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iRacing Sponsors iRacing.com GT500, 2015 Blancpain Endurance Series Finale

30 June 2015
iRacing.com has been named title sponsor of the Blancpain Endurance Series race at the Nurburging on September 19 and 20. This marks the second consecutive year the award-winning online motorsports simulation service has sponsored the Blancpain Endurance Series’ visit to the legendary German circuit which, also for the second year in a row, coincides with SimRacing EXPO at the “ring boulevard” exhibition center.

In celebration of the iRacing.com GT500, iRacing is offering a special $5 US, meaning ca. 4.50 €, three month subscription offer to new members. Go to www.iracing.com to take advantage of this special offer and use promo code PR-RINGRELEASE2015 when signing up.

One of the most exciting displays at the SimRacing EXPO will be a preview of iRacing’s highly-anticipated virtual versions of the Nurburgring’s Nordschleife and the Grand Prix circuit, which have been in development for nearly a year.

“The iRacing.com GT500 weekend is an exciting intersection of virtual motorsport and real racing action,” says Tony Gardner, President of iRacing.com. “Sim racers and gamers from around Europe and the rest of the world can see the latest in sim racing technology and enjoy the sensational drivers, teams and cars of the Blancpain Endurance Series competing at the Nurburgring. I can’t think of a better time or place for iRacing to introduce the world’s most authentic digital recreation of the Nordschleife and Nurburging Grand Prix circuit.”

“iRacing.com is recognized around the world as a leader in the field of realistic simulations and we are happy to have them returning as the title sponsor of this event,” says Marc Hennerici, head of the Sport & Event department of the ADAC Mittelrhein. “Even racing professionals use the realistic simulations for training purposes.”

In addition to iRacing.com, more than 20 exhibitors are expected to have their latest products, services and technology display on the 8,800 square metre SimRacing EXPO. A highlight of the SimRacing EXPO will be the virtual ADAC-Trophy race, which will enable sim racers to experience the realism of modern race simulators and racing games while testing their own limits.

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About iRacing.com
The company was founded in 2004 by Dave Kaemmer and John Henry and presented in August 2008 as iRacing.com. Kaemmer had been Co-Founder of the Papyrus Design Group, developer of award-winning race-simulators like “Grand Prix Legends” and “NASCAR 2003”. Henry is the major shareholder of the Boston Red Sox and the FC Liverpool as well as Co-Owner of “NASCAR Roush Fenway Racing”. iRacing.com has already formed a dozen partnerships in the motorsport industry in order to create one of the most authentic racing-simulations of the world. Just to name some of them: SRO Motorsports Group, NASCAR, IndyCar, International Speedway Corporation, Speedwas Motorsports, Mazda Motorsports, McLaren Electronics, Williams F1, Volkswagen, Ford, Skip Barber Racing School, GM, BMW and Toyota.

About SimRacing EXPO 2015
On the 19th and 20th of September 2015, the SimRacing EXPO will take place for the second time. On the 8,800 square metres of the Ring Boulevard on the Nurburgring, more than 20 exhibitors present all the novelties related to virtual racing. The fair’s visitors will not only be able to learn about the latest SimRacing and gaming trends at free admission, but also try them out on-site. Racer, engineers and developer will receive all the information on the newest developments in the sector. In the form of the GT500 race, the final Blancpain Endurance Series race, the largest GT 3 race series in the world, will take place at the same time and place. Like no other, this event combination merges the borders between real racing action and virtual motor sport.

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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 ten years, the Manufacture has indeed developed no less than 35 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.

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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.

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SRO Motorsports Group - The architect of modern GT Racing

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 2015, 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 Avon Tyres British GT Championship and the newly-created GT Sports Club and Ultracar Sports Club. SRO Motorsports Group has various franchise agreements, including the GT4 European Series.

SRO Motorsports Group runs also the SRO Race Centre by MMC, a high-level technical centre at the Paul Ricard Circuit in the south of France.

SRO has offices in London, Paris and Liège.
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