RaceSpot TV are pleased to announce that they have extended their partnership with iRacing for the upcoming 2016 racing season, to provide coverage of all three officially sanctioned World Championship Series. In addition, they shall be providing coverage of number of iRacing’s special events, highlighted by the Pro Race of Champions in December, and shall also be launching a new brand, RaceSpot Primetime to offer fans top quality racing broadcasts Sunday – Friday every week on iRacing Live.
The partnership marks the continuation of an incredible journey for RaceSpot over the past few years. Since forming in February 2014, RaceSpot TV has quickly established itself as destination viewing for open wheel and endurance based events, streaming a number of officially sanctioned and private hosted series. In 2015, this included partnering with IndyCar for an officially sanctioned private hosted league, and working with series recognised within the motorsports industry for the level of commitment to stewarding and series management.
WCS ON RACESPOT
The iRacing World Championship Series (WCS) marks the pinnacle of Sim Racing competition. Officially sanctioned series, combined with large prize pools and extensive media coverage highlights the very best of Sim Racing, and showcases some of it’s top level talent. It’s no surprise therefore that a number of World Championship drivers have had real world racing experience, or have been approached by racing teams based upon their WCS performances.
RaceSpot TV have covered the iRacing Grand Prix World Championship series since 2014, and lead commentator Wil Vincent will be embarking on his 4th season covering the series. 2016 marks the introduction of new competition in the form of the iRacing Blancpain GT Series, a team based championship, designed to recognise the huge surge in team racing over the past few years. As a broadcaster with an expansive endurance resume, including multiple 6, 12 and 24 hour broadcasts under their belt, they are arguably best suited to launch coverage of this exciting and diverse 5 race series.
Additionally, RaceSpot TV will be taking over coverage of the NASCAR Peak Antifreeze Series, powered by iRacing. Officially recognised by NASCAR, the series receives extensive coverage on a number of web platforms, and culminates in the series champion being invited to the final round of the NASCAR Sprint Cup season to receive their prize. Contrary to popular belief, RaceSpot know their way around an oval, having called many an Indy 500, and shall combine it’s effective blend of providing top quality coverage with expert and informed commentary and analysis by those well versed in everything NASCAR.
Discussing the announcement, Tony Gardner, president of iRacing commented:
RaceSpot has a proven track record of putting on great broadcasts for iRacing, and we are excited to expand our partnership with them for 2016, to include the iRacing Blancpain GT Series, the NASCAR Peak Antifeeze series, and other events throughout the year.
We look forward to working with RaceSpot to expand the reach of both iRacing and our iRacing Live brand, as we continue to grow the world’s most advanced and realistic sim racing product.
RaceSpot Primetime is a new initiative to provide viewers with some of the very best sim racing in the world, 6 nights a week on iRacing Live, to cater to a wide variety of audiences. By enhancing the coverage and presence of some of our very best racing series, alongside coverage of series chosen by fans and drivers themselves, we hope that RaceSpot TV and iRacing Live can become destination viewing throughout the week.
Our planned coverage includes:
Talking about RaceSpot & iRacing Live, Jack Davidson of iRacing commented:
We’re excited to continue to work closely with RaceSpotTV in making iRacingLive the definitive live showcase for not only sim racing’s most talented drivers, but for the numerous race series that we offer – from the Mazda MX-5 Cup Series to Grand Prix – from short track racing to NASCAR, IndyCar, Blancpain GT and more.
As proven with our WC Series broadcasts over the years, sim racing is a spectacle that deserves an audience.
Finally, RaceSpot TV will be home to some of the biggest ‘One Off’ events in Sim Racing. From the High banks of Daytona kicking off proceedings in January, the schedule includes road, oval and endurance events throughout the year. Like your Ovals? The Daytona 500 and Indy 500 are the crown jewels of oval racing, and always produce wild races. Grand Prix fans can rev their engines for the Italian Grand Prix, and Endurance racing fans have action from Daytona, Watkins Glen, the Nordschleife and more to keep them company.
RaceSpot TV will also bring the best of the World Championship Series together for the return of the ‘All Star Race’ during the summer WCS break, and we conclude our year with the Pro Race of Champions, pitting the best from the physical racetrack in a virtual fight for glory. 2015 saw Richie Stanaway take the title, and emotional scenes as IndyCar team owner, former driver and quadriplegic Sam Schmidt, took part in the event using a state of the art head sensor device to control his car, highlighting just how technology can help inspire and transform lives.
For further information about RaceSpot TV and it’s work, visit RaceSpot.TV, or email Wil@RaceSpot.TV. For more information about iRacing Motorsport Simulations, visit iRacing.com. Full coverage of all series will be available on iRacing Live at iRacing.com/live.