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Behind the scenes of the Le Mans Virtual Series
Motorsport Games' NASCAR 21: Ignition Gets a Tune-Up Under the Hood for the 2022 Season
Le Mans Virtual Series Bahrain: Floyd Vanwall-Burst and Red Bull Racing victorious
Watch Race Now – Le Mans Virtual Series, 8 Hours of Bahrain
Where to watch the Le Mans Virtual Series by Motorsport Games first round action

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

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.

Watch the 8 Hours of Bahrain, the opening round of the 2022-23 Le Mans Virtual Series, live and uninterrupted here.

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.

Motorsport Games' NASCAR 21: Ignition Gets a Tune-Up Under the Hood for the 2022 Season

Available October 6, the 2022 Season Update Incorporates the Historic 2022 NASCAR Cup Series Season into Ignition.

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.

Watch Race Now – Le Mans Virtual Series, 8 Hours of Bahrain

Watch the 8 Hours of Bahrain, the opening round of the 2022-23 Le Mans Virtual Series, live and uninterrupted here.

Where to watch the Le Mans Virtual Series by Motorsport Games first round action

Ahead of the first round of the 2022-23 Le Mans Virtual Series, the 8 Hours of Bahrain, here's how you can follow the action.

Bahrain 8 Hours to start the Le Mans Virtual Series 2022

Excitement is building as a new season of the Le Mans Virtual Series is about to get underway. The world’s best online endurance racers will line up on the grid in September to compete in the first event of this year’s five-round series, featuring some of the most iconic circuits on the planet.

2022-23 Le Mans Virtual Series and Motorsport Games reveals bumper entry list

The roster includes some of the most elite Esports and motorsport teams.

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 rollercoasters to F1 Manager 2022
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How Frontier Developments went from rollercoasters to F1 Manager 2022

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

How haptic technology strengthens the ties between sim racing and motorsport

Having recently tried D-BOX’s upcoming G5 haptic feedback and motion system for sim racing, we’re more convinced than ever that the worlds of sim racing and motorsport are merging.

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.

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.

Why the F1 22 game's Pirelli Hot Laps addition is 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.

Le Mans Virtual Series returns for 2022-2023

Leading racing Esports event, the Le Mans Virtual Series and the 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual, will return after a reveal at the Automobile Club de l’Ouest’s pre-Le Mans 24 Hours press conference.

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.

The sim racing star shining the spotlight on national motorsport

YouTube sensation Jimmy Broadbent entering real-life competition in a Praga has sent livestream viewing figures through the roof and is exposing club racing to a whole new audience

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 the F1 22 video game tries to encompass the championship'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.

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 from May 2022, when the Infiniti and Toyota cars become available.

Analysis: How an unlikely tie-up won sim racing's biggest race Plus

Analysis: How an unlikely tie-up won sim racing's biggest race

An unlikely partnership between LMP1 privateer Rebellion Racing and Williams Formula 1's successful sim racing team yielded victory in the inaugural 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual. Here's how it triumphed in the biggest sim race ever staged

Esports
Jun 15, 2020
How poor driving standards ruined IndyCar's golden opportunity Plus

How poor driving standards ruined IndyCar's golden opportunity

The chaotic end to the virtual Indy 175 might be dismissed as "just a game," but the insulting actions of two IndyCar stars may have serious real-life consequences

Esports
May 3, 2020
Why Leclerc's Virtual GP annihilation deserves great credit Plus

Why Leclerc's Virtual GP annihilation deserves great credit

The introduction of Charles Leclerc, Alex Albon, George Russell and Antonio Giovinazzi to Formula 1's Virtual GP last weekend meant it was a step above the franchise's debut two weeks ago. But a dominant performance from Esports newcomer Leclerc stole the show

Esports
Apr 6, 2020
How the hidden side of being fast has been exposed Plus

How the hidden side of being fast has been exposed

'Natural talent' is one of the biggest misnomers going in motorsport, and that is being proven by the way real life racers aren't immediately getting on the pace with the sim racing experts in virtual contests. To change that, they are having to apply the same tools required to be quick in real life

Esports
Apr 2, 2020
Why F1’s pantomime Virtual GP is fun but unsustainable Plus

Why F1’s pantomime Virtual GP is fun but unsustainable

F1 Esports' inaugural Virtual Grand Prix last weekend provided brilliant entertainment to those tuning in to watch a mix of F1 drivers and celebrities battle on track, but was a missed opportunity for marketing its own Esports stars. A change of approach is needed if it is to successfully fill the void until the resumption of proper racing

Esports
Mar 24, 2020
The latest Red Bull exile to return in Esports Plus

The latest Red Bull exile to return in Esports

Since he was ejected from the programme at the end of 2006, the latest Red Bull junior driver brought back into the fold to race in Formula 1 - in a virtual sense for the inaugural Virtual GP - has had quite the career journey. From ADAC GT Masters and Porsche Supercup to Le Mans and the DTM, here's how a works pro got to relive a long-forgotten dream

Esports
Mar 24, 2020
Mercedes can be toppled in F1's other title race Plus

Mercedes can be toppled in F1's other title race

Mercedes has not only set new standards in Formula 1, but it's also created a benchmark in Esports. Now its rivals have scrambled to catch up, there's a chance the Brendon Leigh-fronted Mercedes can be stopped

Esports
Sep 10, 2019
Why World's Fastest Gamer is returning to real-world racing Plus

Why World's Fastest Gamer is returning to real-world racing

World's Fastest Gamer is a spiritual successor to the famous GT Academy. After a successful first year, it's returning to the Nissan programme's roots by targeting the real world of racing

Esports
Jul 31, 2019