As we pioneer this journey of news reporting about all things sim racing-related we are finding the obvious sources of content along the way, while discovering mods, modders, leagues and so much more that have been around long before COVID-19.
This provides simrace247 with a massive world to explore and bring choice bits to our readers who will help us grow while exposing the fascinating and vast world of sim racing to the mainstream.
One of the most impressive encounters early on in our journey has to be TheRace who have simply blown everyone out the water with their high profile rFactor 2-based events, attracting the big names such as Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button to sim racing.
TheRace are the benchmark race organising and content producing site and we applaud their projects and will always provide coverage.
Formula E are doing an excellent job with their virtual series despite the Daniel Aby cheating scandal and some pretty aggressive driving. But everyone is playing ball and the last race in virtual New York was a thriller.
Formula 1 have their series and it too is gathering steam, but one has to wonder why Max Verstappen has not joined in the fun. Maybe because he does not sin race for fun? Hard to explain, but we get it Max!
And then of course the greatly anticipated and absolutely unmissable Virtual Le Mans 24 Hours with all the big real-life teams fielding cars – Toyota agreeing to run Orecas in Gazoo colours! Plus more superstar drivers than the real Le Mans could ever hope to attract in the modern era.
This is, without a doubt, the biggest event in sim racing history and the eyes of the world will be on the virtual race at a timeless classic venue. We will provide extensive coverage.
Those are some of the big boys out there doing stuff, but as readers of this site will be aware there is a huge boom in big-deal leagues and championships from Raceroom, Assetto Corsa Competizione, iRacing, F1 Game, rFactor 2 and the like which are equally impressive. With Porsche and BMW running official races with excellent coverage and exposure.
Which brings us to the point of this post, the Czech-based VirtualGP league runs the Mercedes cup to the highest of standards while providing great all-round media including full race videos as well as highlights on their channel.
They are now into the fifth round of their championships and if you can spare 20-minutes for some riveting racing highlights watch the first five rounds excellently presented below in short action-packed highlights video that set their own benchmark on how leagues can present themselves to a global audience.
Round 01 Imola Highlights
Round 02 Daytona Highlights
Round 03 Donington Park
Round 04 Spa-Francorchamps
Round 05 Nürburgring