iRacing.com, whose popular online racing game is recognized as the most accurate simulation of “real” racing, today announced it will sponsor the Nurburgring 1000. Round 5 of the Blancpain Endurance Series, the “iRacing.com Nurburgring 1000”, is scheduled for the weekend of September 19-21. Motorsports fans attending the iRacing.com Nurburgring 1000 will have the opportunity to test iRacing throughout the race weekend at the SimRacingExpo 2014, which will be held in the exposition center adjacent to the circuit.
“The Blancpain Endurance Series brings the world’s top GT cars and teams to one of the world’s great race circuits for the Nurburgring 1000,” says Tony Gardner, president of iRacing.com. “More than 50,000 iRacers worldwide have the opportunity to race digital versions of some of the leading cars in the Blancpain Endurance Series, including the BMW Z4 GT3 and the McLaren MP4-12C. With such a large international fan base, we feel our association with this series, and the Nurburgring 1000 and Sim Racing Expo 2014 in particular, is a great way to introduce iRacing to even more racing fans from Europe and all around the world.”
“We’re pleased to have iRacing.com as sponsor of the Nurburgring 1000,” says CEO and Founder of SRO Motorsports Group Stephane Ratel. Marc Hennerici from the host promoter ADAC Mittelrhein adds: “iRacing.com, the Blancpain Endurance Series and the Nurburgring represent the epitome in their respective endeavors, and we look forward to a long and fruitful partnership with iRacing.”
To celebrate this partnership, iRacing is offering a free, three-month subscription to new members who visit www.iracing.com/nurburgring1000.
iRacing.com enables motorsports and gaming enthusiasts around the world to race against one another online in more than 40 precisely-modeled cars on 65 laser-scanned road courses, ovals and speedways in officially-sanctioned and private league competition. From GT racing to NASCAR, grand prix racing to prototypes and Indycars, iRacing delivers the most realistic racing experience you can have on your PC or Mac from the comfort and convenience of your home. With literally thousands of official races every week, there is always someone to race against at iRacing.
Learn more about iRacing here: http://youtu.be/LppUNwdCiug?list=PL55FD8A5F9F5FB3E2
Learn more about SimRacingExpo 2014 and Nurburgring 2014 here: www.nr1000.co.uk
The company was founded in 2004 by Dave Kaemmer and John Henry and subsequently released as iRacing.com in August 2008. Kaemmer was co-founder of Papyrus Design Group, developers of award-winning racing simulations including “Grand Prix Legends” and NASCAR 2003.” Henry is principal owner of the Boston Red Sox and Liverpool Football Club, as well as co-owner of NASCAR’s Roush Fenway Racing. iRacing.com has developed dozens of formal partnerships in the motorsport industry to help create the most authentic racing simulation in the world including with NASCAR, IndyCar, International Speedway Corporation, Speedway Motorsports, McLaren Electronics, Williams F1, Volkswagen, Ford, the Skip Barber Racing School, GM, BMW and Toyota.
Blancpain - Innovation is our Tradition
Founded in 1735 by Jehan-Jacques Blancpain, the watch brand bearing his name is the oldest in the world. Blancpain is currently engaged to the renewal of mechanical watchmaking and to passing on exceptional expertise from one generation to the next through constant investment in human resources, production facilities and research. This approach is its strength and the expression of our long-term vision, even though it goes against the tide of a certain tendency to seek immediate profit. From the creation of components through to watch design, Blancpain is distinguished by its ability to develop exceptional movements. Over the past nine years, the Manufacture has indeed developed no less than 32 new calibres.
Through its various models, Blancpain preserves its heritage of precision and elegance, while also displaying an innovative and occasionally provocative spirit. Its range encompasses the sportive L-evolution line, the legendary Fifty Fathoms diver’s watch, as well as the classic Villeret collection, the high complication from Le Brassus collection and the Women models.
Pirelli – Official Tyre Supplier
Pirelli is a tyre manufacturer and world leader in the automotive industry. It has an exclusive relationship with over 50 racing series worldwide, including Formula One.
Pirelli has a long and illustrious history in endurance racing, and has also claimed a huge variety of class wins in GT racing all over the world. The design of the new Pirelli GT tyres meets the needs of GT racing while maintaining the performance characteristics that endurance drivers have appreciated in the past.The slick tyres used for GT racing are branded Zero: just like the slicks that have become a central feature of Formula One. The name P Zero is used in the highest categories of motorsport such as GT racing.
SRO Motorsports Group
SRO Motorsports Group was founded by Stephane Ratel and has specialised in the promotion, support and organisation of many national and international motorsport series since 1995.
In 2014, SRO promotes several championships and series, such as the Blancpain GT Series with the Blancpain Sprint Series and the Blancpain Endurance Series, including the iconic Total 24 hours of Spa, the Cooper Tires British F3 Championship, the Avon Tyres British GT Championship and has various franchise agreements including the GT4 European Series.
SRO has offices in London, Paris and Liège.