Simraceway Blog

Temporary Disruption to Simraceway Services

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by John | September 15, 2014

Simraceway has had to go offline for a short time. We apologise for any inconvenience this has caused. To find out more about the issues we are having, and how they are affecting ongoing Events, please head to our Forum.

 

We will have our services up-and-running as soon as we can and thank you for your patience and support.

 

New Car–Fiat 500 Abarth Assetto Corse

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by John | September 12, 2014

Introduced in 2008, the release of the diminutive, super-agile Fiat 500 Abarth Assetto Corse represented a long-awaited return to the track for the pioneering Italian marque. The ultimate successor to the legendary 595, which spent the sixties winning races and effortlessly fulfilling the scorpion brand’s mission of democratizing motorsport, it arrived to great fanfare.

 

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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Free Test Drive Weekend: Jaguar D-Type@Brands Hatch

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by John | September 12, 2014

With this weekend’s Goodwood Revival due to feature a world-record field of Jaguar D-Types in the Lavant Cup, we’re adding to the 60th birthday celebrations by offering the legendary racer free to all our players for the duration of the weekend.

 

Head to the Events page and Quick Race lobby from 8 am PST (5 pm CET) to race for free.

 

Audi RS4 joins the Progression Ladder

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by John | September 12, 2014

Following last week’s update to our Progression Ladder, the new feature designed to make it easy for players to build their car collections on Simraceway, we’ve added another “Stage 3″ car: the awesome Audi RS4.

 

That means there’s currently a total of 12 cars that can be downloaded for less than the lowest regular price bracket of 2500 Credits/$2.50 Cash. Read on to view the full ladder.

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$1000 SRW WTCC Championship Round 2

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by John | September 10, 2014

The second round of the SRW WTCC Championship gets under way at all-new Sonoma WTCC today. For a chance of winning a share of the $1,000 prize pot:

 

  1. Ensure you own one of our WTCC racers. If you don’t, you can download one.
  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.

 

 

 

Free Test Drive Tuesday–Tipo 61 ‘Birdcage’ & Agera R

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by John | September 8, 2014

We’re inviting you on a free test drive featuring the Maserati Tipo 61 ‘Birdcage’ and the Koenigsegg Agera R, as chosen by Simraceway players. Race them free-of-charge for 48 hours and download them for a 50% discount during this promo.

 

When: 8 am PST (5 pm CET), 09/08/14 until 8 am PST (5 pm CET), 09/10/14.

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

 

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New Bundle: Maserati 100 Bundle

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by John | September 5, 2014

Maserati is marking 100 years of producing automotive art in 2014 and we’re celebrating by offering a limited-edition Bundle containing all five of our Maserati-made cars at a 50% discount. Download the Maserati 100 Bundle right now and save $17.50!

 

Sonoma WTCC Layout Released

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by John | September 5, 2014

This weekend we’re introducing Sonoma Raceway‘s World Touring Car Championship layout–our 18th separate configuration based on our home track. The release will allow Simraceway players to enjoy an experience the real-world drivers will be robbed of this year following the WTCC’s decision not to visit California in the 2014 season.

 

Look out for our tribute to the cancelled race, which will take place from September 10!

 

Simraceway Progression Ladder Improved and Extended

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by John | September 5, 2014

Back in April, we announced the creation of the Simraceway “progression ladder”. It was introduced to make it easier for new players to build their car collections by allowing them to earn Credits faster and by reducing the prices of selected cars to make them cheaper to download.

 

Having received favorable feedback on our initial quartet of SRW-manufactured “ladder cars” costing between $0.25 and $1, we’ve decided to make some additions, this time using fully-licensed, real-world cars. Read on to find out which rides are joining the ladder!

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Free Test Drive Weekend: WTCC Fleet @ Sonoma & MP4-27 @ COTA

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by John | September 5, 2014

This week’s Weekend Test Drive unleashes our entire 17-car WTCC fleet on the all-new Sonoma WTCC layout. Meanwhile, for those of an open-wheel persuasion, we’re offering the chance to take the MP4-27–the car Lewis Hamilton drove to victory at the Italian Grand Prix in 2012–onto the sweeping turns of COTA, starting when the red lights go out at Monza on Sunday.

 

Head to the Events page and Quick Race lobby from 8 am PST (5 pm CET) to race for free.