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Daytona is done! Well maybe not quite

The 1st round of any series is a learning experience for everyone and that includes the organisers. The big talking point of the week leading up to the race was the qualifying format and, in retrospect, maybe open qualifying at a circuit where draft can make such a significant difference wasn't the best idea and we'll think about this carefully for future events. We also had a problem with not being able to set the race dates/times correctly although the compromise on this worked out pretty well. These issues however, didn't stop the racing from being exciting. International The new time slot on Saturdays looks promising - we had our biggest ever International field although there's still wo

Welcome to Race Week!

It's finally back, race week is here and one day earlier than last year. For 2019, Race Week will begin at midnight pacific time on Saturday before the races. This is to give the International drivers a full 7 days of practice and to make sure there are two full weekend days for everyone to practice and qualify. You can see all the scheduled sessions here As of now, the plan is to cut off official practice and qualifying 24 hours earlier than in years past so we can plan the splits and grids for all regions at the same time. We will see how much of an uproar this causes. In order to be placed on the grid for the race the rules are similar to last year; Register, complete the minimum laps (30

OMG, the season kicks off this weekend!

While we've all been calmly (or not) preparing for the main season opener, it's been easy to forget that the support series happens the weekend before - in 5 days time as I write this. The 1st round is the ROAR, using the same cars - Kia, Mustang and MX-5 - as the iRacing event, but with fixed sets (a slightly modified baseline for the Kia and the normal iRacing baselines for the other 2). The sessions will be 3 hours - 1hr 40mins of practice, 20 mins of qualifying and then a 1 hour race. Like normal Majors events, one spare car will be available. Unlike the main events, no pre-registration or qualifying is required - just join the session (in he league pages) and have some fun. Only one ser

Storybook season awaits...

January 1st... another year down, another page turned, but I am more interested in what is on the next page? What is the story of 2019 and who will write it? Now, I’m not much of a resolution guy, but I am big on goals. For the Majors the goal is as simple as it is daunting, to be widely regarded as the most prestigious sim racing series on the planet. Our’s will not be the most lucrative series, but it can be the most rewarding. We aim to meld motorsports and simracing in a way that the line is as blurred as is possible. That the history of the sport is revered and revelled in. That the future of the sport has; more fans, more heros and more stories. Stories that become legends and stories

Super Weekend?

Five rounds on the 2019 Majors schedule are set to run on the same weekend as an iRacing official special event. Those races are; Daytona 24 12 hours of Sebring Indy 500 Le Mans Spa 24h Now, this idea was mine, so; good, bad or ugly, I own it. In my mind I have billed these events as "Super Weekends", but several drivers have come to us with significant concerns about this plan and I acknowledge their points and concerns are more than valid. I'd like to outline what I see as pros and cons of the plan and then would like to gather the feedback of the members. Pros: - More efficient race prep. With the exception of Sebring all the Super Weekend races use the same car / track combos. You can pr

Welcome to the show

As our sport grows up and matures, seemingly small things like the use of; logos, trademarks, word-marks and the like become a "bigger deal". IRacing has decided (and rightfully so) to err on the side of caution with regard to their paint policy, especially when it comes to broadcasts on their channel, the iRacing Esports Network (IESN). Originally we decided to take the path of least resistance and keep our broadcasts on the channels of our broadcast partners (SimSpeed, RaceSpot and GSRC), so that we could maintain the status quo as far as paints were concerned. That decision would not last long. We are fortunate to partner with the best broadcasting companies in all of sim-racing and it's

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