Podcast: Motorsport Games, Fanatec, Gran Turismo, Simracing Expo, British GP and Shaun Clarke

A new episode of the RaceDepartment Podcast has now been released, with hosts Paul, Davide and Dani talking about the latest news from Motorsport Games, the Fanatec and Gran Turismo partnership, the upcoming Sim Racing Expo and Formula 1’s British Grand Prix, plus a special tribute to the late Shaun Clarke.

Have you subscribed to the RaceDepartment Podcast yet? The RD Pod can be found on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Tune In Radio and more. Each episode explores the biggest news from the world of sim racing and motorsport. It’s a perfect accompaniment to your daily commute, a workout at the gym, or any other time you want to stay informed and entertained on the go.

In this latest episode, the seventh in the third series of RD podcasts, hosts Paul Glover, Davide Nativo and Daniel Monteiro cover a wide range of topics, including the recent explosion of Motorsport Games onto the sim racing scene. The guys share their thoughts on the excitement surrounding their forthcoming NASCAR and IndyCar games.

The guys also discuss the news that sim hardware developer Fanatec has partnered with Polyphony Digital and the Gran Turismo franchise, which hints at new console-based sim gear on the way.

And of course, there can’t be any discussion related to racing without mentioning the high drama that was the 2021 Formula One British Grand Prix. Paul, Davide and Daniel share their respective opinions on the race in general, and the infamous first lap incident between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen.

Lastly, and on a more somber note, the guys pay tribute to the wonderful Shaun Clarke, who sadly passed away this month. Shaun brought the Assetto Corsa community some of its best tin-top mods over the past several years, and was an active member of the RaceDepartment community. His legacy lives on through the many excellent works he left us, and the guys take some time to pay proper respects to Mr. Clarke.

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Be sure to subscribe to the RaceDepartment Podcast on your favourite podcast provider. The crew meets regularly to deliver these excellent podcasts, and it’s a great way to stay up to date on the latest news from within the sim community while on the go. And don’t be shy to let us know any topics you’d like to hear discussed, or anyone you think would make for an interesting guest for the podcast.

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Mike Smith
I have been obsessed with sim racing and racing games since the 1980's. My first taste of live auto racing was in 1988, and I couldn't get enough ever since. Lead writer for RaceDepartment, and owner of SimRacing604 and its YouTube channel. Favourite sims include Assetto Corsa Competizione, Assetto Corsa, rFactor 2, Automobilista 2, DiRT Rally 2 - On Twitter as @simracing604

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Seriously put some oil on the fire with this pathetic screenshot above the topic? Everything Lewis does is fake his board radios, his celebrations his interviews… please lets do the fighting on the track in Hungary coming weekend and stop this pointless discussion.
 
It's nice to see Shaun Clarke get honored here. His Seat Leon Cupra TCR mod back in late 2016 / early 2017 was one of the first cars that really made me fall in love with sim racing. I never thought that such a major member of the community would be gone so soon, but his memory will live on through his great work.
 
Seriously put some oil on the fire with this pathetic screenshot above the topic? Everything Lewis does is fake his board radios, his celebrations his interviews… please lets do the fighting on the track in Hungary coming weekend and stop this pointless discussion.
For gods sake, if you don't like what Lewis does off track then stop watching what he does off track.
You have to go out of your way to find articles about him. I hear nothing about most drivers outside of a race weekend unless I go somewhere and look for news.
 
Glad I’m not the only one that thought that 10 seconds applied specifically to the driver of a Mercedes, a car that can make mince meat of 90% of the field on any weekend, was a bit pointless. As Davide said, they may as well have not bothered.
Great pod as usual guys :thumbsup:
That's the punishment they had available to them. Do we want to start making specific rules for specific drivers or teams?

There's a bit of a problem with the public discourse now in that everyone wants more overtaking, unless the person being overtaken is their favourite driver and they don't like the guy doing the overtaking.
 
Seriously put some oil on the fire with this pathetic screenshot above the topic? Everything Lewis does is fake his board radios, his celebrations his interviews… please lets do the fighting on the track in Hungary coming weekend and stop this pointless discussion.

Seriously put some oil on the fire with this pathetic screenshot above the topic? Everything Lewis does is fake his board radios, his celebrations his interviews… please lets do the fighting on the track in Hungary coming weekend and stop this pointless discussion.
Were you this outspoken when Max goes around physically assaulting another driver or when Vettel intentionally bumping another driver on track. Or when Schumi chased after Coulthard down pitlane to fight. All of this violence going on and you single out Hamilton because of your personal feeling of inferiority to Hamilton. How could a guy who's only striving for equality and inclusiveness he hated upon so much.
 
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Not related to the topic discussed in this last episode but for sure a question to @Davide Nativo who persists in using a gaming controller instead of a wheel (isn't it true he said at beginning of Podcast's season 2 he bought a wheel?)...

Btw, here is my topic...

This summer, "forced" to smart working, I left home (and my sim rig) and moved away with the family... Being a sim racing-aholic I installed some game on my portable computer and tried to play with a controller... I got crazy, I can't even do basic things even after some practice...

Had some success with Dirt Rally, on R3E I wasn't even able to get rumble feedback (on my XBox One Wireless Controller), on AMS2 I struggling a lot...

Is it really possible to play sim racing games with a controller instead of a wheel? Maybe a topic for some of your next episodes...

Cerea!
Luca
 
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Not related to the topic discussed in this last episode but for sure a question to @Davide Nativo who persists in using a gaming controller instead of a wheel (isn't it true he said at beginning of Podcast's season 2 he bought a wheel?)...

Btw, here is my topic...

This summer, "forced" to smart working, I left home (and my sim rig) and moved away with the family... Being a sim racing-aholic I installed some game on my portable computer and tried to play with a controller... I got crazy, I can't even do basic things even after some practice...

Had some success with Dirt Rally, on R3E I wasn't even able to get rumble feedback (on my XBox One Wireless Controller), on AMS2 I struggling a lot...

Is it really possible to play sim racing games with a controller instead of a wheel? Maybe a topic for some of your next episodes...

Cerea!
Luca

Hey Luca, yeah I did buy a wheel and pedal set around a year and a half ago but because of the pandemic I had to sell it, so I reverted back to my trusty gamepad.

Simracing with a gamepad is totally possible, I even did some races on ACC competition servers and performed decently (top 6 ending). However you have to build muscle memory, finesse, and drive with your eyes rather than through FFB. For sure a wheel is way preferable and enjoyable for simracing. If you have to resort to a gamepad, you have to have patience and persistance. It took me years of practice to get to my level of confidence with a gamepad.

Cheers!
 

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