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Voting for the VCO SIMMY Awards is Now Open!

The nominations are in: Over the course of the last two weeks, the SimRacing community was called upon to send in their suggestions for the VCO SIMMY Awards. Now, the list of potential winners is complete, there are five choices per category – and you can vote for your favorites now!

The lists of the categories look like a “Who is Who” of the SimRacing scene: Teams like BS+ Competition or Dörr Esports, racers like Jimmy Broadbent or Jarno Opmeer, different sims and championships – the pool of options to choose from in 13 categories is enormous.

Particularly exciting: Moritz Löhner as well as the Briton James Baldwin, who won the SimRacing Professional Trophy at ADAC SimRacing Expo 2021 in September, are both nominated in the “Best Esports Racer” and “Best Real-Life Pro” categories – a clear hint at how close sims and real-life motorsports have gotten. Baldwin, for example, won the 2020 British GT championship in a McLaren 720s GT3 on his first try and is part of the YAS HEAT esports team. Löhner, who is on the virtual grid for Dörr Esports, made the jump to the DTM Trophy in 2021 and finished the season in eighth overall, driving a GT4 BMW for FK Performance Motorsport. Both are rooted in SimRacing.

Now, it is your turn: Who has excited you most in SimRacing this year? You can vote for your favorites until November 30th, starting now! Additionally, the final award of the special categories for ADAC SimRacing Expo 2021 has yet to be decided - be sure to vote for the best Expo driver as well! The award ceremony will take place online on December 26th – a great finish to the SimRacing year.
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Life-long motorsports and racing game fan as well as racing history enthusiast. I write stuff here and on www.simracing-unlimited.com and try to be not too mediocre when sim racing with varying degrees of success :confused:

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Just out of interest, I clicked the link and had a look at the questions.

Question 2. Best real world driver. Max Verstappen or 4 people I've hardly heard of, one of whom, after Googling him, appears to have entered 14 real world races and won none of them.


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Yes, absolutely I did.

And if the question was 'best real world pro who started out in sim racing' then maybe they would be better suited to the category, although, much like Lewis Hamilton when he went to turn into Descida do Lago, I wouldn't be able to avoid thinking that Max Verstappen shouldn't be there, and that some kind of mistake had been made.

But it's not/ And I can think of plenty of real world drivers who've achieved more in 2021 than then.
 
Yes, absolutely I did.

And if the question was 'best real world pro who started out in sim racing' then maybe they would be better suited to the category, although, much like Lewis Hamilton when he went to turn into Descida do Lago, I wouldn't be able to avoid thinking that Max Verstappen shouldn't be there, and that some kind of mistake had been made.

But it's not/ And I can think of plenty of real world drivers who've achieved more in 2021 than then.
I was referring to Löhner, not Verstappen. The article explicitely mentions him.
 
Feels slightly odd to have a sim-specific "best car" category, especially given that 4 of the 5 cars are from iRacing, which (I imagine) is used by a minority of the community (never mind the actual cars). And for sure the sims on offer are not the ones I'd have expected, but I guess that's how the nominations shook out...
 
Feels slightly odd to have a sim-specific "best car" category, especially given that 4 of the 5 cars are from iRacing, which (I imagine) is used by a minority of the community (never mind the actual cars). And for sure the sims on offer are not the ones I'd have expected, but I guess that's how the nominations shook out...
I'm not sure about minorityhttps://www.iracingstats.com/pulse/
 
I'm not sure about minorityhttps://www.iracingstats.com/pulse/
That data is certainly suggesting that it's more popular than I had expected, but it's still only about a third of the total online racers, so I think I can probably still get away with "minority" ;)
 

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