Online racing simulation iRacing.com has announced that it will build a digital version of the Honda Civic raced in the British Touring Car Championship, together with the addition of four British circuits.
Thruxton, Croft, Mallory Park and Snetterton will be added, bringing the number of British circuits featured in the service to eight.
“This is great news for iRacers in England and around the world,” said Divina Galica, iRacing.com Director of Partner Relations.
“Thanks to our new partnership with the British Auto Racing Club, we're pleased to bring Thruxton, Croft and Mallory Park into the fold. At the same time, we've expanded our existing relationship with Motorsport Vision to add Snetterton to our catalogue of great race tracks.
“Together with our existing British tracks – Brands Hatch, Oulton Park and Silverstone and our previously announced plans for Donington Park, these new additions will give iRacing eight of England's very best race tracks.
“And the addition of the Honda Civic 2KC means we'll be able to stage our own version of the British Touring Car Championship.”
BARC Managing Director Bill Coombs said: “The British Auto Racing Club is excited that Thruxton, Croft and Mallory Park, will be available on iRacing. We're proud of each of these historic facilities, and delighted to know sim-racers everywhere will be able to test their mettle at the Jim Clark Esses, Shaw's Hairpin, Campbell/Cobb/Seagrave and the many other challenges of these wonderful circuits.”
MSV spokesman Tristan Harris said: “We've already seen the fantastic job iRacing have done in recreating the world-famous Brands Hatch and Oulton Park circuits. We're delighted to add Snetterton to the package, and now iRacers across the globe can experience this wonderful track – the newest and second longest in the UK.”
iRacing's version of the Honda 2KC will be based upon the car driven by Honda Yuasa Racing duo Matt Neal and Gordon Shedden in this year's BTCC. It joins an HPD ARX-01c Le Mans Prototype and previously announced plans for the Honda SV-10 raced in Japanese Super GT.
“Honda is delighted to expand its partnership with iRacing with the addition of the Honda Civic 2KC,” said American Honda Motorsports Manager T.E. McHale.
“The HPD ARX-01c is already among the most popular cars on the iRacing service, and we're sure the Civic 2KC and the Honda SV-10 will be equally well received by the iRacing community. We look forward to working with iRacing on more exciting projects in the future.”