It’s fair to say Matt Bell knows a thing or two about winning at Silverstone.
Racing for United Autosports on his British GT Championship debut in 2010, he teamed up with his brother, Rob, to take a memorable G4 class win there. Then, two years later, he partnered Charles Bateman to another victory at the famous old circuit—this time racing a McLaren MP4-12C GT3 (a car he also campaigned at Silverstone in the 2012 Blancpain Endurance Series).
This year he’ll be taking all that valuable experience into an R8 LMS ultra, and hoping to pull off yet another victory for the team with which his name is already becoming synonymous.
Before he started his preparations for his outing in the Audi, though, we sat down with the 23-year-old to find out how he can help Simraceway players excel in this weekend’s unique Hot Lap Event at our virtual Silverstone circuit in the McLaren he knows so well. Read on for Matt’s in-depth guide to racing an MP4-12C GT3 at Silverstone.
With the Silverstone round of the 2013 British GT Championship on the horizon, we’ve teamed up with our friends at United Autosports, who will be campaigning two McLaren MP4-12C GT3s and one Audi R8 LMS ultra at the race, to lay on a very special Event on Simraceway this weekend. To discover more about it—and its awesome prize—read on!
With less than two weeks to go until the 97th Indianapolis 500, this is your chance to prove you’ve got what it takes to mimic the likes of Simraceway pro driver Dario Franchitti and conquer the world’s most famous motorsport event.
With a big prize awaiting its winner, Simraceway‘s free-to-enter Virtual Indy 500 Event will dial up the distance and the drama as the contest builds to a climax the day before the much-anticipated real-world race.
To discover how to earn your place on the grid for the full-distance Indy 500 finale, read on. To join, ensure you own the 2012 IndyCar, open the game client and click EVENTS in the main menu.
While he was visiting the Simraceway Performance Driving Center earlier in the year, we grabbed Allan McNish and dragged him back into the Simraceway race trailer to answer a brand new set of questions from our players.
This week, following his amazing performance at the 6 Hours of Silverstone, Allan answers PigSkin’s question about his gear changes in the R18, offering a thoroughly topical insight into how he negotiates one of Silverstone’s most important corners.
With the first race of the 2013 FIA World Endurance Championship season taking place at Silverstone on Sunday, we’re marking the occasion with a special car release, a bunch of Events and Quick Races featuring Silverstone and Le Mans Prototype racers, and free test drives in no less than three legendary cars. Read on to find out more about what you can expect on Simraceway this weekend.
Following the Spring Break, Team Cal Simraceway got back to work on its latest FSAE racer, the B13. UC Berkeley’s FSAE West challengers put both the B13 and its predecessor, the B12, through their paces at Sonoma Raceway’s Turn 7 runoff area and posted some images from the day on their blog. Read on to view them.
Remember, if you want to discover what it feels like to drive one of Team Cal Simraceway’s creations, you can download their 2011 entry, the B11, for only $0.58. Or you can view it in “Real v Virtual” action on our YouTube channel!
Making spectacular use of the world-famous Giza plateau’s intricate network of paths and roadways, this tarmac, gravel, and sand circuit was designed to be enjoyed by rally racers, off-road vehicles, and adventurous road cars.
As you are reading this, the latest NASCAR Daytona 500 has been recorded into the annals of motorsport history—another chapter in the ongoing odyssey that attempts to describe the pageantry, the spectacle, the exploding, three-ring-circus that is the final act of Speedweeks, the month-long celebration of hot, nasty speed at Daytona International Speedway.
Some say that the Daytona 500 is the greatest show on Earth. Some say that if it were a Samurai warrior, it would look like Elton John wearing a Donald Duck costume, blaring out Rocketman while cleanly lopping off your head. All I know is that there’s nothing else quite like it.
Home to the jewel in the NASCAR racing crown, the Daytona 500®, the Daytona International Speedway® was built by the series’ co-founder, Bill France Sr., and first opened its gates in 1959.
Read on to find out more about our new track or try it for yourself in Quick Races and Hot Lap Events featuring the all-new Audi R8 LMS ultra, the SRW Asphalt Modified, and the 2012 IndyCar. Or why not try out our all-new three-car GT3 Multi-Car Race there?