Simraceway Blog

$1000 COTA Championship Round 3

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by John | November 19, 2014

The third round of the COTA Championship gets under way today. For a chance of winning a share of the $1,000 prize pot:

 

  1. Ensure you own the newly-released 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 COTA 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.

 

 

 

Simraceway: Where Sim Racing Journeys Begin

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by John | November 17, 2014

It’s often been said that life is a journey. We all go on them. Simraceway itself has been on one hell of a journey since it first opened its doors to the wider sim racing world three years ago.

 

Since 2011 we’ve had many highs and lows. We’ve endured tragedies (we’ve even had our own demise erroneously predicted!) and we’ve seen colleagues come and go. But heading into 2015, we’re stronger and more focussed than ever–a committed team of sim racing enthusiasts intent on promoting this awesomely-addictive genre to a whole new generation of gamers.

 

Read on to find out how we intend to make Simraceway the starting point for every sim racer.

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150th New Car–Honda HSV GT500

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by John | November 14, 2014

Honda had a lot to live up to when it came to replacing the vaunted NSX GT500. Although it didn’t make it to production due to the global economic downturn, the chosen successor, the “HSV” (“Honda Sport Velocity”), was cleared to compete in Super GT’s 2010 season thanks to its obvious production readiness—and the racer certainly made the most of the opportunity!

 

Read on to find out more about the 150th car we’ve released for download on Simraceway or discover it for yourself by adding it to your Garage or taking it for a free, weekend-long test drive in-game.

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Progression Ladder: Two New Stages, Three New Cars

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by John | November 14, 2014

Two new stages have been added to the SRW Progression Ladder this week. The Audi R8 LMS ultra and BMW Z4 GT3 have become the first two Stage 10 cars, and will be available for only 2,500 Credits/$2.50 Cash.

 

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Meanwhile the brand new Honda HSV GT500, released this weekend, has slotted straight into all-new Stage 16 and will be able to be picked up for only 6,250 Credits/$6.25 Cash, rather than the 7,500 Credits/$7.50 Cash price it would usually have been offered at.

 

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

 

Upcoming Test Drive: Mercedes-Benz 300SL ‘Gullwing’

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by John | November 14, 2014

Test Drive Tuesday

 

From 8 am PST (5 pm CET) on Monday, it’s your chance to take the uber-collectible Mercedes-Benz 300SL ‘Gullwing’ onto the track, free for 48 hours. If you want to add it to your Garage, you’ll also be able to download it for HALF PRICE!

 

When: 8 am PST (5 pm CET), 11/17/14 until 8 am PST (5 pm CET), 11/19/14.

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

 

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$1000 COTA Championship Round 2

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by John | November 12, 2014

The second round of the COTA Championship gets under way today. For a chance of winning a share of the $1,000 prize pot:

 

  1. Ensure you own the McLaren MP4-27. 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 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: Abarth, Firebird and Blower

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by John | November 7, 2014

Test Drive Weekend

 

This weekend, the Fiat 500 Abarth Assetto Corse and Pontiac Firebird Formula will be offered to players for a FREE 72-hour test drive. Enjoy our recent releases at the awesome Circuit of The Americas from 8 am PST (5pm CET) today.

 

When: 8 am PST (5 pm CET), 11/07/14 until 8 am PST (5 pm CET), 11/10/14.

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, we’re giving you the chance to take out the legendary and super-fun Bentley 4 1/2 Litre ‘Blower’ on us for 48 hours. And if you can’t get enough of it, you’ll be able to download it for HALF PRICE!

 

When: 8 am PST (5 pm CET), 11/10/14 until 8 am PST (5 pm CET), 11/12/14.

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

 

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Progression Ladder’s Ninth Stage to Feature MP4-12C GT3

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by John | November 7, 2014

The ninth stage of our Progression Ladder is now in place, with the super-addictive McLaren MP4-12C GT3 taking its place within it. The McLaren racer can now be purchased for only 2,250 Credits/$2.25 Cash.

 

***Look out for Cash Racing Events featuring the MP4-12C GT3 and start winning Cash and earning Credits towards your next download!***

 

#SRWPiccie Gallery

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by John | November 6, 2014

We’re loving the images you’re sending into our #SRWPiccie competitions! Feast your eyes on these little beauties from the latest contest–and remember, you can put yourself in with a chance of earning $2.50 simply by posting an in-game Event image, labelled with the #SRWPiccie hashtag, to our Facebook page.

 

Your entry can be of anything you want as long as it’s taken during a Simraceway Event, so fire up your image editor and let your imagination run wild! Read on to view our gallery.

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$1000 COTA Championship Round 1

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by John | November 5, 2014

The first round of the COTA Championship gets under way today. For a chance of winning a share of the $1,000 prize pot:

 

  1. Ensure you own the Honda NSX 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 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.