Real IndyCar Drivers Set To Race In iRacing As Game Adds 2020-Spec Car
iRacing continues to add more content and with the latest patch, it adds the 2020-spec IndyCar.
The most notable difference is the adoption of an aeroscreen. There is still the safety structure halo underneath it, but with the aeroscreen, it gives the car a much better silhouette. In some angles, at least.
Take a look at it in action in this new trailer:
The patch also included an updated lighting model for the Texas Motorspeedway oval track.
The 2020-spec IndyCar with an aeroscreen was set to debut early this month. But like many other motorsports, that has been put on hold indefinitely as the world faces a pandemic.
Thankfully, sim racing games like iRacing are filling the gap for race fans. For IndyCar, they are fielding 25 of their real-life drivers into the IndyCar iRacing Challenge. The race will be broadcasted on IndyCar’s YouTube and Facebook, and also on iRacing’s channel on Twitch.
From the looks of it, the 2020 cars will be making its racing debut on virtual asphalt. IndyCar driver Sage Karam, who is participating in the IndyCar iRacing Challenge has already had his ride all liveried up.
— Sage Karam (@SageKaram) March 27, 2020
Other racing series, like NASCAR and F1, are also similarly adopting sim racing in these trying times, each with their own endorsed series featuring real drivers.