Thomas Harrison-Lord

Thomas Harrison-Lord

United Kingdom

Thomas Harrison-Lord is Games and Esports Editor of Traxion, part of the Motorsport Network. A racing game and motorsport fanatic.

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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.

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.

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.

The most important features in F1 Manager 22

F1 Manager 22 will be the first dedicated and licenced Formula 1 management title in over two decades, and developer Frontier Developments has provided an early glimpse under the hood.

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 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, now in 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.

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.

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.

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 wins 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual after Verstappen crashes
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Realteam Hydrogen wins 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual after Verstappen crashes

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.

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.

VCO ProSIM SERIES: Reigning champions Team VRS take first race win

Team VRS drivers Josh Rogers and Ayhancan Guven 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 Nurburgring race

Team Redline and TESLA R8G Esports have won its respective classes of a truncated 8 Hours of Nurburgring, the third round of the Le Mans Virtual Series.

VCO ProSIM SERIES: BS+COMPETITION takes commanding Hockenheim victory

BS+COMPETITION has won the Hockenheim 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
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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 and coy use of fuel saving.

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 team-mates Dani Juncadella and Michael Smidl, Jeffrey Rietveld explains the plan for the upcoming Spa-Francorchamps race and how much the championship means to him.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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 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 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.

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 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.

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?

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.

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.

Ulster GP circuit, Dundrod, now in Ride 4

The Ulster Grand Prix circuit, Dundrod, is now playable within the Ride 4 video game. As part of a free update to the game, players on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series can now ride the high-speed 7.3 mile closed road circuit.