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NEWVU Opening in Stevenage

A new social gaming centre has opened in Stevenage town centre in the UK called NEWVU, which aims to provide a one-size-fits-all location for a wide variety of different gaming requirements, from the “drop in and have a go” type, a place where parents can take their adorables to have a go on several different […]

The age of competition

Last month, we wrote about how age is just a number (here to be precise), and no matter how old you are, as long as you’re able to hold a wheel (or even a control pad), age is simply a number and shouldn’t affect your love of sim racing, but what about those competing at […]

The first steps

A question I have been asked several times in my commentary career, and also a question I asked several commentators in “The world of the commentator, virtual or real” series for GTR24H (here is the link to one of the articles) is “how did it all begin?”. For some, it’s a sideways step from a […]


The importance of a positive image, both as a team and as a member of that team, cannot be understated, both from a personal and commercial perspective. The same is true in esports, where time and again, a wrong move from a team member has caused the downfall of the whole team. FuturEsports has again […]

Change of the guard?

Formula 1 esports will enter its fifth full season this year, and there are indications that there could potentially be some new challengers to the throne, currently occupied by Dutchman Jarno Opmeer. F1 esports first began in 2017, in which over 60,000 gamers tried their best to qualify for the grid for the final races […]

FEL fell over

Sim racing leagues live and die by their reputation, which takes a long to build and can be destroyed very quickly by rash decisions of a few individuals. New to F1 22 was Formula Euro League, and last month, we reported that they had high hopes for hitting the ground running (here is the link […]

Expert or Exploit?

Racing teams, real and virtual, will always try to find all means to find those valuable tenths of a second over their opponents, be it in car design, setup or racing technique. Exploring the grey areas of the rules is nothing new, and exploiting any loophole to make your car legal and faster has been […]

Frustrations from Rocket Simsport

Different types of sim racing require different skillsets. Sprint races need more aggression (within reason), as the driver has less time to make moves happen or recover from a mistake. Rallying requires a huge amount of concentration, determination and a big amount of lunacy to drive sideways along roads at 150 KPH or more, lined […]

For whom the wedding bells toll

Finding love is often a difficult process, particularly for the “gamer” type. Whilst the gaming world continues to have more of a wider audience, with esports forever growing, and of course, the pandemic bringing a new audience from racing drivers taking to streaming in the forced time away from the track, the old label of […]

Is Sim racing a sport?

One of the criticisms that sim racing gets thrown at it is “It’s not a real sport”, along with the usual “It’s just a game”. Whilst the latter is correct, sim racing is no less a demonstration of skill than any real-life sport and the transferrable skill from rig to cockpit has been proven time […]

Age is just a number

From my very first commentary in May 2016, I’ve been the “elder statesman” of the sim racing world, old enough to be a parent of the rising stars coming through the ranks. As of writing, I am 42 years of old with two children of my own, so I came to sim racing much later […]

Free to play, or Prize pool?

The wide diversity of racing leagues out there offers drivers a choice of where to race, whether it’s a casual “race when you have time” setup or a highly competitive organisation offering a prize incentive. There are certainly many more free-to-play leagues than prize-offering leagues, but does this mean there isn’t much room for leagues […]

Future signings

Last month, we reported on an unfortunate incident regarding the Hungarian organisation FuturEsports (FES) with regards to signing James Doherty into their ranks, which caused quite a bit of upset in the community (here is the link to the article for more details). The controversey was strong enough that caused their association with Future Racing […]

F1 22 Creator Race-off

The latest iteration of the Formula 1 racing game franchise was released last week, and this is the second game in the franchise to be released since Electronic Arts bought the Codemasters studios on the 7th of July last year (though F1 2021 was only released a week after the purchased, so there would not […]

Virtual GP 2022 season so far

As VGP enters its traditional summer break, half the season has already passed, with six incredible races at numerous amazing European circuits and a stateside to Daytona. Each year, VGP always strive to better the year before, in terms of production and on-track action, and yet again the Czech republic based organisation has delivered. With […]

Healthy Body, Healthy Mind

The general perception of sim racers, indeed of gamers in general, has, for many years, been the stereotypical image of a teenage boy that doesn’t know what the outside world looks like, surviving on junk food and only leaving the sanctity of his room to go to the bathroom. Before that, video games were considered […]

Shazoo Racing Championship

As the F1 league racing continues to be a buzz of activity of driver and management signings in the run-up to the new game, Team Shazoo has made a new push to advertise the Shazoo Racing Championship, but rather than your usual league setup akin to PSGL or WOR, the SRC is aiming to bring […]

Mercedes Benz Virtual GP heads to Hockenheim

The Mercedes Benz Virtual GP has always given the viewers some incredible racing; year after year, the series has grown from strength to strength, and for the first time in VGPs history, the series travels to the Hockenheimring for the sixth instalment of the 2022 campaign, and the final round in the GT3 cars before […]

The Global Championship season 1 finale

The inaugural season of TGC draws to a close tonight, and the championship is still up for grabs. Two titanic teams have their sights set on the title, and the advantage very much belongs to Visceral Esports. VSR lead the championship by 35 points over Race Clutch, so whilst the gap isn’t impossible to overcome, […]


