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Jim Russell F3 Winter Series by Simraceway (Rounds 1 & 2)

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by John | December 18, 2014

The first and second races of the inaugural Jim Russell F3 Winter Series by Simraceway took place on Sonoma Raceway’s IndyCar layout on December 13 and 14. Read the race reports, review the final standings, and see the Lola Simraceway Formula 3 in real-world action in our photo gallery, on the Simraceway Performance Driving Center website.

 

$1000 Continental Championship Rd 2

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by John | December 17, 2014

The second round of the globe-trotting Continental Championship heads to Europe today. In a year where Maserati celebrated its 100th birthday and Silverstone held its 50th British Grand Prix, it features the MC12 GT1 at the iconic British track. For a chance of winning a share of the $1,000 prize pot:

 

  1. Ensure you own the Maserati MC12 GT1. If you don’t, you can download it.
  2. Hit the Events page and enter the Event aimed at your Skillquant Range (your SQ Level appears at the top of the game’s main menu screen).
  3. Set one of the top 28 lap times at Silverstone to qualify for the 14-car A and B finals and grab some all-important points towards the overall Championship prize.

 

Simraceway Championships Explained

 

Simraceway Championships are tailored collections of Simraceway Events. Featuring Hot Laps, Challenges, or a combination of the two, they are designed to test racing skills across a variety of disciplines, cars, and tracks. While each round of a Championship operates as an individual contest with its own leaderboard, its drivers’ performances also contribute to a ‘Championship leaderboard’. Once all Events within a Championship have closed, drivers are ranked according to their cumulative performances across the qualifying Events.

 

 

 

Upcoming Test Drives: WTCC Cars and MC12 GT1

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by John | December 12, 2014

Test Drive Weekend

 

This weekend, we’re giving you the keys to your pick of our WTCC cars for 72 hours. Take them onto all-new Guangdong from 8 am PST (5pm CET) today.

 

When: 8 am PST (5 pm CET), 12/12/14 until 8 am PST (5 pm CET), 12/15/14.

How: Head to the Events page or Quick Race lobby and enter a contest featuring the cars.

 

Remember, all five WTCC car models are on the shortlist for your 2014 SRW Car of the Year

 

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Test Drive Tuesday

 

Then, from 8 am PST (5 pm CET) on Monday, you can race the Maserati MC12 GT1, free for 48 hours. During that time you’ll also be able to download it for HALF PRICE!

 

When: 8 am PST (5 pm CET), 12/15/14 until 8 am PST (5 pm CET), 12/17/14.

How: Head to the Events page or Quick Race lobby and enter a contest featuring the car.

 

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Progression Ladder: Corvette C6.R GT2 in Stage 14

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by John | December 12, 2014

The Corvette C6.R GT2 today opens Stage 14 of our Progression Ladder. You can download it now for just 4,500 Credits/$4.50 Cash.

 

Look out for Cash Racing Events featuring this and other Progression Ladder cars and start winning Cash and earning Credits towards your next download!

 

SRW Progression Ladder: Collect, Learn, Earn. Repeat. 

Build your car collection and become a better racer in record time.


1. Add a discounted, hand-picked PL car to your Garage.
2. Race it in its dedicated Event.
3. Develop your skills and broaden your experience.
4. Amass Cash and Credits via prizes and completed laps.

$1000 Continental Championship Rd 1

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by John | December 10, 2014

The first round of our brand new Continental Championship gets under way today. This three-round contest will travel to North America, Europe and Asia to celebrate a memorable year of global motorsport competition and to thank YOU, our awesome players, for ensuring Simraceway is played in every corner of the world. For a chance of winning a share of the Continental Championship’s $1,000 prize pot:

 

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  1. Ensure you own the Honda HSV GT500. If you don’t, you can download it.
  2. Hit the Events page and enter the Event aimed at your Skillquant Range (your SQ Level appears at the top of the game’s main menu screen).
  3. Set one of the top 28 lap times at Laguna Seca to qualify for the 14-car A and B finals and grab some all-important points towards the overall Championship prize.

 

Simraceway Championships Explained

 

Simraceway Championships are tailored collections of Simraceway Events. Featuring Hot Laps, Challenges, or a combination of the two, they are designed to test racing skills across a variety of disciplines, cars, and tracks. While each round of a Championship operates as an individual contest with its own leaderboard, its drivers’ performances also contribute to a ‘Championship leaderboard’. Once all Events within a Championship have closed, drivers are ranked according to their cumulative performances across the qualifying Events.

 

 

 

New Track–Guangdong International Circuit

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by John | December 5, 2014

Opened in 2009, the Guangdong International Circuit is a relative newcomer to the world of motorsport. Situated near Zhaoqing, it takes its place with Zhuhai International Circuit as one of Guangdong Province’s two premier motor racing facilities.

 

Read on to find out more about our new track or check out the Quick Race and Event lobbies to discover how you can race there!

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Upcoming Test Drives: NSX GT500 and 2012 IndyCars

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by John | December 5, 2014

Test Drive Weekend

 

This weekend, you can drive our newly-released Honda NSX GT500 on a FREE 72-hour test drive. Take it onto all-new Guangdong from 8 am PST (5pm CET) today.

 

When: 8 am PST (5 pm CET), 12/05/14 until 8 am PST (5 pm CET), 12/08/14.

How: Head to the Events page or Quick Race lobby and enter a contest featuring the car.

 

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Test Drive Tuesday

 

Then, from 8 am PST (5 pm CET) on Monday, you can race your choice of our 2012 IndyCars, free for 48 hours. During that time you’ll also be able to download any IndyCar for HALF PRICE!

 

When: 8 am PST (5 pm CET), 12/08/14 until 8 am PST (5 pm CET), 12/10/14.

How: Head to the Events page or Quick Race lobby and enter a contest featuring the cars.

 

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Progression Ladder: M3 GT2 in Stage 13

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by John | December 5, 2014

The BMW E92 M3 GT2 will become the first car in Stage 13 of our Progression Ladder this weekend. Download it right now for only 4,000 Credits/$4.00 Cash.

 

***Look out for Cash Racing Events featuring this car and start winning Cash and earning Credits towards your next download!***

 

Take a Blast Down Memory Lane on All-New Retro Thursday

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by John | December 3, 2014

Our popular daily Retro Hour has been upgraded to a weekly, 48-hour event featuring three free-to-drive classic cars. From now on Retro Thursday will take place between 8am PST (5pm CET) on Wednesday and 8am PST (5pm CET) on Friday each week. Read on to discover this week’s celebrated trio.

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SRW Stars: Steven Diem (acerockolla)

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by John | December 1, 2014

As Steven Diem, better known on these pages as acerockolla, prepares for his date with destiny at the Mazda Club Racer Shootout at Buttonwillow Raceway Park, we look back at the career highlights of one of Simraceway’s most prominent–and successful–drivers, from his amazing achievements on our tracks, to his real-world racing career chase on Gran Turismo and iRacing.

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