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NASCAR Heat Ultimate Edition+ comes to Nintendo Switch

Motorsport Games’ Officially Licensed NASCAR Game Will Be Playable on the Popular Gaming Console Starting on November 19, 2021, with Pre-Orders Available Now!

Le Mans Virtual Series by Motorsport Games gears up for round two on 16 October 2021

After a thrilling 1ST round that saw more than 2.6 million impressions worldwide, the 2nd stage kicks off at 7:30a.m. EDT on Saturday.

Spa track guide for round two of the Le Mans Virtual Series
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Spa track guide for round two of the Le Mans Virtual Series

The second round of the Le Mans Virtual Series takes place at the legendary Spa-Francorchamps this weekend, where the world’s best online sim drivers will compete in a six-hour endurance race.

Official motocross game MXGP 2021 set for November launch

The latest in a long line of officially licenced MXGP video games is about to take off from starting gate. MXGP 2021 has been announced and will be released later this year.

Red Bull's Honda tribute livery coming to F1 2021 game

For this weekend’s Formula 1 Turkish Grand Prix, Red Bull has revealed a special Honda 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 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.

Keithley and Rietveld take Sachsenring spoils in ADAC GT Masters Esports Championship

Williams Esports's Jack Keithley and Team Redline's Jeffrey Rietveld split the victories at the Sachsenring during the sixth round of the 2021 ADAC GT Masters Esports Championship.

Mercedes-AMG Petronas triumph as Huis clinches Formula Pro Series title

Bono Huis has won the sixth and final Formula Pro Series race for this season and with it Mercedes-AMG Petronas the teams' title.

F1 Esports Series Pro Championship drivers and schedule announced

The F1 Esports Series Pro Championship grid is now set, with the drivers and calendar revealed for the championship held using the F1 2021 game.

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 Kronke was dominant.

Watch the Le Mans Virtual Series Qualifying and Cup race live

On 24th September, tune in for a single broadcast with two events on display. The Le Mans Virtual Series kicks off its 2021-22 season with qualifying for the first race of the season at Monza. After that, the first race of the Le Mans Virtual Cup will take place, also at Monza, with the top 30 qualifiers from open qualifying taking part.

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.

Monza track guide for round one of the Le Mans Virtual Series
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Monza track guide for round one of the Le Mans Virtual Series

The opening round of the newly-revised Le Mans Virtual Series takes place at the ‘Temple of Speed’ this weekend, with the world’s best online sim-drivers competing in a four-hour endurance race at the famous Monza circuit.

Formula Pro Series: Huis cruises to the Drivers’ Championship at home race

Mercedes-AMG Petronas Esports driver Bono Huis claimed the inaugural Formula Pro Series title in emphatic style at Zandvoort, but the teams' title is still up for grabs.

MSGM and Automobile Club de l’Ouest reveal full driver entry list for the Le Mans Virtual Series 2021-22 Season

Impressive Rosters for the Endurance Esports Championship Includes Motorsport and Esports Global Racing Stars.

Racing and Esports elite combine for Le Mans Virtual Series

World Championship-winning endurance teams! Some of the world’s best sim racing names take on premier endurance racing.

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.

Portimao added to F1 2021 video game in first major update

Portimao has been added to the F1 2021 video game in the first major update for this year’s edition of Formula 1’s official title.

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.

Price and Banki enjoy victories in ADAC GT Masters Esports Championship

Independent driver Isaac Price and Dorr Esports' Bence Banki shared the virtual victories at the EuroSpeedway Lausitz during the 2021 ADAC GT Masters Esports Championship.

Le Mans Virtual Esports event returns as series, includes 24-hour race finale

The Le Mans Virtual Series has been launched to run a five-event Esports series in collaboration with Motorsport Games and the Automobile Club de l’Ouest, culminating in the 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual hosted at the 2022 Autosport International show.

Formula Pro Series: Huis secures dramatic fourth win in wet race

The fourth round of the inaugural Formula Pro Series was won by Mercedes-AMG Petronas' Bono Huis – but it was far from straightforward.

Thrustmaster T248 steering wheel review

Thrustmaster’s T150 and TMX force-feedback steering wheels are hugely popular choices in the sim racing fraternity, and the new T248 promises a strong upgrade as well as an LCD dash readout which offers an extra level of immersion and realism.