The second round of the SRO-hosted Intercontinental GT Challenge Esports powered by Mobileye series took place over the weekend. 24 hours of Spa Francorchamps awaited the nearly 50 teams competing, with many of the major names from the ACC esports scene present and ready to do battle in the virtual Ardennes forest. Riding high from […]

The importance of reputation

It’s not uncommon to see teams announcing new driver signings regularly, as established talent look to maximise their potential with the best teams available, and the rising stars are looking for the best chances to improve themselves. Equally, the team has to be right for the driver in question, as not every driver works well […]

VCO ERL Summer cup begins

VCOs Esports Racing League begins its summer calendar tonight with the opening round of the ERL Summer Cup. New teams and new cars have been introduced since the Spring cup concluded, so let’s have a look at what’s new for the VCO ERL Summer Cup. Toyota Corolla GR Toyota’s latest British Touring Car Championship entrant […]

Closure for Consistent

A few weeks ago, we had a chat with Oskar from Consistent Racing Esports about the management structure of a modern day esports team (the article can be found here). In that article, when asked about the nature of the management structure they use, Oskar replied with this. The solid baseline for numerous members of […]

Rennsports march around europe

Rennsport’s new simulator has been causing quite a stir in recent weeks, with their launch event taking place in Munich, Germany, and the feedback from the attendees has been quite positive so far. Rennsports’ next stop was the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart, teaming up with Porsches esports team Coanda Esports, to demonstrate the capabilities of […]

The future of Future?

The F1 league racing scene isn’t immune to a scandal here and there, and this week, the subject of two scandals last year was involved in two separate signings that had the community in an uproar. FuturEsports, a Hungarian organisation, has seen a lot of action of late, and are about to launch its seventh […]

A new league launches with high hopes

With the new F1 game launching this month, leagues will be quick to evaluate the capabilities of the new game. It’s not uncommon for new leagues to launch with the arrival of a new title, and whilst Formula Euro League existed previously, it was a Playstation league for F1 2020. FEL launched a new discord […]

Grid Finder finding grids, both real and sim.

Grid Finder has established itself as a comprehensive tool for those seeking to get into league racing on many different racing sims, and across all three major platforms, but the organisers weren’t content to simply go through the motions of maintaining the search engine. Their enthusiasm for racing, and determination to grow their brand, has […]

Virtual GP 2022 Round 5 – Donington Park

The most prestigious sim racing series from the  Czech Republic’s 5th round of the season returns to British soil for the penultimate round in the GT3 machinery. Donington Park, near Castle Donington in Derbyshire, has seen many racing categories race on the fast and flowing track since its opening in 1931, from dirt bike racing […]

VRC Formula Alpha 2022

The official Formula one license has been in the hands of Codemasters since 2008, and the Southam based company has been releasing annual F1 games ever since. Almost every racing game outside of the F1 franchise has its version of the current model of Formula one machinery, such as the Formula A for Project CARS, […]

Floris Wijers returns to sim racing

Sim racing has enjoyed several hugely successful drivers from The Netherlands, and Floris Wijers was one such Dutch driver who put himself in the mix with the very best in the business. Floris was in the F1 pro draft in 2018, and the following year, he was chosen by Haas for their 2019 campaign. Sadly, […]

Coanda Simsport joins forces with Porsche

Coanda Simsport has been a force to be reckoned with in various sim racing championships for several years. With a multi-national driver roster, the amount of success that the team has enjoyed thus far is simply incredible. Coanda has teamed up with Porsche in the past but now, the partnership has become a longer-term arrangement […]

F1 2021 racing continues with VSL

An inevitable part of an annually released title, such as the F1 and FIFA games, is when the next title in the series is soon due to arrive, the life of the current title comes to an end. With just five weeks until the 28th of June release date for F1 22, league racing in […]

Victory for Burst esports in the Formula Pro Series

The Formula Pro Series has seen a lot of very intense action from numerous esports teams, and round two travelled to the temple of speed, Tifosi territory, the Autodromo Nazionale Monza. On the rFactor 2 battlefield, the victors in virtual Italy were Burst esports, Jernej Simončič bringing home the win from pole for the Danish […]

Management structure of the modern sim racing team

Back in the formative years of sim racing esports, a team would consist of a few friends who share a passion for racing and want to compete with other like-minded individuals. Over time, a successful team will attract the attention of other talented drivers who also want to use their talents to improve their standing […]

FBL Community

The sim racing world is filled with leagues for almost any sim that is available, the majority of which will cater for the fresh face as well as the racing ace. We at GTR24H have talked about the heavy hitters in sim racing, such as PSGL in the F1 world, or SimSport Racing International in […]

VGP 2022 Season Round 4 – Spielberg

The Virtual GP circus heads to the home of Red Bull racing, the Spielberg circuit in Austria, for round four of the 2022 campaign. Following the race at Hungaroring last time out, ESET’s Martin Štefanko took the win after an incredible race-long battle with the 2021 championship runner-up, ERT Racing Team’s Lukas Přáda. The Williams […]

The role of the stewards, part two

Previously, we looked at the role of the stewards, and the potential backlash they can receive when the decisions are contested. When the league is the size of PSGL, they potentially have greater resources at hand to handle the large number of incidents that are raised each week, but what about smaller organisations? Is the […]

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