SRO Motorsports Group has come together with iRacing.com to create a new online racing category based on the Blancpain Sprint and Endurance Series.
The new package will offer sim racers the chance to get behind the wheel of several iconic GT3 machines that currently compete in the Stéphane Ratel-led championship. Confirmed cars include the BMW Z4, McLaren MP4-12C and the new Ford GT, with two extra manufacturers including Aston Martin to be added in the future.
The cars will compete on laser-scanned reproductions of a selection of circuits used by the Blancpain GT Series including Monza, Silverstone, Brands Hatch, Spa-Francorchamps and Zolder. The Nürburgring, home of the 2014 season-ending iRacing.com 1000 km, will be completed and added to the game later in the year.
Competitors will be able to form multi-driver teams using iRacing’s driver swap feature, which allows drivers from anywhere in the world to race together.
“The SRO Motorsports Group is happy to announce our new relationship with iRacing.com,” said Stéphane Ratel, Founder & CEO of the SRO Motorsports Group. “Together, our organisations will bring exciting new dimensions to the Blancpain Sprint Series and Blancpain Endurance Series by enabling race fans and sim racers all over the world to experience the challenge of world class GT3 racing.”
“We’re proud to have the SRO Motorsports Group as the first European-based racing series promoter in a group of iRacing partners that includes NASCAR, IndyCar and V8 Supercars,” added Steve Myers, Executive Producer at iRacing.com. “This partnership began with our initial introduction at September’s iRacing.com Nürburgring 1000 km and quickly developed into a conversation on how iRacing and SRO could work together.”
“The fact that over 1500 iRacers participated in our recent endurance event attests to GT racing’s popularity on the iRacing service. We look forward to working with SRO in developing innovative methods of engaging fans of GT racing the world over.”