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.

Mercedes-AMG Petronas retains Formula Pro Series lead

The unflappable Bono Huis won the third Formula Pro Series at the Nurburgring, as Mercedes-AMG Petronas retains the championship lead.

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.

How sim racing gave Verstappen the assurance he needed after 51G shunt

Max Verstappen’s 51G impact in his British Grand Prix smash was the biggest accident of the Red Bull driver’s career. But despite being a bit bruised and battered afterwards, less than one week later the Dutchman was back at a race track – albeit a virtual one.

Siggy wins Nurburgring ADAC GT Masters Esports feature race

Team Redline's Kevin Siggy won the feature race during Round 4 of the ADAC GT Masters Esports Championship, but it was Moritz Lohner who extended his championship lead.

Huis wins second Formula Pro Series race

Bono Huis won in dominant fashion at Silverstone for the second round of the Formula Pro Series, but only after overcoming early leader Jeffrey Rietveld.

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 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.

What next for 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual?

Just over a year ago, the first-ever virtual edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans became the largest online racing event in motorsports’ history and registered a massive viewing audience. With this year’s real-world Le Mans delayed until August, what’s next for the virtual event?

How video game move underlines Penske's visionary credentials

Roger Penske was unfortunate to take charge of the IndyCar Series and Indianapolis Motor Speedway just as the global pandemic hit. But the far-sighted leadership that made his team into US motorsport's gold standard is already paying dividends to the series too, with a video game announcement another step in the right direction

Motorsport Games signs agreement to bring official IndyCar game to market

Leading racing video game company enters into long-term license with premier open wheel racing series, first game release anticipated for 2023

First teaser images unveiled for next NASCAR game

New information has come to light about the highly anticipated NASCAR video game coming from Motorsport Games later this year.

Fanatec and Gran Turismo developer partner for 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.

Review: How story mode makes F1 2021 Codemasters’ best game yet

Formula 1 fans will get the chance to hit the track themselves - virtually, at least - with this year’s cars as F1 2021 hits the shelves this Friday (16 July).

Keithley and Lohner first 2021 ADAC GT Masters Esports double winners

Williams Esports' Jack Keithley and Dorr Esports' Moritz Lohner took a win apiece at Zandvoort for the third round of the 2021 ADAC GT Masters Esports Championship.

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.

Next Level Racing GT Track cockpit review

The Next Level Racing GT Track cockpit is a serious bit of sim racing kit – but is it worth the lofty price?

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 World Rally Championship, WRC 10, launching in September, we played an early preview version to see how it's shaping up.

Keithley and Hasse take thrilling ADAC GT Masters Esports victories

Jack Keithley and Florian Hasse claimed the Sprint and Feature race wins respectively in the second round of the 2021 ADAC GT Masters Esports Championship.

Lockdown events led to greater driver input for F1 2021 game

Formula 1 drivers and teams offered greater levels of input and feedback for the new F1 2021 game after taking part in regular events through lockdown last year.

Lohner and Wisniewski victories kickstart ADAC GT Masters Esports Championship

The opening round of the 2021 ADAC GT Masters Esports Championship kicked off this week at Motorsport Arena Oschersleben, with the wins shared between Moritz Lohner and Nikodem Wisniewski.

F1 Esports Pro Exhibition will showcase talent live this Thursday

It’s goodbye F1 Esports Pro Draft and hello F1 Esports Series Pro Exhibition, which is happening on Thursday 27th May 2021.

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.

Thrustmaster Ferrari SF1000 Wheel Add-on review

Say hello to the Ferrari SF1000 Wheel Add-on from Thrustmaster, probably the best-looking sim-racing rim I’ve ever seen.

Senna and Schumacher among icon drivers in F1 2021 video game

Ayrton Senna and Michael Schumacher have been named among the Formula 1 ‘icon’ drivers included in the upcoming F1 2021 video game from Codemasters and EA Sports.

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.

Fanatec announces new entry-level CSL Pedals

The new Fanatec CSL Pedals look set to provide sub-$200/€200 load cell sim racing pedals for the very first time.

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 virtual Olympic 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.