Most of you will have heard of our monthly PDC Hot Lap Event. Many of you may have even taken part in it. It’s an Event that has been at the very core of Simraceway since it launched. It’s free-to-enter, uses a free car–the Mistubishi Evo X–and it offers a prize worth thousands of dollars–an automotive adventure that is so exclusive, it can’t be bought. Read on to find out more.
The unveiling of the Simraceway Community site earlier in the year not only made it super-easy to find answers to game-related issues, it also helped forge a strong bond between players and Simraceway employees. A virtual meeting place where those who help run the game can seek feedback, share ideas, and swap banter with those who matter most, it’s always swarming with the ideas and opinions that keep Simraceway moving forward.
And this Friday we’ll be hosting the fruits of one such idea inspired by our vibrant community–a quest to discover the answer to a much-discussed question on the forum: just how good are Simraceway employees at their own game?
Today we remember and honor our friend, the late Dan Wheldon. Dan was Simraceway’s first pro driver and in part because of that, but more because of who he was, his impact on our world was simply huge. He not only opened the door to his beloved world of IndyCar—which to us was like heading through the wardrobe into Narnia—he did so with a warmth and welcome that was as unexpected as it was disarming.
We’re especially excited about this weekend’s 24 Hours of Le Mans, not only because it marks the 80th anniversary of the famous endurance race, but also because we’ll be doing our bit to get racing fans closer to the action thanks to Simraceway’s sponsorship of Radio Le Mans’ live coverage.
Radio Le Mans, featuring John Hindhaugh–the voice of sports car racing–is the official English language broadcaster at the Circuit de la Sarthe and some 90,000 fans are expected to tune into 91.2 FM during the action, relying on John and the team to keep them fully up-to-speed with events both on and off the track.
For those not fortunate enough to attend the race, meanwhile, the station’s coverage is also available online at www.radiolemans.com and can be heard live in the US on Sirius and XM Satellite Radio.
As an official partner, Simraceway will also be broadcasting the coverage on its Livestream channel, so make sure to tune in to hear the best of the action.
Here at Simraceway we’ve been busy assembling the top talent in motorsport–and that goes well beyond our pro drivers.
Our Creative Director, Andy Blackmore, is well known in racing circles for both his iconic livery designs and his popular Spotter Guides which have proved an essential and colourful companion to races and series worldwide.
Produced in association with competing teams, his guides are a must-have amongst the motorsport community and are even used by commentary teams to help them call the action.
So, with Le Mans almost upon us, we’re proud to bring you the Simraceway 24 Hours of Le Mans Spotter Guide 2012.
With Sebring only a few days away, we’re proud to announce that one of the world’s greatest endurance racers has signed up to the Simraceway team.
Double 24 Hours of Le Mans winner and three-time American Le Mans Series champion, Allan McNish is helping us perfect Simraceway’s sports car physics, adding his vast expertise and experience to a team that already contains fellow Scot Dario Franchitti and is still benefitting from Dan Wheldon’s awesome legacy.
Following the successful launches of our game public beta and groundbreaking SRW-S1 Steering Wheel, Simraceway’s creators, Ignite Game Technologies, were last week provided with an extra $5 million of funding, taking the total raised to date to $17.5 million.
This is great news for everyone associated with the project and we’re very grateful to our investors, both old and new, whose foresight and support have been instrumental in helping us bring our vision of reinventing the racing game to life.
However, we’d also like to thank you, our users, as without you Simraceway would just be a bunch of 000’s and 111’s sitting in a server somewhere. You bring Simraceway to life. Your racing, your support and, critically, your fervent feedback are making it one of the most welcoming and lively places to race online.
Simraceway and SteelSeries are proud to introduce the SRW-S1 Steering Wheel—an affordable, high-performance PC controller that opens up a whole new racing world to players frustrated by the limitations of joypads.
Everyone at Simraceway is devastated by the news of Dan Wheldon’s passing. Not only was Dan a true champion on the track, he was a true gentleman off it and we feel genuinely blessed to have had the opportunity to work with him. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.