Simraceway Blog

GP Anniversary Championship Round 3: Lotus 88B@Brands Hatch

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by John | July 23, 2014

The third round of July’s $1,000 signature Championship, the GP Anniversary Championship, gets under way today with the Lotus 88B at Brands Hatch. Read on to find out how to enter.

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View from the PDC: Jim Russell F3 Racing Series Rounds 7 & 8

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by John | July 22, 2014

The seventh and eighth races in the Jim Russell F3 Racing Series took place on Sonoma Raceway’s IndyCar layout on July 12 and 13. 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.

 

 

Free Test Drive Tuesday–Lotus 88B

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by John | July 21, 2014

We’re inviting you on a free test drive featuring the Lotus 88B. Race it free-of-charge for 48 hours and download it for a 50% discount during this promo (it will also feature in this month’s signature Championship, the GP Anniversary Championship, so this is your chance to pick it up on the cheap!).

 

When: 8 am PST (5 pm CET), 07/21/14 until 8 am PST (5 pm CET), 07/23/14.

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

 

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New Car–Lotus 72

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by John | July 18, 2014

The sheer originality of the Lotus 72 led to its utter domination on the track. With six seasons, 74 races, 20 Grand Prix victories, two drivers’ championships and three constructors’ championships to its name, it’s hard to think of a more effective Formula One racer.

 

Read on to find out more or discover it for yourself by purchasing it or taking it for a free, weekend-long test drive in-game.

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New Track–Brands Hatch

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by John | July 18, 2014

First used for racing in 1926, Brands Hatch, based in Kent, UK, was transformed into a purpose-built motor racing circuit in 1950. Ten years later it was extended and, in 1964, hosted its first British Grand Prix—an event it would go on to share with Silverstone until 1986.

 

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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GT Racing Giants Bundle Weekend

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by John | July 18, 2014

This weekend’s free test drive contains the entire line-up of our popular GT Racing Giants Bundle. All seven racers, including the Audi R8 LMS ultra and McLaren MP4-12C GT3, will be available to race for free all weekend.

 

Head to the Events page and Quick Race lobby from 8 am PST (5 pm CET) to join in the fun.

 

These cars will also star in our all-new Open Set-Up Multicar GT Championship, coming to you in August. Buy the GT Racing Giants Bundle for only $16 right now to guarantee your entry into every round–it’s the only way you’re going to get them at a discount before the competition begins!

 

Street Car Thursday: XFR, MiTo & TT RS

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by John | July 17, 2014

This week’s Street Car Thursday–your weekly opportunity to grab the keys to a trio of our finest road warriors–is underway. Test drive the Jaguar XFR, Alfa Romeo MiTo, and Audi TT RS completely free-of-charge for 48 hours.

 

Head to the Events page or Quick Race lobby any time up to 8 am PST (5 pm CET) on Friday to take them out.

 

GP Anniversary Championship Round 2: McLaren MP4/4@Donington

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by John | July 15, 2014

The second round of July’s $1,000 signature Championship, the GP Anniversary Championship, begins tomorrow with the McLaren MP4/4 at Donington. Read on to find out how to enter.

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Free Test Drive Tuesday–McLaren MP4/4

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by John | July 14, 2014

We’re inviting you on a free test drive featuring the iconic McLaren MP4/4. Race it free-of-charge for 48 hours and download it for a 50% discount during this promo (it will also feature in this month’s signature Championship, the GP Anniversary Championship, so this is your chance to pick it up on the cheap!).

 

When: 8 am PST (5 pm CET), 07/14/14 until 8 am PST (5 pm CET), 07/16/14.

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

 

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View from the PDC: Matt Bell Wins in Canada

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by John | July 14, 2014

Simraceway Performance Driving Center instructor Matt Bell and his co-driver Andy Lally secured a hard-fought victory in round 7 of the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park on Saturday.

 

The pair guided their No. 9 Stevenson Automotive Group Chevrolet Camaro Z/28.R from third on the grid to an awesome victory which leaves Matt handily-placed in the GS class driver standings as he aims to surpass his 2nd place finishes in 2012 and 2013.