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Officially sanctioned V8 Supercars series coming to iRacing

Discussion in 'iRacing' started by Kevin Watts, Aug 2, 2011.

  1. Kevin Watts

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    iRacing has got together with another major championship series to sanction an official racing series at iRacing.com. The V8 Supercars series joins NASCAR, Indycar and Grand-AM as well as major brands such as Intel and nVidia in supporting iRacing. The new series will be called the "iRacing.com V8 Supercars Series presented by BigPond". According to iRacing Australia, New Zealand and Asia are rapidly growing within the ranks of iRacing members and in 2010 they added a second server farm in Australia. iRacing released the Ford Falcon FG V8 Supercar in 2010 and also has the Phillip Island circuit modelled with plans to also include the recently demolished Oran Park circuit.
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    As well as appealing to virtual racers the iRacing service has also attracted a number of past and present V8 Supercars drivers including Marcos Ambrose, Shane Van Gisbergen, Fabian Coulthard and Scott McGlaughlin. Shane Van Gisbergen recently made this blog entry at iRacing.com where he spoke of his enjoyment racing online at iRacing and about the quality of the competition there. V8 Supercars CEO Martin Whitaker had this to say on the deal:

    You can read more on this interesting development at iRacing's inRacing News web-site here. RaceDepartment hosts regular iRacing events on Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays in EU and US friendly time-zones. To join us in these exciting race events take a look at our iRacing forum here.
     
  2. Senad Subasic

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    Whoah, that's awesome. That means I shall have to join you guys soon, LOL.

    I think I read somewhere a while back that SvG said that the iRacing V8 Supercar is far from the real thing?
     
  3. Kevin Watts

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    Come and join us for a few events Senad, you'd be more than welcome. Shane Van Gisbergen and a few development drivers have testing the new tyre model on the Ford V8 so the accuracy should be very good.
     
  4. Senad Subasic

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    Very limited budget at the moment, unfortunately. I'm stuck with just watching the videos for now, until the situation changes.

    And, yeah, this was a while back, when the car first came out, last year probably.
     
  5. Philip Antonia

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    Oh man!!! I have the V8 Supercar in iRacing, but at the moment I can't afford to run in a series. It's the car I'm most desperate to try the new tire model on :).
     
  6. Ash Webster

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    Too bad people are going to be driving around in Holden painted Ford's LOL
     
  7. Xosé Estrada

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    I don't think they will even talk about Holden :)
     
  8. Bram Hengeveld

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    Isn't Holden from GM? Don't understand why it's so hard to get that car in as they have tons of other cars from General Motors.
     
  9. Günthar Rowe

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    due to the parity rules in V8SC in RL, they just need to make a new 3D model and stick it on the Ford chassis and tyre physics and they are done....
     
  10. Günthar Rowe

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    and it Scott McLaughlin, not Scott McGlaughlin
     
  11. Rhys Gardiner

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    From what I've heard from other Aussie sim racers, iRacing wanted to get the Holden in there from the start, but Holden wanted quite a bit of money which iRacing couldn't afford. According to the article on the official V8 Supercar site, a deal with Holden is still being negotiated for the car.
     
  12. onehitwonder

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    Sucked in ORSM apparently Shane Van Gisbergen said iracing was the best sim he had raced so much for v8 factor unfinished bwahahaha.
     
  13. Rhys Gardiner

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    Yeah, because the only reason ORSM made V8Factor Unleashed was to please real racing drivers.
     
  14. Ivo Simons

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    I say TrackMania is the most realistic racing game if they pay me to say it. Get my point? :wink:
     
  15. Kevin Watts

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    Being a cynic is easy but there is a huge difference to real drivers who just say good things for PR and those who actually regularly use the service and Shane Van Gisbergen has. His input into the new tyre model on the Ford Falcon can only be a good thing.
     
  16. onehitwonder

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    So did 9 other V8 Supercar drivers bwahahaha the truth hurts doesn't it lol:redface::redface::redface::redface:
    QUOTE=“iRacing is the best racing simulator, hands down,” says Van Gisbergen.:redface::redface::redface:
     
  17. Yann Laprevotte

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    Apart from the PR boost, I fail to spot what this partnership adds.
     
  18. Hsmmer

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    Your a cock.