F1 racer Romain Grosjean says his hands "are getting better" one month on from his fiery Bahrain Grand Prix crash, as he streamed his return behind the wheel on iRacing.

Logitech G923 Wheel Review – affordable must-have for racing fans

We got our hands on Logitech’s latest racing wheel, which has the potential to be perfect for both first-time sim racers and experienced drivers looking for an affordable but quality upgrade.

Codemasters set to be bought by EA for $1.2bn

Formula 1's official video game developer Codemasters is set to be bought by Electronic Arts in a deal worth $1.2 billion.

Fanatec launches steering wheel for sim and real-world racing
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Fanatec launches steering wheel for sim and real-world racing

BMW and sim racing company Fanatec have teamed up to create a world first: a steering wheel that will work on both a gaming rig and a real-life racing car.

New eSports championship World eX launches on Motorsport.tv
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New eSports championship World eX launches on Motorsport.tv

The new electric eSports racing series will host content from all championship races - key motorsport figures to promote electric cars and sustainable technology.

Motorsport Games announces new Winter NASCAR Heat series
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Motorsport Games announces new Winter NASCAR Heat series

Qualification for the four-event Series starts November 9th on NASCAR Heat 5 with $47,000 prize pool.

F1 video game developer Codemasters in $973m buyout offer

Codemasters, the official Formula 1 video game developer, is the subject of a $973 million buyout offer from American videogame publisher Take-Two Interactive Software Inc.

Le Mans 24 Hours winner on a new esports series with a twist
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Le Mans 24 Hours winner on a new esports series with a twist

The virtual racing world of esports and sim racing has undergone two years’ worth of growth in a few months this year, thanks to the attention on it during the Covid lockdown. Real racing stopped and fans and drivers flocked to the virtual world. But where does it go next?

Motorsport Games launches partnership with Gavan Boschele to support the development of one of the country’s best young drivers

Motorsport Games, the developer, and publisher of the NASCAR Heat video game franchise has today been named as a key partner for young racing sensation Gavan Boschele, who races in the 600cc Micro Sprint series. The multi-year agreement will see Motorsport Games branding on the car and team assets, as well as opening further opportunities for Gavan in the sim racing and esports world.

Le Mans Esports Super Finals: Red Bull claims championship

The fourth and final segment of the Le Mans Esports Super Finals was a thrilling one as the remaining competitors did battle with 2010s era sportscars on Forza Motorsport 7.

Le Mans Esports Super Finals Day 3: Red Bull dominates

The third segment of the Le Mans Esports Super Finals was a thrilling one as the remaining competitors did battle with 1990s and 2000s era sportscars on Forza Motorsport 7.

2020 Supercars Pro Eseries announced

Supercars has announced a six-round Eseries for 2020, featuring both real-world and Esports drivers and a prize pool of $26,000.

Le Mans Esports Super Finals Day 2: Just five teams remain

Today was the second of four days of Le Mans Esports Super Final action, doing battle with 1970s and 1980s era sportscars on Forza Motorsport 7.

LMES Super Final Day 1: Three races, three different winners
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LMES Super Final Day 1: Three races, three different winners

Today was the first of four days of Le Mans Esports Super Final action, featuring sportscars from the pre-1970s era as they do battle on Forza Motorsport 7.

Le Mans Esport Series 2020 to conclude with epic week of races

Pro and Pro-Am Teams to battle for combined $150,000 prize pool.

Buttafuoco wins eNASCAR Heat Pro League championship

Daniel Buttafuoco rubbed fenders with Justin Brooks and came out victorious in a thrilling end to the 2020 eNASCAR Heat Pro League season.

$70,000 on the line in eNASCAR Heat Pro League finale

With $70,000 up for grabs in the eNASCAR Heat Pro League triple-header finale, one can only expect a tense and exciting show Wednesday night to cap off a thrilling season of esports action.

DiRT Rally 2.0 World Series season two announced

Rallycross champion will win a test drive in QEV electric rallycross car. Online Qualification begins 25th August in game.

Alonso: Fans would love a virtual Indy 500 in future

Fernando Alonso says the Indianapolis 500 is the kind of gala motorsport event that would benefit from a major esports event similar to this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual.

ASUS and Fanatec power eNASCAR Heat Pro League finals

The eNASCAR Heat Pro League (eNHPL) Season 2 will come to an epic conclusion on Wednesday, August 19th as both the drivers and teams championship will be decided in one night of intense esports competition.

Tedeschi/Harbin join eNHPL title-decider through Daytona wildcard

Two spots remained unclaimed in the eNASCAR Heat Pro League championship finale heading into Wednesday's wildcard event at the Daytona International Speedway.

New content heading to NASCAR HEAT 5® on July 30th

First DLC Pack to include over 50 additional paint schemes and three new challenges.

Motorsport Games to create new BTCC game and esports series

Motorsport Games has signed a long term agreement with the British Touring Car Championship to create a bespoke video game and esports series.

Ferrari launches own Esports championship

Ferrari has launched its own Esports championship, with the winner of a new competition open to the public getting a chance to join its sim racing driver academy.

Codemasters adds black Mercedes livery to F1 2020 game

Codemasters has released an update for the official 2020 Formula 1 game that will include Mercedes’ black livery, three weeks after the game’s initial release.

World Rallycross Esports Series attracts over 1.24 million live views

Reigning FIA World Rallycross champion Timmy Hansen claims esports title against drivers including Charles Leclerc, Shane van Gisbergen and Hayden Paddon.

eNASCAR Heat Pro League regular season wraps up at Las Vegas

The regular season finale of the 2020 eNASCAR Heat Pro League took place at virtual Las Vegas Motor Speedway Wednesday evening.

Brooks/Parker triumph in chaotic eNHPL races at Road America

Things got wild at Road America with the eNASCAR Heat Pro League in the penultimate round of Segment 3 in the 2020 championship fight.

eNASCAR Heat Pro League goes green on REV TV Canada

Motorsport Games and REV TV Canada have partnered to air the eNASCAR Heat Pro League.

World RX Esports: Hansen beats Blomqvist to seal title

Reigning World Rallycross Champion Timmy Hansen secured the inaugural World RX Esports series title at the Killarney International Circuit in South Africa, as Shane Van Gisbergen claimed his second series victory.

Latest Le Mans Esports Series hot lap qualifier begins

The penultimate qualification round of the Le Mans Esports Series has begun, giving gamers their latest chance to qualify for the Super Final in September.

F1 2020 game review: Does My Team live up to the hype?

July has been a good month for Formula 1 fans. Not only has the sport returned after a lengthy break enforced by the COVID-19 pandemic, but the official video game - F1 2020 - also hit the shelves.

Parker/Buttafuoco take eNASCAR Pro League wins at Fontana

Round 10 of the 2020 eNASCAR Heat Pro League season took the drivers to Auto Club Speedway.

NASCAR Heat 5 Gold Edition out now on PS4, Xbox One & Steam

The officially licensed NASCAR video game experience is back with the motorsport’s top drivers, tracks and more, playable everywhere July 10.

Stewart-Haas Esports sweeps Eldora Pro League race

Round 9 of the eNASCAR Heat Pro League season took the series dirt racing this week to open Segment 3.

Virtual ROC hailed, new Raiders stadium could host next event

Race Of Champions chief Fredrik Johnsson has hailed the first-ever virtual event a success, and revealed that his next real-world event could next take place in one of the world’s newest and most-expensive stadiums ever built.