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iRacing Season 2 Schedule

Discussion in 'iRacing Forum' started by Skid_Marc_, Mar 7, 2018.

  1. Skid_Marc_

    Skid_Marc_ Staff Member Admin

    Feb 19, 2015
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    Okay, so the big one that directly impacts Band of Others is the news that iRacing officially has lost Blancpain support. I didn't really take people's concern about the issue seriously, and that shows what I know. The GT Sprint and GT Endurance series will now carry VRS as the title sponsor.

    Do I think it matters? Not really. iRacing has gone about getting manufacturers individually, and the GT3 series has suffered for it. The cars have been improved, but iRacing has been slow to BOP them, and 3/6 are still out-dated. I'm not sure it is all iRacing's fault, but being in a US based company, getting EU teams to work with them is probably difficult enough. On the bright side, this does open the door to maybe get more cooperation from PWC (US-based GT3/GT4/Touring Cars). Without being tied to BSS/BES, maybe they can work with more local teams? Not sure.

    This season has also proven that even their close bond with NASCAR couldn't get them access to the new Chevy Camero. Dallara on the other hand, got iRacing the new specs on the IR18 before it even raced. Licencing looks like a crap shoot, and I don't want to be the guys trying to figure it out.

    I still don't think the sky is falling, but I was wrong on GT3, and I was completely wrong on the estimation that Porsche would have dominant numbers in LMP1, so what do I know? I have a lot of cardboard to get rid of, so if anyone wants to make signs and stand on a street corner, I'll send you some!

    Of course, the new Le Mans Series, and Le Mans Endurance series are here, as well as the new Fanatec GT Series! (Expect a thread on that soon!)

    Have fun in Season 2!
    Last edited: Mar 7, 2018

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