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  1. What is Your Favourite Touring Car Simulator?

    What is Your Favourite Touring Car Simulator?

    Ever raced touring cars? The close-knit fields around some of the most beautiful venues in the world offer door-rubbing action for everyone. But in our simulated world, who does touring car racing best? Let’s have a look at some of the contenders. RaceRoom Coming from a background of offering...
  2. Could Rennsport Become the New Assetto Corsa?

    Could Rennsport Become the New Assetto Corsa?

    Rennsport, the new hardcore racing simulator from Germany, is trying to take the sim racing world by storm. With promises like using Unreal Engine 5, full modding support and a wide variety of vehicles, Rennsport is surely aiming to be none less than the be-all-and-end-all of sim racing and sim...
  3. European Ferrari Velas Esports Series is Here (Live Stream)

    European Ferrari Velas Esports Series is Here (Live Stream)

    A welcome return to the Ferrari Velas Esports Series begins tonight, as the European portion of this exciting virtual tournament kicks off with four races across two different simulations. Following the standout success of Kamil Pawlowski last season, Ferrari returns to our screens once again...
  4. Ferrari Velas Esports Kicks Off in North America (Live Stream)

    Ferrari Velas Esports Kicks Off in North America (Live Stream)

    The season is upon us, and for the first time the Ferrari Velas Esports Series heads to North American shores as part of a significant expansion to this exciting esport racing championship. The prize at the end of the campaign is a big one, the opportunity to become a professional esports...
  5. The Phenomenon of Getting in the Zone

    The Phenomenon of Getting in the Zone

    „If you no longer go for a gap that exists…” – this quote from three-time Formula 1 World Champion Ayrton Senna is arguably one of the most well-known among sim racers. No matter if it is interpreted as serious our as an excuse for crashing into title rival Alain Prost at Suzuka in 1990 – this...
  6. All RaceRoom Content Free to Access Until End of May

    All RaceRoom Content Free to Access Until End of May

    The rest of May is going to be a treat for sim racers who want to get into RaceRoom: Until May 30th, everything in the sim is completely free to access – cars, tracks and modes are all available to anyone who wants to give them a go. RaceRoom’s status in the sim racing world is a bit unusual as...
  7. Test Drive Unlimited Solar Crown: Release Delayed, Old-Gen Console Versions Scrapped

    Test Drive Unlimited Solar Crown: Release Delayed, Old-Gen Console Versions Scrapped

    Eleven years after the release of Test Drive Unlimited 2, fans are looking forward to the Test Drive Unlimited Solar Crown: The latest entry in the TDU series was scheduled for a September 22nd release – but more patience is needed. The official Twitter account of the game announced that the...
  8. Simracing.GP adds Automobilista 2 Support

    Simracing.GP adds Automobilista 2 Support

    Simracing.GP has been well-known as a platform for Assetto Corsa, Assetto Corsa Competizione for quite some time – now, fans of Automobilista 2 can also enjoy their favorite sim on SGP: AMS2 is now available on the platform! For a long time, AMS2 enthusiasts were greeted with a "Coming Soon"...
  9. My iRacing Journey: Early Indy Exit

    My iRacing Journey: Early Indy Exit

    iRacing is regarded as the gold standard for competitive SimRacing. No other simulation features a comparable, dedicated multiplayer system that treats the races like real events. RaceDepartment writer Yannik Haustein is taking his first, long-overdue steps in the sim now and takes you along...
  10. 8 Tips for the iRacing Indy 500

    8 Tips for the iRacing Indy 500

    The Indianapolis 500 marks the next 2022 special event in iRacing - the legendary race takes place every year in May, just like its real-life counterpart. However, for many SimRacers, especially in Europe, oval races are a big unknown - that's why we've put together some tips for you that should...
  11. Rig Upgrade: How Rallying Benefits More than Circuit Racing

    Rig Upgrade: How Rallying Benefits More than Circuit Racing

    Making the jump to a full rig is one of the best upgrades a sim racer can make. The added stability and customizability allows for a more enjoyable experience – but one discipline profits from this more than others: While racing on circuits in GT3 or Formula cars is also helped, the effects are...
  12. iRacing Teases Fuji & Port Royal

    iRacing Teases Fuji & Port Royal

    iRacing continues to work on new content: Two new tracks are on the way for the sim - iRacing teased this on its Twitter account. sim racers can look forward to the Fuji Speedway in Japan and the Port Royal Speedway dirt oval. With Fuji, an internationally known track comes to the sim: In 1976...
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    Hall Sensor Upgraded Logitech Pedals on T300rs Base

    Hello all, first post here on racedepartment and I would like to help others research as I been researching as well for this question. How can I set the Logitech pedals to work with the Thrustmaster base (considering I already have the converter cable from Ricmotech and the Brake and Accelerator...
  14. Managing Director Marcel Offermans Leaves Studio 397

    Managing Director Marcel Offermans Leaves Studio 397

    The rumblings under the Motorsport Games umbrella do not seem to stop: While news on the rFactor 2 side have been positive recently with the announcement of exciting content due this month, the end of May is going to be the end of Studio 397’s Managing Director Marcel Offermans at the company...
  15. Raceroom Introduces Ranked Multiplayer Championships

    Raceroom Introduces Ranked Multiplayer Championships

    Ranked races in multiplayer have been around for quite some time, but now Raceroom takes it to the next level: The sim now features Ranked Multiplayer Championships! To start, these are divided into three categories, in which sim racers can participate depending on their reputation value. The...
  16. No Hotlaps: Practicing for Endurance Races and the Right Approach

    No Hotlaps: Practicing for Endurance Races and the Right Approach

    Practice is everything - this is a core phrase to keep in mind when it comes to sim racing. Nothing will help your race craft and track knowledge like a ton of laps in a certain car/track combo, but not all races are the same: The differences already start in practice, and endurance racing in...
  17. Brands Hatch Announced for rFactor 2

    Brands Hatch Announced for rFactor 2

    One classic British track had already been announced by Studio 397, another followed suit very soon: After Donington Park was confirmed, the upcoming rFactor 2 content drop scheduled will also feature Brands Hatch. Both circuits are set to be available in May – and they will likely not be the...
  18. iRacing Companion App Set to Release This Summer

    iRacing Companion App Set to Release This Summer

    Sim racing for your pocket: It's been in demand for a while, now it's becoming reality - iRacing is launching an official companion app. The basis is the already available iSchedule app, which will be replaced by the new app in the summer. With the iRacing Companion App, sim racers will have an...
  19. Image Scaling & Super Resolution: Easy Performance Gains for Your Favorite Sim

    Image Scaling & Super Resolution: Easy Performance Gains for Your Favorite Sim

    As nice as beautiful graphics are, visuals in sim racing are secondary - performance is everything. However, this is sometimes difficult to get right - especially Assetto Corsa Competizione is known for its hardware hunger. With DLSS and FSR, Nvidia and AMD Radeon have already introduced...
  20. ACC Total Immersion lap In VR At Monza !

    ACC Total Immersion lap In VR At Monza !

    I take on the awesome Monza circuit in the wet on Assetto Corsa Competizione with the new Audi LMS GT3 EVO II with a pure immersion lap in VR with the Oculus...
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