Thomas Harrison-Lord

Thomas Harrison-Lord

United Kingdom

Thomas Harrison-Lord is Editor in Chief of Traxion.GG, an automotive video game and sim racing outlet, plus racing esports contributor to and Autosport.

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Behind the scenes of the Le Mans Virtual Series 

We visited the Silverstone-based Motorsport Games esports studio as it created the 8 Hours of Bahrain Le Mans Virtual Series race live.

Le Mans Virtual Series Bahrain: Floyd Vanwall-Burst and Red Bull Racing victorious

The 8 Hours of Bahrain has been won in LMP by Floyd Vanwall-Burst and in GTE by Oracle Red Bull Racing – the opening round of the 2022-23 Le Mans Virtual Series.

Why Dakar Desert Rally is the most ambitious off-road racer in a generation

Thanks to its vast scope, Dakar Desert Rally is shaping up to be a breath of fresh air within the racing game and simulation subgenre.

How Frontier Developments went from roller coasters to F1 Manager 2022
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How Frontier Developments went from roller coasters to F1 Manager 2022

Frontier Developments has a long-established reputation in management games, but not motorsport. Here’s how the team created the superlative F1 Manager 2022.

F1 Manager 2022 review: The start of a new era

Frontier Developments’ first motorsport simulator is here, and F1 Manager 2022 delivers a pioneering platform to build a franchise upon.

Siggy and Redline win Formula Pro Series titles

The 2022 Formula Pro Series has been decided at Laguna Seca, with Kevin Siggy and Team Redline winning the driver and team championships respectively.

Formula Pro Series: Rietveld dominates at Circuit d’Azur

Team Redline’s Jeffrey Rietveld has taken his second Formula Pro Series race victory in emphatic fashion, becoming the first repeat victor this season.

WRC Generations’ hybrid system previewed

The latest gameplay footage for the upcoming official World Rally Championship game, WRC Generations, has revealed all three Rally1 cars in action for the first time and insight into how the car’s hybrid system will be handled.

Formula Pro Series: Csincsik takes R8G Esports’ first victory

Marcell Csincsik has won his, and Romain Grosjean’s esports team’s, first-ever Formula Pro Series race at a virtual Donington Park.

F1 22 game review: A worthy upgrade, despite glamorisation

The F1 22 video game features lifestyle additions, clothing customisation and the opportunity to drive road-going supercars – but these are merely a distraction in what remains a genre-defining single-player experience.

Formula Pro Series: Siggy takes wins damp Daytona race

Kevin Siggy has taken his first-ever Formula Pro Series victory at the Daytona International Speedway Road Course for Team Redline.

Why the F1 22 game's Pirelli Hot Laps are fun, but superfluous

A recreation of the F1 Pirelli Hot Laps from real-world Formula 1 weekends is a fun addition to the upcoming F1 22 video game – but perhaps there are other priorities.

Why F1 Manager 2022 could be a breakthrough management game

We've played F1 Manager 2022 ahead of its August release date, and what's on show so far has us eagerly anticipating its launch.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

GRID Legends is a new story-driven racing game by Codemasters

The GRID racing game series from Codemasters is returning, thanks to the new GRID Legends, unveiled during the EA Play Live event.

Fanatec and Gran Turismo developer partner to create new sim racing products

One of the most renowned sim racing peripheral manufacturers, Fanatec, and feted Gran Turismo game developer, Polyphony Digital, have announced a new official partnership.

Hands-on with the new BMW M4 Class1 and Monza in rFactor 2

As revealed in a recent live stream, a new BMW concept racing car has arrived, for free, in PC simulator rFactor 2. It launched alongside the Autodromo Nazionale Monza, so we thought that there’s no better location to test out this new racing thoroughbred than the hallowed Italian turf.

New F1 2021 game trailer showcases two-player career, Braking Point

A new F1 2021 game trailer showcases the Braking Point story, two-player Driver Career and in-game icons for the very first time.

Hands-on with WRC 10’s brand new stages and physics

With the latest official game of the FIA World Rally Championship, WRC 10, launching in September, we played an early preview version to see how it's shaping up.

Lamborghini eSports The Real Race returns for 2021, registration now open

Following a successful competition last year, The Real Race returns for 2021 with the chance to win a Lamborghini Headquarters experience and to become the first-ever Lamborghini Official Sim Driver.

New DIRT 5 update features online cross-play and Red Bull liveries

The off-road arcade racer has just been updated with a suite of online-related changes and some new Red Bull liveries from the world of motorsport.